Now Offering Yin Yoga Mentorship Program for Yoga Teachers

In response to many recent requests from other teachers, including newer yoga teachers, I am now scheduling appointments to meet with those who may be interested in learning more about teaching yoga in the Yin Yoga tradition. I am not offering this in a linear or overly structured style, but more in a casual way of meeting together, talking, reading texts and practicing together. This would also include attending classes and occasionally assisting and co-teaching with me until you feel comfortable teaching Yin Yoga on your own. Timeline of study and duration will vary.

Initial meeting is free and we can talk about your interests, create a plan, cost and schedule that works for you. I would like to make this affordable and accessible and willing to work with you to help you meet your goals as a teacher.

Examples of what is included in the Yin Yoga Mentorship Program:

One on one meetings and instruction

Reading List

Yin Classes

Yin vs. Yang

Energy Medicine techniques and exercises

Energetic Anatomy

Basic Meridian theory

Five Elements

Chakra Theory

Qi/Chi

Anatomy study related to Yin Yoga postures

Voice, Sound and Nuance in class

Permissive language and trauma sensitivity

How to hold space and create a safe container

The Power of Subtlety

How to keep your energies balanced and safe while teaching

And More…

This program is open to those who have completed a basic Yoga Teachers Training(YTT) or more. Please contact me directly for more information and to schedule a meeting. I am really excited to work with you and to explore the quiet power of Yin Yoga together!

LOVE!

Melina

mndyoga@gmail.com

 

 

 

Time to Pause

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Spending two days out at a cabin near Mt. Adams was a perfect way to pause and to reflect. No phone service, no internet no television. Lots of snow, trees and silence. I absolutely love how snow muffles sound as if it grabs it out of thin air with it’s cold clutches and turns it to ice.

Yesterday afternoon we went snowshoeing. Wandering through trees and shadows in awe of how snow looks like diamonds in the sunshine. Pointing at every shimmer, every icicle, every formation. I felt like a kid. It is in nature, I often forget that I am grown.

When I reflect upon the past year, it often feels like it blends into all the rest. My 29 degree Pisecean Sun makes timekeeping a strange and sometimes difficult task. Having been born right at that end place, just as the snake is about to take it’s tail and continue the cycle. Years and days are all part of the ocean of time and they get lost and blur together. All infinity. But, there were some challenges in 2015 that were markers of time that will hopefully continue help me to grow and to learn.

At this moment in time, I am not sure about much other than the beauty of nature, and how important it is we remember our connection to it.

My wish for this next next year is that we All do just that.

In Love With Nature,

Melina