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Now you believe us and are curious to dig deeper, learn about Yin Yoga and see what this creative yoga art has to offer then we have made a list of the best Yin Yoga retreats & short term courses in India from the mountains in Rishikesh to the beaches in goa
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Yin yoga was founded in 1970 by Paulie Zink with the purpose of creating a yogic art form that helped restore our natural ability to move with fluidity. Paulie was initially a student of Hatha Yoga.
In the words of Yogi Paulie “We should be like water pouring into a malleable vessel, alive and whole and present. If we flow like water in our bodies and our consciousness, then we can more readily adapt to our circumstances and surroundings. We can move with more fluidity, power, and grace. We feel a more heightened awareness of the natural world, and are more at ease within ourselves and in our bodies.”
Yogi’s and gurus around the world teach and practice Yin in different ways and this was the purpose of Yin Yoga to be more like art, individualistic and creative. The final goal according to Yogi Paulie was to increase strength and resiliency to be able to move naturally and achieve optimal health.
Yin Yoga has been gaining popularity in the past few years and this popularity has led to many retreats and training being conducted around the world. Here is a list of top 10 Top 10 yin yoga retreats & short duration trainings in India, we have included short duration teacher training too in the list and this list has been sorted according to ascending order of price per day (lowest to highest).
Cost per day: INR 7059 | USD 95
Mahi Yoga is a yoga alliance certified yoga training school headquartered in Bhagsu Dharamshala which is a sleepy laid back town nestled in greenery on the foothills. They have quite an international presence Mahi Yoga conducts yoga retreats and training in Rishikesh, Goa Ganada and Thailand to name a few.
Mahi Yoga School was founded by Mahinder Prasad who built the yoga centre on the ethos that yoga is for all and sharing yoga and yogic knowledge will better the world we live in. The school strives to share authentic yogic knowledge which is true to its traditional values, Mahi Yoga wishes to instill a sense of yogic harmony and equilibrium in its students.
The Yin yoga teacher training course is focused to teach yogi’s the ethereal practice of yin, its theory and the 30 asanas. Students also get to learn how to guide a Yin yoga class and how to create an appropriate atmosphere for conducting classes keeping safety and effectiveness in mind.
The 8 Days 100 hrs Yin Yoga Teacher Training in Dharamshala organized by Mahi Yoga Bhagsu, Dharamshala includes
Cost per day: INR 9094 | USD 122.4
Yin Yoga Therapy Training is a Yoga Alliance certified school founded by Alexandra Denkinger M.D.(Acu) who is a registered Doctor of Medicine in Acupuncture. Alexandra is well travelled having acquired the knowledge of quite a few healing systems, she teaches yoga as an art form creative and authentic, being mindful that every student has his/her own unique energy and flow.
Hilltop view, jungle shala, spectacular views overlooking the Morjim Beach, private sea view terraces, luxury amenities, infinity swimming pool and a vibrant multicultural Goan scene awaits you at Yin Yoga Therapy Training Morjim, North Goa.
The Yin Yoga Therapy Teacher training course helps you understand the depths of Yin and how it is used as a healing modality. The course demystifies the flow of energy in the body and how it affects how you feel and how you react. Students will get to learn about acupressure, Daoism, Chi and mindfulness. Training participants will also learn how to lead Yin Yoga classes, develop their own voice and style and receive a yoga teacher training certificate.
The 13 Day 100 Hrs Yin Yoga Therapy Teacher Training in Morjim, North Goa organized by Yin Yoga Therapy Training Goa includes
Cost per day: INR 9421 | USD 127
Earth Yoga Village was founded by Anand Garg and is located very close to Palolem beach surrounded by palm trees and wooden shacks. Sustainability, minimalism and a sense of community are deeply ingrained ethos of Earth Yoga Village.
Rajasthani decor, open-air bathrooms, 2 yoga shalas, onsite kitchen that churns out tasty satvik food, a library and a chill-out area along with rustic community vibes awaits you at Earth Yoga Village.
