This yin immersion weekend is designed to introduce the poses and philosophical background of yin yoga to students and teachers with all levels of yoga experience. Expect to flow gently and consciously through each class as we explore the history of yin yoga through postures and informal discussion. Throughout the weekend we will explore the continuum of yin yoga, from the first class, Intro to Pure Yin, with its long introspective holds of basic seated poses designed to illustrate the principles of yin and yang, to the opening of our second day, Elemental Flow, which introduces meridian theory, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Taoism through long passive holds of basic poses interspersed with active flowing rest. The second day ends with a more fiery Yin/Yang Fusion Flow, a strong vinyasa-inspired flow cut with occasional deep immersion into poses, designed to balance strength against flexibility and use warmth to deepen the student’s edge. Sunday we’ll move to Exploring Skeletal Variations, where using basic anatomy we will co-create a customized practice designed to be deliberately focused and therapeutic. We’ll close off our weekend together with a gentle practice inspired by restorative yoga: we’ll open our hearts, balance our breath, and ground our bodies with a deliberately therapeutic Yinstorative practice. We will embody basic poses in a whole new way, compassionately opening the joints, connecting with the breath, and observing the process of our asana. Come immerse in your yin side and fall under the yinfluence for two whole days.
May 1-3, 2020
Friday 6-9p, Saturday & Sunday 9am - 6p
Trainer: Kerry Tice, ERYT-500