Deep stretch yin has now landed!

I am super excited to let you know that I’ve now received my Yin Yoga teaching certification from the British Wheel of Yoga!

Yin Yoga is a practice that focuses on unlocking the body’s full range of motion through deep stretching of the connective tissues, fascia and ligaments. In our fast-paced lives, it’s easy for our bodies to become stiff and tight, leading to decreased flexibility and mobility. This is where Yin Yoga comes in to work its magic.

In my Deep Stretch Yin class, we will move through a series of floor-based postures that are designed to release tension and open up tight areas of the body. By holding these poses for longer periods of time (3-5 minutes), we will work with our body’s natural range of motion, gradually increasing flexibility, improving circulation, and reducing stress.

This practice is beneficial for everyone, whether you are an athlete looking to improve sports performance or someone seeking greater ease and flexibility in your daily life or regular yoga practice. Deep Stretch Yin is also the perfect complement to a regular vinyasa practice, helping to balance and restore the body after more dynamic movement.

No prior yoga experience is necessary, as modifications and adjustments will be offered to make the practice accessible to all levels. All you need is a yoga mat, and you’re ready to join me on this journey of deep stretching and self-care.

I am excited to share the power of Yin Yoga with all of you and help you experience the incredible benefits of this practice. I hope you can join me on the mat and unlock the full potential of our bodies. Join me for Deep Stretch Yin and discover the profound effects of deep stretching for yourself.

The first Deep Stretch Yin Class takes place at the Barn in Houlton on Saturday 13 May. These are one-off classes, roughly every 6 weeks. Book your space now.


Yin Yoga and Yinyasa coming to Rugby

Exciting news! From January 2023, I’ll be starting my 50 hour yin training with the British Wheel of Yoga.

Following a 3 month period of workshops, coursework and a final assessment, I’ll be offering new Yin and Yinyasa Yoga in Rugby.

What is Yin Yoga?

Yin Yoga helps to reduce injury, soothes the nervous system and improves sleep. It teaches you how to be in the present moment, rather than getting caught up in the worries of the past or future. 

It gently stretches and rehabilitates the connective tissues that form our joints making them stronger and more flexible.

Yin yoga is a quiet, floor-based practice. Postures are floor-based and held for 3-5 minutes or longer to stimulate the energy meridians. Muscles are relaxed to allow the focus to be on the joints, also encouraging a greater movement of energy through the tissues promoting healing.

What new classes will be available?

Yin Yoga – This yin practice is all about surrender. We surrender what we think we should be feeling in the pose. We surrender what we think the pose should look like. We surrender into our bodies, breath, and mind in the present moment.

Yinyasa – A fusion of yin long holds and vinyasa flows. This class starts with long-holding yin shapes that work deep into the fascia, then works into a more dynamic practice which targets the muscles.

Is Yin the same as Restorative Yoga?

Yin and Restorative Yoga practices both stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system, promoting relaxation. These practices help calm the mind, with your attention on the breath. Yin and Restorative Yoga are slow-paced and stress-relieving practices, they are very different.

Yin is about stretching and applying gentle stress to exercise the ligaments and to create space and strength in the joints. Restorative Yoga is all about supporting your body, allowing it to relax and heal.

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