Yin Yoga is a meditative style of yoga that works on a physical, mental and energetic level. It focuses on the body’s deeper tissues, the ligaments and fascia, which is particularly beneficial for the joints and a great way to maintain or improve flexibility. The poses are gentle and passive, mainly floor based, and performed with the muscles relaxed. We usually stay with each pose for 3 to 5 minutes to give the connective tissue time to release tension and the joints new breathing space.
In our classes we also use some somatic movement: gentle rocking motions to release holding patterns and listen more carefully to what we can learn from our body’s contact with the floor.
Apart from increased mobility in the hips and the spine, a Yin yoga session will invite you to find a real moment of stillness and is bound to leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated in body and mind.
Elles has done several Yin Yoga silent retreats with Sarah Powers over the years. She completed her yin teacher training in 2015 (www.sarahpowers.com), and level 2, on inner methods in Yin Yoga, in 2017. In 2018 she did a training with Jade Wood called Somatic Yin Yoga, bringing gentle movement into the transitions from one pose to another. She regularly attends Buddhist and Daoist meditation retreats
The class is held in accordance with government guidelines to help prevent the spread of the virus.
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