Yin Yoga | Monday 6-7:30pm

Join highly experienced yoga teacher and Ayurvedic practitioner Kitty for a wonderfully relaxing Yin Yoga class to start the working week.

Kitty will help you explore the passive release of the body using the support of various yoga props and supports. Suitable for all.

About this class

  • 90 mins
  • Beginners
  • Restorative
  • Yin

What is Yin Yoga class and what to expect

Yin Yoga is a slow-paced and meditative style of yoga that primarily focuses on passive stretching and the release of tension in the body’s connective tissues, such as ligaments, tendons, and fascia. Unlike more active and dynamic forms of yoga, Yin Yoga involves holding poses for an extended period of time, typically ranging from 3 to 5 minutes or even longer. This prolonged stretching allows for a deep and sustained release of muscular and emotional tension.

Here are some key aspects of Yin Yoga:

1.     Long Holds: Yin Yoga poses are typically held for an extended duration, which can vary depending on the specific pose and individual preferences. These longer holds promote relaxation and flexibility in the body.

2.     Floor-Based Poses: Most Yin Yoga poses are performed on the floor, either seated or lying down. This allows practitioners to fully relax into the postures and target specific areas of the body.

3.     Gentle Stretching: Yin Yoga is gentle and accessible to people of all levels, as it doesn’t require a high degree of physical fitness or flexibility. The emphasis is on finding a comfortable edge in each pose and then surrendering to it.

4.     Targeting Connective Tissues: The practice is designed to target the body’s connective tissues, rather than the muscles. This can help improve joint mobility and overall flexibility while reducing the risk of injury.

5.     Mindfulness and Meditation: Yin Yoga places a strong emphasis on mindfulness and meditation. Practitioners are encouraged to stay present in the moment, observe their thoughts and sensations, and cultivate inner awareness.

6.     Release of Emotions: The long-held poses can also lead to the release of emotional tension and stress that may be stored in the body. It’s not uncommon for practitioners to experience deep emotional and mental shifts during their practice.

7.     Complement to Yang Yoga: Yin Yoga is often seen as a complement to more dynamic and muscular forms of yoga, known as Yang Yoga (e.g., Vinyasa or Hatha). The combination of both Yin and Yang practices can provide a more balanced and holistic approach to physical and mental well-being.

Overall, it is a practice that promotes relaxation, flexibility, and self-awareness. It can be a valuable addition to one’s yoga routine, helping to balance the fast-paced, stressful aspects of modern life with a more contemplative and introspective approach to health and well-being.

Class Schedule

What To Bring / How To Prepare

  • Yoga mats, blankets, bolsters & eye pillows are provided.
  • Please wear comfortable clothes, something that you can easily move and stretch in.
  • Suitable for all levels.
  • If you have any questions please contact us on 07774 311 227 or email info@limehouseyoga.com
  • If you want to chat please do not hesitate to contact us as we want to help.
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Your Teacher

Kitty Billings senior Yoga Teacher

Kitty Billings

Kitty has lived a life infused with Yoga since she was a young teenager, she established the foundations for this moving art after being introduced to the practice by her mother. While studying a degree in Public Health she found herself adopting a regular practice of meditation through Arhatic Yoga and Pranic Healing. At the same time she discovered the dynamic Ashtanga Yoga practice and moved deeply into the Mysore form.

Since 2006 Kitty has traveled to India, Indonesia, New Zealand, UK, USA and Germany on several occasions to further educate herself in Yoga, Meditation, Pranic Healing, and Ayurvedic Medicine. She has explored several Ayurvedic therapy (Panchakarma) centres throughout the globe and has observed many methods of healing. Kitty’s passion is to share this knowledge of Ayurveda, Yoga and meditation and she regularly facilitates Yoga workshops and conducts one on one Ayurvedic lifestyle consults.

She is committed to engaging in nourishing work for the soul and finds herself collaborating with like minded souls who are equally dedicated to well being as she is. Kitty considers herself a constant student, embracing knowledge and wisdom through regular daily practices. On and off the mat, Kitty wishes to share a path full of humility, acceptance and joy.

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