Yin Yoga Teacher Training (40h)

Yin Yoga Teacher Training (Bilingual Eng/Fr) with Melanie Richards

Dates: January 24-26 and January 31-February 2

Friday 6 - 9 pm
Saturday 12 - 6:30 pm
Sunday 12 - 6:30 pm

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

The Body: Anatomy and Emotional Themes
Anatomy as it relates to modifying yin asanas
Anatomy of connective tissue
Chinese Meridian Theory

Techniques and Practice
Analysis and practice of 20 Yin Yoga Postures
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

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.


Early Bird: $585 + tax until December 1st, 2019
Regular price: $635 + tax after December 1st, 2019

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation requests received on or before Dec. 15th will be refunded in full, minus a $50 administration fee.  Cancellation requests received after Dec. 15th are non-refundable and non-transferable.