Balance your active practice with a slower meditative style of movement.

Yin Yoga:
Staying Healthy with the Seasons

30 Hour Training with Melina Meza

Yin Yoga is a powerful practice that deepens the mind-body connection. Through muscle relaxation and release of tension, breath awareness and visualizations, Yin Yoga not only inspires the circulation of life force energy (prana) throughout the body but also instills an attitude that allows you to more fully prepare for meditation. It’s a wonderful companion to the active, fitness-focused forms of yoga celebrated in the West today, and one that when added to your repertoire, whether as a practitioner or student, can increase your joint flexibility, enhance circulation in the body and peace of mind.

Yin Yoga can be even more transformative if practiced in alignment with the seasons and the energetic qualities that each offers. This approach is at the foundation of Yin Yoga Immersion—Staying Healthy with the Seasons, taught by Melina Meza, a pioneer in the seasonal approach to well-being since 2008.

In this two-part series, Melina will teach Yin Yoga sequences primed for each of the seasons, as well as share ways to work with the five elements (space, air, fire, earth, water), nutrition strategies, acupressure points, and yogic philosophy that enhance well-being throughout the year. The first module will focus on spring and summer; the second workshop will focus on fall and winter.

These immersions are perfect for yoga practitioners who want to balance their active practice with a slower meditative style of movement as well as yoga teachers who wish to broaden their offerings and help prepare students for meditation and healthy living.

Program Details

This training is split into two weekend modules:

July 7-9 and August 11-13, 2017
Friday 6-9pm, Saturday + Sunday 1:00-7:00pm

Training Location:

Namaste Rockridge
5416 College Ave
Oakland, Ca 94618

Each module will include the following subjects:
  • Yin anatomy – physical and subtle body
  • Yin poses and modifications
  • Seasonal nutrition and recipes
  • Intro to Taoism and Buddhism, and Mindfulness meditation
  • Subtle body training
  • Teaching Yin Yoga* (required if you are taking this course for credit)

For Yoga Teachers:
By completing this training, you will receive 30-hours of continuing education credits to use towards RYT-certifications.

This training qualifies as 30 hours of elective credit in the Namaste Professional 300 hour Teacher Training.


Full Training: $650 / $575 Early Bird

Single Weekend: $350

Early bird available through June 5, 2017.

Payment Plans Available. Email for details.


* Notice of Cancellation must be made in writing. Cancellations made before June 23, 2017 will receive a refund minus $50 processing fee.  NO REFUNDS OR CANCELLATIONS AFTER June 23, 2017.

orangewithmalaMelina Meza, BS Nutrition, Ayurvedic Health Educator, 500-ERYT, has been sharing her knowledge of Hatha Yoga, Ayurveda, and whole foods nutrition with yogis around the world for over 20 years. Melina pioneered Seasonal Vinyasa, an innovative multi-disciplined approach to well-being, and is the author of the Art of Sequencing books, creator of the Yoga for the Seasons – Fall Vinyasa DVD, and co-director of 8 Limbs Yoga Centers 200- and 500-Hour Teachers’ Training Program in Seattle, Washington.

Melina holds a bachelor’s degree in nutrition from Bastyr University, where she deepened her interest in the world of whole foods nutrition, and is a certified Ayurvedic Health Educator from the California College of Ayurveda. While attending Bastyr, she found what her body, mind, and spirit had been waiting for—yoga. From her very first class in 1993, she has never stopped exploring the physical, mental, and spiritual practices passed down from the ancient sages. Yoga has been the “launching pad”—as her teacher Gary Kraftsow describes it—that has rocketed her into a life journey of cultivating the disciplines necessary to gain insight and wisdom integral to being healthy, compassionate, and radiant, as well as how to share those gifts with others.

Currently residing in Oakland California, Melina facilitates year-round yoga and Ayurveda workshops and leads retreats in extraordinary sanctuaries around the world. You can also find Melina’s unique offerings on the Yoga Anytime, Gaiamtv and YogaUOnline and practice with her from the comfort of your own home.