⭐️Level 2 has helped a lot with strengthening my recall of the meridian pathways – the acupressure points chart, the meridian tracing exercise, and the 3D images with the muscles layered on top were all such useful learning tools. The live practicums were thought provoking as usual and it was interesting to delve deeper into the poses that we learned in Level 1 – I especially enjoyed experimenting with the longer belt. The practice that you guided us through on the last day of training was also a highlight of Level 2 training for me as I loved that we had freedom to explore within the structure and space you held for us.
Jessica – March 2023
⭐️The training was wonderful. Helped me to revisit and bed in better the Level 1 learning, to fully appreciate how that learning extended into the Level 2 teachings and how I could extend my Yin Yoga teaching offer. The deeper mindfulness practices, the additional meridian study, the more nuanced somatic and subtle energy work, the further study of fascia and anatomy, it was all fascinating, insightful and inspiring.
⭐️I love teaching Yin Yoga. As I gently step into sharing the practice, I feel so supported and empowered by my training so far. I get such lovely feedback from my Yinsters, as I like to call them. Better than that though, I can see how their Yin Yoga practice supports them, lets them be in their bodies, how it nourishes them, how it empowers them. That more than anything inspires me to keep training, keep studying, keep exploring and doing all that I can to be an excellent Yin Yoga teacher.
⭐️I am so looking forward to Level 3. In the meantime, I will most definitely be enjoying and studying the classes, lectures and manual much more.
I would also love to sign up for the Level 4 waitlist, if that’s possible.
With gratitude and metta,
Emma – March 2023
⭐️Seriously recommend! The course materials are expertly presented with an fascinating depth of knowledge. The journey with Sarah Lo has transformed my practice, my yoga offerings, my health and my direction! Love it! 🧘🏻♀️🧘🏻♀️
The content of the course is brilliant and it has really helped me to go deeper into the meridians and integrate them with the postures.
⭐️This is has been an even more amazing journey than level 1.
I’m soooooo happy!
Learnt a lot from different assistants and students, the atmosphere has been great, no judgemental, always empowering, I have loved the listening experiences, it’s so important and the first meditation in silence looking the other into the eyes was so powerful. The material is large and very well organised and has made me want to go deeper. Somatic, vagus nerve, breath.
⭐️Thank you for your mindful teaching and sharing your passion and knowledge of yin yoga. I found level 2 really integrated everything so when i am practising and soon teaching I can understand the asanas in relation to organic, muscles, meridians and of course fascia. I will continue my learning hopefully in the same mindful way that you have embedded in me. See you on Level 3 & 4.
⭐️Brilliant course, again, learnt and loved it so much. hope to see you all again soon … can’t wait for level 3 and hopefully level 4 too. bye bye yinsters much love xx
⭐️Sarah’s course has resonated with me more than any other yoga courses I have engaged on thus far, because of the inclusivity. I always had the mindset that I would not be able to partake in a yoga teacher training course because of my scoliosis, or my failure to adequately do certain postures, or being inflexible in some areas of my body, believing this might hinder my ability to teach in some way. I can now see that this was clearly just impostor syndrome. Sarah’s course offered me another way of thinking. The core premise of the training was to note how different our bodies all are- and this gave me so much joy. Knowing that there wasn’t something unusual about me- but that we are all unique and different anatomically, has given me the confidence to share my love of Yin with others and I hope this will be the start of a lifelong journey where I continue to spread my love of the practice with the world and be a part of the chain where the knowledge and insight continues to be shared.
Becci – March 2023
⭐️I learned much more than I had anticipated , not just around the postures , adaptations , skeletal variations , meridian lines and organ pairings but so much around the mindfulness – all of which I will share in my assignment .
⭐️Thank you again for all your work in providing such a comprehensive and supportive teaching course.
Sally – January 2023
⭐️Yin and the course
When I decided to enrol for this course I was unsure, I wasn’t a teacher, I had practiced yin mostly as an autodidactic, I felt as an imposter. Now I know I was in the right place at the right time, I’ve felt seen, heard, accepted. Through yin and mindfulness I’ve learnt to pay attention differently. Awareness gives me the surplus’s time I needed to calm my nervous system, balance my emotions, recognising, accepting them as they are. I’m strengthening my attention, my concentration, my interoception. Choosing the positions I need at one moment, trusting my body, not caring about how I look like, it’s freeing me up from the need of being perfect, comparing and being afraid of other’s judgement. Feeling humble, using a beginner’s mind has stimulated my curiosity, my equanimity and my self compassion.This training has pushed me out my comfort zone: I’ve given space to mine own emotions instead of numbing them to make space to others’.
