100h Yin, Restorative and Yoga Nidra Teacher Training

In a steadily faster moving world, slower yoga styles become more and more important. This training is designed to help you slow down while studying in a small group in a serene place in Southern France. Learn the foundations of Yin, Restorative and Yoga Nidra and be well equipped to offer these relaxing and calming yoga styles to the world.

Date: 14.-28.10.2024
Start: 14.10. Check in from 1pm; program starts with dinner 6pm
End: 28.10. Check out and program closing at 11am

Prerequisite: Completed 200h Yoga Teacher Training.

Location: La Roane – Retreat Center located South of France just 1-hour from Toulouse.

Price: Shared Room €2400 | Private Room €2890

Incl. selected accommodation, access to sauna and pool, food (we can cater for dietary requirements), excursion to local market and tuition fee.

Payment plans available.

Group Size: Spots will sell out fast. Max. 10 students to ensure an intimate and high quality learning experience.

Yoga Alliance Certification: You receive 100h Yoga Alliance Continued Education Credits for completing this training.

What we will cover:

  • History of Yin, Restorative and Yoga Nidra
  • Qualities and Principles of Yin & Restorative Yoga
  • Difference between Yin & Restorative Yoga
  • Benefits and Contraindications for Yin & Restorative Yoga
  • Foundations & Benefits of Yoga Nidra
  • Yoga Props in Practice
  • Anatomy & Physiology of The Autonomic Nervous System
  • Polyvagal Theory
  • The Ethics of Physical Adjustments
  • Hands-on Assists & Relaxing Touch
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine and Qi
  • Essential Meridians for Yin Yoga
  • Yoga Nidra & The Brain
  • The role of the breath in relaxation
  • The 8 limbs (Ashtanga) of Yoga Nidra
  • Energetics of Yoga Nidra (Koshas, Chakras)
  • Somatic Warm-Up Practices
  • 20+ Restorative Poses
  • The 7 Yin Archetypes by Paul Grilley
  • Functional Yin Yoga
  • Teaching Methodology and Guidelines
  • Sequencing in Yin Yoga & Restorative Yoga
  • Theming Yin Yoga classes for more inspiring classes
  • Handling Challenging Situations in the Classroom
  • Creating Safe Spaces (Trauma-Informed Principles)
  • Business and Marketing the concept of Relaxation

Sample Schedule:

07:30 – 09:00 Gentle dynamic yoga + Yoga Nidra
09:00 – 10:00 Breakfast
10:00 – 11:30 Workshop 1 (e.g. Theming & Sequencing Yin Yoga)
11:30 – 13:00 Workshop 2 (e.g. Hands-on Assists in Relaxing Yoga Styles)
13:00 – 15:00 Lunch & Free Time/Self-Study
15:00 – 16:30 Workshop 3 (e.g. Polyvagal Theory)
16:30 – 18:00 Yin or Restorative Yoga Class
18:00 – 18:30 Free Time
18:30 – 19:30 Dinner & Free Time
19:30 – 20:30 Free Time or Evening Workshop (e.g. Bedtime Yoga Nidra or Kirtan)

Community at Retreat Center

La Roane – Retreat Center

Our training takes place at La Roane which offers a beautiful setting to immerse ourselves in yoga. La Roane is located near St-Antonin-Noble-Val in the South of France, which is just 1-hour from Toulouse and is ranked among the three most beautiful villages in France.

La Roane has been hosting Yoga trainings and retreats for nearly 30 years. The property boasts 20 acres of woodland and includes many walks, as well as an abundance of wildlife and fauna to discover and plenty of onsite activities. You will also have unlimited access to the sauna.

Comfortable Accomodation


Three beautiful buildings make up the accommodation, consisting of private or twin rooms with plenty of bathrooms for everyone. Bathrooms are shared between 2 to 3 people. The bedrooms are spacious and cozy, and there is a communal living room where we can indulge in fireside chats, study or read a good book.

Food during training<br />


Enjoy the luxury of homemade dishes crafted from fresh, locally sourced ingredients, promising a diverse and delectable menu that changes daily. From nourishing breakfasts that kickstart your day to wholesome dinners that provide comfort and satiety, our family-style meals are an integral part of the training, adding a delicious dimension to your Yoga Teacher Training journey. Our previous trainees have consistently praised our culinary offerings, considering them nothing short of incredible. Dietary requirements can be accommodated.

Yoga Teacher Training Hands on


Our Yoga Studio is a bright room with a high ceiling, situated in a converted barn from the early 1900s. Plenty of yoga mats and props are available, and there is also an outdoor covered terrace where we can move, breathe and meditate.

Getting here

Toulouse airport is just an hour drive away (63kms). There are regular flights to Toulouse from most major European and UK airports. Airport pick-up and drop-off can be arranged, or there is a free pick up service from closest train station (Caussade Tarn-Et-Garonne).


