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Dancing Warrior Yoga

50 hour Yin & Sound Yoga Teacher Training with Barbara Courtille held over 2 weekends

Watch a video below & see what Barbara has to say about Yin and Sound Healing

  To enrol please complete this APPLICATION FORM

Venue: Mynd Studios – 12 Shelley Street, Barangaroo, Sydney
(only 5 mins walk from Wynyard train station)

Investment: $1200
Early Bird $990 before Feb 1st
($990 yoga  teacher training alumni)
Payment plans available, enquire within.

Weekend One March 2022
Friday 18th 6.00pm-9.00pm (Live online theory module)
Saturday 19th 9.00am – 5.00pm (in studio)
Sunday 20th 9.00am – 5.00pm (in studio)

Weekend Two March 2022
Friday 25th 6.00pm-9.00pm (Live online theory module)
Saturday 26th 9.00am – 5.00pm (in studio)
Sunday 27th 9.00am – 5.00pm (in studio)

We are asking people attending this  training to apply to government level Covid 19 rules. Social distancing measures apply, numbers are limited in order to adhere to social distancing practices.

Yin yoga offers long held static shapes that allow you to slow down and touch base with your heart and soul. It also has deep philosophical roots in Taoism and Chinese Medicine, which work together to balance the body-mind connection in a holistic way.

Yin yoga has a slow and gentle approach to releasing fascia, the connective tissue that houses the bodies organs and muscles. It stimulates the meridian channels, which in turn brings balance and rejuvenation to the body. Yin cultivates buddhist mindfulness techniques, to lower the nervous systems stress responses, effectively returning the body to its natural equilibrium.

During this 50 hour immersion, you will learn everything you need to know to both practice & teach yin yoga. Barbara Courtille has been teaching Yin Yoga and Sound Healing workshops around Australia for the past 5 years. Her teaching methodology offers a safe, accessible and informed approach to some of the more detailed aspects of the curriculum, such as Buddhism, Mindfulness & Traditional Chinese Medicine.

This 50 hour module is the perfect bridge from a 200 hour/350hour Hatha Vinyasa training which is registered with the Yoga Alliance Australia. This training takes place in the heart of the CBD at the stunning new and state of the art Mynd studios in Barangaroo, only 5 minutes walk from Wynyard train station.

This course is open to anyone that wishes to learn more about the mystery and science of Yin yoga. If you are a Yin yoga practitioner and would like to deepen your own practice and enquiry, you are welcome to join this training. You don’t have to be a yoga teacher to join this course.

This course is also offered to yoga teachers seeking their 50 hour Yin yoga certification, which can contribute towards yearly continued education credits, with Yoga Australia or Yoga Alliance Australia.

The training will include:

  • Yin handbook including class notes and class exercises
  • The 5 elements theory
  • Meridian Theory and exploration of Chi
  • The physical, emotional ,energetic and mental aspects of Yin yoga
  • Yin/Yang theory
  • Mindfulness
  • Class and workshop sequencing design
  • Modifications
  • Sound healing principles
  • Investigations into the subtle body
  • Develop your teaching voice
  • Develop your own niche


To learn more about your teacher Barbara Courtille, visit this Instagram page

To apply please complete the ABOVE application form and return to Payment of a $500 security deposit will secure your place on the course. Full Payment and partial payments will be accepted, however all monies are to be payed prior to the start date. To receive the early bird rate all monies are to be paid in full. If you would like to learn more about this course please complete the message box below, or ring Mathew on 0413738684.

What is Yin?

Yin Yoga is a quiet, receptive practice designed to bring fluidity and flexibility to the physical body, a sense of calm, kindness and resilience to the mental and emotional body and increased awareness and health for the energetic body.

This training is designed for anyone who is looking to deepen their general knowledge of Yin Yoga as well as those looking to specialise in teaching Yin Yoga as a one on one experience or in the class setting.

This training blends practical, experiential exercises with anatomy, philosophy, Chinese Medicine theory and Buddhist theory to provide you with the deepest understanding of both how to practice and guide students through this transformational practice.

Yin Yoga is an incredibly powerful practice.  One of the most powerful teachings within Yin Yoga is learning how to get comfortable with being uncomfortable. During the long held, passive postures you learn how to look within, with compassion and acceptance at all parts of yourself, both the shadow and the light. This takes huge patience, strength and courage and by practising regularly you become very kind, compassionate, patient and resilient. The practice of yin yoga begins in stillness on the mat by going inwards. When you become adept at viewing yourself in this kind and objective way you start to realise the interconnectedness of all humans and all life on earth as well as your interconnectedness to the planet itself.