⭐️The course has been massively enriching and has absolutely changed my view of how I approach my yoga practice and also how I lead yoga sessions. I am very grateful to have been able to participate in the training. I enjoyed the structure and appreciated all the videos. Thank you!
⭐️I am happy to report my weekly Yin Yoga Sessions, (which started when a local teacher asked me to cover her class) have blossomed with up to 12 people joining regularly, as I live rurally, this is amazing! The feedback on how the Yin Yoga practice has effected my students lives, ie: more easeful movement, more comfortable in their body, shoulder pain & back pain relieved, better sleeping and feeling peaceful etc…..has inspired me to dive deeper and continue explore this healing yoga practice.
I am very much looking forward to joining you and your team for the Yin Yoga Teacher Training in March 2023
⭐️First of all, I would like to take the opportunity to thank you and your whole team for those wonderful 5 weeks. The course was very insightful, professional, and very well organised.
⭐️“Over the years which have passed, my ego has taken a side step, no longer showing off how deep I can fold, but the mindfulness aspect just didn’t click … until I enrolled on this Level 1 Yin Yoga course and began read the book ‘Mindfulness for the busy mind. The course was transformational for me, and where Sarah interweaved the mindfulness techniques within the physical postures, the real Yin emerged in front of me like a blossoming flower.
For me, the anatomy I have learned from this course has been transformative in my own practice and how I teach others.”
.⭐️“This training has provided an evidence-based foundation that will give me extra confidence in my delivery encouraging safety, choice to move, choice to come out of a posture and the use of props depending on range of movement. Being responsive and responsible for levels of dis-ease, discomfort and pain and the freedom to make self-directed changes will help students feel empowered. Self-agency is key.”
⭐️This training has provided a clear overview and practical insight into Yin Yoga that I will be taking forward in my practice and teaching.
The Yin mindfulness work has built on this foundation by allowing a deeper range of tools for facilitating a mindful approach. Adopting a mindful enquiry process has offered me further layers, language and dimensions that will enrich my technique. Examples of this include the way Sarah Lo, provided ideas for settling students including cues to help aid non-judgment and the management of intrusive thoughts, investigative enquiry, and the relationship with self, tracking sensations and a greater confidence to explore more deeply the inner workings of the body using interoceptive awareness. Alongside this, the use of readings, quotes and poetry was valuable as another stimulus to ease students into a different mental state and stabilise the mind.
Student March 2022
⭐️Thank you so much for your wonderful teachings on this course. I enjoyed it immensely and am finding it impacting not only my practice, my teaching but my life in general.
⭐️I have done mindfulness facilitators trainings which complement my sensory integration formation as an occupational therapist. I have also practiced weight training in a mindful way, which helps me maintain a safe posture and always tells me about my healthy limits. However, in my experience, other yoga practices I have participated in, the emphasis has always been on breath and stretching my body trying to adopt the “right posture”. As a person who has shortenings due to weight training in the past, I had a tendency to try so hard to adopt the posture that did not focus mindfully on my body, my abilities, my feelings and my anatomy. Therefore, the sense that Sarah’s manner to teach Yin Yoga in such presence and mindfulness, has been such a relief and eye opening. I am very grateful to have gone through this training, as it has allowed me to integrate mind, body and soul into my yoga practice.
⭐️I really resonate with Yin yoga, and the way that Sarah teaches is robust in terms of evidence-based practice, merging the spiritual, physical and emotional areas.
⭐️I can conclude that this training has been life changing. I am very grateful to my friend who recommended Sarah’s training. I am also very grateful to all the facilitators and their ability to reach not just my brain and body, but my emotional and spiritual growth.
It has been a real pleasure and blessing.
⭐️Thank you so much for this amazing opportunity to assist you on this wonderful course. It has been so good to see how much you have adapted and most definitely improved the learning experience for the participants with this format. It was amazing before but now it is so much clearer with the videos and lectures. It allows more space and time for the learning to absorb. I have truly enjoyed watching these lectures and deepening my understanding further.
⭐️V grateful for the course it was just what I needed, v complete and with the bits of information that I needed to keep my inspiration alive and building the understanding of this complexity of the human being!
