Yin Yoga, Anatomy, Chakras, Meridians & Mindfulness - 100 Hours

Cabeceiras de Basto, Portugal

100 hours

Intensive Module

10 April - 20 April 2023

D'Alijo Retreat Center

Price: from €2572

With Joe Barnett and Marcel van de Vis Heil

Guest teachers: Esther Ekhart & Paul Grilley

This course is intended to generate a deeply nourishing experience for body, heart and soul. High up in the mountains of Portugal we dive in the yin universe. We look into the variations in human anatomy and how this influences our practice, we learn what the poses are supposed to do for us and how everybody can achieve that, regardless of age, experience or flexibility.

We will also explore chakras, meridians and mindfulness and their relevance for our daily lives, learning different meditation techniques. 

This course will give you all the basics to teach yin yoga if that is what you hope to do, and to take the most out of your practice if teaching is not for you. More than anything, these 10 days are a time for gentle self development and self care.

Joe and Marcel are the leading teachers in this training and will teach the majority of the material, Esther Ekhart will facilitate the mindfulness part of the training. All sessions with Joe, Marcel and Esther are in-person. We are also honoured to be joined by Paul Grilley who will be guest teaching a module via Zoom on the big screen

What will you learn:

  • Anatomy: skeletal segments, muscle groups, the concepts of target areas and functional yoga, skeletal variations, tension X compression and more
  • Yin Yoga Poses: analysis of poses, their modifications and alternatives and how to teach them
  • Assisted Yin Routine
  • Chakra Theory
  • Meridian Theory and Tracing
  • Mindfulness
  • Chakra and Mindfulness Meditation
  • The concepts of karma, samskaras, vrittis and vasanas

Daily Schedule

Day 1 (10th): Arrival day

17.30 – 19.00group gathering


7.30 – 8.00meditation
8.00 – 9.30breakfast
9.30 – 11.00lecture
11.15 – 12.30practice
12.30 – 16.30lunch and time off
16.30 – 18.00lecture
18.15 – 19.00practice and meditation
19.00 – 20.00dinner
20.00 – 21.00lecture

Day 10 (20th): departure day

7.30 – 8.00meditation
8.00 – 9.30breakfast and check-out


  • Shared Room (Twin) – € 2572,00
  • Single Room with shared facilities – € 2822,00
  • Standard Single Room – € 2995,00

Including a 6 months The Fat Yogis membership.

The price does not include flight tickets and transport to and from the retreat center to the airport.


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