Yin yoga is a slow and meditative form of yoga inspired by Taoism and Chinese Medicine. The poses are floor-based and time is spent in each pose to allow you to deeply relax into them.
Yin mainly focuses on the pelvis and spine, encouraging the flow of energy (prana, qi or chi). It is complementary to more dynamic (Yang) forms of yoga and together they form a holistic practice. Time spent in each pose encourages self-reflection and deep body awareness.
This way of practicing yoga affects the connective tissues (tendons, ligaments and fascia) around the joints, rather than the muscle as in other forms of yoga. Through yin yoga we aim to yield and soften, physically, mentally and emotionally, into each posture.
During this workshop we’ll explore two yin sequences and also a deep lying relaxation known as Yoga Nidra. This extended relaxation includes guided body and breath awareness and visualisation. Both practices are helpful in reducing stress, anxiety, trauma and related mental disturbances.
This is a fantastic weekend release - prepare to slow down and relax with yoga teacher and champion freediver Rebecca Coales.
The practice of yin yoga is accessible to all abilities, and all levels of fitness or stiffness. Bolsters, blocks and blankets are available to support you in each pose. Light refreshments are provided during the break.