Yin Yoga May 27, 2022

Welcome back! Get settled onto your mat so that you can journey inward. In this flow we spend time in Child's Pose, Toe Squat, Graceful Bowl, Caterpillar, Butterfly, Dragonfly, & Pontoon. Lao Tzu teaches, "Nothing in the world is as soft & yielding as water. Yet for dissolving the hard & inflexible, nothing can surpass it. The soft overcomes the hard; the gentle overcomes the rigid." May you enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Yin Yoga May 20, 2022

Welcome to your Yin practice! This flow will remind you how lovely it feels to take care of youself. In this flow we spend time in Folded Pose, Single Leg Stretch, Flipped Fish, Cat Pulling It's Tail, & Supported Fish. Lao Tzu taught, "In the pursuit of knowledge, every day something is added. In the practice of the Tao, every day something is dropped." May you enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Yin Yoga May 6, 2022

Welcome Lovelies. This Yin flow is a bit different & I LOVE it!!! ...and so will you, I think. ;0) Do all the things to set yourself up for success & settle onto your feet in Mountain Pose. In this flow we'll spend time in Flowing Mountain, Dangling, High Flying Dragon, Winged Dragon, Child's Pose, Supine Twist, & Stirrup. Lao Tzu asks, "Can you love people & lead them without imposing your will? Can you deal with the most vital matters by letting events take their course? Can you step back from your own mind & thus understand all things?" May you enjoy! Namaste.

 

Yin Yoga April 29, 2022

Welcome Lovelies. This Yin flow is a bit different & I LOVE it!!! ...and so will you, I think. ;0) Do all the things to set yourself up for success & settle onto your feet in Mountain Pose. In this flow we'll spend time in Flowing Mountain, Dangling, High Flying Dragon, Winged Dragon, Child's Pose, Supine Twist, & Stirrup. Lao Tzu asks, "Can you love people & lead them without imposing your will? Can you deal with the most vital matters by letting events take their course? Can you step back from your own mind & thus understand all things?" May you enjoy! Namaste.

 

Yin Yoga April 22, 2022

Welcome back to yourSelf! Yin invites us to focus on ourselves & our experience; gently efforting to target the connective tissue of our body. In this flow we'll spend time in Windshield Wiper Flow, Bridge Flow, Waterfall-Leg Raise Flow, Snail, Supported Fish, Supine Twist, & Pontoon. Lao Tzu teaches, "The heavy is the root of the light. The unmoved is the source of all movement." May you enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Yin Yoga April 15, 2022

Welcome to your Yin practice! Starfish reminds us & teaches us to pause & to rest. I hope you're feeling the benefit of this practice. In this flow we spend time in Cow/Cat Flow, Child's Pose, Low Flying Dragon, Swan, 1/2 Butterfly, & Knees to Chest. Lao Tzu shares, "We shape clay into a pot, but it is the emptiness inside that holds whatever we want." Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Yin Yoga April 8, 2022

Welcome back! Your Yin flow awaits you. ;0) In this practice we spend time in 1 of 3 expressions of Dragon, Sleeping Swan, Caterpillar, Butterfly, Stirrup, & Pontoon. Your task is to observe your experience as a naturalist would; without disrupting & only witnessing. From Lao Tzu: "The master gives herself up to whatever the moment brings. He knows that he is going to die, and she has nothing left to hold on to: no illusions in his mind, no resistances her body." Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Yin Yoga March 25, 2022

Welcome! In this Yin practice you'll spend time in Crescent Pose, Folded Pose, Supine Spinal Twist, Supported Waterfall, & Pontoon. Lao Tzu advises, "If you want to be full, let yourself be empty." Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Yin Yoga March 18, 2022

Welcome! Welcome! In this Yin flow we have a little more Yang than usual. ;0) We'll spend time in Crocodile, Child's Pose, Graceful Bowl, 1/2 Butterfly, Tripod, Leg Raises, & Reclining Butterfly. "Bring out the best in yourself, & you will bring out the best in others." Lao Tzu Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Yin Yoga March 4, 2022

Welcome to your Yin practice! Whatever is going on "out there" set it aside for the next hour to attend to what's going on "in here." In this flow we spend time in Child's Pose, Cow/Cat Flow, Toe Squat, Dangling, Prayer Squat, Puppy Pose, Snail, Pontoon, & Happy Baby. I love the reminder from B.K.S. Iyengar that "yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured & to endure what cannot be cured." Enjoy! & Namaaste.

