Yin Yoga is a slow-paced style of yoga that uses gentle, long-held postures practiced with an attitude of compassionate acceptance to awaken the more Yin (feminine) parts of our physical, emotional and spiritual selves. A more meditative approach to yoga, yin aims at cultivating awareness of inner silence and is an opportunity to step outside our usual judgements and desires and to be at peace. Through the practice of Yin we can help bring health to our bodies and balance to our busy Yang (masculine) style lives.
Another intention of Yin yoga is to promote the physical and energetic health of the connective tissue around the joints. To do this we apply moderate stress to the tendons, fascia, and ligaments through controlled stretch with the aim of increasing circulation in the joints and improving flexibility. Since everyone's body is different, yin yoga promotes the use of cushions and blankets for support in the poses. The practice of yin yoga cultivates concentration and mindfulness to remain present in the poses.
Unlike restorative yoga which is centered around relaxation, yin yoga presents its own special challenges and is an excellent style for those who already practice hatha yoga, are involved in athletics, or are seeking a slow-paced introspective form of yoga.
Two class series will be offered:
Mondays, 11:30AM-12:30PM. Introduction to Yin Yoga. The series of 3 classes will be held January 15, 22 & 29. Cost $38.
Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30PM. Introduction to Yin Yoga. The series of 3 classes will be held January 16, 23 and 30. Cost: $38.
To register, please contact Rebecca L'Abbe at email@example.com or 434 466-2696.