Yin Yoga Training with TJ Maher

The Yoga Space is delighted to team up with T J for this fantastic Yin Yoga Training for 2020. The course will run over 10 days 21st- 30th August.

Submerge yourself into a Yin Yoga Training and learn to share the subtle meditative qualities of this practice. Created from a blend of the ethereal sciences of the East and the material sciences of the West Yin Yoga is all about balance.

This training uses lecture and guided practice to develop a conceptually diverse understanding with extensive first-hand experience.
Yin Yoga brings your awareness through the tissues of your body releasing tension layer by layer. Becoming well versed in Yin Yoga is like being able to apply a deep tissue massage to your body with your mind. Making that experiential connection to all you have heard or read about Chi you can begin to find a new way to experience your body.

This curriculum emphasizes the balance between Eastern (ethereal) and Western (material) sciences. With an in depth exploration of meditation, subtle anatomy and physical anatomy learn to teach the subtle qualities of Yin Yoga. Using lectures and guided practice you will develop your own strategies for teaching and working with students to guide them to listen to their body. The deeper you go with your training and self-exploration the more you can help students learn from their own bodies to create a deep tissue massage with their mind.

*** No previous experience required, this training is suitable for beginners to Yin or Yoga in general, those who just want to deepen their practice and/or for those experienced with Yin or Yoga who want more insight to teach. Please note that in order to teach Yin Yoga and have insurance you either need to have completed a 200 hour Yin Training or 200hr Yoga Teacher Training Course or be studying on a 200 hour training.


46 card Asana Deck (professionally designed and printed)
Newly published book > Yin Nuance: The Tao Of Practicing + Teaching Yin Yoga by TJ Maher (professionally designed and printed)
8 Ebooks based on the lectures
Daily Yin Yoga session
YACEP 100 hour Certification ( see below)
YUJMU Level 1 Certification
Meditation Workshop + Lecture
Breathing Workshop + Lecture
Chakra Workshop + Lecture


Deepen & explore your own Yin Yoga practice
Guide a Yin Yoga class of any duration
Develop & refine Yin Yoga sequences
Set the proper tone & environment for a Yin Yoga class
Instruct private Yin Yoga sessions
Safely cue & adjust a wide array of student needs
Create a safe & supportive space for students
Respond appropriately to student questions


Yin asana [standard 20+ poses]
Tao + Yin Yang Philosophy
Yin Yoga theory + history
Meditation techniques + applications
Muscular/Skeletal Anatomy
Anatomical variation
Joints & Connective Tissue
Yin asana [+15 non-standard poses]
Meridian Channels
Subtle Anatomy
Breathing methods to enhance Yin practice
Organs/Systems of the body
Yin Yoga teaching methodology
Yin Yoga propping and cueing
Yin Yoga sequencing

Daily Schedule:

• 9-930 – Opening Circle + Orientation
• 930-12 – Lecture
– 12-1 – Lunch
• 1-130-Practice (Meditation or Gentle Movement)
• 130-3- Lecture
• 3-4 Discussion or Lecture
• 4-420 – Break (snack/walk)
• 420-530 – Yin Yoga or Zazen

Yin TJ Group
Asana Cards

Your Teacher: TJ Maher

TJ’s Yoga story began when he received a book, the Tao Te Ching, as a gift from his sister 18 years ago. The book poetically explores ideas that resonated with him then and continue to guide him today.

Several years ago TJ’s journeys finally led him back to Taoism via Yin Yoga beginning with Bernie Clark’s 60 hour Yin training in Vancouver. Next, he studied with Corina Benner in her 30 hour Yin training in NYC. After that he found Stephanie Calhoun and took her 100 hour Yin training in New Brunswick. TJ liked Stephanie’s teachings so much he chose to pursue his 200 hour Yoga teacher training with her. From there he continued with her 100 hour Chakra training and 100-hour Restorative Yoga training, completing his 500-hour training in 2015. In November of that year TJ completed a 30-day solitary self-guided meditation retreat at Milarepa Center in Vermont.

With an MFA in art and 6 years as a grade school art teacher, TJ has a deep appreciation for the journey of self-exploration that is essential to learning. That paired with traveling, reading countless books, and over a decade of meditation, TJ decided that the inward journey would be his focus. He began seeking out teachers to deepen his understanding and go beyond the limits he had reached on his own. He took up residence at CAVE in Brooklyn NY, a Butoh Dance and performance space, where he began to study movement with several visiting teachers from Japan. During that time he also began practicing Shaolin Kung Fu and Tai Chi with Sifu Shi Yan Ming, a 34th generation Shaolin Temple monk. Soon after he traveled to San Francisco to study Zen Calligraphy with Kazuaki Tanahashi, a teacher of Zen Buddhism. When possible, TJ also attends lectures and teachings offered by HH The Dalai Lama, including the Kalachakra Mandala teachings that were offered in Washington DC in 2010.

Listen to TJ talking about why you should do a Yin Yoga Training here:

YACEP: this is a Yoga Alliance U.S. accredited course..


Deposit- Reserve your place now: Non Refundable £250


Course Costs

– Earlybird – 1095 UKP ( book before end of May 2020)
– Regular – 1295 UKP 9 after May 2020)
– YINmates (2 students registering together) – 2100 UKP

Mopre info  for this training go to https://www.yujmu.com/yin-yoga/leeds-england