In Ruth's Yin class Students can expect a mindful, flowing practice with an emphasis on alignment, breath and precision of movement. Ruth's aim is that students of all levels leave feeling physically challenged but also relaxed, re-calibrated and completely confident in their abilities.
Mindfulness is at the heart of every yoga class Ruth teaches She is qualified with The British Wheel of Yoga - a 500 hour, level 4 diploma and one of the most comprehensive and rigorous courses available. Ruth continues to be a passionate student of yoga - she loves to learn new skills and feed her inspiration so that her teaching always feels fresh
BALANCE your YANG yoga practice with some YIN yoga: In yin yoga postures are held for 3-5 minutes whilst sitting or lying with a passive body. This practice lends itself to introspection and mindfulness as you’re invited to slow down, take stock and stay in posture - even when the stretch feels intense. Yin is a wonderful compliment to yang styles of yoga such as dynamic flow and ‘yang’ sports such as running, cycling and weight training.
Another major difference is that yang styles focus primarily on the muscles of the body. The repetitions and more rapid movements of practices such as dynamic flow encourage strength and tone. Yin yoga on the other hand, works more with the connective tissue, joints and ligaments. Muscles are invited to relax so that fascia and other connective tissue can unbind and release as the practitioner stays in posture and finds stillness giving you that glorious ‘just been for a massage’ feeling.