50 hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training

A comprehensive teaching journey into the world of Yin Yoga

Your facilitator, Jamie Strathairn is co-founder and lead teacher at Yoga 8, Melbourne, Australia. He has undertaken extensive Yin training through world leading teachers, Bernie Clark, Jo Phee and Joe Barnett, as well as undertaking study in Traditional Chinese Medicine theory (Shiatsu). 

Jamie has taught over 1,000 Yin Yoga classes with a passion for anatomy, physiology and combining Eastern & Western philosophy to create a uniquely comprehensive learning experience, whereby students leave immediately able to confidently teach Yin Yoga.

Who is this for?

Surrounded by contemporaries and like minded people you will be supported and mentored in finding your voice as a teacher and building confidence so that you can teach these traditional yogic practices in your classes and sessions.

Key Learning Outcomes

Understanding the philosophical and practical difference between ‘yin’ and ‘yang’, how this relates to yoga asana, and how to apply this knowledge to teach effective and safe yin postures.

Understand the foundations of Traditional Chinese Medicine theory as it relates to Yin Yoga and to be able to theme and teach Yin Yoga in relation to the 5 Elements theory of TCM:

An in-depth knowledge of anatomy and physiology for Yin Yoga with an emphasis on:

Practical and theoretical knowledge of the major Yin Yoga poses, specifically:

How to sequence effective yin yoga classes, specifically in relation to intended physical and energetic outcomes. Tools for achieving this outcome will include:

Your Unique 200+ Page Training Manual Includes:

Course Methodology:

The course will be taught through a combination of:

The course is Yoga Alliance certified (50hours) towards your continuing education (YACEP).

Dates (Run over two consecutive weekends Friday, Saturday, Sunday)

COURSE 1: Friday, March 20th – Sunday, March 22nd and Friday, March 27th – Sunday, March 29th.

COURSE 2: Friday, August 7th – Sunday, August 9th and Friday, August 14th – Sunday, August 16th.

Training will run from 7am-5pm each day including breaks (3.30pm finish on second Sunday).


Yoga 8 – Level 1, 236 High Street, Prahran 3181

Course Fees

$1200 inclusive ($500 deposit payment option through booking link).

About Jamie



Jamie began his yoga journey eight years ago as a student of Bikram Yoga. After suffering ruptured spinal disks (non-yoga related) and being forced to reevaluate his wellness at a deep level, Jamie left a successful corporate career to focus on health and wellness modalities, enrolling with The Australian Shiatsu College to study Traditional Chinese Medicine theory and techniques.

During his studies Jamie became acquainted with the teachings and philosophy of yin yoga and after seeking out further learning opportunities he found and graduated from his foundational yoga training with a 200 Hour Yin Yoga certification through Jo Phee and Joe Barnett (both senior assistants to Yin Yoga founder, Paul Grilley). Jamie has since added to his yin studies through further courses with Jo Phee, and with renowned teacher and yin yoga author, Bernie Clark.

As Founder and Senior Trainer at Yoga 8, Melbourne, Jamie brings a wealth of teaching and training experience to his students. His classes and teachings bring together Traditional Chinese Medicine wisdom, modern anatomy and physiology, and yogic philosophy in a conversational style that is easy to absorb and embody.

Jamie is also a certified Meditation Teacher (Holistic Meditation).

What Our Recent Graduates Had To Say About This Training

"I'm really happy that I have invested this week into this course. Jamie has set a very high standard."

"The Training Manual in invaluable! An amazing take home item."

"Incredible amount of depth on anatomy. A great range of different aspects of yin yoga to appeal to all types of people. I struggle to understand anatomy / biology but the content was explained in a way I could tangibly and mentally understand."

"Teaching Manual is the Bible. Practising on each other during class helped reinforce what we learnt."

"I was always hesitant to any idea / practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine, but the learning in this course has opened my mind to its use and history."

Terms and Conditions

By purchasing this course I agree to and will be bound by the all the following:

I am aged 18 years or over.

I am in reasonable health to undertake this course and will not hold Yoga 8, its subsidiaries, the trainer(s), or any Yoga 8 staff for any injury sustained or incurred as a result of any activity of the training course or through attending the training or facilities.

I will faithfully follow all instructions of the teacher(s) / trainer(s) and Yoga 8 staff to the best of my ability.

Whilst Yoga 8 take all care, Yoga 8 is not responsible for your personal or valuable items whilst attending training. Locker facilities may be available for use but students are responsible for securing their personal and valuable belongings.

Payment in full (or by deposit, $500) is required to confirm a place in this course. Deposits are non-refundable. Payment in full is required no later than two weeks prior to the start of the course. If unable to attend and your place can be filled by another paying student prior to the course starting then Yoga 8 may consider returning the non-deposit part of the course fees. This is at the complete discretion of Yoga 8.

Whilst this course is certified for 50hours continuing education (YACEP) with Yoga Alliance this course does not qualify you to be registered as a yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance. To be registered with Yoga Alliance to teach yoga you must complete a foundational 200hours teacher training with a YA registered school.

Full attendance at all sessions is required to receive your 50hours YA accreditation.

Find Us

Level 1/236 High Street 



03 9529 6640

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