Yang Yin Yoga
Taught by Sybil Gouchie
Mondays 4:30 PM – 5:45 PM
Yang is an active, warming practice requiring transitioning at a faster pace, focusing on balance and building and maintaining functional muscle strength in core, arms, glutes and legs. May incorporate vinyasa posture flows and light dumb bells with planks and core conditioning to challenge body and mind. This is a 25 minute portion of class.
Yin is a slower, passive practice focusing on deeper stretching, great for Runners, Cyclists, Hikers, Athletes as well as Yogis looking to restore balance & deepen flexibility. A series of long-held passive floor poses, seated or laying that work on the tendons, ligaments and fascia of the lower part of the body—the hips, hamstrings, glutes, inner thighs, lower spine. These poses are held for a longer time, 2-5 minutes, allowing for a deep release of tension, improved circulation and greater flexibility for the body as well as a relaxing, and meditative practice for the mind. This 50 minute portion of the class is a sometimes intense, always calming, and is a stress relieving practice. Get it ALL in one 75 minute class.