Class Descriptions

class-descriptions3

Yoga class descriptions:

YIN YOGA

Yin yoga is first and foremost the decision to experience your body as an integrated whole.  When you are healthy the flow of energy through your body is well-regulated – whether that energy takes the form of the contracting and relaxing of your muscles, the flow of blood in your veins, the synovial fluid in your joints, or the information traveling from your brain to your nerves.   Yin Yoga intends to help you feel where the flow of energy is limited and to move you in ways that can get things flowing again! Practically this means moving slowly and mindfully into postures and paying attention to where you feel strain and what limits you when you go to reach, twist, bend, or extend.  Most of us have some over-worked muscles that might compensate for ranges of motion we’ve lost elsewhere.  And while those muscles are getting fatigued from working too hard, other parts of you are getting weaker or stickier from not moving enough.  We usually also have some “sneaky” places where we unconsciously grip or strain – like that clench of your jaw when you sit up or that tightening of your shoulders when you reach forward.   Once you are more aware of your movement habits, you can adjust them so that you restore balance.  You can rest the parts that are over-working and stimulate the parts that need to move more.

The Yin method includes fluid movements to lubricate the joints and restore you inner rhythm, static stretches that rely on bodyweight and gravity as the prime movers so that you can gradually recover lost ranges of motion, and breathing techniques that can help you relax and pace your movements or assist you in focusing on your inner experience.   Today so much of our time is spent juggling multiple tasks. Yin yoga is an opportunity to slow down, breathe deep, and be present.

FLOW YOGA

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.

YIN/YANG YOGA

Refresh your practice and refine your movements with playful sequences and mindful transitions. Yin Yang investigates the spaces between and takes a slower, more deliberate approach, charting new territory in the body.  Flow in different directions and move in new ways, challenging your balance and enhancing mind-body coordination as you explore beyond the boundaries of classical hatha yoga postures, incorporating movements from dance and martial arts and primal movements like rolling and crawling.

class-descriptions2


To take a class with me, visit these studios

Visit my Class Schedule page to find out when! 

  • Andrew Bucknell

    Hi,
    I use to a gentle yin yoga class in Sydney and have been trying to find a similar class in Melbourne. I have a neurological condition so I am a bit awkward with some postures but love practising yoga. I think the yin yoga class on wednesday morning looks interesting. Is this class open to casual dropins?

    Andrew.

  • Kylie

    Hi Jen
    Could you please email further details of your Yin workshop in April please-thankyou. Kylie

  • Melissa Watson

    Hi Jen

    I can’t find an email so just thought id shoot you a comment and let you know that unfortunately I can’t make the last two yin yoga classes on wed morning. I’ve injured my back a bit on a run and movement is not my best friend at the moment.

    But thanks for some awesome yin goodness in the mornings and I hope you run it again 🙂
    Mel

  • Tinoi Akkerman

    Hi Jen, love yin yoga ever since I did one class in NZ in Jan. I have been practising every day for about 3wks at home with some you tube classes and now want to add a group class to my practise to grow my experience and knowledge of this amazing yoga.
    Can you send me prices pls I couldn’t see a note of them anywhere.
    Hope to see you tonite!
    Tinoi.