Yin Yoga Level 1 Immersion - Fundamentals of Yin Yoga
ADVANCED TEACHER TRAINING
This session is a part of the Yoga Passage advanced teacher training and is for individuals who
currently hold their Level 1 200 hour training and wish to continue their education and use
these hours to bridge themselves towards their 500 hour certification
Type of Event
- Teacher Training
16 Hours of Advanced Teacher Training in the area of Yin Yoga.
October 5 - 7/2018
Fri 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sa 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Su 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Yin Yoga Intensive Teacher Training with Alan Mileham. E-RYT 500 & YACEP, Yoga Alliance, USA. YA ID 84306.
*This will be 9th Yin Yoga Teacher Training at Yoga Passage with Alan Mileham.
Has more & more Yoga Studios add Yin to their schedule, the demand for Trained Yin Yoga Teachers is ever increasing.
What is Yin Yoga? Yin Yoga has been around since the beginning of Yoga & is growing in popularity with all ages due to the rising demand of al forms of Yoga. A traditional Yin Yoga class is a practice that will target tendons, ligaments & the fascia within the body. Each posture can be held anywhere from 3-5 minutes. This encourages the slow & safe opening of connective tissues. There are approximately three dozen Yin postures in total. In a 90 minute traditional Yin class you can expect to do an average of a dozen postures. Yin classes are the perfect compliment to a more Yang or more active style of Yoga, such as Vinyasa, Power Yoga or Ashtanga classes. Although Yin is a more passive practice, it can be quite challenging due to the length of times the postures are held.
Over the course of the 16 Hour weekend, you will learn the Elements & Fundamentals of a Yin Yoga Practice, Modifications & the sequencing of a Yin Yoga Class. (Mindfulness & The Meridians in Yin Yoga will be discussed over the course of the weekend).
On Friday we will do a 2 hour Yin Class & talk. Saturday we will do another 2 Hour Yin Class & breakdown, of the postures with the opportunity to practice teach. Sunday a 2 hour Yin Yang Class, breakdown of the postures & practice teach. We will finish the day with Wall Yin. You will also learn modifications for the Yin postures. Having completed this 16 Hour Yin TT, you should be completely comfortable to teach a Yin Yoga Class. The Yin TT'S with Alan, will include handouts of the class sequences learned in the Yin TT, other useful info on Yin and a detailed chart on the Meridians. My goal in these Yin TT'S is for Teachers to have a better understanding of what Yin Yoga is about & to help Teachers be successful in teaching Yin Classes to there students!
Suggested Readings are: The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga, by Bernie Clark. Insight Yoga, by Sarah Powers. Yin Yoga, Principles & Practice, 10th Anniversary Edition, by Paul Grilley.
Who Would Benefit From This Yin TT?
This Yin Training is most beneficial to Yoga Teachers, or a Yoga Teacher who already teaches Yin & wants to develop & learn more or would like a refresher on Yin Yoga. There is now a greater interest in Yin Yoga coming from Practitioners & Students alike, who have a desire to learn more about Yin Yoga and it's benefits. Interest in Yin Yoga & Yin Yoga Trainings are becoming more common with RMT'S, Yoga Therapists, Athletes, & Yoga Students whose aim is to move more deeply into their own personal practice.
This Yin TT would qualify for 16 Hours of CEU'S with Yoga Alliance, (USA).
Alan is a Senior Yoga Teacher who has been teaching Yoga in Calgary since 2001. He has in access of 3000 Training Hours, with influences of Ashtanga, Iyengar () Yogafit, & Moksha Yoga. He has taught flowing with alignment yoga classes for many years. His full Yoga Bio is on Yoga Passage's website. You can find him teaching Yin Yoga & Vinyasa classes in Calgary at Yoga Passage, Moksha Yoga Calgary North and My Yoga Calgary.
With now over 300 hours of Yin Yoga TT'S alone, he is a highly trained Yin Yoga Teacher and has trained and studied extensively with Bernie Clark () Paul & Suzee Grilley, () Carly Forest, () Joe Barnett () & a Mindfulness Yin Yoga Teacher Training in Vancouver in April/2015 with Sarah Powers of Insight Yoga, (). On a personal basis Alan has recently completed a Corporate Based Mindfulness Trainings (CBMT) with the Potential Project, () in Calgary. Alan furthered his meditation studies with Bernie Clark in November /2015.
Alan recently attended Paul Grilley's 16 day, 100 Hour Yin TT in Soquel, California in May/2017. He will be attending Paul Grilley's Yin Yoga Unit 2 Level in 2018.
For more info and to register go to This Yin TT at Yoga Passage is listed under Teacher Trainings. To contact Alan for any further inquiries, feel free to email Alan at
TESTIMONIALS From the March/2016 Yin TT.
Thank you for this past weekend. I loved your easy & open way of teaching as well as keeping it fairly straightforward as there were so many levels of experience & knowledge in the class. It's great to see so many young women empowering themselves with this type of knowledge. Theresa S. Yoga Instructor.
