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Yin Yoga and Meditation Training 2021

Learn tools for guiding yourself and others back to balance

Meditation and embodiment tools have the power to transform lives.

We all seek more naturalness, rest and balance. In order to get ahead, we actually need to slow down, become present, and heal the tensions that keep us from connecting.

The beauty of Yin Yoga is that it is accessible and simple. Yet, it is one of the most powerful ways to facilitate relaxation, balance, space and peace which in turn helps to restore our lifestyles, relationships, emotions, mind and body.

About this Training

This 30 hour training is delivered through both in-person studio sessions at Spanda Yoga School, Fremantle (4 Saturdays over 3 months) as well as online modules for you to complete in your own time.

This training has been designed with optimal learning in mind.

In Person Dates:

4 Saturdays over 3 months

Saturday September 25th 12- 6pm
Saturday October 16th 12- 6pm
Saturday November 13th 12- 5pm (only 2 hours)
Saturday December 11th 12- 5pm (only 2 hours)

To discuss training and for any help, give us a call 0404 606 001, or email at functionalflowyoga@gmail.com.


Learning the foundations will take your yoga and meditation practice to the next level.

  • Start Meditation Course

  • History of Yoga

  • De-conditioning tension from the Body

  • Anatomy of the Postures + Nervous System

  • Structuring a Yoga Class + Setting a Space

  • 25 Yin Yoga Postures

  • How to approach Conscious Business

  • Integrating Yoga into Daily Life

Who can attend?

This study program is suitable for:

1) Beginners wanting to learn yin & meditation

2) Yogis wanting to deepen their practice and knowledge

3) Teachers wanting to expand their skills and teaching range

2021 Pricing options

Sign up and get started with the first online module.

If you would like to apply for the low income application process please use the Low Income button at the bottom of the page.

Yin Yoga Teacher Training Includes

  • Leading edge curriculum

    Posture & meditation manual + Online database of trainings incorporating Functional Spirituality and functional movement principles

  • Mentoring & Connection

    3 months of mentoring and connection to our community of opportunities and practice sessions in Studio

  • Certificates

    Level 1 Teaching Certification. Plus level 2 - 70 hour and 100 hour Certifications available.

What is Yin Yoga?

Yin yoga brings balance to stressful lifestyles and 'survival mode'

This restorative practice applies a healthy stress to the target connective tissues, providing a deep regeneration of the organs and systems they support. Yin Yoga is accessible for beginners and provides something deep and meaningful to advanced practitioners.


Level 1

Upon completing all 4 in-person days, you will receive the Level 1 Yin Yoga Instructor Certificate.

Level 2

Upon completing a 4 day or 7 day silent meditation retreat or higher - within 10 months of your Level 1 Yin YTT - you will receive the Level 2, 70 hour or Level 2, 100 hour Yin Yoga Instructor certificate respectively. Silent retreats are to be booked and paid for separately.


Graduates from teacher trainings with Ava are sought after and recognised in the community as having received high-quality instruction. In practice, graduates are immediately recognized as being able to transmit unique, potent yoga and meditation that sets them apart from mainstream vinyasa flow/yoga style trainings. For more information about yoga certifications get in touch.

Ava Irani, Your Teacher

Founder of Spanda School & Functional Spirituality

Ava’s yoga journey started in 2008 when she tasted her first savasana at the end of a 90 minute hot yoga class in Sydney, Australia. She was hooked, and became part of the furniture at the local studio while studying communications and philosophy at the University of Sydney.

In 2011 she completed her first 500hour yoga teacher training, along with her very first 10 day silent meditation retreat. From there, her spiritual journey became a full-time career as she lived and studied abroad at the Hridaya yoga centre in Mexico and Agama in Thailand.

After over 2000 hours of yoga teacher training, retreats and study programs, she opened her studio Spanda School, Fremantle, Australia in 2016. Spanda School is the home of an open-hearted community of 100’s of yogis across W.A. who call the urban sanctuary a second home.

In 2020, she launched her online school and podcast called ‘Functional Spirituality’, aimed at integrating profound yogic experience into daily life.

She lives in White Gum Valley near Fremantle with her Fiancé Jarred of Kommunity Brew, and their pet Honey.

A little about Ava

Listen to this episode on the Functional Spirituality Podcast
to find out more about Ava


Jules Ward

Deep love for Spanda School! Being a part of this community has added so much depth and love to my life. The meditation, yoga, courses, events, groups, retreats are all incredible and such an open and welcoming community. Ava is amazing and her teachings are so well articulated. The space feels like home. 5/5 stars

Emma Lou

From my experiences, the teachers are ''True''. I don't really know how else to describe it. the school is authentic, welcoming, offers unique workshops and events, and is very passionate about teaching intelligent Yoga.

Stefanos Sifandos

A beautiful space to connect, be nurtured, explore safely and grow within. Highly recommended. More than Yoga & Mindfulness - a community to expand and learn more about who you are.

2021 Low Income Application

If you are interested in learning about yin yoga and meditation but experiencing unavoidable financial stress please apply through the linked application form and you will be contacted directly.

If you are interested in learning about yin yoga and meditation but experiencing unavoidable financial stress please apply through the linked application form and you will be contacted directly

FAQ for the 2021 Program

  • Pay in full - How long do I have access to the Course?

    For participants who pay in full, you have unlimited access to the online component of the course for 6 months commencing 30th June 2021 - across any and all devices you own. Any files that are downloadable are yours to keep as well.

  • Payment plan - How long do I have access to the course?

    For participants who choose to pay via a payment plan, you have unlimited access for 6 months (commencing 30th June 2021) across any and all devices you own. Any files that are downloadable are yours to keep as well. HOWEVER should any payments fail and not be reinstated within 24 hours, then your account will be paused and you will be contacted. The regular payments must be completed for the full 6 month access.

  • Refunds

    Places are limited to 15 participants. Please note no refunds are given.

  • Do I require any special software for the course?

    No. The course will be hosted on Thinkific. No additional software is required.

  • How can I contact the School Administrator if I have any questions?

    Please email functionalspiritualityretreat@gmail.com with any questions you are not able to find on this page.

  • How do I cancel my account?

    Once full payment is made, if you wish to cancel you can log into the course dashboard and cancel your account at anytime.

  • What currency are payments charged in?

    All payments are charged in Australian Dollars and include GST for Australian Residents.

  • Copyright

    The course material is copyrighted and passing on or sharing the course material to another party is prohibited.