The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga
What you'll learn
- Discover the benefits of Yin Yoga
- Learn about Yin poses and their variations
- Explore the philosophy of Yin Yoga
- Practise Yin Yoga to balance your body and mind
- Comfortable space for practice
- Pillow, blanket
- Students of all levels are welcome!
In a world filled with haste and stress, it is important to restore your inner balance. Yin Yoga is the perfect antidote to this ‘yang energy’. In a complete contrast to the usual energetic yoga asanas, Yin Yoga consists of finding stillness and relaxing the body. As the poses move away from any dynamic movement, they are focused on stretching the deeper connective tissues in our bodies and nourishing the joints.
What you will learn
Relax your body and mind
Learn to stretch and revitalize the deep tissues of your body
Explore meditation and mindfulness techniques
Gain insight into the philosophy of yoga
Discover the theory and practice of Yin Yoga
We start the course by exploring what yoga as such actually is. While most yoga classes focus on the physical aspect of yoga, the origins of yoga stem from a spiritual practice. We will focus on three core concepts: stillness, balance, and wellbeing.
We then consider the principles of Yin Yoga in particular. Yin Yoga came about as an antidote to our increasingly stressful lives. This is mirrored not only in the physiology of Yin Yoga which we discuss, but also in the fact that Yin Yoga is a meditative and mindful practice.
Moving on to the practice of Yin Yoga, we learn about the different yoga props available, how they should be used and what are some of the alternatives if you don’t have yoga props at home. In a series of short lectures, we look at some of the most popular Yin Yoga poses and explore their variations so that everyone can get the benefit of the pose, regardless of their flexibility.
Finally, you will be able to bring all of that knowledge into practice. Among the three Yin Yoga classes included with this course, you will target your hips, heart centre and the full body. The classes include full instructions and guided meditations, relaxing your mind as well your body.
Who this course is for:
- Beginners looking for a gentle yoga practice
- Experienced yoga practitioners who want to advance their practice
- People with a busy lifestyle
- Students interested in the theory and physiology of Yin Yoga
- People who want to learn more about mindfulness and meditation
I first learnt about yoga when I was looking for ways to stretch and increase my flexibility. Soon after, I discovered that yoga is far more than a physical practice - it is an all-encompassing lifestyle. I enjoy exploring the philosophy of yoga and discussing it in my classes.
I completed my first 200hr teacher training in summer 2017 in the Himalayas. In 2019, I finished a 300hr Ashtanga yoga TTC in Goa.
As my teacher spent years studying from BKS Iyengar, I was able to learn first-hand Iyengar’s methods of correct alignment. I try to bring these into my classes to ensure that everyone can get the benefit of each pose.
I look forward to seeing you on the mat!