Yin Yoga

Yin Yoga targets yin tissue in the body: joints, bones, ligaments and fascia. We apply controlled stress during longer holds in yin shapes. While a yin practice is much slower than a yang practice (e.g. Hatha, Vinyasa) it isn’t necessarily less challenging. For a balanced body and mind, adding yin to your yang practice is very beneficial.  Yin Yoga works with the meridian system of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Yin shapes are used to address specific meridians, their related organs and emotions. A regular yin practice can not only invite more calm and introspective into ones life, it also strengthens and maintains body parts faster yoga styles cannot address. 

Restorative Yoga

In today’s turbulent and uncertain world, Restorative Yoga is quickly becoming one of the most popular forms of yoga. It is a fantastic way to address and manage many issues, including physical, mental and emotional challenges. Restorative Yoga can be a wonderful tool to reduce stress and find balance in our often hectic lifestyle. It is also ideal for assisting those working with injuries, or conditions such as high blood pressure, anxiety or chronic fatigue. Restorative Yoga uses supported postures to encourage the passive release of tension stored in the body. It also calms the nervous system, and invites an opportunity for deep and nourishing rest.

Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra, the yogic sleep, has many therapeutic application. Often it is used to induce deep relaxation in body, mind and emotions. A regular practice has been shown in multiple studies to reduce symptoms of PTSD, anxiety and depression. Yoga Nidra can strengthen one’s stress resilience and lower one’s overall stress levels. Learn more about Yoga Nidra here



E-RYT500, YACEP, IAYT certified Yoga Therapist

Manouk Tideman is an experienced Yoga Teacher Trainer and certified Yoga Therapist. She is a faculty member of The Yoga Therapy Institute and Rituals For Recovery, and travels across the world to train and teach on the topics of Anatomy & Physiology, Restorative and Remedial Yoga, and Trauma-Informed practices. She teaches with joy, passion, humour and knowledge and her trainings are known for being interactive, non-dogmatic and inspiring. Her personal yoga practice has carried her through some monumental life experiences, including multiple open-heart surgeries. Learn more about Manouk here.



E-RYT500, YACEP, Yoga Therapist (i.T.)

Julia Gräßer is an experienced and dedicated yoga teacher who is passionate about making yoga accessible. She studied yoga all over the world and is teaching teacher trainings, corporate and private classes with a focus on a holistic and well-balanced practice. She studied functional Yin Yoga with Paul Grilley and learned Yoga Nidra from one of the most transformative nidra teachers she ever came across, Jennifer Fitzimmons. Her skillful teachings are trauma-informed and inspiring. Learn more about Julia here.

Booking Terms

This booking request is free and non-binding. Upon completing this form, you will receive an email confirming your interest and the availability for your room preference. To confirm your spot you will need to pay a deposit. You are asked to pay the remainder prior to arrival. Deposits cannot be refunded, but can be used for a future retreat or training if your plans change or if we find someone to take your spot.

Cancellation Policy

30 days or more before the start of the retreat, the deposit will be retained but the balance will be returned. From 30 days to the start of the retreat, the entire fee will be retained, unless we find someone to take your spot. Exceptions can be made if extenuating circumstances apply.

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Reviews of students

Georgiana November 1st, 2022

I met Julia at a retreat and she is an amazing teacher and a really lovely human. I loved how she didn't rush through the process and we really went back to basics, while at the same time learning a wide variety of things about yoga, from how to do a certain asana to yogic wisdom. It was obvious that Julia knows a lot and she is also really good at sharing it with others. She redefined in my mind what a good yoga teacher is.

Eve January 22nd, 2020

Julia is one of the most precious yoga teacher I’ve ever had! I would recommend all her practices with a special mention for her yoga nidra. I got so relaxed and so deeply calmed down by her voice during each session, she helped me letting it go towards either a tight sleep or for restful nap. Very powerful experience and human being. thank you Warrior Princess!

Agnieszka January 21st, 2020

I have had the most relaxing beautiful experience in the yoga Nidra class. Thank you so much 🙏. You are so knowledgeable and your voice so soothing

Sarah February 14th, 2020

Julia ably and effortlessly led a vinyasa class with clear instruction and really helpful assists. She spoke about philosophy just the right amount, there was still plenty of space and quiet to really get into the practice. Thank you Julia!! I loved it

Majbritt May 3rd, 2020

The best yoga in Copenhagen. They are very skilled at Hatha yoga, Yin, and yoga nidra. Julia has a good personality, an she is one of my favorite instructor.

Kim April 1st, 2020

Julia is an amazing teacher. I have had three classes with her so far and she already improved my asanas a lot. I appreciate her hands on experience and eye for detail. Thank you Julia. Big hug! (by the way: her guided meditations are the best!)