The emphasis in Yin Yoga is on releasing muscles rather than contracting them. Each class is taught exclusively on the floor, holding passive poses for 3-5 minutes each. Yin Yoga poses target the tighter connective tissues in the hips, hamstrings, and lower spine. As a pure flexibility practice, this is an excellent class for aging baby-boomers, injured/active athletes, and those new to yoga.
Yin yoga poses apply moderate stress to the connective tissues, the tendons, fascia, and ligaments—aiming to increase circulation in the joints and improving flexibility.
This is a very relaxing class, men and women of all ages can practice yin yoga in a safe, slow pace. We use blankets, blocks and straps to bolster and support the limbs. Muscles need to be relaxed in this class to fully get the benefit of reaching the deep connective tissue. We highly recommend this class if you have joint pain, back pain or pain from repetitive movements.
Bring your own blanket/towel, yoga block and a strap if you have some. We have those available but cannot guarantee that every student will get one for class.