Gentle Alignment & WholeBody Yin
Alignment Yoga Series
Jan. 11, 18, 25 (pre-register)
Jan. 18 (pre-register)
Align & Yin
5 – 6 pm
Practice on the Yoga Wall
Katrin (1/28, pre-register)
Description Of Styles
Whole body yin
Yoga as practiced in the West is almost exclusively Yang (active) or muscular in nature. The Yin style of Yoga which holds poses (asanas) for a longer period of time with the muscles relaxed stretches and stresses the more hidden connective tissue (such as ligaments, tendons, fascia, bones, etc.). Using the breath in the pose is important to calm the mind and to relax more into the posture. Yin Yoga is perfect for students who look for a deeper spiritual dimension of Yoga through a more passive, and gentle approach. WholeBodyYin is Katrin's signature class. In this class she will work the body (plus the mind) in all directions. The Yin sequence is designed as a flow, each posture is connected, sometimes through a Yang pose (as a transition). Recommended for all levels.
Gentle yoga & whole body yin
This class is a blend of two yoga styles: Gentle Yoga (Hatha) & Yin. Yin Yoga (read above) is a more passive style of yoga. Gentle Yoga is a more active yoga style though practiced in a more gentle way. This class is perfect for beginners without severe injuries and for students who are looking for more gentle yoga practice. Combining both styles in class(yin & yang) brings balance to the body and mind.
Gentle Hatha Yoga
Hatha Yoga is using inner focus, meditation, standard yoga poses, breath work, development of the quiet mind, and relaxation. This form of yoga brings body, mind, and spirit into a state of harmony and balance, by emphasizing the flow of prana, compassionate self-observation, noticing the activity of the mind without judgement, and taking what is learned on the mat into daily life. This class has a gentle approach and is perfect for beginners, seniors, pregnant women and students who do not want to work so vigorous.
Align & Relax
This class is inspired by the alignment method of B.K.S. Iyengar. You will find yourself working intensively on certain yoga poses and learning about the key alignment cues that help to get deeper into the pose. After the more active practice a relaxation will follow. Not recommended for beginners.
Align & Yin
In the Alignment part of the practice (Yang) that is inspired by the alignment method of B.K.S. Iyengar we will concentrate on certain classical yoga poses, will study them by taking them apart. The class will end or begin with a Yin Yoga sequence. The idea is to explore the Yin & the Yang energy in the practice. All levels are welcome.
Working on and with the yoga wall (through the usage of ropes/straps, pelvic slings, etc.) helps the student experience the various yoga poses more profoundly. It creates optimal body alignment in yoga poses. Using the wall equipment helps opening areas in the body that are for some students difficult to reach. The training on the wall is available for small groups (max. of 3 students) or for private sessions for all kind of student levels.