Expand Your Awareness
Embody Your Knowledge
Unite Your Mind, Body & Soul
You want to break through to a more contemplative, authentic Yoga practice, but how do you know you’re ready for it?
You’re searching for something deeper. You have more questions than answers. You feel a spaciousness growing within you.
At Akasha Yoga Academy, we invite you to deepen your Yoga journey through 100 accredited hours of Yin Yoga & Mindfulness Teacher Training.
This illuminating online Yoga course will gently engage & disrupt everything you think you know about Yoga. We’ll slow down, look deeply at the present moment, and experience how introspection & contemplation transforms our practice & lives.
Our unique online course has foundations in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) & includes live teachings with special guest teacher, Anthony Markwell, on authentic everyday mindfulness.
"This place shows you how to slow down, how to open up, and how to love yourself."
Anna Kotaba – Poland
WHAT’S MOST IMPORTANT IN YOUR LIFE RIGHT NOW?
Practical matters, or that call from within, inviting you to discover your own depths?
Until now, you’ve been going through the motions, curious about what’s next for you, but uncertain about direction.
You’re starting to break through to a more contemplative space in your knowledge & practice, but something’s missing in your relationship with Yoga.
Akasha’s Yin Yoga & Mindfulness Teacher Training peels back those layers that condemn us to a routine, ordinary, lacklustre life.
Together, we’ll bring about a clarity that catapults you forward into a new dimension in your Yoga journey AND your life.
You’re ready for this.
Explore your mind and body at a depth you’ve only imagined with Akasha’s 100-hour Yin Yoga & Mindfulness Teacher Training.
"The lessons were very genuine they came from a real heartfelt place. I was absolutely delighted to meet all the teachers during the classes, if we had any questions the support was amazing.
Luis From New Zealand
Learn Archetype Yin Postures
Uniting the dualities of Yin and Yang is what Yoga is all about, but we live in a context dominated by Yang energy, nature’s more outward, revealing force. In this training, we’ll dive into the 23 poses that comprise a Yin Yoga practice, understanding alignment & adjusting in Yin & Restorative Yoga & experiencing their psychological benefits.
Investigate the Anatomy & Energetic Meridians
Traditional Chinese Medicine is the energetic foundation of Yin Yoga. Energy meridians exist in paired channels that allow for the flow of Qi throughout the body. Through our deep Yin Yoga Asana practice, we’ll explore the deeper structures of the body and experience directly how the physical anatomy, including the fascia lines, connect to the energetic body and the five elements.
Explore Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
Mindfulness and holding space are fundamental to Yin Yoga Asana and Meditation. This online training generously explores awareness practices in Yoga and daily life. We’ll have the rare opportunity to receive in-depth meditation teachings and profound insights from master guest teacher and ordained Buddhist monk, Anthony Markwell.
Build Your Personal & Professional Yin Yoga Practice
We’ll dive into the 7 meditation methods that help us tune into silence and stillness. Once you’ve experienced the magnificence of a grounded and mindful connection to your body, you’ll be ready to share your personal insights with others in a professional Yoga context. Akasha’s course fully prepares you for teaching & adjusting in Yin & Restorative Yoga, holding space, and guiding others in their Yoga journey.
"The akasha family were so welcoming and supportive, They create such a save space and they enable me to slowly go beyond my self-limiting belief"
Sharon From Australia
WHOLE-HEARTED SUPPORT & EXPERT GUIDANCE
Every Yoga journey matures through three main stages: Curiosity, experimentation & integration.
Not sure where you’re at?
It’s natural to feel stuck and unsure about what’s next. Creating the time and space for the heart-led commitment of Yin Yoga Teacher Training isn’t easy. You may be apprehensive about the challenge this phase in your journey will present.
You’ve already come a long way. We know because we’ve been there too.
In an authentic Yoga journey, there’s a natural flow between curiosity, experimentation, and integration as you evolve to greater heights and a deeper devotion.
We’ll support you every step of the way, and Akasha’s training is online, so you choose the pace that works for you.
Trust this: Your guide is already within you, gently encouraging you to take a step forward, release the past, and discover the magnificence of the present moment.
The ancient science of Yoga is a vast & beautiful subject, and it is our privilege to share it with you.
“To find teachers with so much depth, passion & dedication is quite unique.”
Valerie, Curaçao – Online Graduate 2020
STUDY WITH THE BEST
Join our trusted & time-proven training to deepen your practice and get empowered as a competent & confident Yoga Teacher. Evolve in our educational programs that deliver a superb level of quality, expertise & excellence.
At Akasha, we put our heart & soul into creating a nurturing & loving family atmosphere. You will be guided by passionate & dedicated senior teachers, who are Experienced Registered Yoga Teachers at the highest level (E-RYT-500).
