YIN yoga

Yin Yoga classes are quiet and relaxing.  Simple postures, all done on the mat, are held for extended lengths of time allowing participants  an opportunity to explore emotions and physical sensations as they settle into  poses.  Yin Yoga focuses on the body's connective tissue and is especially good for athletes who tend to focus on their muscles and can use some deep stretching.  Class is very relaxing.

This is a sweet  and gentle class.  Yin Yoga is appropriate for adults who are able to get down to their mats and then back up again at the end of class. Using slow, gentle stretches with long deep breathing we softly encourage our bodies to relax, stretch and strengthen.  Yin is a simple and quiet practice, perfect for those of us who feel tired, over-extended and in need of internal peace.

Yin Yoga advocates stretching connective tissue.  Because the principle of all exercise is to stress tissue so the body will respond by strengthening it. Moderately stressing the joints does not injure them any more than lifting a barbell injures muscles. Both forms of training can be done recklessly, but neither one is innately wrong. We must remember that connective tissue is different from muscle and needs to be exercised differently. Instead of the rhythmic contraction and release that best stretches muscle, connective tissue responds best to a slow, steady load. If you gently stretch connective tissue by holding a yin pose for a long time, the body will respond by making them a little longer and stronger—which is exactly what you want.  - Paul Grilley

This class is appropriate for all levels – from complete beginners to experienced yogis.  In this class we pay close attention to what each individual is capable of and take time to make personal modifications.

There are no Yin Yoga classes being offered currently.

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