Yin Yoga Workshop Series 2018/2019
In this series we will explore the perception of our own anatomy through Yin Yoga.
Each workshop starts with a brief close-up look at a particular area of the body – the relationship between the bones, muscles and connective tissue – with the use of pictures and a life-size skeleton. Then we ease into a nurturing yin yoga sequence in which you will be guided to sense these very structures in your own body and relax into them.
Having first absorbed some general images of human anatomy makes it much easier to make contact with your own physical structure and understand what the different sensations you come across are all about, so you can respond to them with care.
This way of observing is a form of mindfulness and the greatest bonus of yin yoga is that it calms the mind. It makes you feel relaxed and refreshed, open and light.
Yin Yoga is an excellent practice to help us reach into ourselves, we get lots of time to feel, to adjust, to be with the sensations that arise. It is time itself that allows deep tissue to release and give the joints more breathing space. In the gentle less-is-more approach of yin we look for pleasure rather than pain and within it we find a wonderful opportunity to heal.
The series is designed to include all aspects of Yin Yoga, but each workshop is a balanced unit in and of itself, so they can be done individually just as well. They are suitable for all abilities, though some experience of yoga is recommended.
7 October – The Fascial Network of the Whole Body
18 November – The Architecture of the Hips and Pelvis
20 January – The Intricacies of the Shoulders
3 March – The Pathway of the Spine
19 May – Anatomy of the Breath
10 – 12 am Stroud Yoga Space
£22 per workshop (or £100 for all five)
This includes a copy of the yin yoga sequence after each workshop.
Advance booking only, please contact Elles.