Fall into Balance: Yin Yoga & Pranayama

When

Saturday, October 14th, 2017
6:00 - 7:30pm

Where

shefayoga Roosevelt
6521 Roosevelt Way NE Seattle, Washington 98115

How

$25 - Register online
*click button below

 

As we shift into the autumn season, nature begins a process of letting go and holding onto only what is essential. This is an optimal time for slow and grounding practices such as yin yoga to help us connect with stillness and reflection. Yin facilitates a healing cycle of receiving and releasing which can support us in aligning with the cycles of nature.

In our extended yin practice we will apply static, gentle pressure in long holds to build fluidity and elasticity throughout your connective tissues. This workshop is focused on yin yoga poses for the upper body which will facilitate openness in the chest, release in the neck and shoulders, and softening tension jaw. The yin practice promotes strength and the mobility of Qi (vital energy) flow throughout the meridian systems we will be specifically targeting enhancing and balancing lung Qi.

Throughout the practice we will draw on ancient breathing techniques to focus the mind and release patterns of tension. Developing a conscious relationship to your breath can shift us in body, mind and spirit. Have you ever noticed how you take a deep breath right before you do something challenging? We intuitively know that we can use the breath as fuel to ground us for life’s most challenging circumstances. Out of all of the processes of the autonomic function of the nervous system, the breath is the only one we can control. We take in on average 21,000 breaths every day. In many ways the breath functions like a river, it will flow whether we watch it or not. Through skillfully practicing ancient breathing techniques we can unblock our vital life energy, soothe the nervous system and invite in a sense of deep relaxation.

 

Ambient Bliss: Yin Yoga & Live Music

When

Saturday, October 20th, 2017
7:00 - 8:30pm

Where

Ritual House Yoga
6521 Roosevelt Way NE Seattle, Washington 98115

How

$35 - Register online
*click button below

"Bliss out" completely with a nourishing Yin Yoga class, set to an ambient soundtrack from musician Jon Crane.  Leah will lead a yin practice to wash away tension from your week, followed by a "Sound Bath."  While you decompress, Jon's tabla drums, hang drums, crystal bowls, and gongs will bathe yo"Bliss out" completely with a nourishing Yin Yoga class, set to an ambient soundtrack from musician Jon Crane.  Leah will lead a yin practice to wash away tension from your week, followed by a "Sound Bath."  While you decompress, Jon's tabla drums, hang drums, crystal bowls, and gongs will bathe you in soothing vibrations.  Join us for a deeply peaceful sonic session.

Jon Crane has a deep passion for sharing his excitement and love of music and how it can bring a greater sense of loving awareness to our lives.  Jon has leaned and worked with many teachers over the years such as Ram Das, Krishna Das, Ty Burhoe, Jack Kornfield, and Zakir Hussain.u in soothing vibrations.  Join us for a deeply peaceful sonic session. Jon Crane has a deep passion for sharing his excitement and love of music and how it can bring a greater sense of loving awareness to our lives.  Jon has leaned and worked with many teachers over the years such as Ram Das, Krishna Das, Ty Burhoe, Jack Kornfield, and Zakir Hussain.