Class Descriptions

Yin Yoga

Yin yoga, a quiet and contemplative practice, works into our body on a very deep level.  By holding floor poses passively and for longer periods (3-5 minutes), the connective tissues of the body - the ligaments, joints, bones, the deep fascial networks - are targeted.  When attention is given to the connective tissue, circulation is increased, joint mobility is improved, and overall energy flow is refined, enhancing the flow of chi in the organs. And with an emphasis on mindfulness, each pose can be treated as a mini meditation, encouraging deeper relaxation and calming the mind/body.

Yin Yoga and IFS Informed Parts Work

Yin Yoga and IFS Informed Parts Work is as described as above, with the added focus of Internal Family Systems informed Parts Work, both learning about Internal Family Systems as a model of healing as well as practicing it within the Yin poses.  

Yin Yang Yoga

Yin Yang Yoga blends two styles of yoga into one practice – bringing together the benefits of Yin Yoga, which works on the deep dense (yin) connective tissues of the body, with Yang Yoga, the more well-known flow-based asana practice that develops muscular strength, stamina, and flexibility.   A typical Yin Yang class will begin with the Yin practice of holding floor postures passively for 3-5 minutes, followed by the Yang practice of dynamic sequences and standing postures.  The Taoist concepts of Yin and Yang describe the two relative qualities or energies present in everything; Yin being more internal, quiet, and cool, whereas Yang is more external, active, and warm.  Both Yin and Yang are essential, and combining both elements in one class provides a well-rounded practice that will leave you feeling strong and at ease in your body.