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Yin & Myofascial Release

In a Yin practice, we hold passive postures for several minutes to nurture our connective tissues and allow for meditation and contemplation. In this practice we often incorporate self massage with a ball or foam roller to release tension held in the body and enhance our understanding of our structures.

Yin Yoga

Thursday 7.20 -8.20 pm

Yin yoga is a chance to unwind and let go. Join us at the studio or via zoom.

All you need is a mat, a couple of cushions and blocks (or thick books as a substitute).

No previous experience or flexibility required - we will give plenty of options so you can adjust your practice to your own needs.

Midweek Movement

Wednesday 12 - 12.30pm Online only.

Each session will have a slightly different physical focus and you’ll learn different movements to nurture your neck, back, hips and shoulders.

Do you ever find yourself with tense shoulders or a cranky lower back - or feeling a bit fuzzy headed after a long session at your computer?

Self massage is a wonderful practice of self care and a way to enhance your awareness of your own structure.

It’s also very accessible, for this session all you need is 30 minutes plus a peanut (two balls in a sock).

Self massage can also feel like a meditation practice - allowing us tune into the present moment, down regulate the nervous system and take time to unwind and release tension from the mind and body.

This is a live, interactive session shared via zoom so i’ll be there to answer any questions and help you find the variation that is right for you. Each week is different - as we combine movement and self massage in creative ways.

If you have any additional props like a foam roller, spiky ball, Makarlu or yoga block please have them handy - it will give you extra options!

Benefits

The longer holds and passive shapes in Yin allow us to work with the connective tissues of the body (rather than just our muscles). This can allow a deep feeling of release.

We learn a lot about ourselves in Yin - from the unique structure of our bodies, to the way our minds respond to the challenge of holding a particular shape, to the moments of insight that come out of deep contemplation.

This is a great practice to do if you are feeling exhausted or depleted. The forms are very passive which allows us focused time to rest and restore.

We can often get to a state of meditation more easily than in a seated practice. Even though we stay pretty still in Yin, there is always so much to observe as the sensations in our bodies evolve it can be easier to stay present.

Yin encourages us to activate the Parasympathetic Nervous System - if you have a busy or stressful everyday life this can be a great practice to bring the mind and body back to balance.

Many people say they have a great nights sleep after Yin and feel very rejuvenated the following day.

What to wear?

Just wear whatever you are comfortable in - clothes that are easy to move and relax in.

Contraindications

This practice is very gentle and adaptable. There are no specific contraindications, but if you have any injuries or health conditions be sure to mention them when you fill out your New Client Form and feel free to get in touch if you have any questions or concerns. If you are hyper flexible or working with a particular injury/area of instability we can adapt your practice accordingly.

Questions

Do I need any prior yoga experience?

Not at all! This practice is suitable for all levels and a great place to start.

I'm quite experienced - will there still be options to challenge me?

Yes! The beauty of yoga is how adaptable it is - even if you have a very established movement practice we will be able to give you challenging variations.

It should be noted that our Gentle Yoga class is very slow and gentle - sometimes the challenge can be in just being still!

The Strong Vinyasa Flow class is different every week - there will always be something new to challenge you. It’s also a great class to work on specific strength goals.

I'm injured - is it ok to practice?

As long as you have your doctor’s approval and are able to listen to your body and ask for advice as as necessary.

Strong Vinyasa Flow probably isn’t the best class if you are working with an injury - Gentle Yoga or Nurturing Yoga and Pilates would be more suitable practice (and always get your doctor’s ok before returning to yoga).

Please let us know if you are working with any injuries or illnesses - either by filling out our new client form, or by telling the teacher before the start of the class.

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Upcoming Classes

Wednesday

12:00p.m. - 12:30p.m.

with Jo Stewart via Zoom

19 spots left

Wednesday

12:00p.m. - 12:30p.m.

with Jo Stewart via Zoom

19 spots left

Thursday

7:15p.m. - 8:15p.m.

with Jo Stewart via Zoom

19 spots left

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Our online class pricing is tiered - you can choose to pay $5, $10 or $15 according to your financial situation.

In person classes are $25 full or $22 concession for a casual class.

10 passes are $200 full, $180 Concession.

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