WHAT IS YIN YOGA?: A type of yoga that is based Chinese Medicine Theory and Taost Principle (as opposed to the Ancient Indian System of health that Hatha Yoga like Bikram, Ashtanga, Vinyasa forms of yoga). There is a continuum of yoga that stretches from Yang to Yin. Very yang yoga would be Bikram and maybe Power Yoga which are hot and very dynamic and then at the other end of the continuum would be Restorative and Yin Yoga which are cool and slow with very different focuses.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE ?: Basically two aspects. The poses are held for longer, which can be more intense for some body structures. The focus is to relax your muscles to target your connective tissues like ligaments and tendons around your joints, giving more flexibility and pain relief especially around your hips and lower back.
IS IT HOT? No, it’s designed to be more on the cool side so you can bypass your muscles to get to your joints. It is the perfect compliment to Bikram Yoga and Inferno Hot Pilates. We call it the dessert of yoga, its relaxed with music and low lighting and its great to do in the evening before going to bed or at the end of a stressful day/week.
WHO IS TEACHING? Our teachers are Megan on Sunday evenings and Kristina on Wednesday afternoon and we are looking to add a few more classes very soon!
HOW LONG IS CLASS? 75 minutes
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING? A mat and a towel for comfort but its not strictly needed. We use props in class like straps, blocks and bolsters which we provide but have a limited number, so you can bring your own if you have them. Always hydrate after Yin Yoga.
WHAT IS THE COST? Yin Yoga is included in all of out memberships, and a Drop In Class is $27