Yin Yoga is characterized by the relaxed practice of floor shapes using the support of props when needed for three to five minutes at a time. These still, long-held floor-based poses invite in a deep stretch and new sense of spaciousness and relaxation in the body. In Yin Yoga, we gently coax the mind to be present and aware through this stillness and sensation in the body, building mental resiliency from the inside out.
Current Yin classes:
Sundays 10:30 am – 12:00 pm at Hemma
Sundays 5:30 – 7:00 pm at Ashtanga Yoga Victoria
Mondays 7:30 – 9:00 pm Moksana
Wednesday 7:30 9:00 pm Moksana
Yinfused (TM) aka Yin Yang Yoga
In this class, we practice the harmonizing of Yin and Yang. We start with a grounding and centering. Explore meridian tapping, then slow-flow through foundational (beginner friendly) movements to gently warm the body and increase circulation (Yang). Then we slowly flow back into the stillness and long holds of Yin.
Tuesdays 9:30 – 11:00 am at Moksana
When was the last time you rested deeply? Often described as the ‘dessert of Yoga’ Restorative Yoga is a deeply nourishing, supported practice. In Restorative Yoga we aren’t trying to feel a stretch instead, we are using the support of props so that the body can completely let go. This practice is like a mini vacation from the busyness and stress all too common in our modern hectic lives. The intention of this practice is to guide us to our relaxation response or our ‘tend and befriend’ aspect of our nervous system.
Taking a ‘time out’ regularly to recharge and practice this self-care for allows us to be more present, patient and kind for the rest of our lives.
In this practice you can expect lots of props, quiet, stillness, soft lighting and deep rest, I may even tuck you in!
Current Restorative Classes:
Thursdays 7:15 – 8:30 pm at Ashtanga Yoga Victoria
Fridays 12:00 – 1:30 pm at Hemma (Includes Yoga Nidra)
Yoga Nidra, or yogic sleep as it is commonly known, is a quietly powerful guided relaxation and meditation technique. A guided step by step approach to releasing tension on the physical, mental, and emotional level. Your body remains still in supported Savasana while your mind remains present, allowing you to float between the state of sleep and wakefulness. Yoga Nidra is ideal for releasing stress, tension and helping you sleep.
Current Yoga Nidra:
Fridays 12:00 – 1:30 pm at Hemma (with Restorative Yoga )