30hr Yin Yoga Teacher Training

April 7, 14, 21, 28 (2021)

9:00am - 5:00pm, Wednesdays

Covid Update: Now LIVE Online Learning

Understand the benefits of balancing Yin & Yang

Train 1 day a week, weekends stay free!

Early-bird deadline: March 17!

Only 10 spots available

Ottawa 30hr Yin Yoga Teacher Training Program, Part-Time Weekdays, Live Virtual Online Training


  • This training will be offered LIVE online via Zoom and once COVID-19 health risks are over and we can safely resume as normal, the program will move to in-person training at the studio or other designated location.

  • A kick-off meeting will be scheduled to ensure that all students are properly setup with audio/video/ergonomics for online learning via Zoom.

  • This hybrid training model has been approved by Yoga Alliance


Learn more about the curricula, the studio, meet the Lead Trainer & enjoy a chat!

  • 9:30am-10:30am, Friday April 9 (reserve your spot here...)

  • 9:30am-10:30am, Friday June 25 (reserve your spot here...)

  • Become a mindful and confident Yin Yoga Practitioner & Teacher with this comprehensive part-time yoga training program, taking place on the weekdays so you can keep your weekends free!

  • Train with our award-winning, studio in rural Ottawa

  • Enjoy a low student to teacher ratio that will promote more individual attention and personal development

  • Learn at a comfortable pace with this 1 day a week, weekday program spread over 4 weeks

  • Gain knowledge from our lead trainer, an expert in their field and over 10 years of experience in health & wellness

  • Receive an official tuition fee receipt (T2202A) for Tuition and Education Tax Credits for personal income tax

This 30-hour training can be taken by the following participants:

  • Anyone who is interested in a more complete understanding of Yin Yoga for a deeper personal practice. It is recommended that the participant be familiar with Yin Yoga and have at least a year of consistent yoga practice.

  • A current Yoga Teacher of any style (i.e RYT 200).  This training is eligible for 30 CEU credits with Yoga Alliance. You will be able to add this style of teaching to your skill set.


Yoga & Tea Studio is designated as a Registered Yoga School (RYS) by Yoga Alliance.  Yoga & Tea Studio is recognized as a Certified Private Educational Institution by HRSDC and the CRA.  Participants in our training programs are eligible to receive an official tuition fee receipt (T2202A) for Tuition and Education Tax Credits for personal income tax.

Yin Yoga targets the connective tissues, such as the ligaments, bones, and even the joints of the body that normally are not exercised very much in a more active style of yoga practice.


Yin Yoga is a perfect complement to the dynamic and muscular (yang) styles of yoga that emphasize internal heat, and the lengthening and contracting of our muscles. Instead, Yin Yoga generally targets the connective tissues of the hips, pelvis, and lower spine because as we age it is this area that tightens up the most; however, we can apply the principles of Yin Yoga all over the body.

Lead Trainer (E-RYT 500, RPYT, RCYT)

Navjit Kaur Sidhu

Navjit Kaur is the founder and director of the award-winning Yoga & Tea Studio (2008-present) and continues to teach and provide training programs in the area and abroad. As a mom, wife, Professional Engineer and Yogipreneur, Navjit Kaur enjoys sharing how yoga philosophy and techniques help you to deal with modern day issues relating to stress, health and relationships. Her approach in teacher training programs is to provide you with the experience of being a student first, and from there how to develop a personal practice, so that you can be of better service to those you teach based on your own experience of what you have practiced. Her gentle, friendly demeanor, joyful attitude, and effective communication and organization skills, make her programs accessible, provide introspection and growth, and an opportunity for you to heal, and be challenged to excel.  She is also a Food For Life Cooking Instructor and demonstrates how plant-based diets can help to prevent and reverse illness.  Since 2005, Navjit Kaur has taught over 4000 hours and continues to deepen her own personal practice and the art of teaching by taking continuing education. See her complete profile here...


This comprehensive training includes 30 hours classroom instruction  in a well-defined curriculum which includes:

  • Philosophy of Yin Yoga

    • History of Yin Yoga

    • What is Yin Yoga?

    • Yin & Yang

    • Yin & Yang tissues

    • Theory of Exercise

  • Physiology of Yin Yoga

    • Overview of the Kosha Model

    • Benefits of Yoga on the Physical Body

    • Overview of the Physical Body (Muscles, Fascia, Bones, Joints)

    • Overview of the Energy Body (Yogic View, Daoist View, Western View)

    • Overview of the Mind Body (Yogic View, Budhist View, Western View)

    • Meridian Theory & Energetics (Traditional Chinese Medicine, organ pairs, meridians)

  • Yin Poses

    • Getting into poses safely, how to hold poses, common workarounds, meditative focus, creating space, working with injuries, how to safely come out of poses, benefits of poses and meridians stimulated

    • Yin Pose Variations (to go deeper or to work with limitations)

    • Counter Poses

    • Yin Yoga Sequencing

    • Meditation Practices

    • Breathwork (Pranayama)

    • The language of Yin (teacher cueing, student self-awareness, how to set intention and allow for inner work, the difference between teaching Yin and Hatha)

    • How to develop a Yin self-practice and to teach to the needs of the individual

  • Qi Vitality

    • Digestion and elimination: their role with connective tissue, joint health and overall vitality

    • Healing with whole foods according to Traditional Chinese Medicine

    • The physiology of warming and cooling foods

    • Excess and deficiency (how to self-diagnose, identify symptoms, body-type)

    • Dietary recommendations for excess and deficiencies

Program Format & Location

The training takes place 1 day a week for 4 weeks, as a weekday part-time yoga teacher training program.  This will allow you more time to assimilate the theory, put it into personal practice and come prepared for the next day of training with your questions and observations.


