Yin Yoga & Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Trainings with Sagel

Yin Yoga & Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Training: FOUNDATIONS

Whether you’re a yoga teacher wanting to offer your students “the other half” of their practice or simply a practitioner wanting to deepen their understanding of Yin Yoga & Meditation, Sagel’s Yin Yoga & Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Training is informative, engaging, and inspiring. This training provides a strong foundation in the Yin Yoga and Meditation practices and includes a deep dive into both Daoist Yin Yoga and its beneficial effects on the soft tissues of our bodies as well as core Mindfulness meditation practices and enhanced opportunities to explore them within the landscape of Yin Yoga. Participants are eligible to receive Continuing Education Credits with Yoga Alliance which current Registered Yoga Teachers may submit to Y.A.

Sagel Urlacher Yin Yoga Teacher Training Kripalu
“One of the most extensive, accessible and enjoyable trainings that I have ever taken…. I have incorporated Yin Yoga regularly into my practice because of this profound presentation.  Not to be missed for teachers and anyone with a body  and mind.
Jacqui Bonwell, E-RYT 500, Director of Sacred Seeds Yoga School in Canton, MA

In this Yin Yoga and Meditation Teacher Training, you will:

  • Cover the basics of Yin Yoga, including: Yin-Yang philosophy, Yin’s foundational teachers, and the four guiding principles for a safe, effective & sustainable practice.
  • Explore the powerful combination of Yin Yoga and Mindfulness Meditation as a tool to support optimal health and well-being for the whole self.
  • Learn how to lead yourself and/or teach others the classical Yin Poses including courteous sequencing and meeting variety of diverse student needs.
  • Enjoy an Asana breakdown lab, including effective cueing, use of props, pose variations and modifications, and safety precautions.
  • Experience a sampling of distinct Yin Yoga classes and receive sequences of each.
  • Discover the Western scientific view of Yin Yoga and the science behind how it works to bring benefit to the body’s connective tissues, so critical to maintaining structure, support, flexibility, and freedom of movement.
  • Discuss Classical Indian Yoga and Chinese Daoist Organ & Meridian Theory as the two primary roots of the Yin Practice and how Yin helps maintain the health of the subtle energy body.
  • Learn to lead and incorporate foundational, Yin-like Pranayama practices into classes.
  • Explore the foundational Buddhist philosophy using Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh’s framework and incorporating Mindfulness Meditation into the Yin yoga practice.
  • Receive basic seated meditation instructions to help you guide yourself and students of all levels through samatha/vipassana meditation exercises during your class.
  • Practice teaching others in the group, including feedback and discussion.
  • Discuss how to develop, introduce, and market Yin Yoga & Meditation classes.

Sagel Urlacher Yin Yoga & Meditation Teacher Training
Sagel Urlacher Yin Yoga & Meditation Teacher Training

Yin Yoga & Mindfulness Meditation TT: Foundations

Jan 14-16, 2017 Canton, MA
@ Jacqui Bonwell’s 300hr TT

Yin Yoga & Mindfulness Meditation TT: Foundations

JAN 27-29, 2017 Canton, MA
@ Jacqui Bonwell’s Canton Yoga Shala

MAR 2017 – MAINE
Yin Yoga & Mindfulness Meditation TT: Foundations

March 9-12, 2017 Portland, ME
New! Expanded 32hr format

    2017 Upcoming Trainings

Yin Yoga & Mindfulness Meditation TT: Foundations

Nov 17-19, 2017 Torrington, CT


Yin Yoga & Mindfulness Meditation TT: Foundations

Jan 13-15, 2018  Canton, MA
@ Jacqui Bonwell’s Canton Yoga Shala

JAN 2018-  MAINE
Yin Yoga & Mindfulness Meditation TT: Foundations

Jan 26-29, 2018  Portland, Maine
@ Greener Postures Yoga Studio, WF

Yin Yoga & Mindfulness Meditation TT: Foundations

Feb 9-11, 2018  Waterbury, VT
@ Zenbarn

  More dates coming soon! Check back for details!

