Yin Yoga class
Below is taken in part from an explanation on www.mindbodygreen.com.
So what exactly is Yin yoga? Yin is a more meditative approach with a physical focus much deeper than Yang like practices. We try to access the deeper tissues such as the connective tissue and fascia and many of the postures focus on areas that encompass a joint (hips, sacrum, spine). As the body ages flexibility in the joints decreases and Yin yoga is a wonderful way to maintain that flexibility, something that many don’t seem to be too concerned about until they notice it is gone, don't let that happen!
Yin Yoga postures are more passive, mainly on the floor and there are only about three dozen or so (much less than the more popular yang like practices), although Paul Grilley who helped develop Yin Yoga has a mantra that says "20 is plenty".
Yin Yoga is unique in that you are asked to relax in the posture, soften the muscle and move closer to the bone. While yang-like yoga practices are more superficial, Yin offers a much deeper access to the body. It's often usual to experience postures held for three to five minutes.
The time spent in these postures is much like time spent in meditation.
Some of the benefits you can find from Yin yoga are:
Light & Ease class - Wednesday & Thursday at 6pm.
This class is focused on offering a very calm, peaceful yoga practice that doesn't teach headstands or handstands, no crow or twisted lizard, no splits and definitely no Chaturanga. You won't be asked to offer up 10 x sun salutations, or to hold a pose for 10 breaths,or even 5. The practice will be very light, with plenty of Yin & Restorative yoga, longer meditations, sound sessions and relaxation. There will be much more floor based yoga here than in our general Hatha classes. This class is for you if softness, rest and relaxation are what your body and mind are asking for.
If you think this may be for you please email for further details.
Hatha Fusion class
At SavingGraceYoga we fuse traditional Hatha yoga with some Tai Chi, QiGong, Zen, Vinyasa Flow and organic movement. Sometimes we may even go off piste and do something unexpected :)
The class is a wonderful fusion of all yoga & movement. We ensure plenty of time for savasana at the end of practice too.