Yin Yoga 50hr teacher training workshop Gold Coast march 2017

Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Meditation,

Intensives - more than 1 day

Intensives - more than 1 day



23 Mar 2017

26 Mar 2017


8am - 7.30pm



Early Bird $1050 by 1st Feb - Regular price $1250 thereafter



50 hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training at Burleigh 23-26th March with Melanie McLaughlin


What’s on offer urban training style?

Join us this March 2017 at the Gold Coast for this teacher training urban-style with Melanie McLaughlin for her inspiring 50 hour Yin Teacher Training programme.

We will slip off the radar for a few days of yin “chill-pill”. Exploring our ‘Yin-sides’ over 4 days of deep immersion into the other side of the yoga coin. We are keeping it small and intimate with only 20 places available.

A little about Melanie McLaughlin

Mel has been practicing everything ‘yoga’ since her lengthy sojourn in India 16 years ago. While based at the Sivananda ashram in Kerala, Mel not only focused on the postures of yoga but meditation, breath work and every other positive experience yoga has to offer and she spontaneously stayed on for her first of many teacher trainings.

Mel then continued to train with the likes of Nicole Walsh and Baron Baptiste in the style of Power Yoga; Twee Merrigan in the style of Vinyasa Flow and with Paul Grilley in the form of Yin Yoga, Yin being her real passion.

Fusing together all these trainings Mel found a platform to create her own unique teaching style, which is a blend of Western/Traditional Indian and Taoist approaches.

Over the past eight years Mel has been both leading and assisting 200-Hour Teacher Training programs and Art of Alignment modules for ‘BodyMindLife’ and also ‘This is Yoga’ a studio she co-directed and launched, and also her very own ‘The Yin Space’. So its with huge personal satisfaction and enthusiasm that now and for the past 2 years Mel leads her own 25/50/100-Hour Yin Yoga Teacher Trainings to yin enthusiasts. She is an avid student of Paul Grilley in person and remotely and completed 225-Hours training with him in 2013 -2016, which topped off her 10 year love affair with her own personal practice and exploration of yin. With this formal training under her belt Mel had all the tools to create a unique formula for teaching and understanding Yin Yoga. The trainings are designed to give you a deep personal experience of yin (yoga and energy) as well as jam packed with intellectual knowledge and useable tools.

Drawing on her studies of Metaphysics, Acu-energetics, Reiki and other healing modalities Mel’s teachings blends the physical, mental and energetic bodies in regards to yin yoga and teaching in general.

An honoured Illumni of lululemon ambassadorship, she also regularly contributes to Australian Yoga Journal, Women’s health and Women’s fitness magazine’s and various online health and wellbeing sites. She was proud to have co-created and be a founding director of This Is Yoga and currently holds space online at The Yin Space.

Mel can now share this wealth of experience and expertise through her own, Yoga Australia recognized 50-hour yin teacher-training course hosted at Gold Coast Hot Yoga this March 2017!

What’s included?

Over the length of the retreat we will be offering 45 contact hours where you will BE yin in your meditation, pranayama and asana practices. There will be some reading and essays required throughout the course.

The course material you can look forward to will include:

• Yin sequencing and themes of sequencing classes/workshops

• A study of Yin asana, the breakdown of postures and how to ‘prop‘ them and deal with common issues and injuries.

• An alternate look at yoga anatomy and physiology

• Explore “what are the differences between a yin and yang practice?” and why we need them both.

• Pranayama and meditation in Yin, the study and practice of.

• Modern muscle meridian theory and related organs (Dr Motoyama’s & Paul Grilley research) more commonly known as the main 12 acupuncture meridians, their related mental and energetic qualities and their place in a yin yoga class.

• The energetic body and Chakras in relation to meridians and postures.

• Fascia research including embryology development and the concept and importance of Chi and meridians

• Teaching styles in yin – including partner yin, yin at the wall and props

Course Dates

Commence on Thursday 23rd March by 8am through to Sunday 26th March 7.30pm.


Pre-requisites to attend are 200HRS level 1 Yoga Teacher Training certified to teach (or alternatively email me with your life/yin/body/energetic/mind experiences and training and it will be also possible to attend if you simply wish to deepen your practice and knowledge of yin for yourself)


The 50 hour teacher training is recognised by Yoga Australia for continuing professional development points and member upgrades.

Pricing - Course Fee (does not include accomodation)

Early Bird Price: $1050.00

Early Bird Price Payment is due by Wednesday 1st February in full.

Full Price: $1250.00

Full Price payment is due on 10th March 2017.

A $500 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 4 weeks prior course commencement, all fees will be refunded less the $500 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 is required for certificate to be awarded

A Typical day

8am – meditation

8.20am – practice #1

10.30am – brunch

11.15am – lecture #1

1.15pm – lunch

2pm – lecture #2

4.30pm – small tea break

4.45pm – practice #2

6.30pm – final Q&A / pranayama /discussion or video.

7.30pm finish

If you wish to register your interest please email hotyogagoldcoast@gmail.com with the following;

Only 20 spots available

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