The yin yoga and yoga Nidra teacher training course is led by a multicultural team with each teacher having more than 10 years of yoga experience. Yin yoga helps you explore and connect with your deeper manifestations and develop a function and mindful yoga practice. The class consists of knowledge and practice of the 30 Yin yoga asanas, Yin and Yan Chakras and balancing. Yoga Nidra helps you get to a wonderful state of deep relaxation and find stillness which helps improve your yoga practice.
The 15 Day 100-Hour Yin Yoga & Yoga Nidra Teacher Training in Goa organized by Earth Yoga Village Palolem, South Goa includes
Cost per day: INR 9904 | USD 133.3
Guru Hari Pawali founded Shree Hari Yoga in 2013 in Gokarna, South India's important pilgrimage site not so far from Goa and bordering Kurdle Beach. The yoga centre was founded with the mission to share and spread the knowledge of yoga with compassion, authenticity, kindness, joy and affordability. Anyone and everyone is welcome to Shree Hari Yoga to come and follow the path of yoga and join the ever going Hari family.
Shree Hari was born into a multicultural family and he is a stout devotee of Lord Shiva. Guru ji considers Nath Tradition to be his yogic lineage and he is famous for welcoming every student with an infectious smile and open heart.
The Yin Yoga retreat by Shree Hari Yoga is conducted at Mandrem, Goa only a 15 min walk from the famous sunset drum circle at Arambol beach. Through the knowledge and practice of Yin Yoga the team wishes to awaken your inner teacher, to support, challenge and embrace you and to help you find the balance between your mind and soul. The course is structured so that both intermediate and beginners to yoga can attend, as it is easy and gentle in nature.
The 7 Day 50-Hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training Goa organized by Shree Hari Yoga Mandrem, North Goa includes
Cost per day: INR 10291 | USD 138.5
Located at one end of the beautiful white sandy beach of Patnem (South Goa) is Bamboo Yoga Retreat also featured by Conde Nast Traveller as the best yoga retreat in 2017. Thatched roofs, eco-friendly cottages, open yoga shalas facing the sea, hammocks, rustic vibes, panoramic sunsets, vegan breakfasts, group dinners and a smiling hospitable team is what awaits you at Bamboo Yoga Retreat in Goa.
Nii founded Bamboo Yoga Retreat more than 7 years ago and together with an international group of teachers host a diverse range of yoga retreats, yoga training and yoga holidays. The beach retreat also has an in house ayurvedic spa which provides a wide variety of pampering and healing treatments.
The day starts with power super juice, tea and breakfast followed by a 2 hr yoga class, the afternoons are all open for you to lounge, mingle and if you fancy a dip in the sea lunch is a large delicious affair with cookies and chai. The evening begins with sunset yoga for 1.5 hrs and ample time to enjoy the location and dinner.
The 8 Day Ocean Multi-style Yoga Retreat in Canacona organized by Bamboo Yoga Retreat Goa includes
Cost per day: INR 10428 | USD 140
Surrounded by tall trees on one side and the famous white sandy Patnem beach on the other is Kranti Yoga, one of the oldest yoga schools in South Goa (since 2007). With 4 yoga shalas and a tree platform for meditation, the centre has ample space for students to learn, teach and practice yoga throughout the day.
Sun loungers, a panoramic view of the sunset, swing beds, garden view & ocean view shalas and a bustling yoga scene is what awaits you at Kranti Yoga. Kranti Yoga was founded by Tarun Kranti Agrawal who was a student of Swami Vidhyanand Saraswati at Sivananda Kutir Yoga Ashram and Dr Manoj Sharma (Ayurvedic Doctor). Kranti Has been teaching yoga since he was 14 years old and he is well versed in Ashtanga, Vinyasa Flow, Sivananda, Kundalini and Raja Yoga forms. He is a stout believer in practice makes perfect and you will hear him say “Practice, Practice and more Practice” when he is teaching Yoga Teacher Training Students.
At the Yin Yoga Retreat, students can take different routes based on their level of yoga practice, for the beginners, the day starts at 11:00 with a slow flow class and for the intermediate, the day starts at 8:30 with a Modified Ashtanga Led Class. Then there is the Yin Yoga theory and philosophy class followed by the last class at 4:30 after which students can enjoy the sunset and the evening at the beach and nearby areas.
