What is Yin Yoga?

yinA series of long held postures targeting the deep connective tissue (fascia, myofascia, ligaments and joints), Yin Yoga is designed to open the body’s deeper layers, hydrate and mobilise tissues and cells, and create healthfulness, lasting flexibility, mindfulness and body awareness. It requires yielding, or surrender, to realign our orientation- physically, emotionally, mentally and even spiritually. The postures are mostly floor based and so the practice is quiet, reflective and meditative whilst still challenging the body (and mind) by moving into an ‘edge’ or finding a stimulation of tissue which is intensified by the time in the pose (1 to 5 minute holds) and gravity. Often the most challenging part is to sit with and allow the fluctuations of the mental or emotional state. Students who have found Yin Yoga have often described it ‘like a deep tissue massage’ provoking insights and acceptance of all that is. It is particularly powerful for people who have joint, back or chronic pain conditions, who have a strong ‘Yang’ lifestyle (runners, surfers, people who are constantly ‘on the go’) or who are feeling the call to connect more deeply to self.

If you would love to learn more about this powerful practice and go ‘Yin-Side’, Jane is holding two 2-hr ‘Yin-troduction’ Workshops on Sunday March 6th and Sunday March 13th from 2-4pm.

Each of these workshops will introduce Yin yoga concepts and teachings to give you an understanding of the practice followed by a Yin class (1 hr 30mins).

For more information or to book your spot, text or call Jane on 0431565394. $20/person

Yin-troduction with Jane