End your day replenished and relaxed. Join us for some calming Yin Yoga tonight at 7:15pm to de-stress, calm your body and relax your mind. Can't make it tonight? We have Yin Yoga every Wednesday evening at 5:45pm, Sunday evenings at 5:45pm and of course Tuesday evenings at 7:15pm. Join us!
Yoga gives you the chance to stop being an imposter to yourself.... It helps you to just become #REAL .... It allows you to sit with your feelings, and explore your inner self letting you figure out the answer to the question “‘what makes me happy?” When you take forth your journey, it may be uncomfortable at first, but never forget..... you have to go through the hard times, to enjoy the great times ahead of you.... I implore you.... put yourself out there and be open to what the universe can provide for you. ... Abundance is everywhere . Be open.
Yoga gives you the chance to stop being an imposter to yourself.... 😮
It helps you to just become #REAL .... It allows you to sit with your feelings, and explore your inner self letting you figure out the answer to the question “‘what makes me happy?” When you take forth your journey, it may be uncomfortable at first, but never forget..... you have to go through the hard times, to enjoy the great times ahead of you.... I implore you.... put yourself out there and be open to what the universe can provide for you. ... Abundance is everywhere . Be open.
How do you celebrate the amazing being that you are?
We like to celebrate with movement. It’s so effective it immediately drops you into personal revelry.
Whether it’s in the studio, outside or at home in your PJs. Kick up your heals, throw on Beyoncé, and move your beautiful body. .
How will you party with your bad self today?
Good news yogis, we still have power! While most of Tsawwassen is currently experiencing a power outage, our studio is still open and classes are as scheduled.
Meet us on the mat this afternoon —
12:00 // Hot 60 // Kellie
1:30 // NIA // Noelle
4:30 // Hotyasa // Victoria *NOW 60MIN*
6:30 // Candlelight Yin // Victoria
8:00 // Hot 60 // Mira
Photo via @laurasykora #yogaunionstudio#tsawwassen#tuesdayyoga
Come join us this Saturday June 1 at 11:45am #yinyoga
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2 N D S U M M E R S A L U T A T I O N S W O R K S H O P///15th June 2019
Let's Celebrate the Summer Solstice with 108 sun salutations or surya namaskara, as many yogis around the world will greet the longest day of the year by saluting the sun! If you are intrigued, Join us! It is a powerful experience that will stretch you and leave your practice recharged. Sometimes pushing your boundaries and providing a challenge for yourself, is life changing and can have very transformative effects.
108 is often considered a sacred number for a few reasons, some of which are: – The distance between the earth and sun is 108 times the diameter of the sun, therefore, the number 108 is taken to represent the “distance” from the devotee to the divine. – There were initially 54 sounds in the Sanskrit alphabet: 2 X 54 = 108 – There are 108 Upanishads, which are part of the oldest scriptural texts of Hinduism. – There are 108 names for Hindu deities.
Surya namaskara is an excellent group of asanas to start morning practice and has a direct revitalising affect on the solar energy of the body.
By linking continuous movement with the breath in a continual dance, warm up the body like the sun to warm up the earth in a full expression of gratitude!
We will use also use sound, mudras, mantra and intention to help deepen this special group practice together at our second sun salutations event.
Join Michy and Manoj and let's get ready to move into a deeper asana and ignite our practice to cleanse, embrace courage and to clarify intention with the new season coming!
ROLL OUT YOUR MAT, LET’S RISE.
Workshop cost: £20 including refreshments. Limited spaces!
Når travlheden sætter sig, glemmer vi ofte at trække vejret helt ned i maven. Det påvirker ikke bare vores lunger, men også vores energiniveau og vitalitet. Hindres åndedrættet i at flyde frit, påvirker det vores cirkulationen af blod og chi (energi) ud til kroppens celler.⠀ ⠀
På denne 2 timer workshop bliver du guidet igennem en yin yogasekvens med fokus på at skabe mere plads til dit åndedræt og styrke din lunge-chi. Først laver vi blide bevægelser, som forbinder os med åndedrættet, strækker kroppen varm, hydrerer bindevævene og giver mobilitet i leddene. Derefter fortsætter vi med længere Yin stræk, der stimulerer flowet gennem bindevæv og meridianbaner.⠀
Book via ⠀
Hjemmesiden (link i bio) eller ⠀
mobilepay til nr. 65356 (skriv “Alisa workshop” i overførslen) #yinyoga#workshop#dwellspace#yogakolding#dwellspaceyoga #yogasyddanmark
🏋🏽♀️Yoga et musculation 🧘🏽♀️
Beaucoup pensent que le yoga est une pratique spirituelle et de détente. Ceux qui le pensent n'ont jamais pratiqué le #vinyasayoga , #poweryoga ou le #hathayoga . Il est clair que si nous optons pour du #yinyoga ou #yoganidra , nous allons plutôt améliorer notre souplesse et notre concentration qu'autre chose.
