Intro to Yin Yoga
Yin Yoga helps us attend to the often-overlooked deep layers of the body, heart, and mind. It is a slow paced style of yoga with poses that are held for a longer period of time – we will start with thirty seconds and one minute poses. This class will work on coming into stillness with oneself and focus on stretching the connective tissues in our bodies (ligaments, tendons, and fascia), rather than the more superficial muscle tissue. While the approach may seem simple – holding floor-based postures for several seconds to minutes – the results are transformative. The goal is to improve circulation, ease and release tension and unleash stagnant or blocked energy.
Students should bring a prop such as a block, bolster, pillow or blanket and are welcome to bring their own yoga mat/towel. Limited amount of yoga mats available.