⭐️I am very much enjoying the level 1 training, it is truly transformative!
⭐️Thanks so much for the quality of the teaching. It has been a blessing to do this work at this time
⭐️I just wanted you to know how much I’m enjoying this course. I am just about managing to watch all the recordings and do the practices provided and read the relevant articles as part of our homework. What I’ve learned so far is certainly going to be changing the way I teach my yin yoga and the understanding I’m gaining about anatomy will be impacting how I teach my hatha class, particularly when it comes to ‘alignment’.
The only concern I have is will I retain enough of all this information and knowledge to get me through and pass the course!…
I will keep an eye on your authentic and rigorous trainings. There are many weak teacher trainings on offer right now due to the ease of online attendance, and so I am careful to seek out the best.
⭐️I simply can’t thank you enough for such a wonderful experience. I have throughly enjoyed the format, it being online, receiving the lectures ahead of time and this allowing for more practice time when in the ‘live’ sessions with you. I feel that with the online format I learn even better as I am in my own environment, no ‘stressful’ travel before and after, break time is in your own environment and no additional costs incurred really works for me! I still felt the connection strongly to you, the assistants and the fellow course participants.
On this note I am now off to secure one of your final slots for level 3 online in November! I am so excited by this!!!!
I always feel quite emotional after the course ends as I love it so much.
You are truly an inspiration Sarah. I aspire to inspire like this too!
⭐️thank you so much for your time reading my words as I know time is precious. I really appreciate you and your approach to your wisdom & the way you are sharing it! I am amazed and grateful for you as a teacher and guide, lighthouse to those who are lost in the sea of confusion and darkness… I have came across a lot of teachers and not all of them took their time and you do and I want you to know that I see that!
- Overall I can’t even express how grateful I am for your course, Sarah, you have a way of sharing your knowledge and wisdom that I haven’t experienced with any other teacher yet. This first part of the Yin Yoga Teacher Training was already like a little personal transformation and I really can’t wait for the next two levels to take place, to deepen my knowledge even further. I also would like to address that the reading list you provide is great and allows me even to get into in-depth of the topics I would love to learn even more about. Thank you so much for making such amazing courses and sharing your light with us.
Claudia – February 2021
⭐️You are an exceptional and inspiring teacher Sarah and I am very keen to sign up to level 2 Yin Yoga with you in July depending on feedback and if I pass this level one training.
⭐️It was wonderful to have met and experienced your wisdom and teachings at such a challenging time in my life they will stay with me always in my heart.
Joanne, March 2021
⭐️I can not praise the course enough in terms of the way it was organised, run and presented. Although we were learning from our homes around the world, there was still a real sense of connection between the students.
⭐️It has been incredibly helpful having a manual to use alongside the delivery of the course. The break-out rooms for exploration of postures and to discuss props and anatomy were incredibly helpful and helped underpin topics covered each day. Pippa, March 2021
⭐️Yin yoga has radically change my life for the better and in this dark moments of my life is a place of refuge, of deep peace, letting go of emotions by allowing then to have a space I am learning to let be even in deep sorrow. I feel incredibly honoured to have been able to attend your course especially during my grieving journey as it has giving me the tools to cope better, a life lesson I will never forget. Natalia, March 2021
⭐️The anatomical teachings in the course came to build on my original TT however this time with more depth as I feel I needed the first to build on with the second a further understanding to take to the students. The real work in this came to me with the building up of support through bolsters, bricks and cushions – to enhance the sensations, depending on the skeletal structure. I was already using them to some extent but the learning came essentially in watching you demonstrate variations and then in the breakout sessions with so many different bodies and shapes and muscular or ligamental worries or issues. There will always be more and different issues that students will bring to a class but having this varied base is fantastic work from as a broad spectrum.
Alexandra – February 2021
⭐️Dear Sara ,
Yesterday I taught my first yin yoga class via zoom. I have to thank you because after our first training day with you I immédiat said to my husband : see how it is possible to transmit something even by zoom.
it was very much like being in your class in person. this means yours essence travels through. And yesterday I felt ready too and the class very beautiful . I had students from paris but from newyork and LA too ( that I knew from previous workshops I did there )
So thank you very much. It means a lot , teaching again .
I signed for level 2 and will for all the workshops .
Thank you Sara
Sam – February 2021
⭐️I can’t thank you enough for the wonderful course, it was even more than I could have dreamed of. I absolutely loved it being online and in so many ways it enhanced the experience for me. So much so I have already booked onto Level 2, have started the recommended reading and I am very much looking forward to joining you again in July.
