What to expect in our Beginner Yin Yoga Class

Yin style of yoga

As a newcomer to Yin Yoga, you may feel a little apprehensive about what to expect in your first class. But don’t worry, the practice is designed to be accessible to people of all levels, including Yin Yoga beginners.

Our Yin Yoga Class

Here’s a breakdown of what you can expect in our beginner yin yoga class:

  1. A warm welcome: Your teacher will likely start the class by making sure everyone feels comfortable and at ease. They’ll introduce themselves and give a brief overview of what Yin Yoga is all about.
  2. Getting comfortable: Before diving into the Yin poses, you’ll do some gentle warm-up movements to get your body ready. This will help you feel more relaxed and prevent injury.
  3. Taking it slow: The heart of a Yin class is the series of long-held, passive poses. You’ll hold each pose for 3-5 minutes, allowing your muscles to relax and your connective tissues to stretch. Don’t worry if you feel a little uncomfortable at first, this is normal. Just focus on your breath and let go of any tension in your body.
  4. Support when you need it: Your teacher may use props such as blankets, blocks, and bolsters to help support your body and make the poses more comfortable. If you need more support, don’t be afraid to ask for it.
  5. Breathing deeply: In Yin Yoga, the focus is on the breath. Your teacher will guide you through slow, deep breaths to help you stay relaxed and focused. Pay attention to your breathing and let it be your anchor during the long-held poses.
  6. A moment of peace: After each pose, you’ll have a few minutes to relax and meditate. This is a great time to reflect on how you’re feeling and let go of any stress or tension.
  7. Closing time: At the end of the class, you’ll spend a few minutes in savasana (corpse pose) to allow your body and mind to fully absorb the benefits of the practice.

In conclusion, our beginner-friendly Yin Yoga class is a slow-paced, gentle practice that will help you stretch your connective tissues, reduce stress, and improve flexibility. So just breathe deeply, let go of any worries, and enjoy the journey.

Book a spot in our new Tuesday (8.15 pm) Yin class: book your spot here.

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