Yin Teacher Training Announcement

Have you ever wanted to learn the essence of Yin Yoga and it’s intentions? Have you ever wanted to enhance your own practice OR CONFIDENTLY and SAFELY teach and UNDERSTAND Yin Yoga? Yin Yoga has often been confused with restorative yoga or even Taoist Yoga Alchemy. You will learn the art of Yin Yoga from Lisa Jang — who studied under Yin Yoga Fathers — Paul Grilley (Suzee) and Bernie Clark (Diana Batts).

You can learn from books, you can learn from online videos. There is absolutely nothing that can replace an actual in person class training. Think about it. There are so many beautiful offerings but it’s your opportunity to learn live with me at Joya Yoga located in the lovely city of Livermore, CA.

Training officially commences June 28th. Register by June 15th for $100 SAVINGS.

Click here to find out when, what, where, why and how! 


Schedule Changes

As we enter Spring, it is time for me to also shift gears. For me, it’s about finding balance. The Yin and the Yang.

Please check for schedule changes and keep on checking as I make schedule adjustments. This adjustments are to help balance my work, home/family life. Plenty of things are going on, I these shifts are for the better.

I officially start teaching Yin Yoga Monday, March 11 at Equinox in San Ramon from 10:15am – 11:15am. Please DM for guest passes or if you’re a member, register early to reserve your spot in class. I’m really excited to share my love of Yin Yoga at this beautiful newly centrally located club in the heart of San Ramon. I hope to see some of your beautiful faces there.

With that, I need to let go of some evening classes. Check here for dates and times. As always, a few of my favorite sequences are online for you. So check them out! Much love and gratitude.

Happy New Year, Yinsters!

Hello Yinsters! It’s been a while since I’ve posted any sequences for your home practice. Thank you again to those who have sent me emails about my sequences. I absolutely had no clue that I touch so many Yinsters all over the world! Thank you so much. I am completely honored by the responses I’ve received.  I will try my absolute best to post more sequences for 2019! 

With the residue of the holidays, I’m posting a short instructional video on Yin Yoga for Neck and Shoulders. Since this is a shortened condensed video, I recommend that you watch it before practicing. Ive only shown the sequence on the right side, so be sure to do both sides!

Please be sure to have a nice quiet space to practice, two foam yoga blocks (or one block and a sandbag or yoga wedge) and maybe a blanket if you need that for your knees. I hope you all enjoy the the new sequence. As always, please be sure to consult our physician beforehand. Remember, everyBODY is different. Mobility in the shoulders, cervical spine, tissue tension…. Always take good care of yourself in any yoga practice.

Here’s my plug! As a reminder, I do facilitate in-depth Yin Yoga Teacher Trainings in the San Francisco Bay Area. The next one starts February. Please check the calendar for dates and details. Also, please share the Yin Yoga love! Please share my video and sequences to your friends, fellow practitioners…pin it on Pintrest! Thank you so much and HAPPY 2019!


(Remember to do both sides)

New 2019 Yin Yoga Courses on the Schedule!

I’m excited to announce part of 2019 schedule is open for registration! Crunch Fitness Danville has graciously asked me to come back and train Yin Yoga enthusiasts and teachers!

In a smaller group setting, you are able to learn hands-on and teach in a collaborative community in person. This will enable you to gain a solid understanding of the intention of a Yin Yoga practice. You will also create relationships with a local network of Yin Yoga teachers, which can help cultivate your learning during and after the training.

We know that money should not stop you from learning. For the upcoming courses, we are offering payment plans. You will need to register by 12/15 for the early bird pricing with your first payment for the module(s). Please email lisajangyoga@gmail.com to work out the details.

Without further adieu, find out the upcoming dates by clicking here.

We look forward to seeing you in our next training!

“Radiant Release” Yin Yoga Sequence

Since I’ll be away doing more Yoga Teacher Training up North, here is a “Radiant Release” Yin Yoga Sequence for my students who requested something to do at home. The “intention” of this sequence is to clear the mind with unnecessary thoughts. I]This sequence was inspired by the poem “Ten thousand flowers,” by Wu Men.

Ten thousand flowers
by Wu Men
Ten thousand flowers in spring, the moon in autumn
A cool breeze in summer, snow in winter
If your mind is not clouded by unnecessary things
This is the best season of your life

Find a quiet, warm, comfortable space. Make sure you have a strap, block, pillow and blanket. Anything in the house can be used as a substitute: a necktie, many blankets rolled up can act as a pillow, books can be used as a block. Be creative. Don’t stress too much over it. Find what you can. Remember to hold each pose for 3 minutes or longer. Adjust as you need to. Do both sides.