The program format will be presentations on theory, history, anatomy, and include guided practices, hands-on teaching and partner work.  Participants are expected to review the material and practice at home in the time between training days, so that questions and observations can be discussed in the following training day. Participants should allocate at least 1 hour a day for experiential practice, reading and homework.


[Enjoy free, ample parking, access to yoga props, complimentary tea, and lunch will be provided with a cooking demo of foods that can help detox and build healthy connective tissue for the season that we're in.] * Not applicable during Covid

Covid Update, System Requirements:

  • A webcam or smartphone with a camera

  • Fast, reliable internet connection

  • Laptop or desktop

  • Dedicated, uninterrupted space to practice yoga, demo yoga poses, participate in online learning

  • You must have your video turned on during online contact hours in order to prove your attendance



9:00am-5:00pm, Wednesdays

Dates (4 weeks)

April 7, 2021

April 14, 2021

April 21, 2021

April 28, 2021

Tuition Fee

Yoga & Tea Studio is recognized as a Certified Private Educational Institution by HRSDC and the CRA.  Participants in our training programs are eligible to receive an official tuition fee receipt (T2202A) for Tuition and Education Tax Credits for personal income tax.

$749 +HST (early bird special)

Payment made by March 17, 2021

Save over $50 off the regular fee!

$799 +HST (regular fee)

Payment made between March 18 - 31, 2021

Book your spot! Pay a non-refundable deposit payment of $125+HST. You will be contacted to make the remainder of the tuition fee.


Tuition Fee Includes:

  • 30 hours of classroom instruction

  • Training manual, textbook and meridian chart (valued at $100)

  • Certificate of completion. For 200 hour certified Yoga Teachers the credits for this training can be applied towards a 500 hour certification and is eligible for CEUs with Yoga Alliance.

  • 5 class flex pass valid at Yoga & Tea Studio

  • 15% discount at Yoga & Tea Studio for the duration of the program for items such as mats, bags, cushions, CDs, books, jewelery, etc

Registration and Refund details:

  • Maximum registration is 10 students

  • Registration deadline is March 31 or when max number of registrants has been met

  • Refunds (minus $125 admin fee) are available before March 17, 2021

  • No refunds after March 17, 2021


Only 10 spots available!

Save over $50 until March 17!


"Navjit Kaur was an exceptional guide and teacher who led us with her gentle ways of expressing the Yin Yoga practice.  I most enjoyed experimenting with the yoga poses and the modifications, as well as the definition and explanation of Yin Yoga.  It was a beautiful experience and I would highly recommend this training to everyone."

Mary Murphy (2017 yoga program graduate)

Ottawa, ON

"Navjit Kaur and the Yin Yoga program were very informative.  Great hands on practice.  I got to explore aspects of Yin Yoga that I was unaware of.  Thank you so much for this wonderful experience, it has truly changed my life!"

Chrystal Mullin (2017 yoga program graduate)

Ottawa, ON

"I enjoyed most the hands on approach to teaching, the time taken to adapt/modify the poses, the history, western & eastern views, meridians, TCM and Dao.  Thank you! I am grateful for your teachings."

Nicole Lemieux (2017 yoga program graduate)

Ottawa, ON

"The content was delivered in a calm, well paced speed.  The lessons really spoke to me.  It has been an honour learning from you.  Thank you for your kindness and for sharing your gift with us."

Basia Pawlikowski (2017 yoga program graduate)

Ottawa, ON

"Thank you for your depth of knowledge.  You held a wonderful and supportive space for all to grow and share in."

Margie Hill (2016 yoga program graduate)

Ottawa, ON

"Navjit Kaur taught in a calm, knowledgeable, compassionate way and was very present to our needs. I most enjoyed the yogic view of energy and the mind/body/soul connection, learning all of the poses and attending the 90min Yin class sessions. Thank-you!"

Carol Martin (2016 yoga program graduate)

Ottawa, ON

"This course makes it easier to make my own practice broader, more meaningful and interesting.  The course expanded my knowledge of yoga in such a way that I can make better use of it.  You must become aware of the Yin aspects of yoga in order to make greater use of it."

Jack Watters (2016 yoga program graduate)

Ottawa, ON

"This course gave true insights into why and how Yin is so beneficial.  I most enjoyed the material on the physical body, chinese meridians, Daoism, meditation and the morning 90min yin class session.  Your classes are wonderful, I like that we do few poses but verbal cues really help to deepen my experience.  My practice will never be the same! Thank-you!"

Michelle Tilley (2016 program graduate)

Ottawa, ON

"This Yin training program compliments Hatha Teacher Training perfectly."

Jenny Fowler (2016 yoga program graduate)

Ottawa, ON

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