Our most popular experience! Pamper yourself in luxury as we enter into the receptivity and acceptance of the practice of yin yoga. The Yoga Academy International team will guide you as you dive more profoundly in to your yoga practice and teaching. We want to give you a rejuvenating retreat-style experience interwoven with an upstanding yoga education.
Curious about a softer, more rejuvenating style of yoga? Try Yin! This experience is for yoga practitioners and yoga teachers who want to deepen their practice and learn more about Yin Yoga. You do not have to be a yoga teacher to take this course! But if you are, on completion eligible yoga teachers will receive a yin yoga teaching certification. The intensive yoga teacher training program will be woven in throughout the day and you will have ample opportunity to relax and enjoy the decadence of Morocco.
Don’t want to do a full Yin Yoga Teacher Training BUT still want to enjoy a retreat-style experience? YOU CAN!! You are welcome to join us as a retreat student instead and participate in just the morning yoga flow classes and yin yoga classes. Click here for more info about the retreat experience only.
This training is also one of the elective modules of our advanced 500hr yoga teaching certification. In taking this training you will gain 60hrs toward your 500hr certification registered with the international yoga alliance.
While this course is an intensive teacher training, we’ve made sure to schedule in plenty of break time so you can relax, rest and explore Morocco. If you’re joining for just the yoga retreat, you are welcome to participate in any yoga classes and evening activities that you like! The training theory and workshops you’ll sit out.
Each morning begins with a yoga flow class followed by meditation. Then we break for breakfast. Afterward you will learn Yin Yoga Theory. A lunch break follows with ample time to chill out, enjoy the beautiful grounds of the property, or maybe even take a short outing to check out some sites in Marrakech.
After lunch we continue the course with workshops, discussions, and sometimes practice teaching. In the evenings we will break for sunset and after dinner. Some nights we’ll offer Yoga Nidra or candlelit meditations before bed. We also plan to take you out for a special dinner one evening!
This program will effectively teach you how to lead your own Yin Yoga classes. We will talk about sequencing, how to use all the yin yoga props, as well as how to teach and practice without props and creating a safe space for yin yoga.
We will touch on the 12 meridians and 5 elements of Chinese Traditional Medicine, a key component of the yin practice. You’ll learn the anatomy of yin yoga, including safe stretching, fascia and more. You will learn dozens of yin yoga postures, variations and modifications.
We will also talk about themes and philosophies of yin yoga. You’ll learn about moon cycles and how to teach yin yoga in accordance with them. We will also place an emphasis on personal experience and individual style. You’ll learn how to create yin yoga classes that are unique to you.
This teacher training includes your stay + 3 meals per day at Peacock Pavillions, a world-famous luxury retreat centre. Located just outside of Marrakech, Morocco. Our private haven is the perfect setting for you to totally relax and unwind! You’ll get to take in the tastes and design of Morocco in luxury and style.
GETTING HERE: Peacock Pavillions is located 30-minutes from the Marrakech airport. Fly in to Marrakech and Peacock Pavillions will arrange your transfers to and from the airport.
To guide you through your Yin Yoga Teacher Training journey, we’ve handpicked the following Yoga Academy International faculty members to guide you from their heart and passions.
Lead teacher and founder of Yoga Academy International, Lauren is a globally celebrated yoga instructor. She has been teaching yoga for over a decade and comes from a variety of lineages and traditions. Lauren’s has lead yoga retreats and workshops in over 2-dozen countries and continues to study with world-class instructors whenever possible. Lauren has been featured in loads of publications including Women’s health Magazine, YogiTimes, Optymyz, Get Out There Magazine, as well as on countless podcasts and newspaper articles. Lauren has solid roots in Iyengar based Hatha yoga with continued studies in Vinyasa flow, Anusara, Ashtanga, Restorative, Bhakti and Yin Yoga. She is inspired by teachers who tell stories. She has studied under Seane Corn, Chris Chavez, MC Yogi, Susan Cohen, Mercy Ananda, Nancy Goodfellow and many others. Lauren is passionate about sharing yoga from an authentic and soulful point of view. She believes that yoga practice can help uncover the veils that hide us from achieving our full potential.
Lauren is E-RYT 500 & YACEP registered with Yoga Alliance.
Hatti Williams is an Astrologer, Sound Healer, Fashionista and Yoga instructor. She completed her 200hr yoga teacher training and Yin Yoga teacher training with Yoga Academy International in Greece. Hatti then went on to study Yoga Nidra and Sound Healing where she learned more about the energetic body and Traditional Chinese Medicine Meridians.
Hatti has a gift for bringing the mystical to life through her lectures and teachings. She offers a digestible and soulful take on astrology and merges the ancient wisdom of yoga with our understanding of the celestial universe seamlessly.
Lauren will take you through sequencing, class structure, healthy stretching, class planning and Theming. Hatti Williams brings her expertise in Astrology to teach you about the moon cycle, moon phases and how to theme your classes with the earth’s astrological cycles. Hatti will also teach about Yoga Nidra and Chinese Traditional medicine.