 

Yin Yoga February 25, 2022

Welcome back, Lovelies! Make yourSelf ready to turn your focus inward, setting aside ALL outward gazing. In this flow we spend time in Caterpillar, 1/2 Butterfly, Tripod, Folded Pose, Single Leg Stretch, Flipped Fish, & Cat Pulling Its Tail. It's a good one & I hope you enjoy it. "The only journey is the one within." Rainer Maria Rilke Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Yin Yoga February 18, 2022

Welcome! Welcome! Grab the things & make yourself ready to return to yourSelf. A Yin practice invites us & encourages us to turn our focus inward towards ourSelves & our experience. In this flow we spend time in Pontoon, Supine Twist, Child's Pose/Puppy Pose, Cow/Cat Flow, Toe Squat, Dangling, & Mountain Pose. Patanjali taught in Yoga sutra 1:12 "The mind's fluctuations are stilled through practice & acceptance." Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Yin Yoga February 11, 2022

Glad you made it back! With it's Taoist roots a Yin practice aims to help you bring balance & harmony to your body, mind, & spirit...& by extension, your life. In this flow we'll spend time in Supine Spinal Twist, Supported Fish, Stirrup, Reclining Dragonfly, & Pontoon. "Using Wu Wei, you go by circumstances & listen to your own intuition. All it really is, though, is being Sensitive to Circumstances. That's just natural. It's only strange when you DON'T listen." Benjamin Hoff's THE TAO OF POOH. Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Yin Yoga February 4, 2022

Welcome back! It's time to go "yin-side." I hope you'll let yourself settle into your body, give yourself permission to set aside all unpleasantness, & encourage yourself to connect to that calm, quiet at the center of you. In this flow we spend time in 1/2 Shoelace, 1/2 Frog, 1/2 Saddle, Crescent Pose, & 1/2 Stirrup. Henry David Thoreau admonishes, "It is not what you look at that matters, it is what you see." Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Yin Yoga January 28, 2022

Welcome Back! This flow is for your hips. We'll spend time in High Flying Dragon, Gecko, Sleeping Swan, 1/2 Butterfly, & Reclining Butterfly. This is your chance to slow down & listen to your internal experience. Phil McGraw reminds us, "You need to listen to your body because your body is listening to you." Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Yin Yoga January 21, 2022

Welcome back! Glad you made it for your weekly dose of Yin. I would encourage you to add a Yin practice for every yang or vinyasa practice you do. Paul Grilley teaches, "Yin yoga soothes & calms us, yang yoga invigorates & refreshes us. Yin yoga can help bring balance to an overly yang lifestyle." In this flow we spend time is Crocodile, Sphinx, Lizard, Crushed Wing, Supine Spinal Twist, Twisted Root, Reclining Dragonfly, & Snail. Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Yin Yoga January 14, 2022

Welcome back! It's good to have you with me for this Yin practice. :0) A Yin practice is designed to help us focus on the "other" half of our bodies. Most of the time we focus on our muscles. Yin's emphasis is on the connective tissue, which makes up our joints. Paul Grilley reminds us, "Athletes don't retire because of muscular problems, they retire because of joint problems." In this practice we spend time in Balasana, Toe Squat, Graceful Bowl, 1/2 Butterfly, Deer, & 1/2 Saddle. Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Yin Yoga January 7, 2022

Here's your weekly dose of Yin! I hope you enjoy it. :0) In this flow you'll spend time in Cow/Cat Flow, Sleeping Swan, Caterpillar, Stirrup, & Reclining Butterfly. Remember what Bernie Clark teaches, "We do not use our body to get into a pose, we use the pose to get into our body." Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Yin Yoga December 31, 2021

Happy New Year! This isn't what I would designate a TRUE Yin practice AND it's a lot more Yin than other practices. ;0) Hope you feel refreshed afterwards! From Benjamin Hoff, "Let's take the time, Let's try to find What real life has to offer. And maybe then We'll find again What we had long forgotten." Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Yin Yoga December 10, 2021

In this Yin practice I added a little more yang than normal to add some heat for those of you in colder climes. For those of you in warmer weather this flow will help you lean into the heat. In this practice we spend time in Cat/Cow Flow, Crocodile, Flipped Fish, Knees to Chest, Leg Raises, Supine Twist, & Twisted Root. Benjamin Hoff teaches that Wu Wei is Chinese for Taoism-in-action & that it is being "sensitive to circumstances." "One of the most convenient things about this Sensitivity to Circumstances is that you don't have to make so many difficult decisions. Instead, you can let them make themselves." Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Yin Yoga December 3, 2021

Winter teaches us to turn inward & stepping onto your mat to do just that can be a gift that you give to yourself. In this flow you'll spend time in Mountain, Dangling, Prayer Squat, Cow/Cat Flow, Child's Pose, Folded Pose, & Supine Spinal Twist. Lao Tzu teaches, "The Master has no possessions. The more he does for others, the happier he is. The more he gives to others, the wealthier he is. The Tao nourishes by not forcing. By not dominating, the Master leads." Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Yin Yoga November 19, 2021

