What is YIN and Wellbeing Yoga

What is YIN and Wellbeing Yoga

This class combines YIN yoga and Restorative (or referred to by us as Well-being Yoga) poses to promote physical and mental well-being.

The similarities of both these practices lies in its approach: ‘action without intention’.  This enabled us to combine them both into one practice.  It therefore is a very deep and transformative practice.

How does it work together?

In YIN yoga, we are targeting the deepest layer of connective tissue that surrounds every muscle, bone, ligament, tendon, nerve, Organs, cells etc.  And we are doing this by relaxing (and not forcing or trying) into a pose and allowing our body to surrender.    Through this deep myofascial release we are releasing long held tensions ( and even Psychosomatic symptoms) promoting healing of you body and mind.

Beyond your comfort zone

You may find yourself in an unfamiliar territory as you relax deep into a YIN pose, in silence and over a long period of time.  You will eventually become aware of your body’s feed back to your brain asking you to release rather than resist.  This deep release could give expression to different emotions as well as deep muscular release.

Restoring You back to health

You are utterly cocooned in a comfortable and a safe space in this wellbeing practice.  Whilst the poses are held for long periods of time in stillness, we allow safe  and slow expression to physical, mental and emotional stresses to surface in order for them to be released.

Your  body will be supported with bolsters, blankets, blocks etc., to help you relax even more deeply.   Although you are consciously awake, your mind begins its journey to explore your true inner being!  This experience is incredible!   At the end of the class, you will feel lighter, rejuvenated and revitalized.

What to expect

We create a safe space for you to just be.  You allow your self the gift of complete stillness to begin the healing of your body, mind and spirit!

Whilst the YIN poses held for 3-5 minutes, the restorative poses will be held up to even  20 minutes!

Who can do this class?

Anyone can do this class! Even if you are recovering from any injuries!  It is especially beneficial for those with  stressful lifestyles or, going through a particularly stressful period in their lives.