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Women-Centred Yoga

Yin Yoga holds an important place in the current yoga landscape. You may be drawn to yin for its gentle, nurturing approach, for the range of physical benefits - improved posture, increased functional range and greater ease of movement - or for its underpinning traditions: yoga and traditional Chinese medicine.

Whether you're a yoga teacher seeking to expand your knowledge and offering, or a yin yoga student wanting to delve deeper into the theory and practice, this course is designed for you. 

As in all of our yoga teacher trainings at Eve, we take a women-centred approach. This move away from the standard male-normative paradigm provides a more inclusive, accessible practice for all practitioners, helping to restore much-needed balance.

Course facilitator, Kathy Peterson, is a dedicated and experienced yoga practitioner and teacher. She has explored various yoga lineages and has studied exercised science, Pilates and traditional Chinese medicine. Combining her extensive knowledge and experience with a passion for sharing yoga (and helping others to share it too), Kathy will support you to learn, grow and fall more in love with yoga.

Next Course starts August 2024


Techniques, Teaching Methodology and Practice

  • The principles of Yin Yoga

  • The yin poses, including their application, benefits and modifications

  • Student-centred teaching - let go of a one-size-fits-all approach, and learn to engage with the humans on the mat right in front of you

Anatomy & Physiology

  • Key anatomy and physiology principles for healthy, functional movement and poses

  • Yin tissues, in particular fascia and fascia trains. We'll explore its role, how it responds to tension and compression, and the application of yin yoga to support healthy fascia function.

  • Anatomical and physiological features of the female body, understanding different life stages of women, and how these affect hormones, energy and physiology. We explore how yin yoga can support women’s overall wellbeing throughout different life stages

  • Teaching different bodies (ie. ALL bodies) in a compassionate and respectful way, and understanding structural deviations and how this pertains to yin yoga

History and Philosophy

  • The history of yin yoga

  • Principles of Traditional Chinese medicine, including Yin Yang Theory, 5 Element Theory and the meridians

  • Teaching from yoga philosophy whilst honouring the roots of TCM


Sequencing, Ritual and Holding Space

  • The art of sequencing a yin class with attention to poses, energetics and theming

  • Holding a safe, non-judgmental, warm space for your students


Centring Women

  • Consider how women-centred teaching and practice may differ from the common offerings today.

  • Explore the opportunities and challenges of centring women’s experience in our teaching whilst also accommodating male students, rather than the other way around.


This course is structured in 2 x 3 day modules, in person over two weekends.

at our Brunswick studio (171 Sydney Road, Brunswick)

Next course 
Module 1:  August 30,31 & September 1
Module 2: September 6, 7 & 8

Note: 100% attendance is required to gain Yoga Alliance® certification


$1250 (inc. GST)

Eve YTT graduates pay $995.

A non-refundable deposit of $500 is required within 7 days, upon acceptance into the course. The balance is due one week before the course commences.


Is this course for women only?

Like all things Eve, this course is for women and nonbinary people.

Are there any assessment tasks in this course?

In order to gain certification, the following are required:

  • Attendance for the full duration of all sessions

  • Submission of a 60 minute class plan, within one month of the end of the course, demonstrating your understanding and application of the course content.

There are several short quizzes woven throughout the training, to help solidify your learning.

Does this course prepare me to only teach women?

No. This course presents a women-centred approach that suits women-only AND general class environments. The principles apply while teaching across the gender spectrum.

What if I need to cancel my enrolment?

Should you need to cancel your enrolment prior to the start date, your payment may be held and used towards a future training (to be used within 24 months).​

After the course has started, no credit will be issued for cancellations.

No refunds will be provided.

What if Eve Studio cancels the course?

In the exceptional circumstance under which Eve Studio may cancel the course, you will receive a full refund, or the opportunity to transfer your enrolment to a future training (to be used within 24 months).
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