Par contre, certaines postures plus actives comme celles du dauphin, de la chaise, de l'arbre ou encore de la planche... etc sont aussi bénéfiques pour tonifier les muscles et leur donner plus de force pour les prochains exercices de musculation.
Si la musculation avec des poids permet de travailler un muscle â la fois, le Hatha Yoga, lui, les tonifie dans la globalité. Le maintien et la répétition des postures permettent d’augmenter l’endurance musculaire.
La fréquence des entrainement joue aussi un rôle important. On est bien d'accord que si vous pratiquez une fois par semaine, les résultats ne seront pas très visibles. Perso, j'alterne entre yoga et musculation pour travailler les muscles en profondeur. --
🏋🏽♀️Yoga and bodybuilding 🧘🏽♀️
Many believe that yoga is a spiritual practice dedicated for relaxation for relaxation. Those who think it have never practiced #vinyasaflow , #poweryoga or #hatha . It is clear that if we opt for #yogayin or #yoganidrasana , we will rather improve our flexibility and concentration than our muscles.
On the other hand, some more active poses like the dolphin, the chair, the tree or even the board are also beneficial for toning the muscles and giving them more strength for the next exercises of bodybuilding.
If bodybuilding with weights can work one muscle at a time, Hatha Yoga tones them all over. Maintaining and repeating postures can increase muscle endurance.
The frequency of training also plays an important role. We agree that if you practice once a week, the results will not be visible. Personally, I alternate between yoga and #bodybuilding to work the muscles in depth. #yogaposes#yogi#yogagirl#yogalife#yogaeverydamnday#yogaeverywhere#yogafit#yogainspiration#yogapractice#yogagram#yogaflow#yogaforbeginners#yogafitness#treatyoself
Take care - Create space and time for you.
In Yin Yoga we use the breath to develop openness, stillness and softness in the mind and body. It is an opportunity to pause, listen and release the sensations and thoughts of the day and be in the present moment.
Come and join me every Monday beginning 3rd June. 7.30-8.30pm at 7 Upper Lattimore Road.
Card design: Nicola Monk
Jeg har ekstraordinært oprettet ét ekstra Yoga Retreat på Møn (Juni 2019) 🙏🥰 Tilmeld dig NU - og spar 1.000 kroner .
MÆRK kroppen med styrkende Yin Yang Yoga, udrensende Yin Yoga, guidede meditationer samt gåture i stilhed 🥑 Du vil komme på en indre #yogarejse med mit unikke Yoga Retreat Kursus, som består af grundelementerne: GROUNDING, FLOW, DETOX, DE-STRESS, LOVE & BREATH (Traditionel Kinesisk Medicin) .
Yogaklasserne vil styrke din fordøjelse, immunforsvaret og nattesøvnen – og du vil mærke, at klasserne vil gøre dig mere rolig, kærlig og nærværende 💛 Du får serveret den lækreste plantemad og rawkage! Alle kan deltage. Tilmeld dig Møn 5.0 via @cathrineyoga 🥰 Der er direkte link i profil ☀️ #mærkdigselv#yinyoga#yinyangyoga#meditation#mindfulness
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We have evening classes at both studios for the perfect way to finish this summery day. Mats laid ✔️ we’re ready 🤸🏻♂️
I S L I N G T O N⠀
18:30 - Pilates L2 - Isa-Welly Locoh-Donou⠀
19:45 - Vinyasa Flow L1-2 - Ashley Ahrens⠀
T U F N E L L P A R K⠀
18:45 - Vinyasa Flow L2 - Claudio Astuto⠀
20:00 - Pilates L2 - Anna Evans⠀
See you on the mat!
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If you want to learn HOW to roll, let me show you!
Join me for a full body rolling workshop using Travel Rollers developed and designed by Dr. Ryan Emmons. In this workshop we will learn the benefits that come with and the technique, offering you the knowledge you will need to practice at home and make rolling part of your everyday routine.
• Increase blood flow, allowing the body to heal faster, reducing recovery time
• Lengthen the muscles, reducing and releasing stress on the muscles and joints
• Improve range of motion and neuromuscular efficiency
I have THREE Upcoming Rolling Workshops:
Saturday, June 1st at 2:30pm at Barre Belle Auburn Bay @auburnbaybarrebelleyyc
Sunday, June 2nd at 2pm at Barre Belle Parkdale @barrebelleyyc
Saturday, June 15th at 2:30pm Serenity Now Wellness @serenitynowwellness
UPDATE on my Yin Yoga Teacher Training!
I've had a lot going on behind the scenes and wanted to update you on my Online Yin Yoga Teacher Training.
