I was drawn to Yin Teacher Training after experiencing the brilliant teachings of Leonie Lockwood. Leonie, has passion and commitment to her students in class, and this transfers to her facilitation of Yin TT. She has a tremendous depth of knowledge, and connects and engages with her students. Teaming up with Shannon Barry, we had an extremely comprehensive and dedicated team delivering the many areas of Yin Yoga. The practical sessions were a highlight, as was the anatomy – who would’ve thought anatomy would be fun and light hearted!
I highly recommend this 50 hour Yin TT for those wanting to explore Yin on a deeper level, and those wanting to pursue teaching Yin Yoga. The course has equipped me with the necessary skills to teach this style, and the added benefit it has taught me so much more than I would have ever expected. Not only has it given me the skills and knowledge to teach Yin, my other styles of yoga now take a more “Yin” approach to teaching.
Thank you Leonie and Shannon for such a positive, uplifting and knowledgable teacher training, I look forward to continuing the exploration. Yours in yoga – Kylie Penny.
‘Late last year, I completed my Yin Teacher Training with Leonie & Shannon and it was AWESOME!! Any yogis out there considering further studies I can’t recommend this course enough – perfect amount of knowledge shared over the three weekends, understanding of the skeleton & how everybody’s bodies are different, acknowledging that we are unique and our target area’s are also, being able to sing and dance and get in touch with our own mindful practices, and being free to think outside the box – what a powerful experience to share with your students. So much fun, knowledge & sharing was had, I can’t wait for level 2 & 3 training to be available.’ – Amanda Pittard
‘I thoroughly enjoyed the course. I thought the 2 of you bounced off each other well. Leonie, your humility and gentleness were a pleasure and a delight. Shannon, I like a direct approach. You always know where you stand. With your knowledge and humour, it kept the course light as well as informative. There is nothing more adverse to learning than sitting for extended periods of time listening to dialogue. That you kept such a large group alert and attentive and present for long days, is a credit to the work you both put in. I particularly enjoyed the interactive and practical approach to bodies and how they move, where they feel and how it can be done differently.‘ – Alison Corsie
‘I’d had a bit of a love hate relationship with yin yoga over the last three years, which stemmed in part from the many forms of yoga purported to be yin yoga offered around the traps. So I entered this course with curiosity and limited expectations. After three intensive, thought-provoking and inaction-packed weekends, I gained a much deeper understanding about true yin yoga as well as about the human body in general (much of which is relevant to yang forms of yoga as well). Shannon’s and Leonie’s teaching styles complement each other to engage and educate their students with a well thought out class structure mixing theory, practice, visuals, experimentation, discussion and a generous sprinkling of humour allowing us to build a solid yin yoga teaching foundation. Who knew that mostly lying around on the floor for three weekends could be so intensely enlightening!?!’ – David Mentha