100hr Yin Yoga
10 Day Immersion
Spring 2021 Dates TBA
A course for anyone wishing to develop their understanding of Yin Yoga and
its emotional, physical, mental and energetic effect on the body & mind.
The 100 hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training is a self contained pathway to become adept at and able to teach Yin Yoga effectively and safely. The program is structured to provide additional depth to experienced teachers (even those who already teach Yin Yoga) and for beginners with little to no experience with Yin Yoga.
What you will learn:
Deepen & explore your own Yin Yoga practice
Guide a Yin Yoga class of any duration
Develop & refine Yin Yoga sequences
Set the proper tone & environment for a Yin Yoga class
Instruct private Yin Yoga sessions
Safely cue & adjust a wide array of student needs
Create a safe & supportive space for students
Respond appropriately to student questions
This training covers:
Yin Yang Philosophy
~ sequencing ~ chakras ~ fascia ~ cueing ~ joints ~ asana ~ chi ~ and more
Spring 2021 dates to be announced!
Early Bird - $995
Regular - $1,095
YINmates - $1,900
A special discounted rate that reserves 2 spots in the training. It is available only when 2 students register and pay together.
Limited spots available!
Full refunds will be issued if YCOS has to cancel this event.
$250 non refundable deposit due at time of registration
Payment plans available- please contact Cheryl at
46 card Asana Deck (professionally designed and printed)
Newly published book > Yin Nuance: The Tao Of Practicing + Teaching Yin Yoga by TJ Maher (professionally designed and printed)
8 Ebooks based on the lectures
Daily Yin Yoga session
Workshops + Lectures
YACEP 100 hour Certification
YUJMU Level 1 Certification
BEFORE THE COURSE
To achieve full accreditation and get the most out of this course, we ask all our students to read (or re-read) the Tao Te Ching and be prepared to ask questions or discuss it. It is a minimal, poetic text which all of students have enjoyed reading, so we hope you do not see this as a chore! It will provide the philosophical root of our training, so it really is important you familiarise yourself with the text beforehand.
Stephen Mitchell does an excellent translation but you may purchase/bring any translation that you like. During the course trainees may be called on (casually) to test their comprehension of the material. Each trainee will be expected to contribute thoughts and opinions about the text during group discussions.
On completion on the full course you will be given a certificate of completion endorsing you by YUJMU and TJ Maher as a qualified Yin Yoga Teacher.
To graduate from the training and be certified to teach you must complete the following:
Read the Tao Te Ching
Write a 2 page essay
Maintain a regular journal
Read the manual (provided on the first day)
Attend all scheduled contact hours
Complete the Teaching Practice during the training
TJ’s Yoga story began when he received a book, the Tao Te Ching, as a gift from his sister 18 years ago. The book poetically explores ideas that resonated with him then and continue to guide him today.
With an MFA in art and 6 years as a grade school art teacher TJ has a deep appreciation for the journey of self-exploration that is essential to learning. That paired with traveling, reading countless books, and over a decade of meditation TJ decided that the inward journey would be his focus. He began seeking out teachers to deepen his understanding and go beyond the limits he had reached on his own.
He took up residence at CAVE in Brooklyn NY, a Butoh Dance and performance space, where he began to study movement with several visiting teachers from Japan. During that time he also began practicing Shaolin Kung Fu and Tai Chi with Sifu Shi Yan Ming, a 34th generation Shaolin Temple monk. Soon after he travelled to San Francisco to study Zen Calligraphy with Kazuaki Tanahashi, a teacher of Zen Buddhism.
When possible, TJ also attends lectures and teachings offered by HH The Dalai Lama, including the Kalachakra Mandala teachings that were offered in Washington DC in 2010.
Several years ago TJ’s journeys finally led him back to Taoism via Yin Yoga beginning with Bernie Clark’s 60 hour Yin training in Vancouver. Next he studied with Corina Benner in her 30 hour Yin training in NYC. After that he found Stephanie Calhoun and took her 100 hour Yin training in New Brunswick. TJ liked Stephanie’s teachings so much he chose to pursue his 200 hour Yoga teacher training with her. From there he continued with her 100 hour Chakra training and 100 hour Restorative Yoga training, completing his 500 hour training in 2015. In November of that year TJ completed a 30 day solitary self-guided meditation retreat at Milarepa Center in Vermont.
Most recently TJ went to Kripalu Center in Massachusetts to broaden his training and completed the first part of a Thai Yoga Massage certification with Sukha Wong.