Yin Yoga is a long, slow, deep practice. Based on the principle of stilling the body and listening to our individual needs, a yin practice guides us past the muscular structure and into layers of the connective tissue where areas of tension are being held in deep within the body. Using many different props, poses are held for several minutes. This intuitive approach to asana practice cultivates deep listening, encourages the release of long held knots and guides practitioners into genuine relaxation.
In this introduction, long time teacher Will Leblanc will cover the basic principles of yin yoga and allow time for Q & A’s while also offering students a full class. No yoga experience is necessary. Pre-registration strongly encouraged. $ 15/pre-registration. $17/drop-in.
About the teacher: Will began his study of yoga after 15 years of professional classical ballet dancing to heal, rehabilitate, and open a space for his spiritual practice. He began his study of Sivananda and Kripalu Yoga in 1990. He has a 500 hour YTT and was the owner/director of the Amherst Yoga Center for several years. In 2005, he discovered and ‘fell in love’, as they say, with Yin Yoga. He has been practicing and teaching with devotion ever since. He has studied with many master teachers, and his own teaching continues to unfold from the stillness of yin asana and the moment-to-moment spaciousness of life.