FAQs about Yin Teacher Trainings

I get a lot of questions about the structure of my Yin Teacher Trainings.  So, I thought I’d take the time to answer some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS) here in one place.  When a studio decides to host a Yin training, we work together to offer discounts for studio members or for yogis purchasing more than one Yin module at the studio.  So, once you’ve decided when and where you’d like to do your training, you can visit the studio website for those details. But, this is all the other good stuff you need to know to train with me and work […]

Book Now for My First Scheduled Melbourne Yin Trainings of 2017!

Overview Yin Yoga is more than resting on a prop (although you will certainly learn how to use props more creatively!) Yin is not an endurance test to see how long you can squeeze your eyeballs, clench your jaw, and hold a pose. It’s not the aggressive pursuit of flexibility (and you don’t even have to be able to touch your toes to get started!) It is not the yoga for when you are injured or sick and cannot do an athletic flow (although Yin can help you heal). Yin is not about drifting off but learning to pay attention […]

Yin for the Holidays

During the hectic holiday season we could all use a little more Yin!  Tina Bruce, a recent graduate of my 50 Hour Yin TT at The Yoga Social in Melbourne, has illustrated some lovely (and very handy) cards with the foundational Yin Yoga poses to inspire your home Yin practice. The cards feature Yin Yoga postures and inspirational quotes and come with a little stand for easy card viewing while you practice. Tina’s website also features some step-by-step guidelines for coming in and out of these poses. These would make a great gift for the Yin Yogi in your life […]

2016 Yin Yoga Teacher Trainings at Vitality Yoga in Bendigo

Vitality Yoga of Bendigo will host two weekend Yin Yoga TT’s in 2016. These two courses can be taken separately or combined for 30 Hours. Individual Yin TT’s: EB $425 and Regular $450 (includes manual and certificate of completion) Package Price for both Yin TT’s purchased together: $800 (must be purchased by Feb 19) Contact Melanie at Vitality Yoga for information and bookings: 404 Hargreaves Street Bendigo (Next to the Good Loaf Bakery) Bendigo VIC 3550 AustraliaPh: +613 5442 2081 Email: info@vitalityclinic.com.au Yin Fundamentals (15 hours) Saturday 5 March – Sunday 6 March (9am-5pm daily) In this course you will […]

Want more Yin workshops or training? Here’s what’s on for Spring!

As the brilliant dancer and choreographer Martha Graham said, “Movement never lies.  It is a barometer telling the state of the soul’s weather to all who can read it.” In Melbourne spring, the weather can be all over the place and I feel my own internal barometric pressure rising and falling like crazy!  One minute I’m wildly enthusiastic.  The next I’m flat.  One day I move fluidly and joyfully through my yoga practice, and the next everything feels like effort and struggle.  If the way we move does reflect our inner state, then maybe the way we move can also […]

Last Yin Training of 2014

It’s hard to believe how quickly this year has flown by!  These photos are from the last Yin L2 training of 2014 at Grass Roots Yoga.  In the L2 trainings the students spend more time developing their own sequences so they can integrate what they have learned about myofascial meridians and the pathways of Traditional Chinese Medicine. As part of the training, the students break out into small groups and each one gets a chance to lead the group in a short Yin class.  The designated teacher guides her students through a 15 minute Yin practice and at the end she […]

Rise and Shine: Spring Yin Yoga Retreat in Daylesford 21-23 November

Winter is a time to turn inward – gathering energy and insight. But in Spring, we emerge and create anew!  To bring anything meaningful to fruition, we need to channel and direct our energy. Working with the chakra system is a way to source energy from within so that we can move through the world with greater clarity, integrity, and purpose.  That’s why my final Yin Yoga retreat of the year will focus on studying and activating the chakras through yoga, meditation, and time in nature.  Join me at Le Yoga Daylesford 21-23 November. Enjoy Daylesford in the bloom of spring and treat yourself to rejuvenating […]

Yoga from the Yinside Out

What I love about Yin Yoga is that it allows us to consider teaching yoga from the inside (yinside) out. Through postures, we investigate our most deeply held beliefs, shedding what holds us back and making space for new perspectives. Thank you to Kula Yoga for hosting the August Level One Yin training in Melbourne and to all those who attended and contributed. If you missed out on this training (and that makes you sad) book for my upcoming Level One in October at Grass Roots Yoga in St Kilda.  Or, if you’re in Western Australia, join me October 3-5 for my first […]

I love it when friends reveal hidden talents…

One of the best parts about Yin Yoga is the bolsters, firm pillows that cushion and support you so that you can relax into the postures and target the deeper connective tissues.  Until recently I had a very boring, standard navy blue bolster.  It did the job but it didn’t do much to brighten the room!  One day after a Yin class, I was discussing the lack of inspiring bolsters with my friend Aimie Whiting.  Aimie is just one of those awesome, creative, get shit done kind of people.  She’s both my yin yoga student and, more recently, my CrossFit training partner. […]

What can we learn about Italian family dinner from Chinese Five Element Theory?

Growing up in an Italian family, the dinner table was the centre of all things. We laughed, argued, and bonded over meals- digesting the days events and connecting with one another. Viewed through the lens of Chinese Five Element Theory, this Italian way of life makes perfect sense.  The Spleen/Stomach network governs assimilation and digestion on all levels – whether it’s food or ideas – and supports the harmonious distribution of energy to support the community of the body.  The Spleen network is associated with the Earth element and Earth types are great at nourishing others and maintaining harmony like […]