Yin,  Trauma Sensitive Mindful Movement and MBSR



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 


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May 30th, June 6 and 13th 2022


Starts Mondays 3.5 (UTC +1) 5:00pm – 8:30pm



ISRAEL (UTC +2) 7:00pm – 9:30pm

US East Coast EDT (UTC-4) 1:00 – 4:30pm

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JUNE – 1, 8, 15th  2022 


Starts Wednesdays 3.5 hours – (UTC +1) 9:30am – 1:00pm

UK (UTC +1) 9:30 am till 1:00pm – UK/IRELAND/SCOTLAND/PORTUGAL


ISRAEL – UTC +2 10:30am – 2:00pm

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, 6:30 – 10:00pm

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

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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.

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Virtual classes


NOVEMBER 19th – 23rd 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: 19- 23rd Nov  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 19 – 23rd  November 2022 with The Yin Space – Melanie Mclaughlin

PRICE: $1200 – EARLYBIRD till 31st JULY 2022 ($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

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