Thank you to you and all of the fabulous assistants.
Clare, January 2021
⭐️wonderful day Sarah – wish I could spend everyday like today – you are truly an amazing teacher 🙏♥️🙏
know lovely really quite surreal but I felt it too 🙏
⭐️You are such a beautiful gift to the world and feel so happy I chose this training with you – my first online training as I’m very much about real life, energy / feelings but this experience really has proved as you say that transference can be felt online and learning live online is real – much love and rest well – sooo looking forward to next Saturday Sarah ♥️🙏😘🕊💫
⭐️Wow!!! I can’t thank you enough for the most fabulous 4 week course. It was so much more than I could have ever imagined!
⭐️I have wanted to delve into Yin for a while and had a different Yin course rearranged and cancelled twice due to COVID which lead me to finding you by searching online. I now know that this was what was meant to be 😍
It has been a truly nourishing learning journey…. I know this is only the beginning and I will definitely be booking level 2 now 🤩
As you sat reading the final poem I had tears rolling down my face. I will truly miss seeing you all every Saturday. The whole experience has been enhanced due to ‘lockdown’ and for that I am truly grateful.
It has given me a real focus and I can say that I used this time very wisely!!
Many thanks to you and your assistants and you will be seeing me again real soon. 🧘🏻♀️🙏🏻☺️
⭐️Thank you again for an absolutely wonderful and revelatory training course. Please see attached for my required assignment.
I very much look forward to training again with you in the future.
Emily, Doctor of Medicine
In my career as a doctor I have gone through many years of training in anatomy and physiology, and experienced training wholly centred on the concepts of singular states of healthy versus unhealthy anatomy. Healthy anatomy was learned as a body consisting of a series of static named parts, and unhealthy anatomy was learned as dysfunction stemming from malformation, injury, wear and tear. These issues were viewed as disorders which had recommended treatments that must be prescribed in order to achieve functional normality. Through this yin yoga training course, in particular the anatomy demonstrations of Paul Grilley, I have for the first time been presented with normal human skeletal variation in specimens presented side by side. The variety in normality was astounding, but made absolute sense; up until now, I had been treating the ideas of health and functionality as rigid concepts, without appreciating the spectrum that clearly exists between us.
Through my yoga practice to date in ashtanga and hatha schools I have been focussed on the maxim that all asanas are possible for all bodies with enough time and practice. Because of this, I have often come away from sessions feeling frustrated and upset, comparing myself constantly to others. I have found the evidence presented on the course, demonstrating that this is not in fact true, and that it is perfectly normal for our individual limits to differ, incredibly humbling. This I think has been the most beneficial element of my yin yoga training. Through my personal practice I have become more in tune with the abilities of my body and am now able to better recognise when taking a pose is impeded by muscular tone, strength and length that can be developed, and when I have reached my anatomical limit. I have also become more aware of where muscle strength is needed to achieve more stability in my poses. The back bends that I have always enjoyed and felt proud of in my yang yoga practice I now view with more awareness and recognise although I have the ‘room’ in my spine to achieve these poses, I need to build more muscular strength in my back to hold them safely and to get the most benefit from my yin practice. I am humbled by the abilities I do have, and rather than forcing and straining my body in to poses that are more difficult for me, I instead use this as an opportunity to treat myself with compassion, tune in to my body to find where movement can be developed, and honour the edges at which I must find acceptance in that this is as far as I can go.
With my students this knowledge has been the most important part for me to pass on. I now spend some time at the beginnings of classes to briefly introduce the concepts of functional yoga and encourage them to use this knowledge to promote a more introspective approach to their practice, rather than looking round the room and comparing to others.
My experience of meridians to date has been limited to acupuncture therapy that I had tried for neck and back pain. I had not had a particularly good experience with my acupuncturist and was therefore sceptical about this approach. Interestingly, I think because of my travels in India and affinity for ayurvedic medicine, I was a lot more comfortable with the concepts of chakras and nadis for therapy and for manipulation through yogic practice, but struggled to see the synergies with meridian theory. Through Sarah’s description of the similarities between the traditional Indian and Chinese medicinal foundations, this gave me the space and opportunity to revisit meridians with a fresh and open mind.
