Whole Body Workshops
Fun, Informative and Interactive!
$45 each or 4 for $150
Intro to YIN
We will take you through some of the basic philosophies around the practice of Yin and why it’s beneficial to you as well as taking through an hour long Yin Yoga practice.
What is Yin Yoga?
Yin Yoga is also known as “Yoga for the Joints”, or a meditative approach to stretching. Going much deeper than your usual Yoga practice, focussing on trying to access the deeper tissues such as the connective tissue, ligaments and fascia. Many of the postures are from the waist down, focussing on areas that encompass a joint (hips, sacrum, spine) and the muscles that surround them (hip flexors, hamstrings, lumbar).
Yin can seem slow, passive, soft and even boring to the beginner, but a yin practice can be quite challenging due to the long duration of the poses, holding each for anywhere from 2 to 5 minutes (3 minutes in this session). You will also use many more props (blocks, straps, blankets) to help keep your body in a passive stretch and challenge your mind to sit in stillness.
Yin Yoga also helps the body to stimulate the six meridians that begin or end in the lower body. Meridians are lines of energy that flow through the body and can affect various organs, circulation, and general function of the physical body and the state of your mental/emotional self. The lines affected the most by the yin postures, are the Liver, Gall Bladder, Kidney, Urinary Bladder, Spleen, and Stomach meridians.
Not familiar with Yin? Well you might notice similar postures you’ve done in your regular yoga class except they are called something else, on a basic level this is to help students mind shift form yang to yin, active to passive poses.
Yin yoga is a wonderful way to maintain that flexibility.
Suitable for almost all levels of students.
Coming in January
Support your knees
Walking, running, climbing, dancing — the knees bear the brunt of every move we make throughout our lives. The main hinge between the ground and the body, knees bring together the femur (thigh bone), tibia (shin bone), fibula (next to tibia) and kneecap, and work as wheels that keep you going.
They are bound by a complicated system of ligaments, muscle, tendons and cartilage, knees are highly prone to injury. If we support our knees by strengthening the muscles can support your knee function adequately and effectively making the difference between a good and bad knee.
November 25th 2017 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Improve Your Posture
Many daily dysfunctions are caused by bad posture. Learn how to improve your posture to alleviate those daily aches and pain. The bonus you will get taller with more energy!