Yin yoga draws from a Traditional Chinese Medicine and Eastern Philosophy framework. Yin yoga is a restorative and meditative class characterised by long supported pose holds that gently stretch and revitalise connective tissues, such as ligaments, tendons and fascia. Unique to this style of practice we allow the muscles to remain at ease while holding the posture in a restful state. Increased range of movement and healthy lubricated joints are some benefits this style of practice can provide. Working on these mechanical aspects of the body also assists us to avoid degeneration, fascia fixation and maintain healthy meridian channels.
Spiritually, the extended pose holds of a yin practice cultivates stillness and patience. This assists us to relax deeply, nourish the nervous system and move towards a meditative state.
Yin yoga is a great complement to those are established in a dynamic form of yoga practice and those looking for some time out from stress in their lives, it is also really useful for those ‘ blessed’ with excessive stiffness seeking to increase flexibility. Yin classes are suitable for all levels of yogi. If yin yoga sounds right for you try our specialist classes.
The Yin Crowd – Yin served straight up! The long holds are deeply restful and assist to draw attention closer to the inner body and nourish the nervous system.
Yin & Tonic – In our signature Yin & Tonic class, we move through a series of floor based supported yoga asana. The poses, which are held for a few minutes, are intermingled a reprise of gentle conscious moments and myofascial release techniques. The reprise of gentle movement and myofascial release are wonderfully effective for releasing muscle tension.
Slow Flow Fridays. This is actually a vinyasa class, but its so slow and juicy most Yogahubbers’ who love yin also love this class. It’s also a wonderful transition into the weekend.