We live in a very Yang society: Fast paced, stimulating and goal-oriented. Even the yoga we practice tends to be very Yang in nature, filled with strong, flowing, repetitive movements that heat the body.
Yin yoga honours our profound need for balance with its long-held, relaxed stretches that encourage the release of deep tension from the body while teaching us to trust our Self and go with the flow. As life speeds up, it’s no wonder this quiet, introspective practice is in such high demand.
What you will learn: Yoga Philosophy What is Yin Yoga? Finding Balance: The Yin/Yang relationship
Anatomy The Body: Anatomy and Emotional Themes Anatomy as it relates to modifying yin asanas Anatomy of connective tissue Chinese Meridian Theory Chakras
Techniques and Practice Analysis and practice of 20 Yin Yoga Postures Meditation Pranayama Deep Relaxation Chanting and Affirmation
Teaching Methodology and Practicum Instructing and Sequencing a Yin yoga class Variations and Modifications for Yin Yoga poses How to create “The Yin Zone” Teaching Tips for Clear Language and Communication Discovering Your Authentic Voice
Early Bird: $585 + tax until December 1st, 2019 Regular price: $635 + tax after December 1st, 2019
Melanie Richards Bio: Founder and Director of HappyTree Yoga in Montreal [Est. 2007], Melanie leads Hatha, Yin and Gentle Yoga Teacher Training programs. She is a passionate speaker, writer and workshop leader (TEDx Montreal Women, MUHC Conferences, Cirque du Soleil, Expo Yoga Quebec, Wanderlust Tremblant) on the topics of yoga and meditation. A certified Hatha and Kundalini yoga teacher, her current influences include Vipassana meditation and the wise guidance of her spiritual teachers, Nischala Joy Devi and Lisa Lajoie. She originally learned Yin Yoga in 2007 with Mark Laham and with Paul and Suzee Grilley. Melanie teaches from the heart with both compassion and humour, and loves nothing more than to serve people in discovering their true Self.