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Resource Package: Yin Yoga - Addressing Connective Tissue Tension in the Hips, Pelvis and Low back

Resource Package: Yin Yoga - Addressing Connective Tissue Tension in the Hips, Pelvis and Low back

Resource Package: Yin Yoga - Addressing Connective Tissue Tension in the Hips, Pelvis and Low back

This course includes
5:41:45 of Course Material (View)
Lifetime access after purchase
Certificate of completion


Yin Yoga is particularly suited to help evoke the relaxation response; it also addresses connective tissue tightness around the hips, pelvis, low back, and pelvic floor. The online physiotherapy course outlines the most popular and effective Yin postures for pelvic pain.  Yin yoga is not a restorative practice.  It is highly effective for persistent pelvic, low back and hip pain.

Nine postures are taught in this series of exercises.  They are a companion series to Pelvic Health Solution's course: Fascial Tension and the Pelvic Floor. There are two videos for each posture.  One is an instructional video, reviewing all of the key elements for teaching clients each of the eight postures.  The second video in each series is for home practice for the patient.  Video instructions for patients will allow them to quiet their minds and focus on the sensations in their body as they practice their yin yoga.


What’s included in this course?

  • 18 yin yoga exercises
  • Patient exercises that you can easily share with your patients on Embodia. For more information about Embodia for home exercise prescription, click here to watch a short video. When you sign up for this course you will get a one (1) month complimentary trial with the Embodia home exercise prescription software (for new registrations only).
  • Certification of completion. Once you've completed the course, you will receive a certificate for your professional portfolio.
  • There is no start date or completion date. You can complete the course at your own pace.
  • You will be sent a receipt as soon as you purchase this course. This receipt can be used for education grants (such as The Allied Health Professional Development Fund) and for tax purposes.
  • Bite-sized information: all of the content is broken down into bite-sized chunks, so that you can easily watch a video on your break, over lunch, or for a few minutes at night.
  • A Special Coupon for 15% off any other online course on Embodia Academy when you’ve completed this course!


This resource package is complementary to the Pelvic Health Solutions course 'Fascial Connection to Restore Movement'.

The instructors
Carolyn Vandyken

Carolyn graduated from McMaster University in 1986 as a physiotherapist and has practiced in a wide variety of clinical settings, focusing primarily on orthopedics. She has been a McKenzie credentialed physiotherapist since 1999 and has been a member of the Canadian College of Medical Acupuncture since 2002.

She received a certificate in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Health Care Professionals from Wilfred Laurier University in 2016. Her clinical focus changed to Pelvic Health and Incontinence in 2001. Carolyn was the co-founder of Pelvic Health Solutions, a Canadian-based post-graduate teaching company. Carolyn presents extensively internationally on pelvic health and central sensitization. Carolyn has been using telerehabilitation in her clinical practice for the past 4 years.

She has published several framework articles on integrating central pain mechanisms into clinical practice, a pain education book, and several chapters in textbooks on pelvic pain and central sensitization. She is actively involved in research with Dr. Sinead Dufour at McMaster University and has published multiple studies on the connection between low back pain and pelvic floor dysfunction.

Carolyn won the prestigious Woman of Distinction award from the YWCA in 2003 for her work in pelvic floor rehabilitation. Carolyn won the distinguished Education Award from the Ontario Physiotherapy Association in 2015. She co-owns her practice in Muskoka, Physio Works Muskoka along with her daughter, Brittany Vandyken.

Amber Morphy
Pelvic Floor Yoga Specialist
Amber practices a variety of styles of yoga, Ashtanga, Moksha and Yin. Her passion is YIN! She received her Fitness Theory Course and Group Instructors certification through the YMCA and has also attained her CPTN Yoga instructors certification. In August 2009, she had the good fortune to travelling to British Columbia and received her YIN Yoga Teacher Trainer under the guidance of Bernie Clark.
Course Material included in this course
  • Welcome!
  • Welcome to Yin Yoga!
  • Embodia App for Home Exercise Prescription
  • Half Butterfly
  • Half Butterfly Instruction (For PRACTITIONER)
  • Half Butterfly Practice (For PATIENT)
  • Half Butterfly Instruction (For PRACTITIONER) (Audio Only)
  • Half Butterfly Practice (For PATIENT) (Audio Only)
  • Twisted Roots
  • Twisted Roots Instruction (For PRACTITIONER)
  • Twisted Roots Practice (For PATIENT)
  • Twisted Roots Instruction (For PRACTITIONER) (Audio Only)
  • Twisted Roots Practice (For PATIENT) (Audio Only)
  • Butterfly
  • Butterfly Instruction (For PRACTITIONER)
  • Butterfly Practice (For PATIENT)
  • Butterfly Instruction (For PRACTITIONER) (Audio Only)
  • Butterfly Practice (For PATIENT) (Audio Only)
  • Shoelace
  • Shoelace Instruction (For PRACTITIONER)
  • Shoelace Practice (For PATIENT)
  • Shoelace Instruction (For PRACTITIONER) (Audio Only)
  • Shoelace Practice (For PATIENT) (Audio Only)
  • Swan / Sleeping Swan
  • Swan / Sleeping Swan Instruction (For PRACTITIONER)
  • Swan / Sleeping Swan Practice (For PATIENT)
  • Swan / Sleeping Swan Instruction (For PRACTITIONER) (Audio Only)
  • Swan / Sleeping Swan Practice (For PATIENT) (Audio Only)
  • Sphinx and Seal
  • Sphinx and Seal Instruction (For PRACTITIONER)
  • Sphinx and Seal Practice (For PATIENT)
  • Sphinx and Seal Instruction (For PRACTITIONER) (Audio Only)
  • Sphinx and Seal Practice (For PATIENT) (Audio Only)
  • Dragon
  • Dragon Instruction (For PRACTITIONER)
  • Dragon Practice (For PATIENT)
  • Dragon Instruction (For PRACTITIONER) (Audio Only)
  • Dragon Practice (For PATIENT) (Audio Only)
  • Child's Pose
  • Child's Pose
  • Child's Pose (Audio Only)
  • Frog
  • Frog Instruction (For PRACTITIONER)
  • Frog Practice (For PATIENT)
  • Frog Instruction (For PRACTITIONER) (Audio Only)
  • Frog Practice (For PATIENT) (Audio Only)
  • Shavasana
  • Shavasana (Audio Only)
  • 30 Minute Practices
  • The Front Side of the Body and Hips
  • The Back Side of the Body and Hips
  • Sleep Practice
  • The Front Side of the Body and Hips (Audio Only)
  • The Back Side of the Body and Hips (Audio Only)
  • Sleep practice (Audio Only)