Upcoming Events/Series/Workshops:


TEACHING YIN YOGA Immersion for Yoga Teacherstentatively scheduled for 2018/2019

More information and details coming soon!


Yin Yoga Training and Teacher Mentoring:

In response to many recent requests, Melina is now scheduling appointments to meet with those who may be interested in learning more about teaching yoga in the Yin yoga tradition. Our first Yin Immersion is tentatively scheduled for early 2018 with more details coming soon.

Yin Yoga Mentoring is being offered in an informal and casual way of meeting together, talking, reading texts and practicing together. This would also include attending classes and occasionally assisting and possibly even 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 will consist of discussing your interests, creating a plan and schedule that works for you and to help you meet your goals as a teacher.

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

  • One on one meetings and instruction
  • Reading List
  • Yin Classes
  • Yin yoga postures and sequencing
  • Anatomy study related to Yin yoga postures
  • Yin vs. Yang energy and movement
  • Energy Medicine techniques and exercises
  • Energetic Anatomy
  • Basic Meridian theory and meridian tracing
  • Five Elements and Seasonal Yin
  • Qi/Chi
  • 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 while teaching
  • And More…This program is open to those enrolled in, or those who have completed a basic 200 hour Yoga Teachers Training(YTT) or more. Please contact Melina directly for more information and to schedule a meeting to begin exploring the quiet power of Yin Yoga together!

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“Thank you for such a rich and powerful class. RICH is the best word I can think of to describe the experience.” ~ H.B.

“No other teacher’s classes go as deep. Her classes are ‘juicy’ like a satisfying ripe berry.” C.P. 

“Melina, thank you for making yoga accessible and real for everyone.” M.R. 

“Thank You for speaking about how bodies are different and none of us need to look the same or do the same thing in a yoga pose. It is always such a helpful reminder and really appreciated because I rarely hear this in yoga classes.” ~ C.R.

“I really enjoy and appreciate your slower approach to Vinyasa. The way you guide us helps each movement to feel deliberate yet challenging.” ~ A.N.

“I really enjoy Melina’s narrative in class. She speaks of so much more than just the yoga poses. She takes you deeper into the meaning of it all, and of life itself. Just wonderful.”  ~ J.S. 

“Thank you for creating a safe container for me and for every other person in the room who struggles with their body and the idea of being perfect or fitting-in at a yoga class. It says a lot about this studio, that they have a teacher like you, teaching while experiencing pain and/or limitation in your body, just like the rest of us. It makes it easy to relate to you, and I felt very safe and ok with myself tonight. Sometimes yoga teachers seem so physically perfect, and all look and move a certain way, and it’s hard for many of us to relate. Thank you for relating to us.” ~ M.V.

“I keep coming back to Melina’s classes because they are the only classes I have found that actually help me to feel grounded and connected, and I really need that in my life.” K.C. 

“Melina’s yoga really does it for this veteran yogini.  She gives superb, yet unimposing guidance. Her language, tone of voice and alignment instruction come together like a harmonious orchestral arrangement. Her compassionate, beautiful spirit radiates a feeling of inclusiveness. A feeling of wholeness ensues after a class with this rare being.” M.B. 

“Melina has a natural gift for healing and such gentle compassion. No book, training or class can teach that.” A.P.


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