Yin Yoga Teacher Training RYS 200hrs

Anatomy & Energetic Body

Certified 200hrs. Yin Yoga Teacher Training, by Hellen van der Harten (E-RYT 500)

START January 2023

Free Introduction session

Learn about the training, get to know Hellen and ask all your questions about the training in the upcoming introduction session. This session is the perfect moment to find out of this training is the right choice for you.


8 Januari, 2023
16.00 – 17.30hrs
Tula Bos en Lommer

Introduction to the 200 hrs. yin yoga teacher training - Free e-book

This yoga training is right for you!

This training is designed for all yogis who want to deepen their understanding of the Yin Yoga practice.
You will get the most out of this training if you can identify with at least one of the three questions below:

1.    I practice Yin Yoga, and want to learn more about it for my own practice.

2.   I want to become a yoga teacher and Yin Yoga is the yoga style I like the most.

3.   I’m already a yoga teacher, and want to add more Yin to my offerings

Why you want to choose this Yin Yoga Teacher Training?

Tula Yoga Amsterdam - Yogadocent Hellen van der Harten

     You will learn from Hellen van der Harten, our highly experienced lead trainer who has the reputation of delivering incredible new Yin teachers every training.

     We keep the group small so you receive ultimate personal attention and we can create an optimal learning environment.

     The training has a strong focus on anatomy. This is the back bone of a safe yin yoga practice for you and your students in the future. By understanding the human body you can guide your students to their personal needs and abilities.

     After completing the training you can register as Yoga Alliance Certified teachers – 200hrs. training.


Besides the already impressive content of the training we offer you additional bonuses.
These extra’s are for those who can’t get enough of all the yoga experiences in the training.
When you sign up for the training you receive:

   Multiple interesting Masterclasses from experts in their field (read below)

   Access to over 40 digital instruction videos and lectures from Hellen

   Extra hours of teaching practice in the studio, under guidance of certified yoga teachers.

    Massive discount on your Tula Yogastudio’s membership

Limited spots available

As you can read above we keep the number of participants low to ensure a high quality training.

Every year between 12-18 yogis are admitted to join this course, and we do so after receiving the registration forms.
Please click to button below to register for the training and begin your personal yoga journey at Tula.

Training days 2023

10 weekends | 200hrs.
January : 20, 21, & 22
February : 3, 4 & 5
March : 3, 4 & 5 | 17, 18, & 19 | 31
April: 1 & 2 | 14, 15 & 16 | 28, 29 & 30
May: 12, 13 & 14 | 26, 27 & 28
June: 10 & 11 (exam day)

Investment (in yourself)

Early Bird: €2.200
   ⤿ until December 1st
Regular Rate: €2.400

Elena (2020) “For me was a life changing process. Among other things, it really brought me into a big revolution in my life that made me realise what my essence is made of, as well as getting to know what my mission in life is and passion for it.”

Carina (2020) “I am very glad I gave myself this present of diving deeper into Yin Yoga. The training is very complete, I learned a lot and really love the functional approach of teaching. I feel very confident to teach yin with everything experienced throughout this teacher training.”

Stefanie (2018) “The Yin Yoga Teacher Training with Hellen provided the foundation for one of the best, most transformative years of my life. I gained a new appreciation for the human body and learned to notice the subtle differences in my own body, thanks to Hellen’s deep knowledge of anatomy and passion for yoga teaching. If you are thinking of doing a teacher training, you are in the best of hands with Hellen.”

Christine (2017)  “A great teacher training, where Hellen takes you by the hand and shares all her (considerable!) knowledge of yin yoga with you. You start with the postures and anatomy en slowly deeper layers are added, layers of the emotional en energetic body. These 10 months really give you the time and opportunity to experience yin yoga and the beautifull things it can bring.”

