27 Day Yin Yoga Training in Sri Lanka

March 28th — April 24th, 2020 at Sri Devi Retreat

Sri Devi Retreat is an oasis ideally located on the Southern tip of Sri Lanka with access to beautiful beaches and tea country. During your stay at Sri Devi you will study yoga, eat healthy meals, have fun around the pool and enjoy Ayurvedic spa treatments with the backdrop of lush green paddy fields. Traditional Sri Lankan village life and beaches are only minutes away.

A training like no other…


Join Caitlin Rose and guest instructors on 200-hour Yin Yoga Training that combines practical curriculum with nourishing self-inquiry. Attend to your somatic landscape, psycho-emotional wellbeing and the precious journey of your soul. Through a combination of practice, lecture and self-reflection you will discover the profound benefits of Yin Yoga. You will learn to guide yourself and others in Yin Yoga, tune into the flow of subtle energy inside of you, practice mindfulness and meditation techniques, explore spiritual philosophy, learn about Trauma Sensitive Yoga techniques and receive a 1:1 Integrative Resourcing Session during the program. Capped at 14 participants, this program is both intimate and communal.

About Caitlin Rose Kenney

Caitlin Rose has been teaching yoga since 2011 and has led numerous teacher trainings in Yin and Vinyasa Yoga. Her unique teaching style is a blend of many different influences: notably her Yin Yoga teacher Sarah Powers and Vinyasa Yoga teacher Gina Caputo. Caitlin Rose teaches yoga to satisfy the whole being and speaks about the physical practice as an access point for widespread change in mental patterns, emotional states, and connection to spirit. Caitlin Rose is known for holding space with a calm confidence that allows practitioners to move safely, feel their experience, revitalize and heal. Her gentle demeanor and articulate instructions aid students in reconnecting to themselves and finding graceful embodiment.

Guest Teachers

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Anna Smallwood was first introduced to yoga in 1998 as a part of her intensive training as professional contemporary dancer. She then completed her yoga teacher training at Brahmani Yoga in Goa, India, with Julie Martin, in 2005. She has since returned to India many times to both teach at Brahmani Yoga and to deepen her own yoga practice.

Anna has also taught internationally at Brahmani Yoga and Shakti Spirit. She often leads retreats in India, Bali and Australia. 

Anna is the owner and founder of The Berry Yoga Shala, a beautiful studio on the NSW South Coast of Australia. Anna’s classes are inspired by trying to access the inherent wisdom of the body, by moving from deep felt sensation, rather than just making shapes with body. She believes this practice is one of re-sensitising, re-inhabiting and re-awakening our living breathing bodies,  and in this process cultivating a deep embodied awareness.

Anna is forever grateful for the teachings of Julie Martin, Emil Wendel, Clive Sheridan, and Rachel Hull, who have illuminated her Sadhana with their teachings. .

Anna is a registered teacher with Yoga Alliance (ERYT 500) and holds a  Level 2 teacher certification with Yoga Australia.

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Sara Moser holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and is a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner in training at the Advanced Level with the Somatic Experiencing® Trauma Institute. She has been teaching community yoga and private classes for over six years. She is a Registered Yoga Instructor (RYT 200) and  completed a 300 hour training with the Center for Trauma and Embodiment becoming a Trauma Sensitive Yoga Facilitator (TCTSY-F). As a facilitator and clinician, she believes in an integrative approach to therapy, healing, and wellness. 

Sara’s true passion is creating access to TCTSY and mental health services for all communities. She strives to create safe spaces where there are no barriers to services or support. Her hope is to make someone's wellness journey fully possible without limitation. 

Sara has witnessed the profound healing that can be facilitated by using the mind-body connection in the therapeutic journey. She integrates somatic experiencing techniques with carefully chosen forms (asana), gentle movement, and focused breath to create an environment that is optimal for truly embodied and restorative healing.

