Yin Yoga Auckland
Our Yin Yoga Auckland classes are designed to reduce tightness, increase flexibility & change your body’s mobility. A relaxing class with no standing poses.
“Being new to yoga I have found that there are no expectations put on me to be able to perform certain poses. The instructors give options for each pose and are very welcoming and non judgemental.” Bridget
Find balance & increase mobility with Yin Yoga
Yin yoga classes are quiet, gentle and meditative, incorporating long held floor poses to nourish the joints and improve flexibility.
Yin yoga classes can also be very intense. The poses are held for extended periods of time to increase joint flexibility. And the use of props will help you reach deeper release.
Yin yoga is a powerful class that will make changes to the mobility of your body. Yoga experience is not required.
Is Yin Yoga right for you?
If you are super tight, this class is the ultimate way to increase flexibility.
If you are carrying injuries or overcoming illness, the use of props will support you as you heal or recover.
This is the class to relax, there will be no standing poses here!
The benefits of Yin Yoga
- Improves flexibility and range of motion;
- Releases fascia (the tough connective tissue wrapped around the body);
- Improves the flow of chi (Chinese methodology) or prana (Indian methodology) by focussing on the meridians (or nadi’s) through the body;
- Helps you to introspect during the longer held floor poses;
- Teaches you how to slow down and helps you cultivate patience;
- Can be a balancing practice for other sports (great for recovery days).
On the first Monday of every month in the 7pm Yin class, Nadia offers Myo-Fascial Release.
Myofascial release is a hands-on technique that uses balls (provided), to apply gentle sustained pressure into the myofascial connective tissue restrictions to release deeply held tension, eliminate pain, restore motion, and stimulate the stretch reflex in muscles.
It’s a bit like a yoga massage which kneads out tight, tough fascia that has shrunk with too much repetitive movement and scar tissue. Enjoy a heavenly release of your fascia.
What is Fascia
Fascia is a flat band of tough fibrous tissue below the skin that covers underlying tissues and encloses muscles. It wraps around your entire body, weaving around your muscle groups and organs to keep everything as one connected unit.
When areas of fascia become too tight, it can pull, distort and compress your body into misalignment. Tight and distorted fascia is often the cause of your chronic pain! When this occurs regular stretching won’t be enough.
Tight fascia can also negatively affect blood flow. Veins run through and beneath the fascia. If it is tough and tight, our blood flow is restricted, which limits the delivery of essential nutrients to that part of the body.
So you see healthy fascia is a healthy body!
Read this blog post about Fascia
Yin Yoga Teacher Training (or deepen your understanding)
We offer 100 hour modules of a deeper Yin Yoga training. Each module will fully equip and certify you to teach yin yoga. Don’t want to teach? No problem – plenty of attendees do this module simply to deepen their understanding of their bodies and yin yoga. Find out more by clicking the button below.
Yin Nuance, the tao of practicing and teaching yin yoga.
by TJ Maher
To all my teachers and all beings. To live as mindfully and joyfully as I am able while sharing what I have learned is the best way that I can imagine to repay the many many teachings I have had in this blessed life.
May all benefit that come from my endeavours and this book be given to all beings, to release them from their suffering and guide them to realise their enlightenment.
“Like the ancient Tao Te Ching, written almost 2,500 years ago, the format of this book is accessible, easy to digest and a joy to read.” – Bernie Clark, author The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga.
“After reading this gem, I found myself leading my students in and out of ‘spacesuits’; exploring inner landscapes and playing with gravity. Prepare to step in and zip up for this nuance filled trip” – Jessica Wolf, owner Wild Wolf’s Yoga Studio, Bristol UK.
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