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Yin Yoga Intensive

Finding Inner Stillness (30 Hours CPD) At BCY, Stokes Croft, Bristol, from 14 Jun 2018 to 17 Jun 2018

BCY, Stokes Croft, Bristol
14 Jun 2018
- 17 Jun 2018

bristolcityyoga Hatha Yoga, Training Intensive, Vinyasa Yoga

This yin yoga training is one of our specialist intensive courses. Although yin is a ‘quiet’ practice it is still intense and deep.  It can be an amazing tool for self-exploration, showing us very clearly how we are in body, mind and energy.  The intensive is suitable for teachers interested to explore either teaching yin or incorporating yin poses into a more dynamic class. It is also suitable for students of all levels interested in yin.

Course Skills

We will look at all the main aspects of yin yoga. Including:
  • the model behind yin yoga – how it works and the reasons and benefits of the practice
  • the physical anatomy of yin yoga
  • the subtle anatomy of yin yoga  – looking at the energetic model behind the practice, working with meridians and energy flows
  • where each meridian is in the body, what they are related to physically, mentally and emotionally
  • how to stimulate the meridians
  • the yin poses and class sequencing
  • how to modify the poses and use props to make them safe for all body types, including hyper-mobile and very flexible bodies
  • how to structure a practice and a class, including knowing how much to say and when
  • using a healing touch in yin yoga

There will also be plenty of time to reflect and share experiences.

Course Teacher

Melanie has been practicing yin yoga since 2000. Initially she saw it as a way to open the body for her ashtanga practice, but slowly along the way – sometimes due to illness or injury, also due to the symptoms of the menopause, yin has become an increasingly important aspect of her practice and sadhana.  Over the years she has fallen more and more in love with this quiet practice, especially it’s meditative and energetic aspects. She has taught yin classes for around 10 years and included yin as part of her teacher trainings for around 5 years.

Melanie is passionate about making yoga inclusive and compassionate.  Moving away from striving and pain into softness and compassion, but keeping the intensity and fire and transformational potential of practice.  Find out more about Mel

How to Sign up

It’s great to have you on board.  There’s a two-step process with the sign up, firstly, we’d love to hear more about you and your practice so drop us an email at detailing the following information:

  • Your name and contact details (including telephone number)
  • Your yoga experience to date
  • A little information about your current practice
  • Why you would like to do this course

Please wait to hear from us before placing full payment, once we confirm you will be asked to pay the full amount before the beginning of the course in order to secure your place.

Before Your Course

You will be given reading materials throughout the course but if you want to get off to a flying start ahead of your first day then we recommend the following literature:

  • Sarah Powers, Insight Yoga, 2009.


You will receive a BCY certificate of attendance to the course, for those of you on the BCY (or Yoga campus) Yoga Alliance Course this intensive counts towards your 500 hour diploma course.

Further information

No refunds, credits or transfers are available on cancellation of the course prior to, during or after the start date.

In extenuating circumstances courses can be deferred until a later date and a 10% deferral fee will be charged.

This course is bookable as a stand-alone intensive course or as part of our 500 hour teacher training course.

Getting to Bristol is very easy, more information can be found on our Contact page.

If you have any queries please contact us on 0117 924 4414 or

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