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.
Spring Term 1: “Spring it On!”
As the light and warmth starts to return to the earth, our thoughts turn to renewal and fresh starts – we begin to think of spring cleaning, sweeping away the cobwebs to make everything feel fresh and new.
We can use our yoga practice to do exactly the same with our bodies and our minds. Clean out the old, make way for the new.
Join us this term as we enjoy a practice incorporating lots of twisting – traditionally the types of postures which are said to help detox the body – and some time to make space in the body and the mind.
Term dates: 26 February, 5, 12, 19, 26 March and 2 April 2019
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: 11 January, 22 February, 5 April, 24 May, 5 July, 6 September, 18 October, 29 November 2019
Contact us to book a space this term or a Yin Yoga class space by calling 07930 988894, e-mailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or message us via the Facebook page Yoga with Michaela/search @yogimichaela