Yin Yoga

Candlelit Yin Yoga

Class schedule
Wednesday
Leah Labib
7:45-9:00pm Shunnya Room
The Yin aspect of Yoga uses long-held relaxed floor postures to stretch and stimulate the “Yin” or deep connective tissues of the body. The two major differences between a Yin and a Yang Yoga practice are that Yin postures are done with the muscles relaxed and held for a longer time. This is because connective tissue does not stretch like muscle and will not respond well to brief stresses. This gentle practice will increase your flexibility, opening your hips, lower back, and shoulders and will enhance your overall sense of well-being. It is a wonderful complement to other yoga practices
This class will be practiced by Candlelight.  Melt into a delightfully, blissful practice in the serene, candlelit space as you unwind your day.

Yin & Ball

Class schedule
Sometimes stretching alone just isn’t enough. Experience the amazing benefits of a practice that combines long-held yin stretches and deep tissue release using massage balls. Find your way deeper into your yin poses after using the massage balls to locate and release tension-holding trigger points, and leave your mat feeling like you’ve just come off a massage table.

Yin Yoga

Class schedule
Monday
Alexis Given
4:30-5:30pm Shunnya Room
Abe Cartland
7:30-9:00pm Shunnya Room
Tuesday
Monique Newton
11:45-1:15pm Shunnya Room
Diana Buxban
7:30-9:00pm Shunnya Room
Thursday
Debi Arnoni
4:00-5:30pm Shunnya Room
Meghan Johnston
7:30-9:00pm Shunnya Room
Friday
Nic Bryan
11:45-1:15pm Shunnya Room
Saturday
Cassie Love
10:45-12:15pm Shunnya Room
Diana Buxban
4:00-5:30pm Shunnya Room
Sunday
Abe Cartland
9:15-10:45am Shunnya Room
Diana Buxban
6:30-8:00pm Shunnya Room
Yoga as practiced in North America is almost exclusively Yang or muscular in nature. The Yin aspect of Yoga uses long-held relaxed floor postures to stretch and stimulate the “Yin” or deep connective tissues of the body. The two major differences between a Yin and a Yang Yoga practice are that Yin postures should be done with the muscles relaxed and should be held a longer time. This is because connective tissue does not stretch like muscle and will not respond well to brief stresses. This gentle practice will increase your flexibility, opening your hips, lower back and shoulders and will enhance your overall sense of well-being. It is a wonderful complement to other yoga practices.

Yin/Yang Yoga

Class schedule
Monday
Sara Simon
9:30-11:00am Shunnya Room
Wednesday
Sara Simon
9:30-11:00am Crystal Room
Debi Arnoni
4:45-5:45pm Crystal Room
Friday
Abe Cartland
5:45-7:15pm Shunnya Room
In all Yang – there is still Yin. In all Yin, there is still Yang.
Designed to offer the balancing effects of yin (passive) and yang (active) styles of yoga. This class draws upon the more internal, quiet and longer held postures, balanced with the more active, moving and dynamic or heat producing yoga postures to create a wholistic body experience. See Hatha and Yin descriptions for more detail.

Yin/Restorative

Class schedule
Thursday
Erin Bidlake
11:45am-1:15pm Shunnya Room
Yoga poses that ask our muscles to move and contract are yang in nature. Yoga poses that ask our connective tissues to relax and lengthen over time are yin in nature. Yoga poses that ask nothing of our bodies except rest and healing are restorative in nature. This class brings together the perfect marriage of yin and restorative yoga with poses designed to support relaxation, deep stretching of the connective tissues, and total rest and healing of body and mind. Yin/Restorative is suitable for anyone and has benefits for everyone.