20hr Yin Yoga Training Module with Mel McLaughlin
This 20 Hour Yin Yoga training module with Mel Mclaughlin of The Yin Space is a great introduction to the practice of yin yoga, and will also prepare teachers for a deeper dive into the full 100-hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training*. For those who aren’t teachers, this is simply a juicy experience to quench your thirst as a student for more time in yin practice.
This module will provide a basic understanding of:
• Why we do what we do in a yin practice
• The difference between a yin and a yang practice
• Brief Taoist philosophy and history of yin yoga
• How we can use props in yin yoga to deepen the experience or lighten the load
• What meridians are and why are they important to us in yin yoga
• What is fascia, why is it important, and how can we release it?
• Why we should exercise joints
• What chakras are and why are they relevant in Yin?
• 3 pivotal yin poses /breakdown and study
You’ll cultivate a simple daily meditation practice to do at home, enjoy long, juicy yin yoga asana practices, and have the chance to ask questions about your own personal yin practice.
You can expect around 10-12 hours of practical experience, including asana classes with pranayama and meditation. In a true yin yoga practice we layer mind knowledge over the wisdom of the body for a practical and integrated experience.
*Yoga teachers will receive 20-hours of continuing educational training by participating in this course. For those who go on to complete the 100-hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training, some of the above material will be repeated – as a great reminder and deepening of the knowledge.
– Earlybird: 340€ for the whole 20 hrs teacher training (TT) Workshops with Masterclasses included by 22 April.
– 375€ from 23 April onwards
Once you have signed up for the 20 hour Yin Yoga Training Module go to the Masterclasses tab to register for as many of the 4 Masterclasses you would like to attend.
45€ per Masterclass OR 150€ for all 4 Masterclasses.
RESERVATIONS: 01 45 08 59 10, firstname.lastname@example.org
13th Friday, 5pm-7pm – TT workshop. A 2hr overview of the differences of a yin and yang practice, and why we do what we do in yin.
Friday – 7.30pm –9.30pm – Masterclass #1 -Drop Anchor! GROUND AND RESTORE – the water element of Kidney/bladder medicine in Yin yoga – exploring our back body fascial lines and spine with forward bends and twists and what the water element from a Chinese medicine viewing point means in our physical, mental and emotional lives. 2hrs asana class with pranayama and meditation.
14th Saturday – 9am-11am – Masterclass #2 – Go to ground! REST AND DIGEST – The earth element of Stomach/spleen medicine in yin yoga – exploring our front body fascial lines and spine – with backbends and twists and what the earth element from a Chinese medicine viewing point means in our physical, mental and emotional lives. 2hrs asana class with pranayama and meditation.
Saturday – 11.30am-1.30 pm (1hr lunch) & 2.30pm-6.30pm TT workshop Including functional anatomy / fascia and chi overview.
Saturday – 7pm-9pm Masterclass #3– Up and out!
DETOX AND BALANCE – The wood element of liver/gallbladder in yin yoga exploring our hips and legs and side body fascial lines with hip openers and twists and what the wood element from a Chinese medicine viewing point means in our physical, mental and emotional lives. 2hrs asana class with pranayama and meditation.
15th Sunday – 9am-11am Masterclass #4 – connect and recalibrate! RELEASE AND RECEIVE – The fire and metal elements – Heart /Lung/Small & Large Intestine – our upper body work of shoulders, chest, upper back and related fascial lines and what the fire and metal elements mean from a Chinese medicine viewing point means in our physical mental and emotional lives.
2hrs asana class with pranayama and meditation.
Sunday – 12-4pm – TT workshop
Meridians/chakras/yin pranayama and yoga nidra meditation to close.
More about your teacher Mel Mclaughlin:
Mel has been practicing everything ‘yoga’ since her lengthy sojourn in India 15 years ago. While based at the Sivananda ashram in Kerala, Mel not only focused on the postures of yoga but meditation, breath work and every other positive experience yoga has to offer and spontaneously stayed on for her first of many teacher trainings.
Mel then continued to train with the likes of Nicole Walsh and Baron Baptiste in the style of Power Yoga; Twee Merrigan in the style of Vinyasa Flow and with Paul Grilley in the form of Yin Yoga, Yin being her real passion.
Fusing together all these trainings Mel found a platform to create her own unique teaching style, which is a blend of Western/Traditional Indian and Taoist approaches.
Over the past eight years Mel has been both leading and assisting 200-Hour Teacher Training programs and Art of Alignment modules for ‘BodyMindLife’ and also ‘This is Yoga’ a studio she co-directed and launched, and also her very own ‘The Yin Space’. So its with huge personal satisfaction and enthusiasm that now and for the past 18 months, Mel leads her own 100-Hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training to yin enthusiasts. She is an avid student of Paul Grilley and completed 200-Hours training with him in 2013 which topped off her 10 year love affair with her own personal practice and exploration of yin. With this formal training under her belt Mel had all the tools to create a unique formula for teaching and understanding Yin Yoga. The trainings are designed to give you a deep personal experience of yin (yoga and energy) as well as jam packed with intellectual knowledge and useable tools.
Drawing on her studies of Metaphysics, Acu-energetics, Reiki and other healing modalities Mel’s teachings blends the physical, mental and energetic bodies in regards to yin yoga and teaching in general.
An honored ambassador of Lululemon Athletica, she also regularly contributes to Australian Yoga Journal, Women’s health and Women’s fitness magazine’s and various online health and wellbeing sites. She was proud to have co-created and be a founding director of This Is Yoga and currently holds space online at The Yin Space.