Yin Yoga classes run on Friday evenings from 6.00 p.m. to 7.15 p.m. at Vandyke Upper School, Vandyke Road, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 3DY.
As we move towards the warmer months, we’ll take inspiration from what’s happening in the world around us, using a few principles of Ayurveda to align our practice with nature. The Earth and Water elements dominate the Kapha seasons – being chilly and wet. As the season is coming to an end with the approach of Summer, we can acknowledge the positive qualities of these elements, grounding and uplifting ourselves
As Spring blossoms emerge, and we move on from Winter colds into the Spring allergies, we will add in some immune boosting, heart opening practices to melt and clear the Kapha that has built up over the winter – cultivating space for deeper, clearer breath.
Suddenly, the Pitta season is here with its heat (we hope!). We will add in some cooling practices and a second chakra centered, hip-opening practice – helping to cool the rising Pitta heat, and quench dryness (whether you’re feeling it in your joints or in your creativity).
We will enjoy a balanced practice including Asana, Pranayama and Meditation/Concentration exercises – come and join us for to Spring Up!
Term dates: 15, 22 May, 5, 12, 19, 26 June 2018 – please note – no class 29 May!
Come and join me for the perfect way to melt into your weekend! What better way to end the week than to allow yourself time to be still, and to yield slowly to the support of the floor?
Are you exhausted by the end of the week, looking for a way to connect compassionately with yourself? Do you want to develop your meditative practice and find a way to be still with yourself?
Yin Yoga has the same goals and objectives as any other school of yoga; however, it directs the stimulation normally created in the asana portion of the practice deeper than the superficial or muscular tissues (which we are calling the yang tissues). Yin Yoga targets and applies moderate stress to the connective tissues, such as the ligaments, bones, and even the joints of the body, with the aim of increasing circulation in the joints and improving flexibility.
While initially this style of yoga can seem quite boring, passive, or soft, yin practice can be quite challenging due to the long duration of the poses. We can remain in the postures anywhere from one to twenty minutes, allowing the body to softly yield to the floor, whilst we work on turning our attention inwards and accept the emotions which arise as we find stillness.
The practice of Yin is an opportunity for communicating in a sweeter and more compassionate way with ourselves. Within the safety and softness of the poses we are better able to send and receive our heart’s messages, to fortify the parts of us that need attention and to encourage a greater understanding of ourselves in this world.
Friday night dates: 23 March, 27 April, 8 June, 20 July, 7 September, 12 October, 23 November 2018
Contact us to book a space this term or a Yin Yoga class space by calling 07930 988894, e-mailing us at email@example.com or message us via the Facebook page Yoga with Michaela/search @yogimichaela