A passive practice, Yin Yoga complement more active styles of exercise (power yoga, running, cycling, crossfit). It involves variations of seated and supine poses typically held for 3 to 5 minutes, accessing deeper layers of fascia (connective tissues).
This class is appropriate for beginners to advanced practitioners. It is effective for people who really need and want to slow down from the stressful pace of their lives. While the end result is relaxation, yin is about being in sensation and sometimes we "stay" with strong feelings in the body and emotions. Props are used on occasion but this is not restorative yoga.