What is YIN?
Yin, the original yoga, is long-held, breath-filled postures done on the floor. It is meant to prepare one for comfortable sitting in meditation, but it is so much more. Yin is incredibly therapeutic for hips, low back and shoulders. It creates deep phasic changes in the connective tissues, the ligaments and cartilage through the long holds. This cannot happen in vinyasa. PLUS, yin calms the mind like nobody’s business and who doesn’t need that in this busy world. Never done yoga? Perfect. Bound tight like a drum from athletics? Just plain wound up from stress? We’re here for you. Your body should be your comfortable home base. Yin makes it that. Beginner yogis recommended. A wonderful compliment to all your workouts, your yoga practice, and to elevate all aspects of your life.
YIN goes deep. No mud, no lotus.
YIN IS IN.
Yin NOHO: 70 minutes
Simple postures done on the floor, with the aid of blocks, straps, blankets and a heated room. Yin is this: Take the posture and find the edge in it, tune into your breath, hold for time (3-5 minutes) until the tension releases and you are invited into a new spaciousness in your body. This class is incredibly therapeutic for hips, low back and
shoulders. Open from the outside in. Includes a 10 minute meditation. All levels.
Yin NOHO Stretch: 60 minutes
Color outside the lines. Melt into each posture and beyond. Rather than finding the edge in each posture, we take a soft approach. The body mellows into the posture from the outside in. Blocks, straps, blankets and heat help you expand and make space where there was none. The skin breathes, the muscles oxygenate, everything slows down and the mind opens. Generous servings of ahh factor available. All levels.
Yin NOHO Flow: 60 minutes
If your mind is obsessed, and your stress level is on the ceiling, we unwrap you with 12 yin postures connected by simple vinyasa flow. We get a little more heat and tapas into the body from the inside out so the muscles are super supple as you move into the longer holds, opening the joints, ligaments, cartilage. Ride the Yin, leave your mind behind. Okay, so it is nirvana by the time you are done. All levels.