Yin yoga applies healthy stress to joints and connective tissue, targeting deep tissue release. Connective tissues (tendons, ligaments, and fascia) respond to long, steady, and moderate loads of stress by lengthening and growing stronger. Classes involve a relaxed practice of supported floor postures that are held for three to five minutes. There are far fewer postures in the Yin style of yoga as are found in more active styles. Although Yin yoga is a more passive practice it can be quite challenging due to the length of time postures are held. Yin postures invite surrender to the experience while maintaining an awareness of the breath. The support of blankets, bolsters, and blocks are used to accommodate each person's individual and unique needs of their physical body. All levels welcome.