Yin Yoga Teacher Training

This 4-day training will cover the theory and science behind the wonderfully reviving and mindful practice of yin yoga. Incorporating knowledge around meridians, fascia, the nervous system and the brain, students will learn how to make this practise accessible for a diverse range of people.

Yin Yoga Teacher Training | Hybrid

4–7 June 2021 IN STUDIO or VIRTUAL LIVESTREAM with Melanie Cooper

This 4-day course covers a variety of aspects of yin yoga including learning to teach inclusively and safely. The course can be attended as a stand-alone Yoga Alliance accredited course or as an optional module on our 300-hour programme

Course Overview

Join Melanie Cooper on this training where you will learn how to teach yin yoga in a way that is inclusive and safe for everyone. Many students find this slower type of practice is a gateway into their inner world, helping them to connect and go deep inside so they can truly rejuvenate though the practice of yin. Adding this training to your skills can help you expand your horizons as a teacher and for many teaching yin offers a positive change from teaching faster more yang based classes. . The course will cover a wide range of topics from sequencing to anatomy and fascia and meridians. From the training you will learn:

  • how to practice and teach yin poses
  • how to plan a yin based class
  • how to use props effectively
  • the theory and science behind the practice
  • support in finding your own unique teaching style
  • how to adapt the practice for different body types and personalities

Course Content

You will learn:

  • how to teach poses with and without props 
  • how yin relates to the nervous system and the brain
  • about the meridians and energy systems
  • to understand fascia
  • about anatomy in relation to yin 
  • how different body parts respond to poses
  • sequencing for specific meridians
  • how to plan a class and the use of silence
  • how to find your voice as a teacher 
  • about updated research on yin theory and science 
  • how to develop your classes for pregnancy, injuries and hyper-mobility
  • about contraindications and modifications
  • lots of practice in a non-judgemental and non-dogmatic environment

There will also be the opportunity to reconnect to your own practice 


  • A 200-hour yoga teacher training is usually a prerequisite for joining any of our Level 2 trainings 
  • This course can be taken as a stand-alone course or as part of our 300-YA accredited programme
  • The course is "hybrid" and you can opt to take it IN STUDIO or as VIRTUAL LIVESTREAM for those unable to travel to the Shala in South London
  • You will receive 40 accredited Level 2 hours as a stand-alone course or towards our 300-YA accredited programme; 32 contact hours plus 8 hours of prep and homework
  • Once you have completed your 300-hour training you can register as a RYT 500 teacher

Teacher Bio

Melanie Cooper (E-RYT 500)

Melanie has been teaching yoga since 1997 and her love of yoga shines through strongly in her teaching. In recent years, she has been solely committed to offering teacher trainings and retreats.

Melanie is a genuine and down to earth teacher who brings a vast breadth of knowledge to her trainings. She offers a place where you can find what works for you, a place where you will be welcomed as you are with no judgement or expectations – where you can find the practice and way of teaching that is truly right for you.

Melanie divides her time between the UK and Goa running teacher trainings and retreats in UK, Sweden, Crete and India. She is the author of 'Teaching Yoga Adjusting Asana’.

Read Melanie's full biography here.
  • "

    This was a great grounding in yin, inspiring and confidence-building in terms of professional practice and personal development. Oh, and Bollywood dancing to break it up. Win, win win.


    Fiona Law

  • "

    Melanie is an inspirational font of wonderful knowledge and wisdom. She has a gentle quality that leads you in, delivering flowing classes or teachings with clear love, passion and experience.


    Natasha King

  • "

    Melanie is a teacher I recommend to every one! Just being in the same room as her makes you feel grounded and at ease. She has a big knowledge which she share in a pedagogic way


    Elina Amby

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Course Dates

The course has the following modules scheduled:

Friday 4 June 2021


Saturday 5 June 2021


Sunday 6 June 2021


Monday 7 June 2021



  • The cost is £495 for the full 4-day training IN STUDIO (or LIVESTREAM ONLINE if you are unable to travel to the studio). 
  • A non-refundable deposit of £150 is required on booking.
  • To reserve your place, please >>click the PAY DEPOSIT button>> select HYBRID for IN STUDIO option or VIRTUAL ONLY for livestream attendance > >click ENROLL >> select the payment item >> choose deposit or pay in full
  • Note it is sometimes possible to change from IN STUDIO to VIRTUAL but not generally possible to change from VIRTUAL to IN STUDIO
  • If you do not pay in full, please ensure that you save your credit card details so we can process the final payment of £345. This will happen 21 days before the start of the course and a receipt will be sent to you when the payment has been taken.
  • 300 hour students get a 10% discount on this training if they have booked three trainings with us including the core. Email us if this is the case and the discount will be applied when the balance is taken

  • The deposit is non refundable but can be transferred to another person 
  • The remaining balance is refundable up to 1 month before the event.  
  • Cancellation 2 - 4 weeks before the event: 50 % of the balance in refund only
  • Cancellation less than 2 weeks before the event: no refund

Trainings at the Shala are run independently and all payments for training services are accepted on behalf of the individual teacher. 

  • Any livestreamed elements of trainings are recorded and anyone who is unable to attend this part can email us to request a link to the recording, which will be available for 7 days after the event. 
  • Late cancellations and no shows will be charged as if you had attended. 
  • In the event that a training is cancelled by the Shala you will be offered a refund or the option to be transferred to an alternative event
  • The course leaders and the Shala reserve the right to photograph or film during the programme and to use these images for our website and marketing purposes