Step onto your mat & begin settling in. Settle into your time here, set aside distractions & concerns, & re-connect to yourSelf & your purpose for being here. In this flow we'll spend time in caterpillar, sleeping swan, dragonfly, crescent pose, 1/2 stirrup, & reclining butterfly. Lao Tzu encourages us with the following words, "Nothing in the world is as soft & yielding as water. Yet for dissolving the hard & inflexible, nothing can surpass it." Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Yin Yoga November 12, 2021

I hope you'll take the time to slow down. I hope you'll take the time to focus on your connective tissue. I hope you'll rest as an antidote to work. In this flow we spend time in Child's Pose with an arm variation, typical Child's Pose, Toe Squat, Graceful Bowl, Flipped Fish, & Cat Pulling It's Tail. Lao Tzu advises, "The hard & stiff will be broken. The soft & supple will prevail." Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Yin Yoga November 5, 2021

Hey Y'all! Here's your Yin flow with a little more Yang this time. ;0) In this flow we spend time in crocodile, sphinx-seal, infant, 1/2 shoelace, 1/2 frog, & your choice of pontoon, supported fish, or reclining butterfly. From Lao Tzu, "If you realize that all things change, there is nothing you will try to hold on to." Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Yin Yoga October 28, 2021

May you enjoy this Yin practice as much as I do! :0) In this flow you'll spend time in Leg Raises, Folded Pose, Single Leg Stretch, Reclining Pigeon, Twisted Root, & Reclining Butterfly. From Lao Tzu, "When two great forces oppose each other, the victory will go to the one that knows how to yield." Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Yin Yoga October 21, 2021

It's time to slow down & move more towards your center. A Yin Yoga practice can really help restore balance to your body, mind, & spirit. In this flow we'll spend time in Caterpillar, 1/2 Butterfly, Tripod, 1/2 Saddle, & Stirrup. "I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures," Lao Tzu's Dao De Ching. Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Yin Yoga October 14, 2021

Welcome to your Yin practice. Come to your mat to partner with time & asana (postures) to get to know yourSelf better. In this flow we'll spend time in High Flying Dragon, Low Flying Dragon, Puppy Pose, Child's Pose, Knees to Chest, & Pontoon. Lao Tzu teaches us in his Tao Te Ching, "When they think that they know the answers, people are difficult to guide. When they know that they don't know, people can find their own way." Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Yin Yoga September 30, 2021

It's time for your weekly dose of YIn. I hope you'll meet me on your mat. Your body, mind, & spirit will thank you. In this flow we spend time in Leg Raises, Knees to Chest, Waterfall, Crescent Pose, Folded Pose, Single Leg Stretch, Reclining Pigeon, & Twisted Root. "Act without doing; work without effort. Think of the small as large & the few as many. Confront the difficult while it is still easy; accomplish the great task by a series of small acts." Lao Tzu Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Yin Yoga September 9, 2021

It's time for your weekly dose of Yin. Hope you enjoy your time in Mountain Flow, Dangling, Prayer Squat, Child's Pose, Folded Pose, 1/2 Stirrup, Supine Spinal Twist, Pontoon or Reclining Butterfly. "...blunt your sharpness, untie your knots, soften your glare, settle your dust." Lao Tzu Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Yin Yoga September 2, 2021

Join me on your mat to go "yin-side." This is your chance to slow down & turn your attention on yourSelf. In this flow we spend time in Sphinx, Crushed Wing, Seal, Toe Squat, Child's Pose, Graceful Bowl, & Twisted Root. "How do I know this is true? By looking inside myself." Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching. Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Yin Yoga August 26, 2021

In this flow we'll spend time in Twisted Root, Baby Dragon, Gecko, & 1/2 Saddle. This is where you pause & slow down & set everything & everyone else aside. "...creating without possessing, acting without expecting, guiding without interfering." Lao Tzu Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Yin Yoga August 19, 2021

Yin is your opportunity to cultivate balance. I hope you'll join me. This flow will have you in Shoelace, 1/2 Butterfly, Deer, Infant, Sphinx, Puppy Pose. "In the pursuit of knowledge, every day something is added. In the practice of the Tao, every day something is dropped." Lao Tzu

 

Yin Yoga August 12, 2021

It's time to do the thing. To put everything else aside & practice yoga with me. ;0) In this flow we spend time in Pontoon, Leg Raises, Folded Pose, Supine Spinal Twist, Flipped Fish, Cat Pulling It's Tail, & Supported Fish. Lao Tzu taught, "Less & less do you need to force things, until finally you arrive at non-action. When nothing is done, nothing is left undone." Enjoy & Namaste.

