Mindful Yin Yoga is a slow-paced style of yoga with postures held for longer periods of time between 3 to 5 minutes. The passive nature of long held postures gives time for a deeper journey to unfold into the meditative aspects of yoga. Yin Yoga is the practice of floor based postures that apply moderate stress to the connective tissues of ligaments, fascia, joints, bones and the energetic channels of the meridians, nerves and blood system.
In my Yin Yoga class, I often refer to the 12 main Organ Meridians that we are balancing during the practice. I am also using the tools of Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) to help to step out of automatic pilot and ‘just be’ in our bodies in the present moment. It’s a meditative approach to yoga promoting inner stillness and awareness. Mindful Yin Yoga is a perfect compliment to the dynamic and muscular (yang) styles of yoga - Hatha Flow, Vinyasa and Ashtanga. Mindful Yin Yoga aims to help you discover how to use different yoga techniques to live more fully and mindfully, both on and off the mat!
I welcome all levels of experience and ability to my classes, which are designed to suit the varying needs and interests of students.