A very powerful moment of the course for me was my first explorations of the kidney and bladder sequence. In the session itself and the following week practicing in my own time, I experienced intense releases of fear and anxiety which I had not realised I had been holding on to. I was also astounded when Sarah asked in the third session for us to reflect on the emotions we had felt after practicing the liver sequence, and I realised that I had experienced rushes of frustration that were surprising for me at the time, but were expected as they were an emotion heavily linked to the liver meridian. The practical exploration of yin yoga sequences were therefore very useful elements of this course for me, as it gave me direct experience of the emotional releases connected to the meridians in question.
In my teaching over the last month, I have been using my sessions as opportunities to explain the meridians in my own words, and listen to student feedback; however, I have chosen to do this at the end of each class, drawing on the positive experience I had when Sarah did this. After a long kidney/bladder sequence, one of my students explained how they had been drawn to tears and had found the session immensely cathartic. After I explained about the emotional qualities of the meridians we had been working on, my student fed back that this was really helpful and that they were inspired to explore the meridians further. I have reflected greatly on how the practice of yin yoga is a practical way for both myself and my students to really see, and feel, the meridian channels in action.
Linking together mindfulness, anatomy and the meridians has deepened both my yin and yang yoga practices, by facilitating a much more introspective view on my practice. I am so much more aware of the day to day fluctuations in my body, mind and emotions that have an impact on how my breath and body moves, and am able to use this knowledge to choose the best sequences and styles to meet my needs on that day. I am also so much more forgiving of the changes in my body that mean poses achievable on one day are not on another, and rather than frowning and being frustrated with myself, I accept this with a smile. For my students, I am so pleased to be able to introduce to them a totally holistic and person-centred approach to yoga, which for many I believe will be their first experiences of such a practice.
⭐️Having attended your Level 1, 2 & 3 face to face, assisted L1 & L2 face to face and now having assisted your L1 & L2 online and currently attending Level 3 online I have to say that in many ways the student is getting more! I initially resisted online learning because I didn’t think the quality could compete with face to face but you were one of the teachers who took their time to get it right before launching. I’ve watched you develop your trainings (as a receiver and behind the scenes) and I have to congratulate you because I really do feel I am getting more time to digest the lectures, I can practice the practicums multiple times, there is less opportunity to go off track as you are focused on the subject in hand and in the live sessions we still get the opportunity to do all the breakouts, build a community and cover the important bits that would have been lost. I also like how you give us a timeframe to work to so that we can keep on track and not fall behind – I know some trainings that allow a loose schedule and many of my peers end up not finishing because they lose motivation. Honestly I am so blessed to be your student. Thank you for all the effort, time and expertise you offer us with care and compassion. xx
⭐️I’ve just finished the 3D anatomy lecture on pelvis, still points video this afternoon. The online lectures , videos and practicum are just outstanding.
I have completely embraced these online trainings as I wouldn’t have had the opportunity to travel abroad for a week at a time to train with Sarah Lo at this point with family life.
Grateful for your re-imagining of yoga trainings on many levels 🙏.
⭐️Thank you Sarah and all the wonderful assistants! I’ve loved the training and I think this format has worked really well (having done level 1 in person). I have a bit of a hunger for learning, so am sure I will see/meet you all again 🙂 Take care everyone and all the very best with your Yin Yoga journeys xxxx
⭐️A massive thank you Sarah and amazing assistance, I loved every bit of this course. See you all for level 3 in November, lots of love and gratitude, Preferred format of Level 2 x
⭐️Loved the format of this level.
⭐️I liked this training setting with the lectures sent ahead and the weekends focusing on the practice! Thank you so much for the beautiful training and knowledge your transmit.
⭐️I loved level 2 format.
⭐️The assistants were very helpful, amazing team work ladies x
⭐️Thank you Sarah and team! I’ve learned so much and am grateful for all of the knowledge being shared.
⭐️ I preferred doing it over 2 weekends too. I’ve enjoyed the extra videos.It gives you more time to absorb the info especially when working all week. The lectures on level 2 are great.
⭐️Absolutely loved this level 2 training. Can’t thank you Sarah and team enough for the experience. I do like the online training as it feels more relaxed in your own environment, no travel etc
⭐️Sarah you’ve been there all this year for me with your wisdom and amazing trainings x forever grateful and thank you from the bottom of my heart I really don’t think you realise the beautiful loving impact you have on us – and the practices you taught us today
⭐️I have enjoyed the online training, It feels more personal, than when in a room with a large number of people.