with Diane Perretto, RYT 200
Yoga is meant to get us into a meditative mind set. If we are always working on active poses, even if it is an asana class, it can be a challenge to find that stillness of mind and can sometimes even be aggravating to our mind and body.
The goal of this workshop is to introduce students to Yin yoga, and to help students understand the relationship between yin and yang to achieve a more balanced practice. Experience the joy of turning inward, perhaps for the first time. Participants will be guided into a typical Hatha yoga stance such as Warrior II and then offered ways find the Yin within the Yang. By integrating Yin within the Yang, the idea is to leave students feeling invigorated and relaxed at the same time.
Learn how Yin can help to find relief from the overall achiness in the body just by the stretching of fascia during the pose. Gain insight into what organ is benefitting from these poses and what that organ correlates to in our mental/emotional well-being while in the pose.
This workshop is for men and women who would like to work on flexibility; those who have chronic pain and/or a lot of stress in their life; senior citizens who are looking for a class that they can do without strain or worry about balance. Most poses will be done on the floor.
Bring a small notebook and pen
Diane Perretto has been practicing yoga for 25 years and teaching for 4. She received her 200 hour teacher training from the Prairie Yoga Institute in Chicago. You may have met her when she subbed Yin for Jordan over the summer.