Vanessa (2016)  “Looking for a Yin Yoga teacher training? Look no further as you have the best training right here in front of you… Hellen is extremely knowledgeable, excellent teacher and very diligent and as if that wasn’t enough, she has a great sense of humor and is very down to earth. Under her expert guidance you are sure to get the best quality in the most effective way.“

Your Trainers

Details of the training

Anatomy and physiology

  • Skeletal variations and their importance in teaching yoga (tension versus compression)
  • Target area’s and functional analysis of the asanas
  • 14 skeletal segments, 10 muscle groups, 7 archetypal asanas
  • Leg/torso mandala (functional approach of yoga)
  • Anatomy of the upper body
  • Organs in relation to meridians
  • Fascia Theory/Myofascia release

Asana Practice

  • Yin yoga asanas (20 main Yin yoga and upper body asanas)
  • Analysis of the Yin yoga asanas
  • Counterposes and movements
  • Meditation Postures
  • Yang yoga sequences
  • Assisted yin yoga practice


  • The learning prescription (Shravana, Manana, Nididhyasa)
  • Underlying principles (tattvas) of yin yoga
  • Understanding yin yoga versus yang yoga
  • History of yin yoga and the theory of exercise
  • Patanjali: The eight limbs of Yoga
  • Meditation
  • Sources and functions of Chi
  • Meridian Theory
  • Chakra Theory
  • Pranayama practices for Yin

Teaching Methodology

  • How to teach yin yoga and sequencing in yin yoga (from anatomical point of view)
  • Learn to communicate effectively the value of yin yoga 
(function & aesthetics)
  • Responsibilities and ethics of a yoga teacher
  • Modifications, adjustments and appropriate use of props

Your total investment for the Yin Teacher Training depends on the pricing option you select. These prices do not include VAT, nor will this be added, since TULA is a registered vocational institute at CRKBO.

Pricing options

Early Bird € 2.200,-
⤿ paid before December 1st

Normal € 2.400,-

Class assistant

In every training we have one spot for a class assistant. An assistant helps the trainer with preparing the room for every training day, and to make sure the room and studio are neat when the training day is finished. As class assistant you receive a 20-class card (€230) in exchange. If you’re interested to become the assistant please send us an email.

your 5 steps to start this teacher training

1.   Carefully read the terms & agreements
2.   Fill in the registration form online
          ⤿ You’ll receive a confirmation and invoice
3.   Complete the (deposit) payment to secure your spot
          ⤿ You’ll receive a confirmation
4.   You will receive more detailed practical information about the training
5.   Start studying the reading material

Since the capacity of TULA trainings is limited we advise to apply early.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us. Our email is hello@tulayogastudios.nl.
We are looking forward to hearing from you!

Want to learn more about the training in person?
Please join one of the free introduction sessions with Hellen in the studio » New dates will be available soon



If you want to start studying before the start of the training we advise to go for Paul Grilley or Bernie Clark.

After this training, will I be ready to start as a yoga teacher?
When you’ve completed this training and have received the TULA certificate we trust you to be a capable yoga teacher. You’ve learned all the basic principles to provide a wonderful class, so you’re ready to teach. However, if this is your first training you will notice that there’s so much more to learn that doesn’t fit into one 200hour training. Therefore you can see your first training as a strong foundation to build on.

How many training days may be missed?
Of course we prefer you don’t miss a day, but if it happens you may miss two training days. When you miss more you can choose to book private yoga classes with the lead trainers. When you’ve missed to many days you can’t receive a certificate.

How much study time can I expect?
Besides the training days and joining yoga classes you may expect about 2 hours of studying per week.

I don’t think I want to become a yoga teacher, is that okay?
It certainly is. Usually halve of the participants join this training to strengthen and deepen their own practice. That’s totally fine. It will give you great personal insights as well, besides all the yoga information.

