YIN-YASA (Intermediate)

Wednesdays: 600 -730pm 

Sundays: 600 -730pm

 

Saturdays: 12-130pm (All Levels, Beginners Welcome)

 

 

 

 

 

Strengthen, stretch and totally relax!

 

 

I've decided to share my favorite yoga practice with you!

Unfortunately, it's been a while since I've practiced it myself, as I have been focussing more on breath work and meditation. So I'm even more excited to get back into it.

 

It's all about fully relaxing the body and mind, shutting off your monkey mind, heightening your body awareness, to prepare yourself for an incredible Shavasana! 

 

+ It's very slow moving, so you can be fully present what your body is actually doing in each pose, instead of someone telling you 

+ an excellent mindfulness practice

+ deep stretches, stressing the muscles, connective tissues, ligaments and joints.

+ building musscle strength 

+ it's a moving meditation 

+ focussed on totally relaxing and deep breathing

+ through the breathwork you release toxins, cleanse the organs, and calm the monkey mind

+ strengthens your willpower, focus, and your presence

+ it helps to release stored tension in the body

+ it's a set sequence, so eventually, you can do the whole practice with closed eyes. 

+ it's an internal journey - no competition or comparing with others

it is designed to balance all 3 doshas (Vata, Pita & Kapha)

+ allows you to feel super chilled, very aware, more connected to your body and more present in the here and now.

+ you'll be surprised how relaxed you can do this full body workout!

+ such deep Shavasanas

 

Make sure you don't have to rush off after the session, as you might want to stay up to 30minutes in your Shavasana (resting pose).

 

Who can join?

From beginners to advanced yogis can join, as long as you have a healthy body that allows you to move / no injuries. The poses that feel too challenging you can just skip and rest in Shavasana (lying on your back).

It's an online session so don't push anything.  Join with a relaxed attitude - the most important is that you relax :)

Come and enjoy a full body workout, and be surprised how relaxed you can do this. Make sure you don't have to rush off after a session, for you will feel like coming out of a massage, even though you just worked the entire body. No joke!


In this practice, you will not only focus on strengthening the body, you will also benefit from deep stretches, stressing the muscles, connective tissues, ligaments and joints.(All the benefits you get in a Yin session, read here). Through the practice, you will be reminded to breath deep, keeping you present in the NOW, forwarding oxygen to all the organs and calming the mind, releasing any stored tension in the body, and triggering the parasympathetic nervous system- the Rest and Digest part of our nervous system’s balancing program. 


This is a set sequence, translated from the Vedas, specifically put together to restore the entire body and balance our Tridoshas (Vata, Pita ,Kapha). Hence the name "Tridosha Balancing Series". To keep it simple, we just call it YIN-YASA.

 

Possible side effects: Highly addictive ;)

 

 

Yin-Yasa is only a term to describe the practice. It's a mix of Yin qualities (mindfulness/moving meditation) and Vinyasa, a yang (strengthening) practice, which flows from one pose to the next, coordinating movement with breath.

But you'll actually be practicing a traditional Tantric Hatha. Unfortunately, the word Tantra has been misused & misunderstood in today's society and calling it Hatha also get's peoples expectations in the wrong direction. Therefore the term YIN-YASA. In the end of the day, it's just a name. Best to give it a try and see for yourself.