with: Megan Moss Freeman
ONLINE - Zoom: Wednesday September 30th
From: 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Cost of class:
Yin Yoga + Your Inner Realm
Yin Yoga is a very quiet practice where we hold gentle stretches for a few minutes at a time. In this Zoom workshop, through the practice of Yin, we will explore our inner realms - that which is alive and flowing beneath the surface, but perhaps ignored in daily life. Physically, we'll prop ourselves in different yin postures to lovingly stretch, squeeze, twist and relax our bodies. Our focus is on freeing up flow within us from the circulation of blood and lymph, to the electrical signals and our more subtle energy. Our connective tissues and especially deep fascia can hold our most deeply ingrained patterns - sometimes beneficial and sometimes not. The longer, mindful holds of Yin can help to move into those areas that might be more stuck or restricted, creating more mobility and ease as well as being incredibly nourishing for our nervous systems. These shifts in our physical body can often stir up and release deeper emotional energy as well. By resting quietly, sometimes practicing breath and meditation techniques, we can calmly watch this internal flow and get to know ourselves a little more. By simply listening to the messages coming from our inner realm, we can start to make choices and let go of things that are no longer in our best interest and to bring energy and nourishment to the things that are.
What do I need?
-A space to practice with enough room to stretch out. Preferably where you will not be interrupted and can have relative quiet.
-Set the mood if possible with some candles and dim lighting.
-Yoga mat is not necessary though you'll want some sort of padded surface like a carpet beneath you.
-Wear comfy clothes with layers in case you get chilly. Yin can tend to cool us down.
-Have a couple blankets and pillows handy. Yoga blocks, a bolster and a strap is great, but you can always improvise with what you have around (books instead of blocks, couch pillows instead of bolsters, a scarf for a strap).
Here is a link to a Spotify playlist (If you do not have Spotify or prefer something else, that's fine! Just have your most relaxing, comforting music queued up before class.):