Yin Yoga Workshop – Transition into Summer

Yin Yoga Workshop – Transition into Summer

Date: Saturday 16th June

Time: 5.00pm – 8.00pm

Location: Yoga Bodhi, Bartlett Street, Bath

Cost: £30 (Early bird £25 before 16th May 2018)

This is the 2nd of 4 workshops Donna will be running throughout 2018. You can attend each workshop independently, or join all four.

Each workshop will be a deep dive into the practice of Yin Yoga, and they will incorporate meditation and self-care tips and practices to take away – helping you transition through each season.

Following on from our Spring workshop, we transition into Summer on June 16th. The extended time gives us a chance to explore Yin’s subtle balance of strength and softness, stillness and movement, awareness and non-attachment.

Yin Yoga works with the meridian lines, which are used in Chinese medicine. These channels (meridian lines) conduct energy around the body, but they can become stuck and out of balance. During each seasonal workshop, we’ll look at how best to support ourselves through natures cycles. Allowing us to work with nature, instead of against it. As we settle down into these longer held postures, we will talk about the Chinese medicine theory behind the element, colour, nature, organs and emotions related to each season.

Summer is the season filled with energy, long days and sunshine. It is the most ‘yang’ time of the year. Summer is represented by the fire element in Chinese medicine and the heart and small intestine are the organs related to this time. We will target postures and self-care treatments to support the health of these organs.

• Element: Fire
• Colour: Red
• Nature: Yang
• Organs: Heart, Small intestine
• Emotion: Joy

About Yin Yoga
• Is deeply nourishing & relaxing physically, emotionally and energetically
• Involves holding postures for a length of time (3-5mins) to safely stress and nourish the connective tissue
• Compliments more dynamic physical activities (yang yoga, weight training / crossfit / running / cycling)
• Teaches us to become still in our body and mind – connecting back with our breath and how we feel in our bodies
• Encourages softness in the body and emphasises relaxing muscular tissues