Yin Yoga and Yoga Nidra Meditation (2hr workshop)
During the first part of this class we will practice Yin Yoga. Yin Yoga is a more meditative approach with a physical focus much deeper than Yang like practices. Here the practitioner is trying to access the deeper tissues such as the connective tissue and fascia and many of the postures focus on areas that encompass a joint (hips, sacrum, spine). As one ages flexibility in the joints decreases and Yin yoga is a wonderful way to maintain that flexibility, something that for many don’t seem to be too concerned about until they notice it is gone.
This intimate practice of yoga requires students to be ready to get intimate with the self, with feelings, sensations, and emotions, something that can be easy to avoid in a fast paced yoga practice. Yin yoga is often used in programs that deal with addictions, eating disorders, anxiety and deep pain or trauma. The second part of the class will be a Yoga Nidra Meditation, a guided meditation done while laying on the ground in a fully supported shavasana using bolsters, blankets and blocks as needed, to bring you into a total relaxation. Yoga Nidra is proven to induce sleep, reduce insomnia, stress, pms symptoms, helps with chronic pain, and healing of trauma, among others.