Yin Yoga : Is a slow paced style of Yoga, with it’s origins in Traditional Chinese Medicine, where the poses are held for several minutes. unlike Yang Yoga which targets the muscles, this practice targets the deep connective tissues between the muscles and the fascia throughout the body, which aims to increase circulation and improves the synovial fluid around the joints leading to improved flexibility. The long held poses, help the flow of Chi/ prana, life force energy, nutrients and fluids, to flow freely, unblocking any stagnant energy residing in the body which if left can cause health issues.

Yin Yoga’s more slower and meditative style with the addition of deeper breathing allows the student the opportunity and space to turn inwards with mindful awareness to focus on the sensations in the physical body and to observe the thoughts that arise.

Props such as blankets, bolsters / cushions/ pillows and yoga blocks/ books can be used to feel fully supported throughout a pose.

Yin yoga is a perfect way to balance out those fast paced workouts, or for those who wish to take things a bit slower, you will feel the amazing effects of Yin Yoga physically and mentally giving yourself the chance to unwind and rekindle your Wellness

The Benefits of Yin Yoga:

lengthens connective tissue

Increases flexibility

Boosts Circulation

Reduces stress levels

Shifts the body into parasympathetic nervous system, calming the mind and body

Improves sleep patterns

increases deeper breathing

Aids those suffering from chronic conditions such as Arthritis and Osteoarthritis

Yoga Nidra: or Yogic sleep, is a meditative practice aimed at creating a state of deep relaxation, that slows the wavelengths in the mind. By following a set of verbal guided instructions the practitioner becomes systematically more aware of their inner world, which may start with sensing the body and mindful breathing to engage the relaxation responses.

Yoga Nidra initiates deep rest whilst aiming to keep the mind alert. It is said that one hour of Yoga Nidra can be as effective as four hours of sleep and can be practiced at any time of the day except after a meal as it may induce sleep.

The Benefits of Yoga Nidra:

Reduces stress

Provides relief for anxiety and depression

Improves sleep patterns

Provides clarity of mind

Releases tension physically and mentally

Relaxes the mind

inspires creativity