Come join us in celebrating Winter Solstice and thecosmic shift from dark to light. Yin Yoga is a great compliment to a vinyasa practice or any vigorous exercise routine. Yin yoga targets deep within the muscle, along with the body's energy and meridians. This type of practice compliments the more Yang (muscular) types of practice
Our practice will include long held, passive floor postures to open up the tissue and fascia around the hips, lower back and knees.
The teacher will then lead the students in the practice of yoga nidra, or "yogic sleep", which is a technique in which one leaves the waking state, moves past the dreaming state, and enters into the deep sleep state, while remaining fully awake. This practice is beneficial for releasing stress and experiencing joy.
(Solstice, December 22 – shortest day of the year)
In the yoga tradition spiritual preparation for winter begins with a slow deep movement inward. These two practices together are the perfect vehicle for welcoming the Winter Solstice, and beginning the journey.The heart of Yin Yoga is stillness of mind and body, using long-held floor poses to achieve tranquility. The practice encourages exploration of our inner landscape, and the contemplative teachings of Mindfulness and meditation.
Yoga Nidra is both a science and an art form which nurtures, heals, and calms. The practice offers the gift of time, as you make your way into a state of sweet and safe surrender where you can connect with your Self on a profound level. And all you have to do is lie comfortably, and allow yourself to be tended, and cared for.