What is Yin Yoga?

 

Yin Yoga is one of the oldest forms of Hatha yoga that works to relax, release and stretch. Yin Yoga is a deep stretch, meditative yoga class that is slower paced with poses held for longer periods of time – typically 3-5 minutes per pose.

 

 

What are the benefits?

 

Yin yoga places a mild strain on connective tissue, that will stimulate not only flexibility in these areas, but promote fluid production, healing and reorganising of energy lines connecting myofascial layers with internal organs! You will also feel the benefits of a calm body and a calm mind. You’ll regulate the energy in your body and increase mobility, lower stress levels, increase flexibility and enter a state of deep relaxation.

 

 

What to expect my first class?

 

Expect to stretch deeply into postures. You will enter a deep state of relaxation and maybe even trigger some emotions and feelings as you progress further in the postures. You’ll feel as though you’ve been stretched and pulled, you’ll come out of class with a clear, calm mind and the urge to do more Yin Yoga!

FAQS

What should I bring to class?

  1. Yoga Mat
  2. Towel
  3. Water bottle
  4. Optional showering items e.g towel, soap, deodorant
  5. An open mind and a smile!

What do I wear to class?

Wear comfortable, light workout gear and avoid accessories including mobile phones, watches, bangles, sunglasses, belts and hats. Please note that lockable lockers are provided for your belongings.

How should I prepare for class?

Come to class around 15 minutes early to check in and set up. Ensure you’re well hydrated throughout the day and we recommend not having too much to eat before your class. Please note, there are no late entries into class once it has started so be sure to arrive ahead of time!

What if I don't have a mat and towel?

No worries! We have mats and towels available for hire and purchase in the studios.

Do I need to be physically fit?

It is not a requirement to be physically fit for Yin Yoga, but if you have any health issues we recommend informing the teacher upon arrival.

Do I need to have done yoga before?

No way! Our classes are designed for absolute beginners!

Have a question about yoga? We’d love to hear it!