How can I know if this yoga teacher training is right for me?
We always advise to join one of the free introduction sessions at TULA, but also at other yoga studios. It’s very important that you feel a connection with the teacher(s) and the studio. If the feeling is not right you won’t enjoy the full potential of the training. We wrote a blog article about choosing the right yoga teacher training (in Dutch) that might be helpful > blog

Hellen created this 200 hours Teacher Training in such a way that it gives you frequent training weekends, but also time to digest the things you learned. In between every training weekend you’ll have two or three weeks to practice what you’ve learned and study for the upcoming weekend.

Besides the training days you will need to make time to practice and study (homework)

Daily Schedule

Friday 18:30 – 21:30
Saturday 10.00 – 18:00
Sunday 10.00 – 18:00

Lunchbreak 13:00-14:00
(lunch is not included)

Training days

January : 20, 21, & 22
February : 3, 4 & 5
March : 3, 4 & 5 | 17, 18, & 19 | 31
April: 1 & 2 | 14, 15 & 16 | 28, 29 & 30
May: 12, 13 & 14 | 26, 27 & 28
June: 10 & 11 (exam day)

Yin Teacher Training e-book

Benefits of Yin Yoga in your daily life

Yin Yoga and Mindfulness are inseparable and are excellent tools which can help us to stay here and now and reduce the stress response.
When you stay longer in a Yin pose, you create space where you can recognise your reactive thinking patterns, let them be and investigate them with loving kindness and self-compassion. You can see your thoughts and emotions as waves in the ocean of your consciousness. It helps you to get out of the vicious circle of repetitive thinking and to find peace again.

Yin Yoga is a slow-paced approach practice where poses are held for a longer period of time in a relaxed way, up to 5 minutes or more. The practice requires little muscle engagement, which helps develop physical relaxation and flexibility. The real challenge of Yin Yoga lies in the ability to remain still and stay mindful and present with what comes up during the poses.

Yin Yoga is a method that teaches you to let go and surrender, to slow down and stop identifying with the streams of thoughts and emotions, cultivating a deeper state of relaxation.

On the physical level, Yin Yoga targets bones, joints and connective tissues. It’s not about how the pose looks (aesthetic) but about what we feel (function), which makes the Yin Yoga approach very liberating.

On the energetic level, Yin Yoga reconnects with its roots of Taoist yoga, and uses the ancient map and modern theory of the meridian system, the long holds in Yin Yoga restore harmony in the subtle body by stimulating the chi (energy) in the channels that run through the connective tissues.

This Yin Yoga Teacher Training program will give you a deep understanding of how the body functions physically and energetically. You will be able to see and respond to people, their bodies, and their potential. Moreover, you will learn about: bones, muscles, fascia, joints, movements, organs and connective tissue, chakra’s, chi, meridians and meridian pathways, pranayama and meditation.

With this knowledge, you will be able to create personalised and therapeutic Yin Yoga classes suited for everyone’s physical and energetic needs. You can register as certified 200-hrs. Yoga Teacher at Yoga Alliance after successfully completing this training.

Your Trainers

Your Trainers

We proudly present the lead teacher of this Yin Yoga Teacher Training, Hellen van der Harten.
Hellen is one of the senior and highly experienced teachers at TULA. Her vast knowledge of Anatomy, Myofascial Release, Chakra and Meridian theory is incredible. For many years Hellen has been teaching Yin Yoga and Teacher Trainings and therefore we are delighted that she agreed to teach her training at TULA. Expect Hellen to be very serious about teaching, but she does this with a warm heart and a lot of passion. Besides Hellen you will have masterclasses from multiple guest teachers who will teach about their specialty.
With this amazing team of experts you will enjoy a highly inspiring training.

Hellen van der Harten


“My life as an independent filmmaker and mother of two children was quite hectic. Very yang-like. I used to do a lot of gymnastics to keep in shape and my first (power) Yoga class at the Gym was accidental. It wasn’t the best experience but it did make me curious and that’s how I found my way to a yoga school over 20 years ago. It started with Vinyasa Ashtanga, a very physical form of yoga but gradually my yoga practice became softer and softer and it’s Yin Yoga that stole my heart.