WE KNOW THIS IS A BIG STEP FOR YOU
So we do everything to make this the best investment of your life
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Over the past decade, we empowered more than 600 awesome Yoga Instructors
– who are now successfully teaching on all 6 continents.
Countless genuine reviews speak for themselves.
“A fantastic experience. Connecting on a daily basis with instructors & participants from around the world was amazing.”
Sayla, UK – Online Graduate 2020
MEET YOUR TEACHERS
“The depth of his practice is brilliant. He really holds the space well, and opens from the Heart consistently.”
Zoran from Canada
“Kirsten is super clear & precise. She is motherly, but not patronizing, kind & compassionate.”
Anastasia from Germany
“The way Devdas holds space is amazing. I feel blessed to have had the opportunity to learn from him.”
Rebecca from the US
"You will learn so much more than just Yoga. I truly wish that EVERY person could experience this deep dive of self-discovery."
Chandise Dasher – United States
3 STEPS TO GET STARTED
REGISTER TO SECURE
Sign up for a life-changing journey, and dive deep into the Heart of authentic Yoga.
BEGIN THE JOURNEY THAT WILL TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE
Experience how Yoga can benefit all areas of life & share your passion with others.
“I love Akasha Yoga Academy.
Their programs are extremely comprehensive & truly get to the essence of Yoga.”
Anu Anj – United Kingdom
“For me the course was not only inspiring, but transformative! I first got into yoga for the asana practice, but I soon realized that there was more to it. I have found so much meaning in the teachings of yoga and I am ready to apply them to my life. Moving forward, I know that I can trust in myself and in the universe. For the first time in my life, I feel connected.”
Arianne from Canada
“This course has inspired me more than I could have ever imagined! The training has not only given me the tools to make the transformation from yoga student to yoga teacher, but also the tools to connect with my heart, relax and be present, and it has shown me the joy and passion I have for teaching.”
Clarissa from the US
“I came to deepen my own practice, with no intention to teach, but I am leaving with a passion to share this energy and the lessons I have learned here. The support from the teachers and students made me abandon my fears that I held on to and gain the confidence in all areas of my life that I was lacking. I really feel like a new person ready to shine and to share what I have learned!”
Coral from the US
“The course content is incredible! Easy to digest. It's been a fantastic experience that I will encourage anyone to sign up for”
100-Hour Yin Yoga & Mindfulness Teacher Training: Energetic & Elemental Foundations
6 WEEKS TO A MINDFUL & INTENTIONAL PRACTICE
You'll leave this course confident & inspired to teach a unique Yin Yoga class & guide students through mindfulness practice, both on and off the mat.
Experience the power of holding space for another person through a connected & mindful Yin Yoga practice. Together, we’ll dive into anatomy, the fascia trains & nervous system, and explore the underlying energetic foundation of Yin Yoga through the world of meridians.
A special section of the course is devoted to master teacher and ordained Buddhist monk, Anthony Markwell. Through live sessions, Anthony will share his extensive knowledge of Theravada Buddhist Vipassana meditation and guide us through awareness practices.
HOW IT WORKS
As a member of the Akasha Yoga Family, you’ll engage in 14 hours of intensive, guided practice and instruction during each of the 6 weeks.
Live introductory kick-off weekend
6-week weekend intensive course
5 + 5 hours every weekend (mostly live)
4 additional weekday hours (recorded)
Regular short practices for daily life integration
“It's amazing with how much love & authenticity you get prepared to be a Yoga Teacher, just AWESOME and not describable in words.”
Pierre Mayer – lustaufgesund.com
WHAT YOU’LL EXPERIENCE
Explore Traditional Chinese Medicine & its relation to Yin Yoga
Learn the 23 archetypal Yin Yoga postures & their proper alignment
Integrate mindfulness in Yoga practice & daily life
Learn to structure a class and teach confidently from your own experience
Experience how the physical plane weaves into the energetic system
Understand the connection between the meridians & fascia lines
Explore Yoga scriptures with Burkhard
Engage in awareness practices with special guest teacher Anthony Markwell
Explore Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn
“It’s amazing how they share their resources & knowledge with you to find your own calling. This itself is proof they are providing all this from their hearts.”
Mohit Jain – India / Dubai
THE AKASHA ADVANTAGE
Rich and interactive curriculum that meets and exceeds official requirements
Professional teachings based on decades of committed research, study & practice
A mix of recorded and live classes to suit your time zone and individual rhythm
Immediate access to recorded live classes
1-hour private call with a senior teacher
Interactive connection with a worldwide community of Yoga practitioners & teachers
Lifetime access to all videos, manuals & training materials
Live Bhajans with the Akasha Family
Loving support and expert guidance from seasoned teachers
“They have taught me how to step into my own authority, how to teach what I love, and how to keep growing.”
