with Molly Pribula
Date: Sunday March 19th
Time: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Who: Open to all levels
Cost: $25 Early Bird / $30 Day of Event
Join Us for this 90 Minute Yin Yoga Class.
*Class will be Heated with Warm Infrared Radiant Heat to allow for a More Therapeutic Practice and Deeper Flexibility
The Yin and Yang of Yoga
Yang Yoga is what’s commonly known as Hatha and vinyasa flow where breath is the primary focus and connecting breath to movement is secondary. Yang yoga is active and expressive. It develops muscular strength, stamina and flexibility. Power, Slow Flow, Basics and even Hot Slow Burn classes are each classified as Yang Yoga.
Yin Yoga, however, is a very grounding, passive, meditative type of yoga practice with a physical focus that often goes much deeper than in the Yang practices. This practice was designed to help the student sit comfortably in mediation for long periods of time. It involves poses that primarily target the lower extremities. Variations of seated and supine positions are held for a minimum of 3 to 5 minutes. These long holds access deep layers of fascia, the connective tissue that surrounds muscles and separates them from other organs. Often overlooked, this connective tissue accounts for almost 50% of the body’s resistance to flexibility, while muscles account for about 40%.
Immediate benefits include open hips, a calm body and a centered mind. During a yin class, the student is asked to relax into a pose and stay with it. Sitting with feelings and sensations for long periods of time can be challenging for anyone. This exact stillness can result in greater mental stability.
Any yoga practice asks the student to be willing to get intimate with the self. Emotions, thoughts, sensations are felt and acknowledged in a flow class, and sometimes we power right through them. Conversely, in yin, the student is asked to stay with the experience of the self for extended periods of time. This practice of allowing healing processes to begin or continue can have a profound impact on a person’s well-being.
Unwind at the end of your weekend in our Yin Yoga Class on Sunday, March 19th from 6-7:30 pm. Set these 90 minutes aside to reduce stress and anxiety while improving flexibility and circulation.
Molly Pribula, CYT
Molly has been practicing yoga for six years and received her 200 hour teaching certificate through the Pink Lotus Yoga teacher training program in July 2014. It was the benefits of the physical practice that originally brought her to the mat, but the calming and relaxing effects that this ancient practice offers on the emotional and mental bodies are what inspired her to deepen her own practice and teach. Molly firmly believes that there is a style of yoga for everyone and that through a consistent practice, anyone can learn to change and grow in ways that can truly improve your life and relationships.