I am happy to announce 2 new classes starting at Avalon this week — and at much more appealing times than my Sunrise Yoga classes :)
New Class: Slow Flow & Yin Yoga
Fridays, 5:30-7 pm at Avalon Art & Yoga Center, Palo Alto
This class begins with 45 minutes of slow flow (similar to my other afternoon/evening classes but a little slower and gentler) followed by 45 minutes of yin-style stretching. My goal is to help you loosen up the body and de-stress the mind after a long week at work. This class is also a nice way to break into yin yoga if you have never tried it before.
New Class: Yin Yoga
Tuesdays, 1:30-2:45pm at Avalon Art & Yoga Center, Palo Alto
I am also taking over the Yin Yoga class at Avalon on Tuesdays which was previously taught by Misako. This class is all yin with an extended opening meditation.
What is yin yoga?
The simplest way to describe yin yoga is by saying that it is a series of long-held stretches. We support ourselves with lots of props and usually hold each pose for about 3 to 7 minutes to give our muscles time to relax and release. In doing so, we are able to target the joints and connective tissues that are not usually stretched in more active (or "yang") styles of yoga. This makes yin an introspective, meditative practice and a nice complement to dynamic, yang styles of yoga.
Learn more at this great online resource: www.yinyoga.com
Let me know if you have any questions. See you at a class soon!