I was originally supposed to close down registration on May 1st but had to re-open it! I submitted the training to two important professional health organizations (NASM and AFAA) for evaluation as I wanted them to recognize my program for continuing education credits, so it had to stay open.
I'm happy to report that my training has been approved!!!
If you are a member of NASM or AFAA, you can now take my training for continuing education credits. It is worth 1.3 CEUs with NASM and 13 CEUs with AFAA 😍
This new accreditation is something many of you have been asking me about so I'm really happy that it came through. Yay!
I'm going to be leaving registration open for the time being as I'm looking for recognition from a few more organizations so good news for those of you who thought it was too late to join!
NEW PAYMENT PLAN🔥
I also wanted to let you know that I've added a new 6 month payment plan for the training. This was another big request and I was going to wait until we re-opened doors in November to implement this, but since I wasn't actually able to close down registration I figured there was no point in waiting 🥰
IN-PERSON YIN YOGA TRAININGS⚡
Finally, I'm happy to announce that I'll be taking this show on the road and will be going to select cities across North America to host live versions of my yin yoga teacher training!
These will be weekend workshops and while I don't have the dates yet, you guys will be the first to know when registration opens up. I'm hoping to do a few European cities as well but that may have to wait until 2021. Stay tuned!
Yin and Restorative Yoga often get confused and many people believe they are the same practice. And that's ok if you're not a teacher. When a teacher does it, it's a bit annoying to be honest (especially because there are so many amazing YTT's out there). 🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸
Yin Yoga might look like an upgraded version of #restorative practice, but the experience is quite different. Yin will usually take you out of your comfort zone as we are putting a slight stress on the connective tissue and it is extremely important not to overstretch or push yourself in order to “get more out of your practice”. Yin classes can be mentally and physically challenging because of the intensity of poses and the length of time you stay in them (usually 3-5 minutes). I won’t lie, I have a love-hate relationship with #yin but that’s why I decided to train and learn more about it. And I’m glad I did. 🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸
The aim of Restorative #yoga is to bring the body & mind into a state of deep rest while using props like bolsters, cushions, blankets, blocks and holding poses from 5-10 minutes. Props will will allow us to release, relax, soften & enjoy the stillness. Restorative practice has a calming effect on the nervous system, as it helps your body to move from a fight-or-flight into rest & digest mode.
There’s a lot of powerful inner awareness in both of these styles and if you want to learn more you’re welcome to join us in France in July for our Restorative and Yin Yoga #retreat . We have 2 more spaces left. Link in bio!
Vorrei che la natura fosse lo specchio in cui vedi riflessa la tua vera bellezza.
Yoga in Natura in Sicilia
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I’m so happy to be able to offer this evening of rest and relaxation again next month 💖🙌🏽💖
A massive thanks to Michelle for use of the beautiful homely heart-filled space that is @aurielyoga 💖🙏🏽💖 and a massive thank you to all the wonderful human souls that attended this months session 💖🌹💖
Take some time for self care, unwinding and restoration. Turn your energy inward and soak up all the love you have to give, to yourself xx💖💖💖xx
Friday, June 14th
Auriel Yoga, Sandymount
Booking link in bio🔼🔼🔼
Backbends/AKA "Heart Openers." Some folks love 'em, others don't.
Backbends are vulnerable postures because we can't see our spine as we move. If they scare you, that's normal! Thankfully, our certified instructors know how to make backbends accessible for all levels and body types. While this wheel pose is beautiful, you don't have to bend like this to join a yoga class.
So why start to practice gentle backbends? If you sit a lot throughout the day, the chest and hip flexors tend to tighten. Backbends open the chest and stretch the hip flexors. Sometimes stretching the hip flexors can actually RELIEVE BACK PAIN. As you stretch the intercostal muscles (think rib region), you're actually prepping the body to take deeper breaths after your practice. Who couldn't benefit from improved respiratory efficiency?
If a "bad back" is holding you back, yoga might be exactly the remedy you need.
It’s a good day to get your massage on! Appointments available now. Do you have $4 to spare a day? That’s how much it costs to have a #spaday once a month @lapisandoak. Book your appointment today 👉🏻www.lapisandoak.com
Sharing my restorative sequence of the week with you. We are focusing on releasing the hip flexors and connecting with our emotions to let go of those that are not serving us anymore. We practicad a meditation on anger allowing us to observe our feelings and look at situations that trigger anger from a different perspective. Having the capacity to delve deep into how situations make us feel and why they make us feel that way can help us change our knee jerk responses to events that trigger us. A deep practice this week 🙏🌺💚
Follow @yogadailypractice ☘️ #Repost@riva_g_
Well one of us finally got around to filming a headstand tutorial for you guys, while the other had more important things to do, like barking at squirrels & dozing off in the sun for most of the morning... 🐶
Haha, clearly Winnie has mastered the art of Savasana 💤, but for those of you working on headstand, this is for YOU!
