New class starting Tuesday 13th September



Starting Tuesday 13th September.

The most incredible deep release practice; a combination of Yin yoga (supported postures that we hold for time) and Myofascial release techniques that massage and unlock the connective tissues. I’m very excited for this class, it’s one of the most relaxing and profound practices you could ever try.

Within this practice not only do we deeply stretch the muscles but we also learn how to massage and manipulate the fascia within the body.

What's fascia?

Fascia is a fabric like web that surrounds and supports muscles, organs, bones and nerve fibers. It interweaves itself within the WHOLE body. This connective tissue does more than provide internal structure; fascia has nerves that make it almost as sensitive as skin. When stressed, it tightens up. It’s designed to stretch as you move and if we are doing repetitive movements that over work an area of the body, when we become sedentary and if we experience trauma like an injury/surgery even emotional this will cause the fascia to tighten around muscles, which can then limit mobility and cause painful knots, aches and tightness to develop. Within this class we learn techniques to release fascia, loosing and lubricating tight and tender spots. You will leave practice lighter, more spacious, the body will feel easier to move, calmer and more fluid. Opening the physical body unlocks the mind, hand in hand they are connected, a stressful mind = tight and stressed body. As you learn to release the physical body the mind relaxes too!

What is Yin Yoga?

We are all familiar with the Yin and Yang symbol and yin yoga is one half, representing the inner body, it is cooler, feminine and closer to earth. The yang half is often what we always practice in a class, always moving, dynamic, warmth, working with the muscles and fascia. Similar to Shiva and Shakti and other lineages of yoga.

The Yin/Yang symbol holds its roots in Taoism (Daoism) a Chinese religion and philosophy, These two energies are of the same essence but reflect different qualities of energy and are inseparable.