Yin Yoga Teacher Training

Do you want to become a Yin Yoga Teacher?

Yin Yoga Training with Gillian Cawte, a highly qualified Yin Yoga Teacher, she is one of only a handful of teachers in the UK who has trained with Paul Grilley, Sarah Powers and Bernie Clark, gaining over 1500 hours of Yin yoga training. Gillian continues her love of Yin Yoga by regularly training with her teachers Paul and Suzee.

The course will allow participants to delve into the anatomy of the lower body and to understand how the skeletal variations can differ for each and every student. Additionally, it will focus on the six lower body Meridian Channels and how Yin yoga poses affect them.

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The Four Foundations of Mindfulness

Yin yoga is a quiet meditation practice, which will be reflected in the mindfulness meditation aspect of the training. This will cover Shamata and Vipassana, along with The Four Foundations of Mindfulness this consists of mindfulness of the body, feelings, mind, and Dhamma.


1- The First Foundation of Mindfulness is of the body, this involves understanding and appreciating the body for and being mindful of all that it does.

2- The Second Foundation is mindfulness of feelings, this consists of being aware of all of your feelings.

3- The Third Foundation of Mindfulness is of the mind, this incorporates understanding the movements of the mind.

4- The Fourth Foundation is of the Dhamma and the sense doors as well as paying attention to what is arising without judgement.


About the Course

The Yin Yoga Teacher Training is an online course completed via zoom, which provides extra positives to the experience. The training in Yin Yoga is designed to be fun, interactive, enabling the participant to teach yin yoga straight away.

This experience provides teachers training with Gillian a unique opportunity to gain a deeper understanding on how Yin Yoga is taught from a ‘Functional Approach’. Participants will be able to define the ‘Target Areas’ being stretched and adapt the poses to suit each and every student.

Teachers will learn how to understand the 7 (5 – Level 1) Archetypal Poses and will be able to adapt them to suit individual students.

Participants in the Yin Yoga Teacher Training course will receive six full days of Yin Yoga Training with Gillian, a comprehensive colour manual, a Meridian doll, a Meridian chart, and writing materials.

By the end of the training, teachers will receive a Yin Yoga (50-hours) qualification from Yoga Alliance UK and The British Wheel of Yoga





14th and 21st September, 5th, 12th and 26th October, , 2nd November 2024

Comprehensive Colour Training Manual, and Meridian Doll

Yoga Alliance Certification and British Wheel of Yoga Certification

Total cost: £695 – Early Bird Discount Available

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  • I recently completed YYTT Level 2 with Gillian and thoroughly recommend it. Gillian is an excellent teacher and the training days were enjoyable, informative and fun with good interaction with Gillian and the other trainees. The training manual and reference materials were first class. I learned more about anatomy on YYTT Levels 1 and 2 that I have on any other yoga training I've done. Speaks for itself!  Audrey

  • Thank you so much for the very lovely way you presented the Level 1 and 2 courses. You were kind and caring and gave us loads and loads of information and handouts.  Sue

  • Thank you for the super final training day on Saturday.  You timed it perfectly! Thanks also for the whole YYTT Level 2 Training Course.  I appreciate all the work that goes into producing the manual, plus sourcing and sending the additional information.  Also, what it must take out of you personally - talking and demonstrating for a whole day.  You made the training enjoyable and it was a pleasure to be part of it. Audrey

  • The course was amazing. I loved the content and the supporting documents and file was the best I have had in training. Hopefully I will get to do part 2 next year. It was very clear you put so much time and effort into the course. It was very professional.  Lynne

  • Thankyou once again for your inspiring teachings over the last few months. I have loved every minute ♥. Emma

  • Thanks again for your grace and for being so approachable, it’s a real gift in teaching. Monty

  • Well ...what can I say that I have not already said. Thanks so very much for producing that amazing course. You are an absolute mine of information. Materials expertly produced, very articulately explained and it is so informative and interesting. Please add me to your list for the next course. Aileen

  • Thank you for your excellent Yin Teacher Training programme. I thoroughly enjoyed every tuition day and gained so much knowledge into how Yin yoga ought to be taught from a Functional Approach. Jules

  • Thank you for the class plans and video from today's training.  I enjoyed today's session very much - the day seemed to pass so quickly.  Audrey

  • Thank you for the first weekend.   Your sessions were very well planned, as is your manual.  I am grateful to study with a teacher who is really focused on the student gaining as much in-depth knowledge as possible to then move on and share with confidence:). Giselda

  • I attended Gill’s classes for a number of years and only gave them up because i moved out of the area. Since Gill I have never found such a good teacher and such good classes.
    She is an excellent teacher as she gives good descriptions and demonstrations of the posture. She gives easier versions of the postures for anyone who is struggling or suffering in some way. She explains everything carefully so that we don’t cause damage to our joints and so forth. Gill looks after her students very well. She has a lovely little yoga studio and this is beautifully warm. She provides all the equipment needed and at the end of the class, Gill personally goes round each individual wrapping them in a rug like a mother.
    I will never forget her care and attention and her lovely yoga classes.  Bridget B.

  • Gillian has been my Yoga Teacher since 2006 and she is totally committed to her Yoga Teaching Career, giving her very best to all her students.  She can often be found all over the world learning more and more about Yoga and related topics.  Studying anatomy, physiology, Buddhism and psychology from her teachers Paul Grilley and Sarah Powers.  We, her students reap the rewards of all this learning.  I cannot recommend her enough.  I am blessed with a wonderful teacher and friend.  Angie K.

  • Morning Gillian, Just wanted to let you know that I have been struggling with my back for weeks now, but I came away from your class last night feeling like a new woman!!  All the tightness in my lower back had gone!!  Proof how wonderful yoga is and a reminder that I need to do it every day!!  Many Thanks  Joanne D.

  • Gillian's yoga studio is warm, well equipped and there is adequate parking on site. Gillian's classes are informative and suitable to students of all abilities and ages. I enjoy the yoga poses and the enthusiasm Gillian has for the yoga philosophy is enriching. She is an empathetic teacher to all her students who are all ages and abilities. If you are considering trying a yoga class yourself this is a good place to start. Angela T.

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