In this Introduction to Yin Yoga workshop, we will explore what Yin Yoga is all about.
The concepts of Yin and Yang will be explained in a broader context to aid this exploration. We will learn how Yin Yoga differs from the many other styles of yoga, and about the physical, energetic and psychological benefits of the practice. The main principles of the practice will then be outlined before introducing some key poses. There will be time to explore alternatives and options for each pose, with the use of props.
We will then enjoy a gentle beginner’s flow, providing the opportunity to put everything into practice, and allowing time to relax and unwind.
To finish, there will be refreshing loose-leaf tea and delicious cake!
More about Yin Yoga
Yin Yoga complements popular more dynamic, yang yoga styles (e.g., Ashtanga, and Iyengar). Often referred to as the "other half of yoga", in Yin, floor poses are held passively for several minutes (between 3-5 minutes) to target the body’s deeper connective tissue layers. Yin Yoga restores and maintains natural joint mobility, mostly between the naval and the knees, and trains you to slow down and stay with deep sensations. In this way, the Yin Yoga comprises meditation and asana, providing a deep and nourishing practice.
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In this morning summertime workshop we focus on the Heart, the organ associated with summer in Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Tara will begin the workshop with an asana practice. You will be taken through a Yin sequence of long-held poses targeting the upper body tissues in order to stimulate the three branches of the Heart meridian. Paired with the Heart, the Small Intestine meridians will also be stimulated. This flow will work the spine and hips at the same time that it works the shoulders and arms.
Anna will lead the second part of the workshop, composed of pranayama (breathing techniques) and meditation. The pranayama sequence will focus on the heart centre to enhance your sense of gratitude, an emotion connected with the heart centre. Finally the chanted Kundalini Yoga meditation will connect you to compassion and self-love, with the beautiful relaxing and healing Guru Ram Das mantra.
To finish, we will make our own ice-cream sundaes using Tara’s organic vegan ice-cream, with an array of delicious and nutritious toppings to choose from.
In this revitalising springtime workshop we focus on the liver, the organ associated with spring in Chinese Medicine.
Tara will begin the workshop with an asana practice. You will be taken through a Yin sequence of long-held poses to prepare the body and mind for a more dynamic Yang flow, followed by a wind down and relaxation. This Yin Yang sequence will include hip openers and twists to stimulate the liver and gall bladder lines in the body, while enhancing the flow of energy along these lines using our breath and attention.
Anna will lead the second part of the workshop, composed of pranayama (breathing techniques) and meditation. The powerful detox pranayama sequence will focus on the liver to get rid of toxins while burning out old anger, an emotion connected with the liver. Finally the chanted Kundalini Yoga meditation will tap into the natural vital energy to cool off and heal, finding peace in the sweet “RaMaDaSa” mantra.
To finish, we will enjoy an afternoon tea of detoxifying teas & juices, and nourishing savoury & sweet treats, all created with the liver in mind.