Yin is a practice that is quiet and meditative. It focuses on creating better movement in the major joints, spine, and connective tissues. A Yin class is not an active, flow-based, or Yang (active, energetic, heating) yoga class. The goal of Yin (receptive, passive, cooling, and meditative) is to take the shape of an asana, find a sustainable hold, and then settle into that pose while being guided through meditations and breath. Students will find stillness in postures on the floor, holding for 1-5 minutes per pose. Safety and correct alignment will be our focus, while allowing for multiple levels of healing, introspection, and active relaxation. All levels are welcome and encouraged to help balance our culture’s drive for constant activity. We’ll rarely come to stand and sometimes embody just a handful of asanas per class, but students will engage with sensation in new ways, and this can be challenging and revelatory. We’ll use props and modifications, and end in a deeply meditative relaxation. See yourself as you are and give in to Yin!