30 hour yin teacher training

c/o David Kim


Yin Yoga is quickly becoming one of the most influential styles of yoga in the world.  A much-needed counterbalance to Power or Vinyasa styles, Yin exercises our body and mind through longer, passive postures that apply gentle stress to our joint tissues via bodyweight and gravity.

This course empowers teachers to move beyond rote verbal cues and aesthetically “pretty” poses, by developing a sharper eye for different body types and a more spacious understanding of asana.  There will be a strong emphasis on Anatomy, highlighting skeletal variations, the role of connective tissue and the nervous system.  An introduction to mindfulness meditation will address the non-physical nature of this profoundly quieting practice. 

What Will We Learn?

  • Theory: How to integrate a Yin approach to “Yang” styles of Yoga (Vinyasa, Power, Ashtanga, etc.).
  • Practice: Fundamental Yin Yoga postures, variations, and sequences
  • Functional Anatomy: focused on skeletal variations, individual body proportions, the role of Fascia and Connective Tissue Research (soft tissue tension vs structural compression)
  • Teaching Skills: How to Understand Bodies instead of memorizing poses, how to step away from the “one-size-fits-all” aesthetics-based instruction
  • Mindfulness: Integrating Mindfulness into Asana Practice

Who Should Take This Training?

  • Yoga Teachers seeking practical, more refined teaching skills
  • Functional Movement-based Teachers
  • Dedicated Yoga Practitioners eager to deepen their personal practice
date & time.

weekend 1 & 2 (online) | July 3-5 & July 10-12 2020
Sessions will be conducted conducted live with David via Zoom.
Friday (7:30-9:30pm) | Saturday (9:00am-1:00pm) | Sunday (9:00am-1:00pm)

weekend 3 (in person @ The Flow Studio, KL) | 14 – 15 November 2020
Sessions will be conducted at The Flow Studio.
9:00am-3:00pm (1 hour lunch break)

The online portion of training will include a daily asana practice, lectures, anatomy studies, sequencing theory, language cues and mindfulness meditation within a closed group of teacher trainees. The in-person weekend will include asana analysis on different body types, applied anatomy, practice teaching and advanced yin practice. 


Weekend 1 & 2 | Online via Zoom

Weekend 3 | The Flow Studio – Bangsar



25 hour online yin teacher training.

If you do not wish to commit to the live weekend, we have the option to complete a: 



Complete weekend 1 & 2 above
PLUS additional online coursework
This involves completing online classes + extra homework assignments graded by David (estimated ~5 hours extra work to be completed in your own time)

your teacher.
DAVID KIM (E-RYT500) is a U.S. based international Senior YogaWorks Teacher Trainer, who teaches both Yin and Vinyasa styles, and has led numerous 200- and 300-Hour Teacher Trainings, workshops and retreats across the globe.  David teaches Yin Yoga in the style of his pioneering mentors Paul & Suzee Grilley. His ongoing anatomy studies include cadaver dissections with fascia pioneers Gil Hedley & Tom Myers, and research updates at international Fascia conferences and functional-movement workshops.  David’s meditation practice is rooted in the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program.
David is a registered Continuing Education provider with Yoga Alliance (USA), and taking this course will allow you to receive 20, 30 or 50 Hours of Continuing Education credit with YA.

I found David to be delightful human being and also an incredibly knowledgeable person. 

His joy and enthusiasm for anatomy is infectious and brought not only a deeper understanding but also entertainment to an otherwise quite dry subject. 

I really appreciated his Yin classes and his lessons in sequencing and options for students.  

I thought that the Facebook group where pictures and writings and additional information was shared to be very helpful and I was also very happy that the class-size was not too huge and we got a lot of individual attention during the course and also during the break times. He was very open to all our questions and took the time share everything he knows with us. 

I would absolutely recommend his YTT to anyone new yogis and experienced ones. 

– petra

As a huge yin yoga enthusiast, the 30 hour Yin Teacher Training was the perfect way to gain more insight into the yin asanas and it’s connection to the human anatomy (without having to be overwhelmed by a full-blown 200 hour teacher training!).

David’s scientific approach to the human body (bone structure, tension vs compression) opened my eyes to how every body is unique, and how the yin practice can be tailored to just about anyone. David was very informative, clear and concise in his teachings, which made things easier to digest and understand.

David’s yin classes were also well thought of and executed. I especially appreciated that The Flow studio was well equipped with the necessary props (e.g. mats, blocks, straps, bolsters), and how David encouraged us to use them to help strengthen our practice.

– jasmine