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Whether you are currently teaching Yoga and looking for an additional offering or if you love the practice of Yin Yoga and would like to learn more about the principles and theory, this 100-hour TTC is for you.

The next course will be running from the 2nd September until the 26th November 2023.

Taryn Elise Herselman (Ma Akash) and Avril Chambers will guide you through the fundamental principles of yin and how to design and teach a yin class.

Theresa Moodie will be lecturing anatomy of the joints and ligaments as well as the basic principles of the energy channels and pressure points.

These topics will be covered in depth:

  • Theory and principles of Yin yoga
  • Classic Yin asanas and creative sequencing
  • Yin Yoga according to Paul Grilley, Bernie Clark and Sarah Powers
  • Pranayama / breathwork
  • The differences between Yin and Restorative yoga
  • Yin and Traditional Chinese medicine
  • Pressure points of the hands and feet and how to use them for healing
  • Anatomy: understanding the functioning of joints and fascia
  • Chakras: what they are and how to balance them
  • Guided Visualisations and meditations



A minimum of 12 months of regular yoga practice (any style). You will also need to be in a generally good state of health.

Please note that the course is not suitable for pregnant students.


Financial and time commitments:

Investment: R8250.00 (includes manual, notes, lectures, etc). Can be paid in three monthly installments (R1420 x 3 after the deposit payment).

A non-refundable deposit of R4000.00 secures your placement on the course.

Classes are on a Tuesday and Saturday’s from 10h30am – 1h30pm. The 100 hrs consists of 60 contact hours and 40 hours of self-study.

There will be two written assignments and a 75 minute teaching practical to complete. Additional assessments and course hours includes submitting 5 class lesson plans and attending a minimum of 10 yin classes (signed off by external teachers).


International Accreditation

On completion of the course you will receive a 100 level certified course with Yoga Alliance International. Both the course and Shakti Yoga Teaching Academy and Therapy Centre are accredited with Yoga Alliance International (YAI – http://yogaalliance.in/), the ONLY organisation where the yoga teacher certifications are recognised by the government of India. Upon completion of the course, if you wish to do so you will be able to register with YAI for the 100-level certification as an individual teacher, becoming part of their global network of teachers.

If you decide to register, it is strongly advised to start recording your 10 Yin yoga classes as soon as possible (you need to accumulate 10 hours / classes by the 10th October 2021). You can complete them at any yoga studio / Virgin Active, online studio, etc that offers Yin yoga classes.

To confirm your registration kindly pay a non-refundable deposit of R4000.00. This must be done before the 25th August 2023.

The final balance is due before the 10th November 2023. Due the current economic climate longer terms can be arranged if needed.

Please note that the full amount is payable if you cancel your registration after the course has started.

Please send your proof of payment together with your completed application form (https://shaktiyoga.co.za/ttc-application-form/) to: taryn@shaktiyoga.co.za

  • Banking details:
  • Bank Account details.
  • Nedbank
  • Current account: 1135363110
  • BRANCH CODE: 16840500
  • Acc Name: Yoga Alliance Africa
  • International Africa Swift Code: NEDSZAJJ

* Please use your FULL NAME and YIN TTC as a reference.

Om Shanti

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