The deep meditative and relaxing effects of Yoga and specially Yin Yoga balanced my life so well. A few years later I did my first Teacher Training with Anat Geiger, Marcel de vis Heil and Johan Noorloos and never stopped studying. I have done many trainings with highly qualified teachers all over the world including Paul Grilley, on whose method this training is based.

With all this knowledge and experience, I created my own Yin Teacher Training Program in 2015 and I am very happy to share my Yin love and to practice my greatest passion, guiding students in discovering the healing, nurturing and transforming effect of Yin Yoga and training them to become skilled and inspiring teachers.”

~Hellen van der Harten

Yin Yoga opleiding
Hellen and loyal assistant Oscar
Yoga Alliance

Willemijn Noordhoff

The Nervous System & Trauma Sensitive Yoga

Willemijn works as a medical doctor in psychiatry and is passionate about yoga can do for the medical world and vice versa. Willemijn is specialized in yoga therapy and will teach you all about the miracles of our nervous system and Trauma Sensitive Yoga.

Ruben Stelma

Communication,  Marketing & Business

Ruben is co-founder of TULA and has a background in hospitality and communication. He will teach you valuable insights about the non-yoga part of being a teacher or yoga-entrepreneur.

Eef Bons-Joshi

Energetic Body & Pranic Healing

Yin Yoga docentenopleiding - TULA Yoga Amsterdam - Eef Bons
Eef was raised with the awareness of holistic therapies and after studying Human Movement Sciences & Sport she found her way into Mindfulness and finally Pranic Healing. This background gives her incredible skills as anatomy teacher, healer and Pranic Healing instructor. (photo: ©Paige McFall)

Anastasia Koster

Indepht Fascia study and Myofascial release

Yin Yoga docentenopleiding - TULA Yoga Amsterdam - Anastasia Koster
Anastasia Kostner is an Italian dancer and movement researcher/practitioner and professional Rolfer (Structural Integration). Working as a therapist, she is specialised around the topic of fascia (connective tissue). She also gives masterclasses and seminars in this area of expertise.

Amber Jager

Ayurvedic Yoga

Amber is a former Yoga teacher and specialized in Ayurvedic Yoga. Ayurveda is a sister science of Yoga and is based on the five elements (earth, water, fire, air and ether) and three doshas (Vata, Pitta, Kapha).  Ayurvedic Yoga guides you to attune your practice to your unique Ayurvedic constitution and correct imbalances.  Amber currently works as an Ayurvedic therapist in a therapeutic centre in Amsterdam where she gives Ayurvedic consultations and massage treatments.

Leontine Denisse

Aerial Yin Yoga

Leontine teaches Yin Yoga and Aerial Restorative classes at Tula and will provide a masterclass in Aerial Yin Yoga. With Aerial Yoga hammocks are used to get in a certain pose. The hammocks provide the extra dimension of gravity to a pose which can result in a deeper experience. Leontine will give an introduction masterclass to using the hammocks in a Yin Yoga class.

Moena de Jong

Yoga Nidra

Lead trainer Moena de Jong - Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training
Yoga Nidra (or Yogic sleep practice) means sleep with a trace of awareness. It is a state of mind between wakefulness and dream. During the practice of Nidra, our consciousness travels from one layer of consciousness to another.  In this masterclass with Moena you will gain knowledge about sleep, dreams, and the controlling centres of the brain.


Brenda Freijer

Basic Self-Massage for Myofascial Triggerpoints

Brenda Freijer - Basic Self-Massage for Myofascial Triggerpoints
Brenda is senior assistant and student coach of this training. Next to her career in marketing/advertising, she started working as a Yin Yoga teacher after following the Yin Training with Hellen in 2015 and her interest and passion for anatomy inspired her to become a fully qualified massage therapist and to lead Myofascia Release workshops by using balls.


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