Yoga class descriptions:
Yin Yoga is mindful movement. Time is taken as you enter each pose to understand what joints you are working with, how those joints move, and the sensations that might arise as you work through any movement barriers. As you encounter the places in your body where you cannot move or breath with ease, you develop ways to work in those stuck places more patiently and skillfully. As you work through layers of accumulated tension, you may find that your sleep improves, your immune system becomes more robust, and you recover more easily from stress.
Yin Yoga postures are held for longer periods of time to give you the opportunity to feel a broader and more subtle range of sensations from stretch and compression in your tissues, to changes in your breath, to the flow of your mental and emotional energy. This regular practice of noticing what arises during and after a posture helps you develop a meditative consciousness that is accessed through your felt sense of your body.
Ultimately through the postures you develop a clearer sense of self and purpose. You can move more freely, express yourself more skillfully, and communicate your ideas more clearly. In other words Yin Yoga is not just about your movement potential, it’s about your human potential!
This is a graceful, flowing style of yoga where continuous movement is coordinated with rhythmic breath. I offer a slower flow that allows time to build steady postures supported from deep within, both physically and energetically. The sequences are inspired by traditional hatha yoga, dance, and taoist martial arts to cultivate strength and suppleness. I enjoy working with students to find the variations or modifications that allow them to flow with confidence and ease.
Yang movements test you, insisting that you reach beyond what you think is possible. Yin movements unfold without effort or strain, allowing things to be as they are. These classes balance the heating qualities of Yang practice with the cooling qualities of Yin practice. In led Yin Yang sequences you will glide like a serpent, crouch like a tiger, and strike like a ninja! Through movement you will learn more about your joints and how to use Yin and Yang approaches to cultivate strength, balance, coordination, and fluidity.
To take a class with me, visit these studios
- Ohana Yoga & Wellness 405 Bay St, Port Melbourne
- Yoke Yoga 4 Union St, South Melbourne, 3205
- MOVE Yoga Level 1, 335 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, 3000
Visit my Class Schedule page to find out when!