DAY 1. WHAT IS YIN YOGA
Yin yoga is a slow-paced therapeutic style of yoga. The Yin postures are more passive postures, mainly on the floor seated or lying down. There are no sun salutations, no warriors or planks, and no dynamic movements.
There are two principles that differentiate a Yin yoga practice from our more active yoga styles, these are holding poses for a number of minutes which can be anything from 3 - 8 minutes, and stretching the connective tissue around a joint instead of focusing on the main muscles. The time spent within the poses, becomes an active meditation, as the mind shifts from yang to yin, from active to passive.
Within this workshop, you will learn all the fundamentals of the Yin yoga style of yoga to promote the effective personal practice and deepen your Yin yoga experience.
DAY 2. MINDFUL YIN YOGA
Mindfulness Yin Yoga invites you to tune into your body and be kind to yourself. It is a path, a journey, not to get somewhere else, but to be where we are, as we are in this very moment. In Mindful Yin yoga, you are encouraged and invited to feel into all sensations of stretch and compression, as the body drops into the deeper tissues of the tendons, ligaments, fascia, and bones. As we stay within the reflective silences you can also become more aware of the deeper workings of your mind and emotional states building a connection of both body and mind.
Within this workshop, we will explore all the fundamental theories behind Mindful Yin Yoga including all aspects of mindfulness, and how we can incorporate this theory into our Yin yoga physical practice to evoke an embodied experience of Yin yoga.
What we cover -
1pm - 2.45pm - Workshop Theory
2.45pm - 3pm - Short break
3.00pm - 4.30pm - Physical practice