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Yin Yoga Teacher Training HYBRID

The slower practice of yin can be a gateway to your inner world, helping you to connect and go deep inside so you can truly rejuvenate. Adding yin to your skill base can significantly expand your horizons and potential as a teacher. On this blended course – 2 days in person or livestreamed plus a library of invaluable recorded content, you will learn how to teach yin in a way that is inclusive, safe and compassionate.

Yin Yoga Teacher Training | Hybrid

Melanie Cooper | On Demand Content Released 15 January | Weekend in Studio or Livestream 17-18 February 2024 | 40 hours | Price: £395

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 nine 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. 


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Course Overview

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 

Course Content

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  

Day One 

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 

Day Two 

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  

practicing yin yoga

Recorded Content

Available for 6 months

A series of nine hours accessible bite-sized recorded content 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 
  • Sequencing 

Melanie Cooper Talks About the Training

Teacher Bio

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


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Course Dates

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



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