Program Subjects

  • What is Yin Yoga

  • History of Yin Yoga

  • Anatomy for Yin Yoga

  • Postural Alignment, Variations & Benefits

  • Daily Yin & Yang (mostly Vinyasa) Practices

  • Breathwork

  • Subtle Energy Body: Qi & Meridians

  • Introduction to 5 Element Theory

  • Yoga Practices for Organ Health

  • Mindfulness

  • Meditation Practices

  • Introduction to Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY™)

  • Cultivating Presence & Voice

  • Yin Yoga Sequencing

  • Hands-on Assists

  • Additional Yin & Yang Practices



This 200-hour intensive is intended for anyone with a genuine interest in having an in-depth understanding of Yin Yoga. This program is designed to support an array of professionals who want to integrate Yin Yoga techniques into their own practice and/or in therapeutic environments. A sincere interest in Yin Yoga, complimentary practices such as Vinyasa (yang yoga) and meditation is required.

We recommend that you have at least 2 years of consistent yoga practice that includes (but does not have to be focused on) Yin Yoga.

Whether this is your first yoga training or an expansion of your studies, this program will enrich your personal practice and prepare you to teach Yin Yoga. If you are not an aspiring teacher, you are still welcome to this training!

Program Requirements

100% attendance is required for participation in this program. This requirement is first and foremost so that YOU get the most out of this experience. Your attendance also impacts the energy of the group and this journey is intended to be a supportive, safe and sacred space for all participants. Finally, the teachers put forth immense amounts of time, energy and heart to offer this immersion and absences can distract and dilute the content of the training.

We understand that, in rare cases, serious life emergencies arise. If you experience this during the course of the program, arrangements can be made to make up the work and complete your training either at an alternative time or during future training sessions. These decisions are made independently for each student and must be approved in person with Caitlin Rose Kenney.

Homework and readings will be assigned to be completed outside of sessions, so please allow time in your daily/weekly schedule to do these assignments.

It is highly recommended that you prepare for this training by taking Yin Yoga classes with Caitlin Rose Kenney on Yoga Download and her free Yoga Sesh podcast classes available on iTunes and SoundCloud.

Application & Tuition

Registration and Deposit paid by January 5th, 2020 | $4500

Double Room (shared with one other person)

Non-refundable Deposit $1000 saves your space

Payment plans available

Full tuition due by February 15th

Registration and Deposit AFTER January 5th, 2020 | $4950

A limited number of single occupancy rooms are available | $7000

Tuition Includes

  • 27 nights accommodation at Sri Devi Retreat

  • Airport transfers

  • Daily fresh fruit, tea/coffee and healthy brunch

  • 5 healthy dinners per week at Sri Devi Retreat (we’ve allocated 2 free evenings a week so that you can explore local cuisine and support the community)

  • 180 contact hours of yoga study: practice, lecture, reflection exercises, practice teaching, special workshops and more

  • Daily pranayama, meditation and mindfulness practices

  • Daily yang practice (primarily Vinyasa Flow)

  • Daily yin practice (primarily Yin Yoga)

  • 24/7 access to the yoga shala equipped with bolsters, blankets, mats, blocks and belts

  • 3 excursions to explore the local landscape and culture

  • A detailed Yin Yoga manual of yin postures, teaching techniques, sequences, pranayama, anatomy, introduction to 5 Element Theory, history of Yin Yoga and more

  • A 1-on-1 Integrative Resourcing Session with Sara Moser M.A., TCTSY-F, RYT-200

  • 1 Ayurvedic Massage

Tuition does NOT include

  • Costs of required and recommended reading

  • Airfare

  • Additional spa treatments

  • Additional 1:1 Integrative Resourcing Sessions

  • Visa to Sri Lanka and travel fees

To ensure this program is a good fit for you and for the instructors to provide the most supportive environment an application is required. Within one week of your application submission you will be notified of acceptance. Once accepted, a non-refundable deposit of $1000 USD is required. The remaining balance must be paid in full by February 15th, 2020.

Once you have successfully met all of the program requirements you will receive a certificate of completion. No certificate will be granted if tuition is not paid in full. Note: yoga instructors are required to obtain insurance before they may begin to teach.

