Gentle Yoga is applicable to all students but is particularly helpful to those dealing with lack of flexibility, recuperating from injury, or are new to the practice of Yoga. Instructors use props to protect sensitive areas to prevent injury or injury reoccurrence. This restorative gentle class is an excellent opportunity to disconnect from the frenetic activity of daily life and let your speedometer return to 0 mph. It offers a welcome respite among all the turbulence of life and helps to prepare the mind and body for the inward stroke of meditation and deepened awareness. Moving slowly through the poses allows you to explore your mind and body at a steady and natural tempo.
Yin Yoga is a slow-paced style of yoga as exercise, incorporating principles of traditional Chinese medicine, with asanas
(postures) that are held for longer periods of time than in other styles. For beginners, asanas may be held from 45 seconds to
two minutes; more advanced practitioners may stay in one asana for five minutes or more. The sequences of postures are
meant to stimulate the channels of the subtle body known as meridians in Chinese medicine and as nadis in Hatha yoga.