Here are our frequently asked questions… if you cannot find yours below, then do drop us a line contact and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Please see my blog post What is Yin Yoga?

Yin Yoga Teacher Training – Level I
You do not need to have had attended a prior yin yoga teacher training for the yin intensive I ‘Fundamental Skills’ course, but you will need to have a strong motivation to want to learn yin yoga and the related fields of study on this course, and have read and familiarised yourself with the recommended reading ‘Insight Yoga’ by Sarah Powers or Bernie Clark’s Second Edition on Yin Yoga prior to taking the course. It would be highly advisable to have taken some yin classes prior to embarking on this intensive as well as having a dedicated yoga practice of at least two years. This course is not intended for students who do not have a yoga practice.

Yin Yoga Teacher Training Levels II + III
In order to be eligible to attend the yin intensive II course ‘Advancing Yin Skills’ you will need to have attended an approved foundation yin yoga teacher training course.

Yes you can. If you are a yoga student with a dedicated and consistent yoga practice you are able to attend the course to deepen your knowledge and experience and your own professional and self development. If you are a professional in a related field you may also be interested in how to weave your new skills into a yin yoga practice for yourself and your clients too. You may not be qualified to teach Yin Yoga as a Yoga Teacher until you have completed a 200 hour basic yoga teacher training program, depending where you intend to teach. In this instance you will still receive a certificate of attendance for this course. If you have already attained your basic 200 hour teacher training, your hours from this course are eligible as continuing professional development points depending on the yoga body you are registered with. You will need to check the terms with your own professional body and the insurance requirements to be able to teach with your particular insurer.

Required Reading
Please purchase a hard copy of the book ‘Insight Yoga’ by Sarah Powers and Mindfulness by Mark Williams and Danny Penman prior to your course. Second hand copies are a good option too.

Required Viewing
Please view at least one DVD or online course of Paul Grilley’s prior to the course.

Additional Reading
Please also read the additional recommended book list in advance of the course to best prepare for your learning.

All the links are provided in the section under the relevant training you are registering for.

The courses are made up of contact and non contact hours.  Please refer specifically to the course you are signing up for as there may be variations between courses depending where it is being held.

Yin intensive III
The particular requirements for this course are sent to you by email upon registration. There are 2 book reports required for this training and all details are set out clearly for you in the confirmation email.

Post training
If there is insufficient time to complete the assignment prior to the start of the training itself you will have approximately one month to complete the written assignment after the training to be eligible for the 100 hour certification having completed all 3 levels of yin training with Sarah Lo directly.  You may have written consent directly from Sarah Lo to have an extension in exceptional circumstances. The assignment will be explained in full detail during the training, and the exact deadline date will be given to you. Your assignment will need to have demonstrated that you have dedicated the necessary time outside of the teaching hours to show sufficient understanding of your reading and research.

Please read the course description carefully so that you understand what you are signing up for.  The courses are very experiential in nature and there will be a mixture of lectures and practices throughout the day.

We cannot take responsibility for your decision to withdraw from a course should it not be to your liking or understanding.  Much of the work we do in these Yin Yoga Teacher Trainings is self-development work and will require your willingness and commitment to want to learn and practice in this way.

As this is an intensive there will not be the opportunity for any personal mentoring during the course itself, but post study there will be the possibility to arrange a personal mentoring or coaching session with Sarah either through Skype or FaceTime at additional cost, payable directly to Sarah Lo.

No it is not. This Yin Teacher Training incorporates elements from both Paul Grilley’s Anatomy Training and Sarah Powers’ Insight Yoga Training. Sarah Powers’ Teacher Training is a 10 day 100 hour residential course teaching Insight Yoga which covers Buddhist philosophy, deep Psychological enquiry and Mindfulness Meditation and inner methods.

Sarah Lo is a Certified Insight Yoga teacher and has been personally endorsed by Sarah Powers. Much of her teachings on Mindfulness are based on Buddhist philosophy as well as Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy.

Yes Sarah Lo is a registered teacher trainer with Yoga Alliance USA and UK. The trainings are recognised qualifications worldwide. Your hours can be used towards your continuing professional development or education units. You will need to check with your own professional body how to log your hours for advancement.

To obtain a yin yoga certificate of completion for the particular course you are attending, you will need to have attended 100% of the training to comply with yoga alliance requirements, otherwise you will receive a certificate of attendance only for the number of hours attended.

If there is space, it may be possible the day missed when the course is next run or to to have a private session with Sarah or one of her senior assistants via skype or face time in order to make up the time. There would be an additional fee for this. Please write to sarah@sarahlo.co.uk to enquire.

Provided you have maintained your commitment to the course, you will be given an opportunity to resubmit your assignment within a 2 week time frame. All assignments must be submitted directly to Sarah@SarahLo.co.uk

This is a registered teacher training course with Yoga Alliance and is recognised worldwide.