Yoga Academy International is a recognized and registered yoga school with Yoga Alliance. If you are already a registered yoga teacher, you can count these hours as continuing education with Yoga Alliance.
★ 7 nights at our luxury retreat center
★ All breakfasts, some lunches and dinners
★ Full training course & manual
Payment plans are available! You do not have to pay for the entire trip at once! We’ve broken the experience up into 6-payments. Put down your deposit now and your 1st payment is not due until November 2023!
* Transfers are from the Marrakech International Airport (RAK) All transfers are arranged and provided by Peacock Pavillions hotel
Why is our price the way it is?
Multiple teachers & Small class sizes: We believe in small group sizes and individual attention. Our teachers are more like personal mentors for you.
Your lead teacher has been teaching yoga for over 15 years and has led 32 yoga teacher trainings. She has accumulated more than 3000 formal training hours. Your co-teacher has years of experience and trainings in sound healing, Reiki levels 1 & 2, Astrology and Tarot.
We are know globally as one of the top rated yoga schools in the world. We have raised the bar and set a new standard for yoga education. In training with us you will be getting a top tier yoga education
We handpick gorgeous, inspiring and special locations for each and every training. We are obsessed with food! We source local ingredients, use local chefs and at all of your residential yoga teacher trainings, your meals and stay are included.
We prefer an intimate experience where we get to know each and every one of our students and give them the individual attention they deserve.
We host a maximum of 14-18 students at each training or retreat.
We have at least 4 teachers at EVERY 200hr yoga teacher training.
We want you to get a variety of perspectives, a diverse education and a wide range of class styles.
At all of our teacher trainings you will be surrounded by nature and can watch sunset every day (sunset is very important to us).
You will get to explore your practice in mind, body and spirit while also being immersed in the beauty of the natural world.
While demanding, our program truly prepares our students for professional careers in yoga.
Our students have a very high success rate when they leave us. Many have gone on to open their own studios, lead international yoga retreats, teach at conferences and festivals, open successful coaching businesses and more.
70% of our graduates come back for more trainings! We must be doing something right…
Not only do our students come back for more trainings with us, they often come back and visit during our 200hr programs just to hang out at Yoga Academy again, take our morning flows and be part of our community.
We love what we do and we are committed to creating the best programs possible. Our teachers are continuously going back to school and taking trainings ourselves.
Even if you don’t plan to teach yoga professionally, take this training FOR YOU.
We promise that you will learn so much about yourself, your dreams, your goals, your desires and your physical body during this training experience. We believe EVERYONE should take a yoga training like this, simply to better your own life and live each day with more vitality.
We want you to thrive. We want you to find the best of yourself. We will encourage you to live joyfully and we will mentor you every step of the way.
Morocco is fully open to all vaccinated travellers. You will be required to show a vaccine card AND a negative PCR test to get in to Morocco.
There will be a day off during the program where meals are not included. This is your opportunity to go into Marrakech and enjoy an authentic, Moroccan experience. We are happy to help you with restaurant recommendations and other activities for you to do.
Marrakech is relatively inexpensive. You can expect to spend $2-$20 for a meal on your day off. Entrance to museums are around $5.
What’s not included:
There are no other extras or hidden fees associated with our program. We invite you to come as you are and we will provide you with everything you need. Payment plans are available.
A non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your space in this yoga teacher training program. Your initial deposit is not refundable under any circumstances.
Payment plans are available. The full remaining balance owing of the course is due 21-days prior to the start date of the yoga teacher training program.
We are only able to refund the original payment method.
A full refund, minus the deposit fee will be offered for cancellations made more than 60-days prior to the start date of the yoga teacher training program.
Refunds will not be offered on cancellations made less than 60-days in advance. Refunds will not be given to students who fail to show up for the program for any reason. Refunds are not offered more than 60-days in advance for any reason.
Once a Yoga Teacher Training Participant arrives to our program location, your space in the program has been accounted for and therefore we cannot offer a refund for any reason. There will be no refunds offered for participants who leave our program after arrival.
At Yoga Academy International we adhere to a Code of Conduct that we ask our students to follow in order to maintain a safe and loving environment. If a yoga student is in violation of our Code of Conduct and being particularly disruptive during our program (i.e. being rude to other students and staff, inviting guests in to his or her room from outside of the training, bringing drugs or alcohol on to our teacher training property, sexual harassment or sexual violence of any kind) that student may be asked to leave our program. If a yoga teacher training student is asked to leave our program that student will not be offered a refund.
If a yoga teacher training participant leaves our program after arrival for any reason, the yoga teacher training participant is responsible for all arrangements and costs associated with travel and accommodation for their departure from our yoga teacher training program.
Please note, we are not offering refunds if students test positive for COVID-19 or required to isolate because of exposure to the virus. If your travel plans are altered or delayed because of your own exposure to the virus, we are not offering refunds.