Today I felt like I had been on a mini-retreat this past weekend - it was a great training! Well organized & thought out. I really liked how you kept us on task so things didn't get side tracked as can often happen in trainings. Nancy H. Yoga Teacher.
TESTIMONIALS: From the August/2015 Yin TT.
Had a great weekend Yinning it up at Yoga Passage's Yin Intensive TT with Alan Mileham. Body feels great & brain full of Yin Yoga knowledge. Thanks to you Alan, my head feels much heavier with all that new knowledge. April S. Yoga Teacher.
Another great class, learned a lot & enjoyed a lot of YIN Yoga! What a great weekend!! Todd S. Yoga Teacher.
It was a great weekend! I have been reading Bernie's book for the last two years. I read it once cover to cover and started again a few months ago, and have been practising Yin poses too but your training really brought it together for me personally and as a teacher. The pace was perfect and supplemented nicely with time for us to practice teach as well as enjoy the classes with you. I feel ready to teach Yin now so on Thursday I'm going to teach a Yang/Yin class based on my learnings this weekend! Sally R. Yoga Teacher.
Thanks again for facilitating a fabulous Yin workshop. I am so grateful around your integrity regarding adherence to the schedule, both from a time standpoint and fulfilling on the agenda objectives. Sadly a rare commodity in the yoga community in my own experience. I commend you for your approach to this aspect of the training. I felt leaving that my time and investment were completely honoured. Thanks you for that! I have been teaching Yang/Yin for almost a year and the information you imparted was absolutely invaluable, not only from a teaching perspective, but also because I manage a Yoga Studio and so much information applied to the business aspect of yoga as well. The Yin TT was fabulous and I will be recommending it to others that have expressed an interest. Your sense of humour and story telling abilities made your presentation style highly entertaining. I have ordered Bernie's book and a clock! With gratitude for all your wisdom and the willingness to share it. Leanna L. Yoga Teacher and Yoga Studio Mgr.
TESTIMONIALS: From the March/2015 Yin TT.
This Yin TT helped bring clarity & I feel confident teaching others because of that. Thanks for a fun, honest & educational weekend. I am so glad a spot opened up for me. I also enjoyed the practice teaching part of it. Donna D.
It was wonderful learning from you Alan, I wanted to extend the training for another week! I liked the structure & instruction style you did at the training. It made everything flow smoothly. Michelle D.
Just finished teaching my first Yin class & all my students loved it! Thanks again for a great weekend of learning. Alan's Yin TT was amazing! Janet C.
What do you do after a Yin TT? Try it out on your dancers of course! Thanks again for a great weekend! Lauren R.
Thank you Alan for a great weekend of Yin & Chocolate! Highly recommend this Yin TT! Kelly M.
Alan grew up leading an athletic lifestyle, playing a wide variety of sports all throughout his school and university years.
In 1987 Alan became a Certified Fitness Instructor in Calgary, teaching a wide range of group exercise classes, including hi and low impact classes, step, and spin classes. Alan attended his first Yoga Class in the late 1990's while he was a guest fitness instructor at Rancho La Puerto, from that point on he was hooked on Yoga.
Alan has been teaching Yoga since 2001. He is a Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance, USA (E-RYT 500 Hours). He teaches a flowing style of Yoga with influences of Ashtanga, Iyengar, and Yogafit. His teacher trainings include Yogafit 1,2,3 & 4, Ashtanga Teacher Practioner Level 1, and Ashtanga Teacher Instructor Level 2, in Calgary at Yoga In Motion, now Yoga Passage. Anusara Inspired 200 Hours. Certified Yoga For Golfers, Level 1 and Level 2. Yoga Alliance with Hart Lazer/United Yoga Montreal 200 Hours. Yoga Alliance YYOGA 80 Hour Hot Yoga Teacher Training in Vancouver. Yoga Alliance 500 Hours Certified Moksha Yoga Instructor Level 1 in Toronto 2010, Yoga Alliance 150 Hours Moksha Yoga Certified Yoga and Yin Instructor, Level 2 in Costa Rica 2012. Susi Hately's Yoga Therapy Intensive in Calgary, March 2012. Trained Yin Yoga Instructor, with Bernie Clark, in Whistler, BC. May 2013. Alan has taken further Yin teacher trainings with Paul Grilley, Carly Forest, Joe Barnett & Sarah Powers.
Alan continually attends many local and international yoga workshops. He has studied extensively with many senior yoga instructors, including Rockne White, David Williams, David Swenson, Mark Darby, Martin Kirk, Michael Stone, Desiree Rumbaugh, Ted Grand, Susi Hately, Ramanand Patel, Bernie Clark and his current teacher Hart Lazer.
Alan's teaching philosophy is to flow with an awareness of alignment of the body, and that all styles of yoga are beneficial, just find the one that radiates with you. Alan is known for his detailed level of instruction, sense of humour, and non intimidating teaching style.
When he's not working, teaching or practicing yoga, he's an avid golfer and member of Redwood Meadows Golf and Country Club.
In addition to teaching regular classes at Yoga Passage, Alan also offers Yoga For Golfers, Yoga Therapy Programs and Private sessions.