OCT 2018-  Kaiwah Island, South Carolina
Yin Yoga & Mindfulness Meditation TT: Foundations

Oct 6-8, 2018  Kaiwah Island, South Carolina
@ Studio 33

Get trained to teach
Yoga Nidra!

Sagel Urlacher Yoga Nidra Teacher Training

Join Sagel for Yoga Nidra Teacher Training Level 1!

This 20hr training is open to everyone, including practitioners wanting to deepen their understanding and personal practice as well as yoga teachers desiring to offer effective, safe, and compassionate Yoga Nidra classes for their students.


“I highly recommend this program to anyone looking to expand their knowledge, not only of the human body, but the spiritual approaches to our dynamic and sacred practice. Sagel’s passion and wisdom are amazing. So inspiring!”HG, Boston

Host a Training with Sagel

Sagel Urlacher offers Yin Yoga & Meditation Teacher Training Intensives and Mindfulness Meditation Workshops throughout North America. Contact us today to schedule a training at your studio!

Equal parts science and spirit, Yin Yoga & Mindfulness Meditation is a powerful, holistic healing combination of Yin Yoga exercise to balance the body with Mindfulness Meditation practices to train the heart and mind in compassion.

Sagel Urlacher Yin Yoga & Meditation Teacher Training Boston Mass Maine In this quiet, powerful practice, students explore the radical art of stillness while experiencing the transformative Applied Mindfulness practices taught by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh and other wise contemporaries.

In Yin Yoga & Meditation, the poses are “mini-meditation sessions,” supporting the development of your emotional toolbox, a mind that is steadier and less reactive, and the ability to live in greater harmony with ourselves and with the world around us. This meditative approach provides deeper access to both body and mind and enhances physical and emotional attention and intention on and off the mat. This class opens a generous gateway to the present moment, helping to cultivate a peaceful mind and a body at home with itself.

“I was so blessed to participate in this amazing and transformative training. I have participated in many yoga workshops over the years, and this is honestly one of the best I have ever experienced. Thank you, Sagel, for your wisdom and your gift.” – BB, Boston


Yin is the “Other Half”
Most exercise focuses on superficial muscles (yang), Yin is the “Other Half” of your practice. Yin exercises the hidden half of the body, the connective tissues: our bones, ligaments, both intramuscular and 3-D web fascia, and tendons. In Yin Yoga, muscles relax to open and work deeply into the connective tissues to strengthen our bones (esp in lumbar spine) and other CT, helping to improve and maintain our flexibility and mobility. Yin targets the areas of lower back, thighs, spine, and hips, strengthening and hydrating these critical areas. Restrictions of the ttboston-studentsbody’s range of motion lay 41% in muscles and 47% in connective tissues, so Yin Yoga provides a powerful opportunity to restore and maintain the body’s strength, flexibility, and fluidity, making it the perfect complement to common yang exercise, including Vinyasa Yoga, cycling, and running. Yin Yoga also regulates energy pathways, balancing and promoting a healthy flow of energy throughout the body, nourishing the body’s organs and steadying emotional states.

These TT intensives provide the foundational knowledge you need to lead yourself through a nourishing practice or bring Yin Yoga & Meditation to your students, covering the fundamentals of Yin Yoga, poses and safety, Pranayama and energy movement, and the foundations of Applied Mindfulness practices. And while this training was developed with an emphasis on building a teacher’s toolbox, anyone is welcome to apply, including those wishing to deepen their practice and understanding of Yin Yoga (no 200hr teacher training certificate is required). If you have any questions about Yin Yoga & Mindfulness Meditation or these trainings,  just drop Sagel a line!

Sagel offers a deep bow of gratitude to her teachers in these practices – Bernie Clark, Sarah Powers, Paul Grilley, Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, Jack Kornfield, and Tara Brach – for their inspired and inspiring mission to educate in and spread the holistic wellness benefits Yin & Meditation offers.

Stay Updated!

Sign up today to receive Sagel's newsletter, including latest schedule of teacher trainings, workshops, and classes.