“Yoga is not a work-out, it is a work-in. And this is the point of spiritual practice; to make us teachable; to open up our hearts and focus our awareness so that we can know what we already know and be who we already are.” — Rolf Gates
Yin is the feminine, dark, passive, receptive, reflective, withdrawn, cool, introspective aspects of life. Yin yoga was developed to penetrate deep into connective tissue expanding flexibility while invigorating the energy centers of the body (nadis) to release blockages and increase your energy flow. Focusing on static movement, breath work (Pranayama) and meditation to create a profoundly deep and rewarding practice. Yin stems from Indian Hatha lineage and the Chinese Taoist tradition. Poses are held for longer and yin yoga is a quiet contemplative practice aiming to work deep into the fascia and connective tissue, allowing a release in the body, Return your physical, mental, and emotional selves to balance through yin yoga and its calming, healing approach.
"The quieter the mind becomes, the more that you can hear"
Hameans “sun” and tha means “moon.” This refers to the balance of masculine aspects—active, hot, sun—and feminine aspects—receptive, cool, moon—within all of us. Hatha yoga is a path toward creating balance and uniting opposites. In our physical bodies we develop a balance of strength and flexibility. We also learn to balance our effort and surrender in each pose. Hatha yoga refers to a set of physical exercises (known as asanas or postures), and sequences of asanas, designed to align your skin, muscles, and bones. The postures are also designed to open the many channels of the body—especially the main channel, the spine—so that energy can flow freely. The idea behind Hatha Yoga is to get rid of any obstacles to help gain more control of sense-withdrawal, meditation, concentration and one’s balance. Hatha Yoga incorporates a slow-paced routine with a lot of stretching and breathing exercises. It will also involve seated meditation.
“Hatha Yoga teaches us to use the body as the bow, asana as the arrow, and the soul the target.”
A deeply relaxing yoga practice, that will invite in a sense of peace and tranquility. In restorative yoga, poses are supported and held for a longer period of time, allowing the body to surrender into the pose. This yoga practice is about letting go of the ego, teaching patience, devotion and faith, allowing us to access and rest in the parasympathetic nervous system, the place of rest and digest. We often forget that we just need time to relax and to be allowed time to unfold and become the best versions of ourselves. Restorative yoga is a inward practice allowing us to tap in to our internal landscape to experience true healing.
" Be at least as interested in what goes on inside you as to what happens outside. If you get the inside right, the outside will then fall into place"
- Eckhart Tolle
A journey into your inner world, that engages all the senses, the feelings and an honoring of where you are in your world.
What to expect...
Safe intimate space, calm lighting, a bespoke essential oil blend, thoughtful music, breathwork, moments of stillness, sound & energy healing, intentional movement, meditation and crystal therapy savasana.
Each class has a focus and an intention to allow for a full integration and nourishment of the whole being.