Yin yoga 5ohr teacher training

Synergy Yoga and Pilates Presents: Yin Yoga Teacher Training with Melanie McLaughlin

course overview

 “There is a yin and yang to everything in the universe. They are like two sides to the same coin, one cannot exist without the other and they compliment each other".

Join us for this unique opportunity to explore your “yin-side” over a 4-day Urban Retreat. This course is open to those who are either already 200-hour qualified yoga teachers, and who want to deepen their knowledge and practice of Yin Yoga, while cultivating teaching skills that will allow them to facilitate this practice for their students, or dedicated students wanting to dive in and learn more for their own personal practice and enjoyment.

Yin yoga is growing in popularity, largely in response to what has become a very “yang” dominated yoga culture. We are discovering the benefits of a quieter, more still practice – not just in their physical bodies, but also in their nervous and energy systems. 


Mel has been passionate about a yin-style practice for over 10 years, through her own personal practice and self-study. In 2012 Mel formalized her training with Paul Grilley through his 200-hour Teacher Training program in the USA, recently revisited for ongoing training, and now shares this wealth of experience, insight and expertise through her very own Yoga Australia recognized 100-hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training course. Mel is accompanied by a highly qualified team of guest teachers in the fields of Anatomy and Physiology, Acupuncture, and Myofascial Therapies.

The course material you can look forward to will include:

  • A study of Yin asanas
  • An alternate look at anatomy and physiology for yoga
  • Explore the differences between a yin and yang practice
  • Yin sequencing and class themes
  • Pranayama and meditation in a Yin practice
  • Muscle meridian theory and related organs (courtesy of Dr Motoyama & Paul Grilley’s research)
  • The energy system and Chakras
  • Fascia research and its function and qualities relevant to YIN 
  • The concept and importance of Chi
  • Teaching styles and methodologies in Yin yoga, including “partner yin” and “wall yin”


WHEN: Tuesday 27th November to Saturday 1st December 2018

TIMES: 8am to 6pm daily


Participants will need to have successfully completed a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training course prior to commencing Yin Yoga Teacher Training (copy of certificate must be submitted for verification) OR email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for entry to the course if it is for personal enjoyment and experience.


This training is recognized by Yoga Australia for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points and member upgrades. 


Early Bird Price: $1200 [ Early Bird Price Payment is due on 1st August 2017 ]

Full Price: $1400 [ Final Price payment is due by 1st November 2017 ]

A $300 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of booking to secure your place in the course. 

Cancellation & Withdrawal from Course:

For cancellations more than 5 weeks prior course commencement, all fees will be refunded less the $300 non-refundable deposit.

For cancellations within 4 weeks of commencement date, a 50% cancellation fee applies.

For cancellations within 2 weeks of commencement date, no refund will be given.

Attendance Policy - 100% attendance