I'm currently teaching yin yoga and yoga nidra on Zoom; please see the schedule page for more information.
Yin yoga is a form of yoga based on Taoist principles and the principles of interacting with the fascial system of the body. As such, the yin practice involves softening or sinking into seated or lying-down postures, following the body's path of least resistance, and staying in postures for several minutes. There are psychological/mental as well as physical intentions for the practice. At a physical level, the yin practice can maintain or improve range of motion by gently pressing into joints, and the compression provided by the body's passive pressure helps release restrictions in the fascial system, which can have many positive effects. At a psychological/mental level, yin gently challenges us to be present with our own experience, whatever sensations, emotions, or thoughts it happens to hold. In this way, yin can be viewed as a mindfulness practice in which we cultivate comfort with discomfort, receptivity and acceptance; we are invited to attend to all aspects of our experience. The yin practice allows us to become more familiar with our mental, physical and emotional patterns, and in this way can be a powerful, though subtle, catalyst for transformation. In a yin class, students should wear comfortable clothing in which they can keep warm (we do not work up a sweat!).
Yoga nidra is a form of guided meditation intended to help you move through the levels of self-identification to reset the nervous system and clear yourself of stale energies/patterns. Headphones recommended, as this is a listening practice. Feedback so far: helps with sleep, can generate feeling of being spacious awareness (rather than limited temporal ego-self), can facilitate connection to inner self/guidance.