Friday May 22, 6:30-9pm
Feeling Your Way Through Yin Yoga
A Physical Practice to Release and Transform Difficult Emotions
Emotions like grief and anger can be so difficult to express, many people suppress, deny and ignore them. Energy is wasted in keeping these feelings buried, and the flow of prana within the body is compromised, potentially leading to dysfunction and disease. This workshop is a sacred opportunity to acknowledge, accept and release these emotions. By sinking into postures that stimulate energy pathways related to specific emotions, Yin yoga liberates stuck energy and builds your energetic reserves. Acknowledging and accepting your feelings while holding yourself in your own loving embrace lightens your spirit, and transforms challenging emotions into their uplifting counter parts, like creativity, spontaneity and decisiveness.
Saturday May 23, 11am – 1pm
Yin/Vin: Harnessing the Power of Stillness to Maximize Your Inherent Mobility
This class will begin with a few Yin Yoga poses carefully chosen to coax the hips, hamstrings and shoulders open. Passively sinking into postures lengthens the body’s connective tissue, enhancing your flexibility and safely and efficiently taking you to the edges of your range of motion while also creating a feeling of lightness in the body. We will then transition into a vinyasa yoga practice during which you will experience familiar yoga poses in a whole new way. As the rhythm and repetition of breath-lead-movement invites the muscles to warm up and fill with blood and energy, you will be surprised by the absence of ‘normal’ tension and soreness. You may discover that you are able to approach ‘more challenging’ asana with less preparation, and that you feel more powerful in poses like Catturanga, Dandasana and Arm Balances. Beyond the physical benefits of this combination of practice, you are likely to feel increased energy pulsing through your body, mentally and emotionally cleansed as though you just hit the ‘refresh button’ on your internal computer screen, and more connected to yourself and therefore more at peace with the world. Exercising the Yin and Yang aspects of your being validates the totally of your being affirming your experience of wholeness.
Register for Fri & Sat
by 5/18, $75 after $80