Yin Training Schedule: Aug to Nov 2017

Have you been thinking about Yin training in 2017?  Me too! I’ve got some trainings scheduled at two beautiful Melbourne-area studios.  If you want to know more, keep reading… Ohana Yoga This cosy, welcoming Port Melbourne studio is hosting 3 Yin trainings from Aug to November. Due to the size of the studio, we can only take 18 students per training so get in quick if you’re keen! Course: One-Day “Yin-tensive” (25 Aug 2017) Tuition: $275 (includes manual and Certificate of Completion) Schedule: 9:30am to 5:30pm Description: For those unable to attend the earlier Fundamentals trainings at Ohana Yoga (Feb 2017) and Yoke Yoga […]

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 […]

Yin Yoga Autumn Newsletter

Time flies! (which is my way of saying sorry I didn’t send a Spring Newsletter)  Instead of sitting at my computer writing said newsletter, here’s what I’ve been up to instead. In February, I ran my first movement workshop at a CrossFit gym (the amazing CrossFit Freefall in Seaford) and we played around with efficient and fun ways to mobilize hips and shoulders so these Crossfitters can jump, squat, and lift better.  Later that month I returned to Perth (and one of my favorite studios Beyond Being) to lead Yin Sequencing training.  Then I squeezed in a weekend of education for myself with MovNat.  And by education […]

Untangle Yourself with Chakra Meditation

If you’ve ever tried to untangle your headphone cords, you know that the most difficult part is trying to figure out where the whole tangled mess starts!  If you are distracted or in a hurry, you will pull in all directions, make a few more knots, blame whoever has recently pissed your off for the whole mess, and go back to walking around being half-strangled by hopelessly tangled cords. Meanwhile beneath the protective outer sheath of the cord, the delicate copper wires that ensure the quality of the sound reaching your ears are slowly degenerating.  Of course the alternative to […]

Anatomy Training for People Who Don’t Like Anatomy (Yet) !

This year Movement by Design founder Luke Bryan and I have partnered to create and facilitate a new kind of anatomy training for yoga teachers.  Rather than asking teachers to memorize muscle origins and insertions or scripted alignment cues, we challenge teachers to think critically about what good movement means and how to achieve it.  We focus on teaching movement principles that hold true whether you are extending into a backbend or diving under an olympic lift.   So how did an Olympic Lifting coach and a yoga teacher meet and decide to develop training together in the first place?  Well, funny […]

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 […]

Melbourne’s First 50 Hr Yin TT Immersion

Over the Easter Holiday in April, I partnered with Le Yoga Daylesford to host Melbourne’s first 50-hour Yin TT Immersion.  We spent five glorious autumn days in Daylesford practicing Yin Yoga and studying the principles behind the practice.  Each morning began with Yin Yoga and meditation, followed by a Q&A about the morning practice.  The rest of the day was divided between lecture on the anatomy and philosophy of Yin and learning practical tools for teaching Yin. In lectures we discussed how Yin Yoga influences fascia, mobilises the spine, enhances proprioception, activates the parasympathetic nervous system, and balances Qi flow in the major meridians. […]

CrossFit: The Yang to my Yin

I love yoga so it’s been a constant since I first started practicing in my 20’s.  But, I’m pretty convinced that I’ve remained healthy and strong through my 30’s by varying my training.  That’s not hard for me because I love movement. I have played basketball, soccer, softball, tennis, and touch football.When I need to clear my head, I usually lace up my running shoes.  I trained in a variety of martial arts including Tae Kwan Do, Tai Chi, and Kung Fu.   Once I went to a restaurant and saw a bellydancer and was absolutely mesmerized.  So, I took belly dancing […]

New Classes at Studio Cirq in Melbourne CBD!

So, May is proving to be an exciting month for me! I’m teaching free lunchtime classes at Lululemon on Bourke St for the entire month, offering a Yin Class at Ohana Yoga in Albert Park, and offering new flow classes at Studio Cirq in the CBD. Look for a lunchtime flow at Studio Cirq starting May 11 and an evening flow at Cirq starting May 24. For more information about Studio Cirq, click here: http://www.studiocirq.com.au