Practices to help mobilize the body and bring balance to mind and body. Yin Yoga works with the colder tissues of the body - connective tissue, joints, ligaments, and bones - to keep it healthy, strong, and mobile. In Yin we work with these tissues, meridians, seasons, chakras, and elements by integrating Traditional Chinese Medicine into the practices for a more holistic perspective and practice.
Yin Yoga Snack | Releasing the Psoas
The psoas is the only muscle to connect the upper and lower body and it is a muscle that is used in almost every movement we make. Take a few minutes to unwind tension in the space around this muscle to find greater mobility throughout your day.
Props: 1 blanket or beach towel optional
Happy Hour Yin Yoga | DIGEST
Welcome to Happy Hour! Ready to "digest" your day and transition from day life to night life - from work to home? This practice is all about giving you the space and time to process your day both physically and mentally - helping you move on. Deep twists, lots of breath...Enjoy! (Stay tuned f...
Minimal Cues Yin Yoga | WATER Flow with Ease
Water - Winter time. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, Winter is the time of the element Water (Kidney/Bladder meridians). This is the time of deep introspection, healing, nurturing as we reflect on what has come before and process is in preparation for the coming Spring. The element of Water ...
Minimal Cues Yin Yoga | METAL Introspection
Metal - autumn time. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, Autumn is the time of the element Metal (lungs/large intestines). This is the time when we begin to truly turn inward and become more introspective as our energy shifts for the season. The area we are focusing on is the upper chest/back/a...
Full Body Yin Yoga | Deep Back Stretch
Welcome to 75 minutes of deep, full body, full back stretching from your neck to your lower back. We focus on all 6 planes of movement: forward fold, backbend, lateral (left/right), and deep twists (left/right) to release tension throughout the body, feel more spacious, and deeply relax. Join ...
Supportive Yin Yoga | Full Body Self Compassion
Sometimes we are struggling in our lives and we need some support but are hesitant to ask for it or accept it. In this practice we work with embodying that support, opening ourselves up to the sweetness of feeling cared for and loved. Gather a few props and join me on the mat for some sweet sel...
Morning Yin Yoga to Step Into Your Personal Power
Today we are working with the Solar Plexus Chakra to fire up our personal power, confidence, and will to get through a challenging day or time in our life. Lots of twists and a full body practice to reconnect to our inner strength. If you need a little morning confidence boost - join me!
Minimal Cues Yin Yoga | EARTH Grounding
Earth - late summer. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, late summer is the time of the element Earth (spleen/stomach meridians). This is often a period of challenging transition as we leave summer with it's fiery energy and move into a more introspective, inner focused energy. Join me on the mat...
Mindful Movement Meditation | Full Body Yin Yoga
Yin Yoga is made up of two unique approaches: one is the physical - moving the body for mobility and connective tissue health (energetically as well) and another is the present mindful awareness that we use in the practice to connect to our breath, our bodies, what we need today and how we need ...
Yin AM: Yin Yoga for Thighs, Hips & Legs | Deep Stretch
Today's Yin AM 35 minute practice focuses on the front of the hips (hip flexors) and the quadriceps (thighs) - getting deep into these areas to mobilize and develop more flexibility. There are a lot of Yin Yoga poses that open the thighs (dense are of connective tissue) - an area that is tight f...
Yin AM: Yin Yoga for Full Shoulder Flexibility & Release
This 30 minute Yin practice is all about opening the shoulders 360 degrees - mobilizing, stretching and releasing the ENTIRE shoulder complex. If you are like me, you hold most of your tension in your shoulders resulting in a buildup of stiffness, tightness and tension.
This is a great pr...
20 min Yin Yoga for Menstrual Cramps | Painful Periods
For those of us who struggle with painful monthly menstrual cramps, we are always looking for something that will help in any way. I completely understand! As someone who has suffered from the painful periods, I have been searching for ideas to soothe, calm, lessen, the intensity without medica...
20 Min Yin Yoga for Piriformis | Piriformis Syndrome
Where's your piriformis? What is it? The piriformis is a muscle that helps with rotating your leg outward and it lies across the bum area (ever feel that tender spot in the center of your glutes?). For many people, this area is quite tender and sore and can often be directly related to back pa...
Yin Yoga Mood Boost | Yoga to Uplift
Ever wake up feeling as if a dark cloud has settled over your head and you could really use a RESET button? Me too. This class was born of a day when I felt like it was pretty dark and I needed a deep and quick RESET. Breathe, let your heart and abdomen up and feel spacious, lighter, a little ...
Yin AM: Yin Yoga for Side Waist | Obliques, Hips, IT Bands
Today's practice is focused on the side body- obliques, hips, IT bands - the full side waist. Opening this area will free up your breath, bring mobility to your hips and legs and give you a really deep stretch for the side waist. Plus, Lucy joins us for her instructional presence - Enjoy!
Spring Equinox Yin Yoga
Welcome to Spring! The Spring Equinox has been celebrated for thousands of years as the harbinger of new beginnings and today, we honor that in our practice. Opening our hearts and minds to the adventures that lie ahead in our lives, releasing all the things that might be holding us back, and e...
Yin AM for Happy Hamstrings
Today's Yin AM practice focuses on the hamstrings. Sometimes, what feels like hamstring tightness can be calves or lower back or some blend of all three. In this practice we use long holds to release and open all three of these areas finding more mobility, flexibility and comfort. Use in the m...
Happy Hour Yin Yoga | REST
If you day has been a full and very tiring one - maybe you had too much to do or too many tasks/meetings today - then this practice is for you. We stay on the floor, opening up the ENTIRE body but staying low, grounding, supported.
Join me for Happy Hour to transition from your hectic day to a ...
Yin Yoga for Energy | Kidney & Bladder Meridians
If you need your energy balanced or just need a little energy boost, this class focuses on the Kidney & Bladder meridians - balancing and clearing your energy lines. Leg, hip and back opening. Enjoy!
Props: 1 blanket (optional) OR beach towel (or pick up one here: http://amzn.to/2v0U0eh) an...
Yin Yoga Snack for Hips, Hip Flexors & Psoas
Today's Yin Yoga Snack is all about your hips and hip flexors. We focus on opening and mobilizing the entire hip complex with 3 poses meant to free up this space and create more ease. Enjoy!
Props: 1 blanket OR beach towel (or pick up one here:
Side Body Yin Yoga Snack
An area we don't stretch often - our side waist. In daily life, this is a space often forgotten and unused and it is a "use it or lose it" for mobility. Opening up the side body can help your breathe more deeply, feel more expansive in the abdomen, stretch your arms and open up your shoulders! ...
Yin Yoga for Deep Sleep | Heart Meridian
Our heart meridians are connected to our ability to sleep deeply, fully and soundly - to essential rest peacefully. When this organ system is out of balance - we feel overstimulated, cravings, longing and struggle to settle down. When in balance - we feel joy, peace, stillness, calm, compassion...
Yin Yoga for Anger & Frustration
Everyone believes anger is a bad thing but in reality, it's a natural part of our human psyche. Instead of pushing it down, pretending it isn't there, ignoring it - anger is often a great way to explore, experience, and make positive change.
Today we explore anger through the Liver meridian (th...
Yin AM: Full Body Yin Yoga for Stress & Anxiety
If you only have 30 minutes - how about a Yin Yoga Full Body Balancing practice! We balance all the meridians, stretch the entire body and release tension. Great for first thing in the morning OR perfect for pre-bedtime routine to release the tension of the day.
Props: 1 blanket OR be...