Sun Sept 15th Yin Yoga & Meditation Workshop with Sound

$45.00 incl. GST


Yin is Amazing! 

Yoga teacher and Yoga Therapist John Smith is again be offering our signature Yin Yoga & meditation sessions at CY. We’ve adjusted the Aug date to Sept, as John’ s travel plans have changed.

John will present a grounding and nourishing 2 hours of Yin Yoga and Meditation on Sunday 15th Sept 2024, focussing on the  Spring (Wood element). You will be exploring liver and gall bladder meridians as you step into Spring renewal.

The liver is considered the grand architect of future and strategic planning whils the Gall Bladder is the centre of wisdom and decision making. Imbalances can bring us to anger (liverish!) frustration and indecisiveness.

3-5pm for $45

Yin Yoga Rejuvenation!

During the practice John will guide you through a series of opening and releasing, low and slow Yin poses coupled with various breath practices, healing mudras, guided meditations and a long Yoga Nidra (yogic sleep….zzzz). Most postures are floor based.

At CY, we believe that the slower practice of Yin helps to bring balance to the dominance of dynamic yang Yoga styles focusing on the physical body that have risen in popularity in the West. Yin Yoga is performed when the muscles are cool and relaxed to gently stress the body’s connective tissue (including the ligaments, tendons, fascia and bones) through long holds of postures.

Yin postures are supported by props, allowing students to work to an appropriate edge of sensation.

The practise targets particularly tension-rich areas of shoulders and hips, and can bring profound relief and well-being.

The benefits of a Yin practice include:

– A reduction of stress and anxiety by stimulation of the parasympathetic nervous system;

– An increase to circulation of the blood flow

– Improved range of motion and  joint mobility by releasing the fascia and increasing  synovial fluid;

– Strengthening of the Immune system

– Improving the flow of chi or prana in the body.

John is a qualified Level 3 Yin yoga teacher who trained with IYTA’s Sarah Manning (trained from the author of The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga, Bernie Clark) and Jeff Lowe (Traditional Chinese Therapist in using Acupressure points with holding Yin postures).

John first discovered Yin Yoga attending regular classes in Brisbane where he not only experienced a deep sense of release from stress, but also the ability to explore the deep meditative experience that comes from this practice. John has also been an avid meditator for over 30 years and is keen to share with others the many physical, mental and spiritual benefits of Yoga.

Danielle will curate beautiful sound for this event plus John will use the healing, resonant tones of Singing bowls. We are currently offering these workshops (Yinshops!) every second month in 2024.


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