Yin, Vinyasa and Trauma Sensitive Mindful Movement

FINAL COURSES FOR 2021 and beyond 2022

Teaching  Trauma Sensitive Mindful Movement practices that are functional, safe, supportive and trauma informed – (Master class x 3hrs = 12 hours) with Monique from Synergy Yoga and Pilates

This course is a collaboration between Synergy Yoga and Pilates and Mindful Academy Solterreno

Where: Anywhere in the world (online via zoom)

Timeframes: 3 x 3.5 hour sessions 

Cost:  Earlybird prices – $290 AUD/180 Euro/165 pounds/220 USD 


  • Manual 
  • 7 x Pre-recorded Mindful Movement practices 
  • 3 x 3.5 hr Live Lectures,  workshops, practices via zoom

Course Dates: See Time Zones below 


NOVEMBER 2021 – 10th, 17th and 24 2021

Starts Wednesdays 3.5 hours – 10, 17, 24th Nov (UTC +0) 7:30am – 11:00 am

UK  (UTC +0) 7:30 am till 11:00am – UK/IRELAND/SCOTLAND/PORTUGAL


ISRAEL – UTC +2 9:30 – 1:00pm

AUSTRALIA/ASIA – time zone convertor

NSW/VIC/ – 6:30 – 10:00pm       SA/NT 6:00 – 9:30 pm   WA/ASIA 3:30 – 7:00pm QLD 5:30 – 9:00pm


Starts Mondays 3.5 hours – 6th, 13th, 20th (UTC +1) 8:30am – midday

UK (UTC +1) 8:30 am till midday – UK/IRELAND/SCOTLAND/PORTUGAL


ISRAEL (UTC +3) 10:30am – 1:00pm

AUSTRALIA/ASIA see time zone convertor

NSW/VIC/ – 7:30 – 11:00pm       SA/NT 7:00 – 10:30 pm   WA/ASIA 4:30 – 8:00pm QLD 6:30 – 10:00pm

Timeframes: 3 x 3.5 hour sessions
Where: Anywhere in the world (online via zoom)
COST: $290 AUD 

check time zones here

Location: Zoom

Who can attend?

Those who wish to further their skills and created supportive and accessible classes for their communities both online and or in person and meet one of the following criteria:

Completed one of the following:

  • TTR2
  • TTR3
  • Therapists – Allied health care workers
  • Yoga and or Pilates Teachers (minimum of 200 hrs qualification)
  • Accredited mindfulness teachers (MBCT, EFT, MSC, etc, school teachers)
  • Those that have completed a 8 week MBSR course for ongoing personal development
  • PATHWAYS – 8 week MBSR course, MBSR TTR1 and TTR2 teacher training courses.
  • An extensive manual is also included as well as 3 x 3hr sessions and pre- recorded mindful movement practices

This YACEP accredited course with Yoga Alliance USA  (15 hours CEC’s) is for accredited yoga teachers/mindfulness teachers who wish to invite attention, awareness, mindfulness cues, language into their classes. Creating a mindful movement practice that is ‘functional’ and is ‘trauma sensitive” supporting students as best as possible during their practice.

Humans come in all shapes and sizes, with all types of injuries, pains, aches, challenges and skeletal, tensegrity (the relationship between the connective tissues, the muscles and the skeleton variation.

Humans also come with emotional and behavioral differences, they have varying values, opinions, attitudes and life experiences including trauma. As mindful movement teachers, becoming aware and awake to the differences means to recognise that all participants are infinitely unique.  We have the best intention to keep people physically safe, but now we know that that keeping people emotionally and psychologically safe is also just as important. 

Teachers will be able to provide inclusive and accessible classes that are trauma informed, providing a supportive and stable space including best practices.

For all the details please click here

Virtual classes



5th- 9th February 2022

Mel McLaughlin from the Yin space will be leading us for a 5 day immersion into all things Yin. This 50hr course dates hosted by Synergy Yoga and Pilates and ideal for any current or aspiring yoga teacher to attend and a dive deeper for students wishing only to expand their yin-formation and practice!

What’s on offer urban training style?

We will slip off the radar for a few days of yin “chill-pill”. Exploring our ‘Yin-sides’ over 5 days of deep immersion into the other side of the yoga coin, we are keeping it small and intimate and you will be fully versed in the art of teaching yin when you are finished. We answer all the “whys” and practice twice to bookend the day and layer the intellectual information with somatic experience.

To register your interest please send to the following EMAIL

For Details about Melanie McLaughlin and The Yin Space please visit click here

Synergy Yoga and Pilates Presents:

Yin Yoga Teacher Training with Melanie McLaughlin
“There is a yin and yang to everything in the universe. They are like two sides to the same coin, one cannot exist without the other and they compliment each other”

Synergy Yoga and Pilates is pleased to present 50-hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training with Melanie McLaughlin.

Join us for this unique opportunity to explore your “yin-side” over a 5-day Urban Retreat.  This course is open to those who are either already 200-hour qualified yoga teachers, and who want to deepen their knowledge and practice of Yin yoga, while cultivating teaching skills that will allow them to facilitate this practice for their students, or dedicated students wanting to dive in and learn more for their own personal practice and enjoyment.

Yin yoga is growing in popularity, largely in response to what has become a very “yang”-dominated yoga culture.  People are discovering the benefits of a quieter, more still practice – not just in their physical bodies, but also in their nervous and energy systems.

