Kundalini & Yin Yoga
Many traditional Eastern beliefs observe Yin and Yang as two complementary facets of existence, two sides of one coin of life. Yin yoga is a passive form of practice in contrast with more commonly practiced active yang styles. When one integrates both yin and yang practices, a holistic yoga practice and a comfortably balanced way of living is obtained. Yin yoga is best practiced when the muscles are cool, such as before an active yang practice. Yin yoga targets deep muscle tissues. In these classes we will hold each pose for an extended period of time, relaxing into the position.
Kundalini yoga utilizes the breath to restore homeostatic balance to the body. Kundalini yoga practice gives insight into our body's autonomic nervous system and organ function. Dr. Carl Jung first brought Kundalini yoga and the psychology of chakras to Western psychiatry in the 1930's.
Each class we will set a positive intention together and explore a variety of soothing mudra (finger yoga), meditation, breathwork, and asana practices you can carry into your every day life to promote improved stillness, purpose, acceptance, happiness, and flexibility. Join a free class today!
I have been practicing various forms of yoga since 2010. Through practice and teaching, I discovered my passion for Yin and Kundalini yoga. I have years of experience leading hatha, Yin, and Kundalini yoga classes to hundreds of hospitalized psychiatric patients ranging from ages 5 to 93. My personal learning goal is to deepen my practice through cultural immersion in Rishikesh, India. I'd love to help you start a yoga practice, learn new techniques, or continue your current practice no matter your age or ability level.