Your space to breathe
Yin Yoga is a slow form of Yoga with gentle postures that are held for longer periods of time. It provides a sanctuary from the modern world, releasing tension in your joints and allowing your mind to rest.
Yoga, which originates in India as a Hindu spiritual and physical practice, has been around for a long time. The popular forms in the West are all based on the faster forms of Yoga (Yang). Only recently have the slower forms (Yin) gained more interest. Yin/Yang is a Chinese concept, stating that all things exist as inseparable and contradictory opposites. You need both in your life.
Closely linked to meditation, Yin Yoga incorporating insights from Chinese medicine (like the meridians). The Meridian system is a concept in traditional Chinese medicine about a path through which the life-energy known as “qi” flows.
Other exercises work on muscles. Yin Yoga works on the joints and fascia (connective tissue). You ‘get to’ the fascia by holding each position for 2-5 minutes. The added benefit is that after a session you will feel very relaxed. The only downside is that you will become addicted to your weekly session.
After my first Yin Yoga session, I was hooked. In 2016, I completed my Yin Yoga teacher training and introduced Yin Yoga classes to my Mi-Time schedule. In 2017, I completed my Yin Yoga Advanced teacher course. I am pleased others have found Yin Yoga as beneficial to their lives as I have.
- Pay-as-you-go classes and classes as part of gyms and organisations
- Private one-to-one sessions
- Saturday Yin Yoga workshops
- Special Yin Yoga workshops you can bring your dog along to!
Find out more about the Dog Yin Yoga workshops on the ‘Involve your dog’ page .
For further information, if you are not sure which class is the most suitable for you, or to register for a class please get in touch at: firstname.lastname@example.org
For me who the instructor is – their experience, style, passion and personality – is very important for a class. Miranda is amazing. I always come out of the class feeling both physically and mentally rejuvenated. Back pain from being glued to my laptop for work melts away! You are toning and building strength, while giving your head a bit of space too – what’s not to love?
Vicky, Pilates and Yin Yoga