Nici Kellerman - yogawithnici.com
Archetypal Yin Postures
Yin Yoga relates to Yin tissues, which require relaxed muscles and sustained holding of the posture. The practice is structured into 23 primary poses, each of which we will study and practice throughout the course. You’ll gain an in-depth understanding of proper alignment and experience the psychological benefits of each posture.
Meridians & Fascia Lines
Here we introduce the wisdom of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). TCM is the foundation of Yin Yoga. Through concentrated study of anatomy and practical investigation, we’ll explore the body’s deeper structures, such as connective tissue fascia, and its connection to the emotional & energetic layers that profoundly influence our practice.
Awareness Practices & Holding Space
We are honored to share in the wisdom of Anthony Markwell, ordained Buddhist monk who has been leading meditation retreat centers for more than 10 years. Anthony will share his wisdom and experiential knowledge of meditation in the tradition of Theravada Buddhist Vipassana––the source of modern-day mindfulness.
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
The true art of living encompasses mindfulness off the mat. We’ll explore the popular topic of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and other useful applications that support a fully-integrated Yoga practice and approach to life.
“They have taught me how to step into my own authority, how to teach what I love, and how to keep growing.”
Nici Kellerman - yogawithnici.com
FREQUENTLY ASK QUESTIONS
APPLICATION & PAYMENT
How do I book and register for the course?
Which payment options do I have?
To reserve your space, you may choose between PayPal and a credit card via our BOOK NOW / SIGN UP NOW links to our secure payment site (Transaction fees may apply).
What if I cannot make it to the course after registration?
Compared to most other Yoga schools, we do offer a very fair refund policy. We provide a complete description of the registration process and the cancellation policy.
OFFER & COSTS
What is the price of the training?
Akasha Yoga Academy aspires to keep the regular tuition for the Yoga Alliance certified Teacher Training stable and affordable. Please find the complete list of the current dates & prices on the respective overview page.
What is included in the tuition?
Our all-inclusive offer covers:
Other courses are cheaper. What makes this training so special?
How much Yoga experience do I need?
How can I prepare myself for the training?
STYLE & CONTENT
What kind of Yoga do I get to learn and to teach?
What is the actual content of the ON SITE YTT course?
Is there a specific code of conduct I should know about?
The students who gather in our life-changing courses come from all around the world, and are contributing to an inspiring and vivid community. The family-like setting provides a protected space that welcomes all expressions of life. Experience shows that a certain commitment of all participants opens a safe atmosphere in which everybody can go deeper. Over the years, we have developed a code of conduct which ensures a smooth flow during this intense shared period. Students therefore agree to the principles outlined on our etiquette page.
ETIQUETTE & PARTICIPATION TERMS
What terms am I agreeing to by joining the course?
Who is teaching the course?
Is this training Yoga Alliance registered & recognized?
Will the certificate be acknowledged in my country?
What kind of certificate do I get?
Upon successful graduation you will receive an officially recognized Yoga Instructor Certificate. With this degree the Akasha Yoga Academy authorizes you to become a Registered Yoga Teacher and a member of the renowned Yoga Alliance (RYT-200). Additionally, we provide a personal letter of recommendation, and offer continuing assistance in our long-term support program.
BECOMING A TEACHER
Does this course prepare me to teach right away?
Can I find a job as a Yoga teacher?
Can I join if I only want to deepen my own practice & understanding?
Where can I find reviews & testimonials?
ONLINE TEACHER TRAINING
Is the online certificate the same as on-site?
What about the timing of the course?
You are free to take the course at your own pace – while being fully supported by the momentum of a global group of Yoginis.
I am a beginner. Are there any pre-requisites?
Experience shows that our foundation program is suitable for beginners with some basic practical experience. There are no specific formal pre-requisites to join this intensive course, although practical experience is of course of advantage. The key is your openness and your sincere enthusiasm!
How do you check my poses online, making sure I’m doing it correctly?
I am worried about adjustments. How will you teach them?
All of our participants will be working with practice models (friends or family that they are in quarantine with) and that is how they will practice the hands-on adjustments, this included with intensive teachings as well as inter-active live sessions and direct feedback from the teachers will provide a strong foundation for your development.
What is the maximum group size?
In the online format you have our full personal attention. You will receive plenty of personalized guidance and individual feedback about your alignment and teaching skills in supervised practicum assignments.
What language will the instruction be in?
What happens if I have questions?
What timezone are you in?
What if I have Internet connection issues?
Are there any assessments/examinations?
Online partipation tools?
Live session timings?
We group all of our participants by time zone and then schedule a live zoom session at a reasonable time.
In order to gain certification we require: dedicated full-hearted participation, completion of all practicum assignments, demonstration of an understanding of the training content in a final exam, as well as acting in a respectful manner.
Is full payment expected upfront?
What are the implications of dropping out?
Non-certification and no refund.