Questions about the program? Email caitlinrosekenney@gmail.com

Caitlin’s Yin Yoga training is a beautiful, immersive experience. Everything I love about yin is embodied through her teaching style. She has nuanced ways of creating and holding a safe and sacred place for exploration and a deeper understanding of yin. Caitlin Rose is well versed in her subject matter but is never pretentious. She has an uncanny ability to make a deeply layered practice accessible for everyone.
— Kristen McCulloch


7:30 AM Pranayama & Meditation

8:30 AM Lecture / Practicum

9:45 AM Yang (Vinyasa mostly) Practice

11:00 AM Brunch

12:00 PM Free Time

1:30 PM Lecture / Practicum

4:30 PM Yin Practice

6:00 PM Daily Closing

6:30 PM Dinner

7:30 PM Free Time

Note, this is a sample schedule and actual daily content and flow will vary.


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Caitlin Rose’s passion, deep love and experience teaching Yin Yoga is remarkably evident after being a part of this inspiring training. Her creative workshops always feels grounded and are loaded with a wealth of knowledge that is easy to digest. The training is well rounded, thoughtful and has the potential to be profoundly transformative. Caitlin Rose does an excellent job at supporting students in both expanding and deepening their understanding of Yin Yoga and the benefits this practice has on the physical, emotional and spiritual levels.
— Lior Alon
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Learning Retreat Option — only 2 spaces available!

If you have a strong desire to learn and practice Yin Yoga at a deeper level but do not wish to receive a 200-hour teaching certification at this time you can join us for the first 10 days of this program in Sri Lanka!

This special opportunity requires full participation from March 28th — April 7th. The full program inclusions above apply with the exceptions of the following:

  • 10 nights accommodation

  • A modified manual

  • 2 of the 3 local excursions

Learning Retreat Tuition | $1660

Double Room (shared with one other person)

Non-refundable Deposit $1000 saves your space

Payment plans available

Full payment due by February 15th

An application is required for the Learning Retreat and full time students. The learning retreat works towards a 200-hour certification if you decide to complete your studies with Caitlin Rose Kenney in the future.


What sets this training apart from other 200-hour programs?

  • This training studies the energies of yin and yang as essential qualities within us and the world around us. Clarifying our understanding of our own nature aids us in recognizing when we are out of balance and gives us practical resources that restore our system.

  • This is truly a program for anyone interested in holistic wellbeing and not just for “yogis.” Artists, engineers, social workers, gardeners, small business consultants, therapists of all specialities and teachers have graduated from Caitlin Rose’s Yin Yoga trainings.

  • We work with the somatic landscape and enriching our interiority. Far from the commodification of yoga , the content of this training is at the frontier of what yoga and therapy practices can rehabilitate and attune us to.

  • Sweeping you away from the obligations and distractions in your daily life, this 27-day in residence program in Sri Lanka allows you to focus on both learning and your inner world. You don’t have to pick-up after yourself or others, nor cook meals and you definitely don’t have to respond to email (we recommend you limit all technology use during the training). This is a time for enhancing your awareness of the present moment and being porous in your body, mind and heart.

  • When you decide to do a yoga training there’s a part of you that is craving change — whether that change is subtle or obvious, this is a radical and beautiful time for you. The significant shifts you experience during this training are supported by our on staff therapist Sara Moser. A 1:1 Integrative Resourcing Session is included in your training tuition and you have the option to do additional pay-as-you-go sessions. We want you to feel supported during this dynamic time.

  • Having teachers carrying varied wisdom lineages who are based in different parts of the world generates a rich, non-dogmatic and diverse training. Your teachers will offer their unique perspectives and share how they have woven together multiple disciplines to find authentic expression.

  • Focused on Yin Yoga, this yoga training offers specific knowledge and practice guides. Yin Yoga can be practiced by true beginners, long-time practitioners, people of all backgrounds and all ages. Yin Yoga’s accessibility makes it adaptable for many populations and in many contexts, not just yoga studios and gyms.

  • Yin Yoga is a bridge for both you and your students/clients to a mindfulness meditation practice. Many of us are adept at setting and achieving goals (human-doings) but have neglected our capacity for presence, acceptance and trusting the flow of life. During this training we will re-learn how to surrender into natural states of human-being via the art of yin practices.

Caitlin is a phenomenal teacher. She leads with effortless grace and creates space for each student and their unique situations. Her creativity shines through the training in a way that is inspiring and thought-provoking. I would recommend this training to anyone that wants to expand their knowledge of yoga, but also to anyone that is open to exploring the deeper physical and spiritual components of Yin Yoga.
— Katie Koch