Nourish your spirit, rejuvenate your body, and enliven your mind!
Replenish, revive, balance and restore. Enjoy an introduction to Yin Yoga, with a lively Q&A on the philosophy and health benefits of Yin and then experience the magic for yourself! Join Jennifer and get to know your inner emotional landscape in this deeply calming, profound mind-body workshop.
Yin yoga is a practice of long-held, deeply relaxing "stretching" poses that open and energize the "meridians," or energy pathways of the body, restoring youthful joint mobility as you quietly activate and gather your chi, your prana---your life force.
Whereas the yoga most people are familiar with appropriates the muscles or yang tissues of the body, yin yoga targets the more interior, supportive structures-the "fasciae," literally down to the bone marrow. Yin is every bit as vital as a heating or "yang vinyasa" yoga practice, where one flows from pose to pose, energetically pushing the envelope, concentrating on building muscular strength and stamina. In today's world, Yin Yoga is the soothing balm, the elixir that is so badly needed to help us find balance in our stress-filled, over-scheduled lives.
Yin is a calming, restorative practice that literally helps you to recharge your batteries. With Jennifer's Yin Yoga workshops you will learn poses like the dragonfly, seal and pigeon, all of which are designed to stretch and revitalize the deeper connective tissue in every part of the body, stimulating your meridians which connect to your vital organs and help to restore balance and harmony in your body and mind. This "needle-less" form of acupuncture will leave you feeling calm and energized at the same time. The asanas combined with deep, focused breathing encourage you to tune in and listen to your body and surrender to your feelings rather than trying to push them down or control them. Poses are held between ten breaths and ten minutes, to liberate the body's chronic holding patterns and relieve pain, helping you to recapture some of the ease and freedom of movement you used to have as a child. One of the most potent ways to cultivate the body's subtle energy, Yin enables you to heal yourself, move negative emotions out, prevent injury and find a deep sense of peace in your body, mind and spirit.
All levels welcome~
In the face of these challenging economic times, we need to be as resourceful and capable as possible. How do we do this? How do we find calm in the midst of chaos? Just as we should be using this new economic climate to assess what is important in our lives and streamline, "trim the fat," we need to do the same within or own beings. Instead of dwelling on the negative and what we lack, let us be grateful for what we have and use this time for cleansing and renewal. We need to move out the old to create space for what is new; we need to clear what is keeping us trapped in the same outmoded, habitual patterns and learn a new dance. We need to learn a new way of being that helps us to access our body's natural healing capabilities and power in order to deal with the challenges that face us with greater equanimity.
Find untapped inner strength and peace of mind with this calming, restorative Yin Yoga workshop. Learn the poses that target the meridians of the body that are directly related to stress, frustration, and decision-making; through the practice, by connecting to your breath and giving over to gravity and the state of "effortless effort," create greater reserves to cope with the stresses of everyday and replace frustration with patience and peace of mind. Replenish, revive, balance and recharge. Get to know your inner emotional landscape with this profound mind-body "un-workout." With the Yin practice of long-held, deeply relaxing "stretching" poses that open and energize the "meridians," or energy pathways of the body, we restore youthful joint mobility as we quietly collect and gather chi, our life force and we come to experience a multitude of benefits.
Time records itself in the deeper connective tissue of the body, where traumatic emotional and physically based experiences find a "home." When engaging in a yin practice, it is not at all uncommon to release held emotions that accompanied the original trauma and practitioners can become angry, frustrated or anxious and start to express their powerful emotions either through laughter or tears. This can be both remarkably cathartic and very therapeutic physically; while it may sound unappealing or even frightening, having a release of this kind is incredibly beneficial and unburdening and can help to unlock chronic holding patterns or pain in the body, leaving you with a feeling of deep peace and lightness.
When we are more grounded in the body, the mind and the spirit can be set free. By finding the courage to let go, to surrender the need to control, we discover the unexplored territories of our own interior landscapes, and while what we find may feel new, these treasures, our body-mind potential and capabilities have actually been there all along. Come celebrate yourself while you reduce stress and recharge your inner batteries in this soothing and spirit-liberating Yin Yoga workshop! All levels welcome~