Yin Yoga: The Functional Approach

with Paul Grilley

From internationally acclaimed yoga master teacher, Paul Grilley, this new “Functional Approach” online program combines Paul’s expertise in Yoga Anatomy and Yin Yoga. This is a comprehensive certification program designed to deepen your understanding of the practice of Yin Yoga.


For Beginners:  Learn the underlying essentials of a safe and effective yoga practice that will make you an informed student, knowledgeable of your own body, it’s abilities and limits and able to get the most from any teacher and any style of yoga you choose to practice.

For Dedicated Yoga Students:  Learn about the Archetypal Poses, Target Areas and the specific anatomical attributes of every pose and pose variation.  Learn to recognize the difference between muscular tension and skeletal compression and how those key concepts inform the safety and effectiveness of every pose you will ever do.

For Yoga Teachers:  Gain insight into teaching and communication techniques that will enable you to effectively blend individual and whole-class instruction, empower your students and their practices and encourage the safest and most effective poses and variations.

This program contains over 20 hours of video content. It includes the following:

  • Yin Yoga Anatomy Workshop. A 12-hour, in-depth workshop examining it definitive detail the 7 archetypal poses and their variations, the 24 target areas of the body, and the essential anatomical aspects of each Yin Yoga Pose.

  • Practice Builder. 8 hours of practice material! Our exclusive tool that allows you to create and save your own custom practice sequences, as well as to select from the 8 practices created by Paul Grilley.

    - Choose from every Yin Yoga pose to make your own sequences.

    - Choose the length of time to hold each pose: 2,3, or 4 minutes.

    - Easily create and save an unlimited number of your own practices.

    - Design Practices based on TIME – 20, 35, 45, 60, 75 minutes, etc.

  • 8 Paul Grilley practices- 8 practices for 8 different situations designed by Paul Grilley.

  • Study Guide. A downloadable, 100+ page illustrated study guide with every major point in the program for your anytime reference. 

  • Certificate of Completion. Following a successful Completion Exam, you will receive a Certificate of Completion from Pranayama.

  • 20 Hours Yoga Alliance CEU Credits

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I was honored to be there for part of the filming, and I’m happy to be able to share this program with the yoga community. We hope that The Functional Approach will become required viewing for all Yin Yoga teacher trainings and Yoga teacher trainings in general.

For more details about this program, please click here:

Yin Yoga Training Program