Yin Duration: 1 hour and 15 minutes
Yin Yoga is the ultimate in Chillaxation.
In this class you will take and hold postures with a minimum of muscle activation to allow deep access to the connective tissues and joints.
This class combines a deep, slow stretch of the connective tissues, with focus on safe and comfortable alignment. Often in your first session, you will experience reduced tension in your muscles and joints-even a sense of space and freedom. Your mind will probably follow suit since that is how our nervous systems functions; It is like a win-win.
You will be lying down or reclined for most of the Yin postures. Sometimes you will be guided into some light muscle activation, but mostly all of this class is done as passively as possible.
Holds on these stretches are sustained for anywhere from 3-7 minutes, using supports such as bolsters, blankets, blocks and straps as needed . Flexibility is NOT a requirement-just an open mind and a willingness to let go.
This practice is perfect for all levels as it helps to refine your postures by releasing accumulated tension in the body and mind.
Cultivating quietness and space in the body /mind, you will focus on the breath, observe your body’s reactions to surrender and release.
Sometimes you will experience emotions as they move toward the surface and release. It is all part of the process.
In every case, you can count on this being a ridiculously relaxing practice. You may want to Uber home…
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Early for Class?
Lobby opens 15 minutes before class so that we have practice and prep time. Please be patient while we get ourselves and our space ready for you.
Late to Class?
If you are more than 10 minutes late for class, you will not be admitted into the classroom.This is first, for your own safety, and secondly, in consideration of the other students’ practice; It is distracting to them and to the teacher. If there is no one at the desk, you will find the lobby doors locked.