Sirsasana is often one of the first inversions we learn, but ironically can also be more dangerous for a beginner if practiced improperly.
The best way to keep our headstands safe is with proper alignment & enough strength in the body (especially shoulders & core) to protect our neck.
Below are 5 exercises to help do just that!
FIRST RULE: DON’T kick into headstand! 🚫
🔸 Downdog to Plank reps:
Keep core engaged, arms & shoulders strong as you move from Downdog to Plank & back. (3 sets of 8)
🔸 Forearm Plank Walks:
From forearm plank tiptoe your feet toward your elbows to get hips over your shoulders. Walk feet back to forearm plank. (3 sets of 8)
🔸 Headstand Prep Facing Wall:
Walk feet up the wall so legs are parallel to the ground & shoulders are over hips. Press the floor away with your arms so that most of your weight is NOT on your head. Lift one leg at a time, keep core engaged. (10 reps)
🔸 Headstand Prep:
(You can do this without the block, but I find it’s a nice reminder to keep the shoulders engaged.)
Kneel & place block between wall & your upper back. Elbows are shoulder width apart, pinkies touch. Walk toes toward your elbows, & hips over shoulders.
Lift legs up. Press forearms down & create a straight line with your body (don’t sink back or shoulders).
🔸 Headstand Away from Wall:
When you’re ready, remember:
- Elbows are shoulder-width apart
- Hips are over shoulders
- To protect the neck It’s CRUCIAL to engage the rest of the body (arms, shoulders, core, legs).
Practicing yoga in the morning is a fab way to start the day but I get that it’s hard to think and sequence at 6am before coffee so here’s a full body flow suitable for all levels which can be done in 10 minutes or 20 mins if you repeat it and want a longer practice
I hope you enjoy it and please let me know if you try it and want more instructed flows 🙏🏼☺️ .
Begin at the top of the mat in mountain pose .
Inhale reach upwards and exhale reach to the sides to stretch out .
Inhale Step back on your right foot coming into High lunge, with lifted arms .
Exhale lower arms down to shoulder height and twist torso to open to the right; twisted high lunge, take 3 breaths here .
Inhale twist to the left opening out through hips, and shoulders into warrior 2, take 3 breaths .
Inhale straighten through your front leg, reach up and over head with your out stretched right arm .
Transition through high lunge again, and twisted lunge to the right .
Frame front foot with your hands stepping back to downdog .
Pedal out your legs here to wake up the backs of your legs taking 5 breaths .
High to low plank, option to lower knees for more control, back to downdog
Tiptoe to top of mat .
Repeat points 1-10 steeping back on right leg, left foot leading .
When in down dog, Shake head yes and no to release the neck and take a few spinal rolls . .
Flow from high to low plank, option to lower knees .
Walk hands back to meet feet
Take a bend in the knees and hang in ragdoll .
Roll up slowing, back to mountain , hands at heart centre .
Our culture has become so yang, that it is disturbing the harmony of nature. We are nature. This truth we are now remembering.
Yin yoga creates a safe space to turn inwards. It is a simple practice for everybody. Medicine for the modern world. Gratitude to all of the teachers who share it in their own unique way. We are all on the same team with a shared vision for more peace and harmony on Earth.
This is your invitation. We offer 100hr and 20hr Yin Yoga Teacher Trainings. The practice is an expression of Yin Yoga which honours the Yoga tradition. Yin Culture is what organically forms around the practice. The community. A new way of perceiving and relating. A safe space to be as you are.
This video documents the Yin Culture tour of New Zealand. These words are from my heart, and it is my wish for a million people to hear this message. If it resonates, please spread the word. - @nikrobsonyoga
Today we move into our YIN section
If you’re new to this style of yoga, have a wee read to get the most benefit out of the next 5 days & add a new depth to your practice with passive poses♥️ Today’s pose is DRAGONFLY
In yin we have a target area that the pose stimulates. Each day we will list the target area for you 👌🏼😘 TARGET AREA for dragonfly:
Primary- adductors (inner thighs)
Secondary- Erector Spinae (spinal muscles) ••• General guidelines for practising YIN •••
✨Begin in a seated meditation & take a few minutes to breathe, clear your mind & find stillness. Use a block, bolster or cushion under your bum to find comfort with a neutral pelvis.
✨Set your timer for 3-5 minutes
✨Come into the pose & ensure you can feel stimulation in the target area
✨If you can’t feel stimulation then use props. Yin is ALL about props. Or find another similar pose that stimulates the target area
✨Start the timer & completely relax as many areas of the body as you can.
✨Focus on breathing into the belly & on the target area
✨When the mind wanders, bring it back to previous step
✨After the timer move slowly into your rebound (savasana)
✨Stay for approx 2 mins & focus entirely on the effects happening in the body
✨Come out slowly & repeat with another pose or end with stillness & Meditation