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Yin Yoga and Meditation Training

Heal deeper.

Yin Yoga is one of the most simple and powerful ways to experience relaxation, balance, space and peace.

This in turn helps to restore our lifestyles, relationships, emotions, mind and body.

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

This training is designed with optimal learning and integration in mind by Ava Irani who has delivered over 2000 hours of teacher training alone.

In-Person Dates:

Saturday, September 10th 12- 5:30 pm
Saturday, October 8th 12- 5:30 pm
Saturday, November 5th 12- 5:30 pm
Saturday, November 19th 12-3:00 pm

*Plus the option for in-studio practice sessions

For the full orientation pack, email us


Get WAY more out of your yoga practice. Learn the foundations of how it works. The principles you will learn in this course can be applied to optimise every aspect of your life.

  • Meditation skills and practice

  • History of yoga and spiritual practices

  • Basic anatomy

  • Developmental and complex trauma

  • Healing the nervous system through mind and body approaches

  • Leadership on and off the mat

  • Structuring a Yoga Class + Setting a Space

  • 25 Yin Yoga Postures

  • Conscious business

Life-changing value

Your program includes:

  • Leading edge curriculum

    A comprehensive training manual with images and cueing of postures + an online vault of incredible bonus trainings

  • Mentoring & Community

    Support directly from Ava, opportunities to practice teach in Studio and connection with a a soul-community for a life-time.

  • Certificates

    30hour Level 1 Teaching Certification. Plus level 2 - 70 hour and 100 hour Certifications available.

What is Yin Yoga?

Yin yoga balances our stressful, yang lifestyles. It provides the key to joyful, easier meditations, a deeper connection to the present moment and healing complex trauma.

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.

Who can attend?

This study program is suitable for:

1) Beginners wanting to learn how to practice yin & meditation

2) Yoga practitioners wanting to take their practice and knowledge to the next level

3) Teachers wanting to expand their skills and teaching range and deepen their capacity to hold space.


In order to receive your 30hour certificate you must:

✔ Complete in-person sessions

✔ Complete online modules and quizzes

✔ Complete 2 x 45minute practice classes to 1 person

✔ Complete 5 live-stream yin yoga practices (included in course) between Sept-Nov 2022.


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 read Ava’s article here


Level 1

Upon completing all 3 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.

2022 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 send us an email.

Ava Irani, Your Teacher

Founder of Spanda School & Functional Spirituality

Ava is the director of Functional Spirituality and the Fremantle-based yoga studio ‘Spanda School’. Her deepest passions are embodied movement, therapeutic sensuality and inquiry into the mystical nature of ‘Being’.

Her yoga journey started in 2008 when she tasted her first, sweet savasana at the end of a 90 minute hot yoga class.

Hooked on the Bikram practice, she practiced daily while completing her degree in 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. She would follow this up with another 500hr YTT from Hridaya, countless yoga trainings, silent, dark and solo retreats, as well as teaching at both the Agama and Hridaya headquarters and worldwide.

In 2016 she moved back to Perth to open her studio Spanda School in Fremantle. Spanda School is the home of an open-hearted community of hundreds of yogis across W.A.

Her journey started with the fervent passion for awakening and non-dual liberation. However over the years her path has matured with a more functional approach that considers the wide-spread complex trauma that lies at the heart of almost every obstacle to happy, healthy and connected living.

She has trained with Paul Muller-Ortega (Blue throat yoga), NARM (complex trauma), Cecily Milne (yoga detour) to name a few.

Ava is predominantly known for her thriving yoga studio, silent retreats and the phenomenal teachers that emerge from her yoga and trauma-informed certifications. She lives in beautiful Western Australia with her husband Jarred of Kommunity brew and their fur-child Honey.


Jill Spence

This fabulous training prepared me with skills and confidence to teach yin yoga. It also helped me develop personally with my own spiritual journey; I've found more inner peace and stillness. The training is incredibly well organised, the online content is fabulous and Ava and her team are always available to assist when needed. I would definitely attend more training with Ava and Spanda Yoga.

Marty Churchill

I loved the yin teaching course Ava and her team gave creation to. Such a rounded depth of knowledge, transmitted with clarity and backed up with plenty of support. There was plenty of time to integrate the teachings and resources to assist our learning. All delivered with love and compassion. Having time slots in the studio schedule for us to teach our own classes if we wished was a fantastic bonus and an opportunity I still take advantage of. Many thanks Spanda.

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

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.


  • How long do I have access to the course?

    You have unlimited access for 6 months (commencing 1st 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 after June 1st. There has always been a high-level of satisfaction with this course. However, if you are unsatisfied in any way please get in touch and we will do our best to rectify it.

  • Do I require any special software for the course?

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

  • Who do I speak to about payments?

    Please email for all payment enquiries.

  • 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.

  • I cannot afford this course, what options do I have?

    Get in touch with us to receive a low-income application form. We offer limited places for a discount for those suffering financial hardship.

  • Will I be a certified teacher after finishing this course?

    All modalities should be performed under the supervision of a mentor, and within a context of a greater spirituality and therapeutic framework. If you successfully complete this program you will have the knowledge and tools you need to teach yin yoga sessions as well as attain insurance for yourself.