Yin Yoga Teacher Training | Hybrid
Melanie Cooper | On Demand Content Released 15 January | Weekend in Studio or Livestream 17-18 February 2024 | 30 hours | Price: £375
Yin yoga is a way to unwind and relax very deeply. It is a style of yoga that can be taught as a specific class or as a delicious way to end a dynamic flowing class. Yin practice can also provide a valuable preparation for the more subtle arts of pranayama and meditation.
This course consists of two days live (either in person or live streamed) plus five hours of invaluable on demand recorded material available for 6 months to help consolidate learning. The course can be attended as a stand-alone Yoga Alliance accredited course or as an optional module on our 300-hour programme.
The environment created by Melanie Cooper on this course, is non-dogmatic and non-judgemental. It provides time for you to step into the yin place of receiving and nurturing.
On this course, 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 set can help you expand your horizons as a teacher and for many teachers, teaching yin offers a positive change from teaching faster more yang based energetic 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 give assists based on acupressure and thai yoga massage
- the theory and practice of sequencing
- 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
The course will cover a practical exploration of yin poses, including how to teach, how to modify for different body types and how to give assists based on acupressure and Thai Yoga Massage
You will learn:
- how to teach poses with and without props
- about contraindications and modifications
- about the meridians and energy systems
- sequencing for specific meridians
- to understand fascia
- how to plan a class and the use of silence
- how to find your voice as a teacher
- lots of practice in a non-judgemental and non-dogmatic environment
There will also be the opportunity to reconnect to your own practice
Practical: Yin poses for the Kidney and Bladder Meridian and Forward Bends
Practical: Yin poses for Liver and Gallbladder Meridians and Twists and side bends
Practical: Yin poses for Stomach and Spleen Meridians and backbends
Practical: Yin poses for Heart and Small Intestine and Lung and Large Intestine Meridians and Shoulders
Recorded Content (available for 6 months):
A series of videos will accompany this two day course which are available for 6 months to consolidate your learning. They will cover:
- What is Yin?
- Contra-indications and cautions
- What is Fascia?
- What are Meridians?
- Key points when teaching
Melanie Cooper E-RYT 500 – Lead Teacher
Lead teacher trainer Melanie Cooper and has been teaching yoga since 1997 and teaching Yin Yoga since 2004. Her love of yoga comes through strongly in her teaching. She is passionate about the slower more meditative practices of Yin Yoga to heal and transform peoples’ lives. Her focus is making it right for everyone individually.
Melanie divides her time between the UK and Goa, practicing and teaching yoga and sometimes you can see her Bollywood dancing on the beach. She runs teacher trainings and retreats in UK, Sweden, Crete and India and is the author of Teaching Yoga Adjusting Asana. View Melanie’s website
The course has the following modules scheduled:
Monday 15 January 2024 ON DEMAND RELEASE
available for 6 months
Saturday 17 February 2024 IN STUDIO or VIRTUAL LIVESTREAM
Sunday 18 February 2024 IN STUDIO or VIRTUAL LIVESTREAM