Sound Healing

Sound is a big part of the yoga tradition which regards all of life as being made up of vibration. Sound Yoga is a form of vibrational medicine that works with relaxation, allowing the body to absorb the vibrations created by sound healing instruments. Absorbing these healing vibrations creates a sense of peace while clearing the body of emotional and mental clutter. You can incorporate sound with yin yoga in your teaching of Yin classes, to help connect your students to the inner vibrations of the subtle body (mental, emotional, spiritual, physical). Using sound helps students to dive quickly and deeply into a meditative state. Sound yoga is easy, enjoyable and a very effective way to induce a sense of peace and wellbeing. You will find that it makes a great addition to your toolbox of yoga teachings and your students will love you for it!

In this training you will experiment with drums, crystal bowls, bells and chimes, sonic wave therapy, narrative meditation and chanting in combination with Yin yoga and/or meditation. If you have any instruments that you use, you are welcome to bring them along. You  don’t need to know how to play a musical instrument to attend this course. Instead we are looking at the use of sound within the Yin class experience.


Weekend One
Friday (online theory module)
Yin yoga theory
Traditional Chinese Medicine
Dao philosophy
5 elements theory

The WATER element – Root of Life
Characteristics – physical, emotional ,energetic and mental
The Kidney and Urinary Bladders meridians
The water poses
Sequencing and themes for WATER
Design, Practice, Teaching and Feedback
The WOOD element – Seat of the soul
Characteristics – physical, emotional ,energetic and mental
The Liver and Gallbladder meridians
The wood poses

Sequencing and themes for WOOD
Design, Practice, Teaching and Feedback
The FIRE element – Mind and Spirit
Characteristics – physical, emotional ,energetic and mental
The Heart and Small intestine meridians
The fire poses
Sequencing and themes for FIRE
Design, Practice, Teaching and Feedback
The EARTH element – Consciousness
Characteristics – physical, emotional ,energetic and mental
The Spleen and Stomach meridians
The Earth poses

Weekend Two
Friday (online theory module)
Sound Yoga theory
Elemental sounds and instruments
Voice and chanting
Chakra sounds
Sound and Yin yoga

Sequencing and themes for EARTH
Design, Practice, Teaching and Feedback
The METAL element – Master for Chi
Characteristics – physical, emotional ,energetic and mental
The Lung and Large intestine meridians
The Metal poses
Sequencing and themes for METAL
Design, Practice, Teaching and Feedback
How to design a Yin & Sound workshop

Workshop presentations and feedback
Assessment discussion
Final Q&A and reflections
Closing ceremony





Tracey Clune
“Clare’s 50 hour Yin training exceeded my expectations. She has such a wealth of knowledge in regards to Yin yoga and its foundation including Buddhist mindfulness techniques and Vipassana meditation. I highly recommend this teacher training.”

Rebecca Roberts
“I have been a fan of Clare’s classes for several years now and when I saw that she was running a Yin training at dancing Warrior, I made sure I didn’t miss out on this great opportunity. Fortunately, I was able to take 3 days holiday leave from work to attend the 5 days. I am so glad I did this course as it was like a wonderful “go slow” holiday in the middle of the year. Clare’s knowledge of the human body is amazing. I look forward to teaching my students Yin yoga.”

Lucy Tam
“I am excited to now be able to offer my students a slower from of  Yin/Yang yoga. I am a Chinese student and yoga teacher. I felt at home with the knowledge of the Chinese meridians in Yin. I am so glad I don’t only now teach Hatha Vinyasa, which would make me tired all the time when my students ask me to demonstrate hard poses. The Yin yoga is easier for me to teach and will make my students happy.” I like the idea of Yin/Yang classes.

Please note that we do not offer any refunds and all payments made for our training courses are non-refundable. Payment in part or in full confirms your place within your selected course and is therefore binding. Should special circumstances prevail and you are unable to attend the course, for which you have enrolled, we may consider a transfer to another course in the future, at our discretion. Dancing Warrior Yoga reserves the right to make faculty changes if the need arises.

Feel free to message us if you would like to learn more out this course