Elemental Yin Yoga Series with healing touch will meet on:
In this 5-week series, Britt and Colette will guide you through a yin yoga practice that cycles through the five elements of Chinese Medicine. Each week we’ll focus on one of the elements—water, wood, fire, earth, and metal—and emphasize a gentle opening of its corresponding meridians, or energetic pathways. Each element is part of the whole, with its own personality and physiology and emotion, so by the end of the series we’ll have accessed the entire network of the human system.
Class will start with a more active warmup to break up residual stagnation from the day and encouraging a smooth flow of qi (or prana, or life force energy). Then we’ll wind down into a yin practice, where we’ll set each posture with the support of props and hold for several minutes. Throughout the yin sequence, Britt and Colette will offer hands-on assists to support alignment and ease. We’ll also offer musings and meditations from Chinese philosophy to invite inquiry, balance, and deep rest. This class series is open to all levels and is appropriate for anyone looking to slow down, relax, and breathe!
What Is Yin Yoga?
Yin Yoga is a practice that lengthens and lubricates the connective tissue of the physical body and promotes equanimity and peace in the subtle-emotional body. In this style of yoga, postures are held for 2-5 minutes and practitioners work at a 50-70% capacity stretch in order to target connective tissue. This promotes lasting elongation of the myo-fascial layers and increases circulation to rid the body of toxins and support healthy collagen production. The slow pace of this practice invites qi to flow more freely through the physical, energetic, and psycho-emotional bodies and opens up space in all aspects of ourselves.
Class 1: WATER
Class 2: WOOD
Class 3: FIRE
Class 4: EARTH
Class 5: METAL
Cost: $30 a drop-in or $125 for a 5 Class Card
Classes CAN be taken individually, but keep in mind that each class will focus on a different element, therefore different meridians and parts of the body. We will try to stretch the entire body in each class so that everyone leaves feeling balanced.