About Melanie Mclaughlin

Mel has been passionate about a yin-style practice for over 10 years, through her own personal practice and self-study.  In 2012 Mel formalized her training with Paul Grilley through his 200-hour Teacher Training program in the USA, recently revisited for ongoing training, and now shares this wealth of experience, insight and expertise through her very own Yoga Australia recognized 100-hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training course.  Mel is accompanied by a highly qualified team of guest teachers in the fields of Anatomy and Physiology, Acupuncture, and Myofascial Therapies.

The course material you can look forward to will include:

  • A study of Yin asanas
  • An alternate look at anatomy and physiology for yoga
  • Explore the differences between a yin and yang practice
  • Yin sequencing and class themes
  • Pranayama and meditation in a Yin practice
  • Muscle meridian theory and related organs (courtesy of Dr Motoyama & Paul Grilley’s research)
  • The energy system and Chakras
  • Fascia research and its function and qualities relevant to YIN
  • The concept and importance of Chi
  • Teaching styles and methodologies in Yin yoga, including “partner yin” and “wall yin”

Course dates and Times: 5-9th February 2022

Venue: Buddha House – 496 Magill Rd, Magill SA 5072, Australia


Participants who wish to teach yin yoga will need to have successfully completed a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training course prior to commencing Yin Yoga Teacher Training (copy of certificate must be submitted for verification) OR EMAIL your host Monique Leverington for entry to the course if it is for personal enjoyment and experience.


This training is recognized by Yoga Australia and Yoga Alliance USA for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points and member upgrades.


50 hr Yin YTT 20 – 24th November 2021 with The Yin Space – Melanie Mclaughlin

PRICE: $1200 – EARLYBIRD till 1st AUGUST 2021 ($1400 thereafter)

A $500 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of booking to secure your place in the course.

Payment plans are available, please discuss with your host Monique Leverington for details

Click here for all the details

100 % online Teacher Training – Flexible study mode and 2 years to complete begins 15th May 2021


ONLINE  – 300 hours fully accredited Diploma

ONLINE – 150 hours Post Graduate Immersion

ONLINE – 90 hours Foundations Taster Course

Vinyasa 300 YTT, 150 Post Graduate YTT and 90 hrs Foundations Taster YTT with Heather Agnew from Yoga Trinity 

Since 2006 Yoga Trinity has completed over 35 successful Yoga Teacher Training programs and continues to support over 1,000 yoga teachers in their ongoing study, practice, and teaching.

Our program continues to evolve and grow, and in 2018 we upgraded our syllabus to include more hours of study, more Online Study, more resources and material, and more flexible study options, particularly during these unprecendeted times. We have adapted our courses so that they can be completed via zoom, online study classes.    We look forward to continuing to share a comprehensive and inspiring program in both part-time and full-time intensives with yogis of all ages and backgrounds. I hope you will join us!

The Trinity Vinyasa Flow Yoga Teacher Training Level 1 program is designed to immerse you in your yoga practice and maximize your opportunity for growth, well being, education, and support as you embark on the journey to become a Registered Yoga Teacher.


Our program is offered in a flexible format, with three study options:

  • Have a 2-Day ‘taste’ of teacher training before committing
  • Complete the full 300-hour program in a 12-Day Full-Time Intensive
  • Study Module-by-Module in your own time

Areas of Study

Each day of your training will include guided yoga practice online, workshops in technical study, philosophy, anatomy, teaching methodology, and practical teaching experience, as well as areas of study that will expand your understanding of the philosophies and practices of yoga.

Your program also includes online study, video resources, webinars, writing assignments, and personal practice all designed to help you in your studies, practice, teaching, and your yoga business. You can begin your online study as soon as you register, allowing you to start diving into your studies straight away.

This 300-hour registered program will provide you with the guidance, practices, techniques, support, and mentorship to begin your own teaching practice. Upon completion of the program you will be awarded with a certificate to verify your successful completion and your competency as a Registered Yoga Teacher. This program is registered with Yoga Alliance (RYS-200-hour), Yoga Australia (300-hours), and Fitness Australia (15 CECs). Registration allows you to use the credentials of Registered Yoga Teacher and gives you access to professional insurance and certification credits with many international fitness, yoga, and mind body organizations. For Full details go to our page or click below

to register 

Hear from our Graduates on teacher training, and the journey from student to teacher

Study Modules

Module 1 – Online virtual classrooms in comfort of your home

  • Daily Vinyasa Flow Guided Practice
  • Discussions and workshops include  Foundations of Vinyasa Flow Yoga, Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Teaching Skills, Making Yoga Accessible
  • Movement Labs and Practicum include:  Pose by Pose study of the full Vinyasa Flow sequence
  • Yoga Pose Labs on modifications, variations, regression and progressions
  • Practice teaching each pose, and each pose flow

Module 2

  • Daily Vinyasa Flow Guided Practice
  • Discussions and workshops include: Where is Yoga At, Anatomy for Vinyasa Flow, Sequencing and Theming, Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics, The Role of the Teacher.
  • Movement Labs and Practicum include: Props and Tools, Anatomy and Movement Labs,  Energetic Anatomy exploration.
  • Practice teaching Vinyasa Flow

Other online Study Includes:

  • Personal Practice Log
  • Yoga Philosophy in Daily Life Online Study
  • Essential Reading
  • Research and Writing Assignments
  • Business Basics Online Study
  • Anatomy Basics Online Study
  • Private Mentoring
  • Plus, participation in ongoing teacher’s forums on philosophy, anatomy, and teaching skills

Assessment & Completion

  • Completion of face-to-face intensives (Two 6-day modules) and online study module
  • Written assessment, completed online
  • Practical assessment, filming a private or small-group teaching session

Meet Heather Agnew from Yoga Trinity

Vinyasa Flow Yoga Brisbane 1In

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