Yin is a grounding & balancing expression of yoga. Cultivating a deep stretch, we pause & meditate on the sensations & feelings unfolding in the body with the intention of surrendering to the moment. It's origins are rooted in the convergence of the Indian tradition of yoga with Chinese understandings of health & energy. While the Yang nature represents our active, external qualities of warmth & movement, the yin represents the internal, receptive, cool, soft & slow side we all need for balance..
About Yin Yoga Videos
Theory, Philosophy + Method of Yin
I wanted to create a comprehensive program of not only yin classes, but also informational content. These first three videos introduce the intentions & mechanics & of yin yoga.
Yin 101 - Philosophy of Balance
learn about the philosophy of yin & yang + the method of yin yoga.
Yin 101 - Fascia & Healthy Stretching
In yin yoga, we talk a lot about connective tissue. Learn more about this amazing sentient tissue - there's more of it in your body than anything else!
Yin 101 - Energetic & Meridians
Yin yoga has its origins in traditional Chinese medicine. Learn about chi energy, meridians & the five Chinese elements.
Yin Yoga Classes
Yin for the Wood Meridian - Hips + Side-body Practice
Yin for the Earth Meridian - Hips + Front-body Practice
Yin for the Water Meridian - Hips & Back-body Practice
Upper Body Yin - Fire + Metal Meridians
Focusing on the upper back, shoulders & arms.
Gently open the heart & work with the lung & heart meridians.
Yin Yoga Practice for the Feet
This grounding practice will stretch the feet & ankles,
while also releasing the hips & lower back.
Wall Yin Part One
Using the wall to support seated poses, lunges, & other classical yin yoga postures.
Wall Yin Part Two - Legs Up the Wall
Explore several variations of legs up the wall pose (viparita karani) .
Allow the earth to support the spine, the wall to support the legs,
as we work with different hip openers from this cozy shape.