Yin Yoga is based on the Chinese Taoist principle that there are two universal forces: Yin and Yang, meaning a balance of opposites. The Yin portion of this class is composed of longer held resting postures focused on accessing deep connective tissue between muscle and fascia through a slow cooling practice. The longer held resting postures provide space to help balance the nervous system, quiet the mind, and stimulate connective tissue promoting flexibility, joint therapy, circulation, muscle recovery, mobility, and reduced stress. The Yang portion of this class is composed of active postures and transitions that stimulate blood flow, muscle activity, mind-body connection, coordination, stability, and strength through a warming practice. Breath work is utilized in both the Yin and Yang portions of the class as a foundation to establish and build greater body awareness and depth of practice.