Yin & Yang Yoga Retreat: Creating the Balance Between Serenity & Action
'Vinyasa - Yin Yoga - Myofascia Release - Acro Yoga - Workshops - Spa treatments - Sunset Boat trip.'
INSPIRATION - through twice-daily yoga practices & motivating workshops
SURRENDER - taking the time to slow down & tune in
CLARITY - set your intentions to what you want your journey to be about when you return home.
Chinese philosophy refers to yin and yang as two complementary energies that are interconnected and interdependent, creating all aspects of life. Yin energy is inward energy, passive, feminine, and cool. The masculine energy of yang is outward energy, active and heated; yin represents surrendering into what is, while yang represents activity and action.
Our yin practices involve holding positions that stress and renew the deep, dense connective tissues. The method includes using many variations and props within the postures to relax within the target area as we hold the pose for extended periods. Within this stillness, we can then become receptive and reflective to what is happening, within and around the body, while also noticing our reactions and responses. These long-held poses can often lead to physical and mental discomfort, opening an opportunity to learn to tolerate discomfort and surrender to what is. Despite looking easy, it is a resilience practice & has its challenges.
Yang yoga is a more energetic yoga practice that targets the muscular tissue and, through movement, creates heat. Muscles love to get warm; they are elastic and moist, so they appreciate this form of exercise and respond well to it. Rather than emphasizing surrender, our Yang practices promote action. By creating heat within the body, these styles increase blood flow, our circulation, build strength, stamina, & flexibility while helping you learn patience and endurance.
If we constantly push our lives forward and lead a very yang life, we can burn our energy rather than conserve it. On the other hand, if we overtly draw inwards, this can lead to a sedentary lifestyle; we can move away from being present and fall into the past. An overbalance of yin or yang can create disharmonies. They need to co-exist for our lives to be in balance.
As yoga practitioners, we can often lose our sensitivity to the body's signals, focusing on achieving results rather than feeling. Therefore, it is essential to incorporate yin and yang styles to promote unity within our yoga practice. By exploring the contrast between the strength and power of a yang practice and the grace and surrender within a yin practice, you will learn how to implement a mixture of Yin and Yang practices throughout your yoga schedule and practice both Yin and Yang aspects within one class effectively.
As we blend both styles within this retreat, together with motivating workshops, you will leave with increased flexibility and strength; harmonious balance in both body, mind, and inspiration for your journey ahead.
June 6th to 12th, 2022
Sept 12th to 18th, 2022
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