Yin Yoga Teacher Training (40h)

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

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 relationshipThe conscious and subconscious mind
  • Anatomy of connective tissue
  • Chinese Meridian Theory
  • Chakras
  • The Stress Response as it relates to Yin Yoga
  • Anatomy as it relates to modifying Yin asanas
Techniques and Practice
  • Analysis and practice of 20 Yin Yoga Postures
  • Meditation
  • Pranayama
  • Deep Relaxation
  • Chanting and Affirmation

Teaching Methodology and Practicum

  • How to create “The Yin Zone”
  • Instructing and Sequencing a Yin yoga class
  • Variations and Modifications for Yin Yoga poses
  • 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.

Dates: April 30th - May 2nd and May 14th - May 16th

  • Friday 6 - 9 pm
  • Saturday 12 - 6 pm
  • Sunday 12 - 6 pm

30 contact hours and 10 non-contact hours

COVID CLAUSE: Please note that plans for stability and continuity exist despite the possibility of covid restrictions.


Early Bird: $615 + tax until April 1st, 2021
Regular price: $665 + tax after April 1st, 2021

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation requests received on or before April 10th will be refunded in full, minus a $50 administration fee. Cancellation requests received after April 10th are non-refundable and non-transferable.

** Please note that limited spots are available.