"The inner journey is the only journey" John F. Barnes

A personal and transformative exploration of the power of yin yoga seen through a lens of the fascial matrix. 

Coming Winter/Spring 2021

A 40 hour immersion (approx. 8 hours individual self learning through video and reading and 32 hours in person or live online format)

at The Yogashala

312 Dundas St E. Waterdown, Ontario

 This insightful training will bring a clear understanding to the approach, the effects and the benefits of yin yoga. Understanding the outcome of long-term stress on our systems, we will journey inwardly, exploring how a yin approach can be part of the solution to a much needed recovery period in our modern day stress paradigm.

Appropriate for

Yoga teachers, social workers, physiotherapists, chiropractors, psychotherapists, life coaches, psychologists, massage therapists, reiki practitioners and structural integration therapists.

In this 40-hour immersion over the course of two weekends you will:

  • explore the history of yin yoga and the timeline of merging related philosophies of stress and adaptation..

  • gain understanding in the emerging science behind the fascial matrix and the biotensegrity model of the human being

  • learn guiding principles as they apply to yin yoga based on John Barnes Myofascial Release™

  • have hands on practical and experiencial work taking you deeper in to your own self-exploration of yin yoga and the myofascial body

  • in depth analysis of each of the yin postures, modifications and anatomical considerations

  • learn how to create an environment for yin practice that deepens the experience into the self, including power of touch, voice, cueing, sequencing and transitioning.

  • explore yoga from different perspectives including breath work, the energy body and the chakra system and how it correlates to the fascial network
    deepen your ability to centre yourself and increase your sense of touch and intuitive abilities

  • receive a full manual covering all aspects of the course  

  • articles and reference material to further develop your understanding 


40hr course including manual and Yoga Alliance registered certificate 

$899.00 + HST payable through PayPal

Schedule Dates TBD soon

Friday 6-10pm

Saturday 9am-6pm (Lunch 1-2)

Sunday    9am -6pm (Lunch 1-2)

Reserve your limited spot through PayPal

Your instructors


Barb Leese MA, ERYT, RYS,  As a recipient of the Burlington Civic Recognition Award for International Achievements, Barb is delighted to be using her experience of over 30 years of performing and teaching dance and yoga to assist people in finding personal wellness and performance excellence. On faculty at Sheridan College, Barb trains the future generation of Musical Theatre performers in dance and anatomy. Over the last 10 years, Barb has trained numerous instructors through her 200hr Yoga Alliance registered Yoga Teacher Training program, just outside Toronto, Ontario Canada. Her guest lecturing and workshops on the effects of stress and the benefits of yoga have been enjoyed and appreciated by various groups looking to move towards greater wellness. Barb holds a Masters degree from York University as well as certifications in various styles of Hatha yoga. In addition, her studies of personal training, mind/body techniques and MFR principles of John J.Barnes further enhance her knowledge and the experience that she brings to her teaching. Barb is delighted with Christine to have launched the initial 40hr Yin/Fascial Yoga Training at Bode NYC Fall 2019.


Christine Grant, PT, Expert Level John F.Barnes Myofascial Release Therapist and Reiki Master is a Physical Therapist, helping people return to balance and wellness for more than 25 years. She is a life-long learner, spiritual seeker and yogi and her journey of outer exploration and inner transformation has led her to study many approaches to healing. She has a strong belief in engaging the whole self: mind, body and spirit, in assisting people on their healing journeys. She also works with the energetic realm and has been teaching Reiki as a Master Teacher for the past 11 years. She was introduced to the world of fascia 17 years ago and fell in love; blown away by its holistic paradigm and how it merges the conscious and subconscious being with the energetic and physical self. She has expert level training in John Barnes Myofascial Release and has led introductory workshops and talks about fascia for the past 5 years. She is passionate about bringing an understanding of fascia to the yoga community and merging these two philosophies to enhance peoples’ wellbeing. She has a private PT practice in Oakville, Ontario.

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