Begin by laying onto your back. Find a sense of calm. Use your breath, let go of the day. Start to draw your attention with generosity and care inwards. Shift. Start to cultivate a sense of investigative quality about your practice without any resistance. This means we become receptive to the present and the nature of our experience. Begin to suspend all your ideas and expectations of the practice and come to the mat with a curious mind. Almost becoming a journeys man on your mat — a mind that is open, curious and stripped of any assumption. We take nothing for granted or accept anything outside of our own direct experience as true.

  1. Knee into Chest (Ardha Apanasana aka Half Pontoon Pose)
    This is very similar to Yin “Dragon” Pose however, this is supine.

2. Eye of the Needle Twist

3. Side Lying Lunge / Half-Saddle Variation

4. Hamstring with Strap

5. StoneHedge Pose (Savasana) with credit to Tianne Allan, my Restorative Yoga Teacher
Take as much time as you need.

Remember, find your own edge in your own practice. Don’t overdo it. You can always do too much of a good thing. Allow yourself to unfold. Always practice conservatively. Enjoy the release and the clarity of the mind. Namaste.

With love and light,

*Check with your physician before any practice.

Yin Yoga Intensive {Module 1} Now Open – NEW DATES June 1, 2 & 3

Yin Yoga Intensive {Module 1} will be hosted at Crunch Fitness Blackhawk, located centrally in beautiful Danville, CA.

This training will take place

Friday, June 1 – 5pm – 9pm

Saturday, June 2  – 10:30am – 6:30pm

Sunday, June 3  – 10:30am – 6:30pm

In my training, it is imperative that in order to truly understand the practice of Yin Yoga that we learn anatomy. Anatomy is key. Without a true understanding of the muscles, joints, or the Yin tissues then true understanding and confidence in teaching true Yin Yoga is elusive. In this training we will cover key concepts of Yin Yoga and the functional approach and have at least 75 minutes of Yin and or Yang practices each session.

The key principles of this training are based on Lisa Jang’s studies with Bernie Clark, Diana Batts, Paul & Suzee Grilley.

To register, click here.

Announcing an Addition of New Yin Yoga Class!

I’m super excited to announce my NEW Yin Yoga class at Just Be Yoga’s newest studio in Danville, CA located in The Livery! Join me Thursday evenings from 7:45pm – 9pm beginning January 25th, 2018 for 75 minutes of Yin Yoga Bliss, where we will target deeply into the Yin tissues of the body.

Remember, Yin yoga is meant to be a complementary style of practice to more active styles of yoga. Yin Yoga style of practice intends to target, stimulate, strengthen and revive our deepest tissues of the body, our connective tissues — ligaments, joints, bones, and the deep fascia networks of the body — that are not emphasized in the same degree as an active style of practice. Hence, it’s complimentary nature.

Join me on Thursdays and register online early at http://www.myjustbeyoga.com. See you on Thursday!

2018 Happy New Year & Workshops

Happy New Year! It’s been hectic to say the least! I haven’t been posting on my blog. Many sequences I have put together but unable to share them on this site! I will get to that one day…

For now, wanted to share my upcoming workshops. One is around the corner on January 27 1-3pm at Just Breathe Yoga Rivermark in Santa Clara. The next one is February 3 11:30am – 1:30pm at Studio Mandala in San Ramon. I’m hoping to reignite the Yin Yoga love. Come join me if you can! Click on the links below the photos for more info!



See you on your mat!

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Yin Yoga and Acupressure Seasonal Workshop at JBY {Rivermark} Santa Clara

I’m super excited to announce my new Yin Yoga and Acupressure seasonal series that I will be offering at Just Breathe Yoga {Rivermark}. The idea came from studying the five elements at McKinnon where I took my Acupressure training from. What better way to combine my love and passion for both Yin Yoga and Acupressure? I can feel my ancestors smiling at me.

Here at the dates, so mark you calendars!

🕉Exploring the Metal Element

November 4th, 2017 from 1-3pm

🌊Balancing the Water Element

January 27th, 2018 from 1-3pm

☯️Nourishing the Wood Element

April 21st, 2018 from 1-3pm

🔥Friendly Fire Element

July 28th, 2018 from 1-2:30pm

🌿Harvesting the Earth Element

August 25th, 2018 from 1-3pm

Each 2-Hour workshop is $30 for early registration, $40 thereafter. The 90 minute class is $25 for early registration and $35 thereafter.

To register and get your spot, go to www.justbreatheyogarivermark.comSee you on you mat!