Yin Yoga uses longer passively held postures to work the deep connective tissues of the body; the tendons, the ligaments and cartilage; areas that do not stretch like muscle; areas that are difficult to reach and open. These previously inaccessible areas are opened allowing prana or chi (life force) to flow freely resulting in a more supple and flexible body. Yin yoga encourages you to slow down, to pay attention and deepen the awareness between mind and body. It is truly a wonderful compliment all practices and styles of yoga, particularly the "yang" or more vigorous practices.
Floor postures are passively held for longer periods of time with a moderate level of sensation. Yin is a fantastic complement to more dynamic activities such as Ashtanga or other power/Vinyasa yoga practices, which generally target our muscles with dynamic movement. The stillness of Yin practice helps to balance our energy and can invite meditative reflection.
Every Tuesday, 5:45 - 7:00 pm. Drop ins welcome, regular rates apply (drop in rate, monthly memberships, class cards) with Michele Scheuer
We call this class chill out, stretchy, yummy, happy, peaceful, light and bright. But to be honest, sometimes these longer holding can be very challenging, if not physically, then mentally as we learn to slow down!
Yin Yoga to Celebrate the Summer Solstice
with Steve Sampson Saturday, June 22, 11:30 - 1 pm. $20 pre registration recommended, limit 15 students Pre register, here.
The summer solstice approaches, bringing with it the most energetic season of the year. In the cycle of Traditional Chinese Medicine, the energy and expansiveness of the season is associated with the heart. It is a time to open our hearts as we connect with family and friends during vacations and seasonal celebrations, and a time to work our hearts as the long, warm days invite us to be active in the outdoors. Celebrate the arrival of summer and balance that active “yang” energy with a heart-centered yin yoga and meditation practice! All levels welcome to attend.