A combination of strength-building postures based on alignment principles, and followed by restorative poses with pranayama (breathing practice) to calm the nervous system down. This class is ideal for all levels, whether for students who want to bring the yoga practice inward, or beginners to build a strong foundation for continuing practice.
Come and join us for a different style of yoga. Yin Yoga is based off of an ancient yoga philosophy marrying the Daoism of Yin and Yang — yang representing masculine (active) and Yin the feminine (passive). Yin is the opposite of a Vinyasa class which is mostly active strength building postures. In Yin we do mostly floor postures that promote deeper relaxation and flexibility.
A mix of held poses and flowing sequences to build strength and flexibility with a strong focus on alignment and breath. Students of all levels and abilities are provided with a range of variations to adjust the challenge of the practice to each individual’s level of comfort.
Gentle yoga will utilize gentle asanas as an inquiry into our own way of being and feeling. The first half of the class will be led by Rachael, while the second half will be supported by Rachael as an independent following of one’s own intuitive ways of feeling and moving.
The benefits of deep relaxation can stimulate the para-sympathetic nervous system and offer several positive benefits on the mind and body. Studies show that by achieving deep relaxation through various methods, one may relieve aches and pains, improve heart health, decrease symptoms in medical conditions, reduce stress, and improve sleep. Relaxation may also reduce the symptoms of mental health conditions like depression, anxiety, and insomnia.
Rachael was born in Toledo, Ohio. She has a BFA in Art from the Columbus College of Art and Design, and as an artist she brings a very creative approach to yoga. She began practicing yoga when she moved to New York in the mid 90’s and has studied various styles of yoga throughout New York City. She graduated from the 200 hour World Yoga Center Teacher Training Program in 2000 and completed the rigorous 500 hour teacher training program at the Dharma Mittra Yoga Center in 2010.
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