Yin and Beyond 2020

A workshop looking at

the practice of yin yoga and Myofascial Release


Christine Grant, physiotherapist, Myofascial Release Therapist, Reiki Master

Barb Leese MA, ERYT, RYS, PTS, MBS,

12 hour workshop: 3 concurrent Sundays 10-2pm, October 25, Nov. 1 and Nov. 8, 2020.


This 3 part, 12-hour workshop series will take you through an understanding of the fascial system of the body and how it relates to our experience of trauma and pain. The principles of a yin yoga class will be developed along with in-depth discussion and practical, hands-on experience in adding myofascial release principles to enhance the experience and benefit of yin postures. The use of props, modifications for limitations and additional ways to enhance the yin experience and release of fascial structures will be explored.

Designed specifically for anyone interested in yin yoga, fascia and self
care: beginners through yoga instructors



Yoga Alliance CEC recognized

10 in-person spots available at Yogashala, Waterdown with social distancing measures in place  First come first serve to reserve. (Subject to change according to ministry guidelines). Yogashala will provide sanitized yoga blocks and bolsters to in-person participants.

On-line spots via live zoom video


Registration closes Friday Oct 23rd, 2020

Cost: $290/person

Part 1  Sunday October 25th 10-2pm

An introduction to the fascial body and the principles of myofascial release

Part 2 - Sunday November 1 10-2pm

A focus on Yin Yoga incorporating myofascial principles, specific yin sequencing and modifications with pranayama
Part 3 - Sunday November 8 10-2pm
Deepening the yin practice with ball-work, rebounding and unwinding


If working from home on Zoom You will need to provide:
your own bolster (large bed pillows or couch cushion can substitute)
large towel or blanket
small towel (hand towel size)
2-4 yoga blocks
yoga mat
a smile!
a dollar store ball, (4” inflatable)-  found in the children’s section of most dollar stores
a notebook and pen for journalling, note taking

Some partner work will be involved if you have someone available to be with you on zoom for short periods of time. This is preferred but not required as you will be guided in self-treatment experiences if a partner is not available.

Bolsters can be purchased used/sanitized : from Yogashala, Waterdown  $50, blocks $7.50 each, straps $8  please contact lindsay@yogashalawaterdown.com

or hand made locally:
Hamilton: https://www.lovemymat.com/
Oakville:  Nancy Hornell $85 including tax  ph. 905-464-0670

In completing this workshop you will receive:


  • An understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the fascia and the basic principles of myofascial release in relation to yin yoga through both discussion and experiential work.

  • A deep knowledge of the principles of yin yoga, including its origins, the postures, setting the atmosphere and dialoging during class

  • Modifications and sequencing of postures enabling a customized approach for individuals’ needs.

  • Incorporating the use of Vayues during yin yoga

  • Hands on techniques for adding myofascial release to yin poses

  • The use of ball work during yoga to enhance fascial release

  • CEC certificate


For further information on Christine's background please visit


Any inquiries/questions: Christine Grant myinfinitewellbeing@gmail.com

and for Barb's background please see this website's about page

Fee for workshop

$290.00 + hst tx




The Yogashala

312 Dundas St. Waterdown, Ontario L0R 2H0

© 2023 by Esprit Yoga - Barb Leese