Balancing Your Own Yin & Yang

Wild Root Yoga Class Descriptions

The Taoist concepts of Yin and Yang describe the two qualities or energies present in everything; from our food and our bodies, to the seasons and the world around us.

Yin qualities can be thought of as more internal, passive, cooling and downward while Yang is more external, dynamic, warming and upward. Yin and Yang are relative to each other and one cannot exist without the other, you can’t have night (Yin) without day (Yang) for example. The two make up the whole.

In order to balance these two energies, we have listed our classes out in accordance with the most dominant property they encompass. We encourage you to find diversity in your practice by attending different types of yoga classes with the intention of balancing your own yin and yang.

YIN

Gentle Yoga

{Good choice for beginners} Never practiced yoga? If you want a gentle way to learn more about yoga, this class is for you! Emphasis is on building awareness of the breath and the body. Postures are practiced at a slower pace with attention to alignment and detail. Your teacher will help you to utilize props and give you modifications to enter and exit postures with ease.

Yin

{Suitable for all levels} Yin Yoga poses apply moderate stress to the connective tissues of the body – the tendons, fascia, and ligaments – with the aim of increasing circulation in the joints and improving flexibility. Yin poses are held for longer periods of time – up to five minutes. A more meditative approach to yoga, yin aims at cultivating awareness of inner silence while creating spaciousness in the body.

Align & Restore

{Suitable for all levels} This class uses props, gravity, and breath to align and open the upper back, shoulders, lower back, and hips. Safe, intelligent postures practiced slowly and with inquiry teach us how our bodies are meant to move. A wonderful way to release at the end of the day or to start the day with greater comfort and efficiency of movement.

Restorative Yoga

{Suitable for all levels} In restorative, we use props and hold postures for longer periods of time to initiate deep relaxation of the body, mind, and spirit. Restorative Yoga is beneficial to balance a more active practice or to decompress after a stressful day.

Meditation

{Suitable for all levels} Meditation can be included at the end of any of the yoga classes we offer. Our teachers will take you through a guided or silent meditation with the intention of fostering self-acceptance, exploration, awareness, mind/body balance, and compassion.

Yang

Slow Flow

{Suitable for all levels} Slow Flow is an intentional combination of Gentle & Vinyasa style yoga. This class utilizes the same components of Gentle yoga while also linking the postures to breath. This class is a great introduction to Vinyasa style yoga with the intention of incorporating more yang into your practice.

Yin/Yang

{Suitable for all levels} Yin/Yang is a class that balances the yin yoga practice for the first half of the class with the traditional yang yoga practices for the second half of the class. This class provides you with a practice that starts with deep, introspective, and quiet yoga that evolves into an energizing and uplifting yoga that sets you on your way for the rest of the day.

Vinyasa Yoga

{Some experience helpful} Vinyasa Yoga is a fluid & powerful style of yoga that links movement and breath together. This class begins with a deep warm up, continues by moving through creative flows, and is the perfect place to start taking your practice to the next level. More advanced postures are broken down step by step and your teacher will offer modifications and variations to suit you.

Slo-Mo Vinyasa

{Some experience helpful} This class will take participants through a warm, slow, and steady practice. Classes begin with sun salutations, followed by progressive series of standing and seated poses held for extended periods of time, before culminating with finishing asanas that help to prepare for a relaxing and rejuvenating savasana. The breath and gaze are blended and threaded through the practice to help slow mind and body. By slowing things down, we can witness and observe the matrix of our lives.

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