Date / Time: May 5-7, 2023
Friday: 6:30 pm ET – 8:30 pm ET
Saturday and Sunday: 9 am ET – 5 pm ET
Instructor: Cat Doyle and Guest Teacher Lailee Mussivand, RAc
Location: Education Centre and Online

Yin Yoga is a slow-paced style of yoga, incorporating principles of traditional Chinese medicine, with asanas (postures) that are held for longer periods of time than in other styles. The sequences of postures are meant to stimulate the channels of the subtle body known as meridians in Chinese medicine and as nadis in Hatha yoga.

Yin Yoga poses apply moderate stress to the connective tissues of the body—the tendons, fasciae, and ligaments—with the aim of increasing circulation in the joints and improving flexibility. A more meditative approach to yoga, its goals are awareness of inner silence, and bringing to light a universal, interconnecting quality.

Yin Yoga was founded in the late 1970s by martial arts expert and yoga teacher Paulie Zink Taoist yoga (Tao Yin) and has been gaining in popularity ever since.

Building on our Yin Yoga Teacher Training – Foundations course, we will guide you to further and explore this quiet practice:
  • Understanding the Meridian System and Qi and how it relates to the practice of Yin Yoga;
  • Experiencing acupuncture to further appreciate the Meridian System and Qi;
  • Developing a meditative state through the practice of Yin Yoga and Mindfulness;
  • Exploring additional postures including contraindications, modifications and alternatives, the use of props and counter poses;
  • Sequencing for Yin Yoga classes for specific themes and needs.

Program Outline

This program will offer you the tools to help you and/or your students more deeply experience Yin Yoga. 

Topics covered include:

  • The major meridians and the most common acupressure points related to Yin Yoga
  • The Five Elements and the Organs
  • Holding space and incorporating Mindfulness practices into Yin Yoga practice
  • Meditations, breath and relaxation techniques that enhance the Yin Yoga experience
  • Additional Yin Yoga asanas (those not covered in our Foundational course) including contraindications, modifications and alternatives, counter poses, posture clinics of each asana
  • Props and how to use them for the additional poses
  • Sequencing Yin Yoga classes for: the spine, hips, legs, upper body, major meridian pairs and their corresponding characteristics
  • Benefits of Yin Yoga – physical, mental, emotional, energetic
  • Breath and Yin Yoga – Anatomy of breathing related to Yin Yoga
  • Anatomy – fascia, connective tissue, collagen, elastin, bone, tendons, ligaments, joints, hyaluronic acid and synovial fluid
  • Practice Teaching

Dates and Times

Friday, May 5, 2023 to Sunday, May 7, 2023

  • Friday: 6:30 pm ET to 8:30 pm ET
  • Saturday: 9 am ET to 5 pm ET
  • Sunday: 9 am ET to 5 pm ET


$450.00 per person with our EARLY BIRD SAVINGS! Save $45.00 when register before March 31, 2023. $495.00 per person thereafter.

Included: Pre-reading assignment, 5 Drop-In Class Passes to attend Yin Yoga Classes at PranaShanti, manual and training certificate.


Lailee Mussivand, RAc, is a Registered Acupuncturist, providing acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine treatments since 2015. She graduated from the Beijing University affiliated Alberta College of Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine, studying the flagship Doctor of Acupuncture program and completing her internship at the Taiwan International Medical Training Clinic in Taipei City Hospital.

In addition to being an Acupuncturist, Lailee is an avid yogi — introduced to yoga with the classic (now vintage?) videos by Rodney Yee for GAIAM back in 2000. For over 21 years she has been sampling different yoga styles, hot yoga, hatha, yin, somatic, etc., and is excited to be a part of teaching the Advanced Yin Yoga Teacher training at Prana Shanti to delve a bit more into the concepts of Qi, Yin/Yang, the Meridian theory and how they relate to Yin Yoga.

Cat Doyle loves connecting with people and helping them to feel better physically, mentally and emotionally. She has fused this knowledge with her own experience and has an interest in all health, healing and wellness modalities. A yoga teacher since 2011, Cat teaches classes, hosts retreats, leads teacher training and continues her own learning.

Cat is E-RYT 500 registered and has studied with many gifted teachers including Bernie Clark (Yin), Seane Corn (Vinyasa), Maria Garre (Ayurveda), Anodea Judith (Chakra) and Abrah Arneson (Reiki and Herbal Medicine). 


This course is open to those who have completed our 30-hour Yin Yoga foundational training or similar program or have a consistent Yin Yoga practice  or other relevant movement training and/or experience.

For 200 hour certified Yoga Teachers this course provides CEUs with Yoga Alliance. This course is also part of our Yoga Alliance 300 Hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training.

300 Hour Elective Module: 25 Hours