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Most forms of yoga today are dynamic, active practices designed to work only half of our body, the muscular half, the "yang" tissues. Yin Yoga allows us to work the other half, the deeper "yin" tissues of our ligaments, joints, and deep fascial networks. All of our tissues are important and need to be exercised so that we can achieve optimal health and vitality.
In this class we honor the principles of Yin; come into the pose to an appropriate depth, resolve to remain still and hold the pose for some time. Yin focuses on a release of connective tissues and cultivation of observance, pranayama and meditation as we surrender into longer held postures and open ourselves to the release of deeply held, stagnant energy.
What to expect: longer held postures to move beyond the superficial muscles deep into the connective tissue.
This class welcomes any level student, from beginner to advanced.
Please note: Yin Yoga is *NOT* Restorative Yoga. If the tissues you are targeting are damaged in some way, please give yourself a chance to heal before joining this class.