The 8 Days Yin Yoga Retreat in Goa organized by Kranti Yoga Patnem, South Goa includes
Cost per day: INR 11665 | USD 157
Ganesha’s Yoga Shala is a registered Yoga Alliance school and a part of Yoga Maya India. Founded by Yogni Sudha Mukti who moved from Germany to India in 2009 to pursue her life of yoga, compassion and spirituality. Sudha was introduced to yoga when she was only 14 back then the physical challenge of yoga asanas attracted her but now a few decades later she is on a quest for a deeper connection. She is a 1000 hrs certified R-RYT Yoga Alliance teacher and has more than 1300 hrs of training in Hatha Yoga, Yoga Therapy, Kundalini Yoga, Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, Yin Yoga und Nada (Sound) Yoga.
Ganesha’s Yoga Shala conducts a wide range of yoga teacher training in Rishikesh and Kerala and hosts yin yoga and kundalini yoga retreats in Kerala. They also conduct Ayurveda courses in partnership with Parvati’s Ayurveda.
The Yin Yoga and camping retreat hosted by Ganesha’s Yoga Shala takes place at a lush green remote camping site in the western ghats near the village of Suryanelli, Kerala. The site is surrounded by tall trees, chirping birds and a hill which fills the panoramic view of the sky. At night when the sky is clear one can see the sky lit by a million stars, there is also a lake and a few plantations nearby.
The 15 Days 80 Hrs Yin Yoga Teacher Training & Camping in Kerala organized by Ganesha Yoga Shala Suryanelli, Kerala includes
Cost per day: INR 14793 | USD 199
Yogi Jo Crowder founded Tranquil Times in Sadovo, Bulgaria. Jo is a certified yoga teacher and nutritionist who moved from the UK to Bulgaria to start a Yoga Retreat with her family. Jo & Mark host retreats in Bulgaria, Greece, Ibiza and Goa.
Tranquil Times hosts their Goa retreat at Nalanda Wellness which is a sister concern of Devarya Wellness. Nalanda is a 4000 sqm beach front property right on Mandrem Beach in the North. You get to enjoy panoramic views of the sea, the sunset, 2 large swimming pools, open gardens, terraces, an in-house restaurant with sea view and calm and private yoga shalas.
The retreat program is strategically structured to guide the participants to go on a journey to ignite their inner fire, whilst awakening, balancing, and healing their body, mind, and spirit through yoga, meditation, and energy work. Release energy blockages and cleanse the aura which might be holding you back from achieving what you want to achieve in life.
The Yin yoga theory and practice is guided by Amanda and the students will learn and practice both the Yin and Yang dimensions of Yoga.
The 8 Day Transformational and Adventure Yin Yang Yoga Retreat in Goa organized by Tranquil Times Holistic Retreat Morjim, North Goa includes
Cost per day: INR 17148 | USD 231
Sampoorn Yoga conducts yoga training/classes in its Yogashala and students are housed in the Yoga Niketan Ashram so they get the best of both worlds. Yoga Niketan Ashram is one of the oldest Ashrams in Rishikesh; it has lush green gardens and a panoramic view of the river Ganga; the rooms are simple yet quaint.
Sampoorn Yoga was founded by Yogi Vimal who learnt yoga from the esteemed Bihar School of Yoga and then furthered his studies from Sivananda Vedanta Academy in Rishikesh. The team at Sampoorn consisted of experienced and certified yoga teachers who come from diverse locations and backgrounds.
The Yin and Restorative retreat focus on self-discovery and discovery of a stronger and wiser version of oneself. Students get to practice and learn different forms of meditation and rebalancing with Yoga Nidra. They learn the theory and practice of slow paced Yin Yoga and how it can be used to nourish the body. Excursions to the old city of Rishikesh and the nearby meditation caves are also provided as a part of the retreat.
The 8 Day Goddess Journey of Yin, Restorative Yoga, and Meditation in Tapovan, Rishikesh organized by Om Sampoorn Yoga Rishikesh includes