Yin/Restorative Yoga and Meditation
Yin Yoga is a style of yoga where traditional floor sequence asanas are held for a longer period of time (between 3 and 5 minutes). The objective of this practice is to lengthen the connective tissue surrounding the joints, especially the hips and lower back, to maintain a healthy range of motion.
Restorative Yoga is an even slower style of yoga using props to support the body allowing for complete passivity and relaxation as the Yoga poses are held between 10 and 15 minutes. This style of yoga promotes relaxation, stress relief, and recovery from exercise.
Each Yin/Restorative Yoga class will draw on both styles of yoga. Opening with yin and finishing with restorative, the objective of the class is to promote a feeling of deep physical and mental relaxation. Each class will begin with instruction in a simple relaxation meditation technique and students will be invited to use this technique during the postures to further promote the relaxation response in the body. Students will also be given time at the end of class to sit and meditate on their own, or to adopt one last restorative posture.
This class is suitable for students of all levels of experience and intensity will be customized to meet each student’s needs.
More about Paul:
Paul first started practicing Yoga in 2010. Wanting to strengthen his personal practice, he took the advice of Brandon Abram and completed his yoga teacher training at Yandara Yoga Institute in Baja Mexico in 2015. Paul views asana practice as only a small part of the yoga journey, and believes that the style of asanas that one practices should promote mind body balance with the rest of life. Being a very active person, Paul gravitates towards more therapeutic styles of yoga to promote his mental, physical, and spiritual wellbeing.
Paul is a registered yoga teacher (RYT-200) with an additional 100 hours of advanced teacher training in Yin, Restorative and Bakthi Yoga.