This practice is not a very traditional Yin. If you love to be exposed to something different in your practice you will love this. If you enjoy learning things about yourself in movement and stillness, you will love this. We will make use of little bits and pieces of an Awareness Through Movement lesson called Hip to Shoulder as well as poses that illuminate this relationship particularly well. This is a practice that I use often with my students who come to me with contralateral hip/shoulder pain. I find that it makes some mental/spiritual connections that can be very profound and healing.
This is a sublime practice that is equal parts restorative Yin and meditation. We will take some absolutely delicious poses as we meditate on, of all things, the hand. Your nervous system dedicates a great deal of resources to your hand. By relaxing the hand, you can relax and self regulate your brain, your mind, your body. You won’t believe how fast this hour goes by, and how incredible you feel after.
This is a special practice for students with ongoing back pain. We will explore the back through somatic movement, Yin poses and interoceptive practices. Learn how to use your “eyes” and breath to “see” your whole back.
Many of us develop an antaogonisim with our bodies. In our younger years it’s because we feel that we don’t have the most desirable features. As we age we feel betrayed by the body for getting older, and illness and pain almost always result in negative feelings about the body. In this practice we will move through some gentle yet powerful somatic informers to help us settle fully into supported poses. We will also make use of an sweet mantra throughout; “I am here for my body/my body is here for me”. You are going to feel amazing after this practice and I hope you emerge with a new sense of friendship with your incredible body.
This blissful practice is perfect for the end of a difficult day. Reconnect with your body, your breath. We’ll work with the resources of peace and also activity within the physical body and practice nurturing without agenda. This is a very sweet and mindful practice to replenish yourself though movement, breath and awareness.