 

Yin Yoga July 29, 2021

Here's a fresh dose of Yin. Dim the lights & gather your props & other cozy things. Then turn your attention inward to notice what there is to notice without judgement or commentary. In this flow we spend time in High Flying Dragon, Baby Dragon, Low Flying Dragon, Sleeping Swan, Folded Pose, Single Leg Stretch, & Supine Spinal Twist. Lao Tzu reminds us "to be content with the way things are." Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Yin Yoga July 8, 2021

Join me for a trip 'yin-side.' In this flow we'll spend time in Knees to Chest, Folded Pose, Single Leg Stretch, Supported Fish, Pontoon, & Supine Spinal Twist. "Heavy is the root of light; stillness, the master of motion." Lao Tzu Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Yin Yoga July 1, 2021

Move away from what is obvious & known to what is unknown & hidden. Settle onto your mat in Starfish & join me. In this flow we spend time in Infant, Flipped Fish, Supine Twist, Caterpillar, & Reclining Butterfly. "The Master views the parts with compassion, because she/he understands the whole." Lao Tzu Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Yin Yoga June 24, 2021

I find that a Yin Yoga practice is a great compliment to the heat of summer. Step onto your mat & cool off; physically, emotionally, & mentally. In this flow we'll spend time in Cow/Cat flow, Rolling Panda, Child's Pose w/ arm variation, Graceful Bowl, Supported Fish, & Pontoon. "If you want to shrink something, you must first allow it to expand." Lao Tzu Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Yin Yoga June 17, 2021

Here's you weekly dose of Yin. Hope you enjoy it! In this flow we spend time in Baby Dragon, Winged Dragon, Gecko, your choice of Sleeping Swan or 1/2 Saddle, Supine Twist, & Twisted Root. "Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom." Lao Tzu Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Yin Yoga June 10, 2021

It's time to step onto your mat & set everything else, but you & your body, aside. Close your eyes & go deep; deep inside, within your experience. Just notice. Just be a witness. In this flow you'll spend time in puppy pose, graceful bowl, camel, 1/2 shoelace, dragonfly, stirrup, & reclining butterfly. Let these be your watch words; let, allow, yield, accept. Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Yin Yoga June 3, 2021

Come to your mat for "yin-sight." Slowing down & cultivating stillness is just the thing to counter stress & anxiety. In this flow we spend time in leg raises, snail, supine twist, flipped fish, & cat pulling its tail. Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Yin Yoga May 27, 2021

Here's your dose of Yin! Hope you enjoy it. In this flow we spend time in Infant, Cobra, Crushed Wing, Sphinx, Seal, Camel, Hero's Pose, Child's Pose, & Supported Fish. "'They' who stand on tiptoe do not stand firm." Lao Tzu Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Yin Yoga May 20, 2021

Here is your Yin fix for the week! I hope you enjoy it. I think this may be one of my favorite flows. We spend time in baby dragon, 1/2 shoelace, tripod, 1/2 butterfly, crescent pose, folded pose, 1/2 stirrup, & flipped fish. "Approach it & there is no beginning; follow it & there is no end. You can't know it, but you can be it, at ease in your own life. Just realize where you come from: this is the essence of wisdom." Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Yin Yoga May 6, 2021

Welcome to Yin! This is a great flow to get you into what's next with ease. We practice pontoon, supported fish, rolling panda, child's pose with arm variation, dangling, & mountain pose. "Being & non-being create each other. Difficult & easy support each other. Long & short define each other. High & low depend on each other. Before & after follow each other." Lao Tzu Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Yin Yoga April 29, 2021

It's your weekly dose of Yin! Step onto your mat to step out of busy & into calm. In this flow we spend time in 1/2 butterfly, deer, 1/2 saddle, tripod, & supported fish. Here in a Yin practice we take time to be deliberate. "A life without a cause is a life without effect." Paulo Coelho Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Yin Yoga April 22, 2021

We begin this Yin flow a little differently than most. ;0) We begin STANDING! Super fun. In this flow we spend time moving a bit in Mountain Pose, Dangling, Malasana/Garland, Child's Pose, Tadpole and/or Frog Pose, Folded Pose, 1/2 Stirrup, & Supine Spinal Twist. "Change makes us spiritual heavyweights in the game of life; it is preparation for our own greatness." Deborah Adele Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Yin Yoga April 15, 2021

Welcome to this week's Yin practice! Shake it up! Do something different. Change is critical to our growth. "If you always do what you've always done; you'll always get what you've always got." Come to your mat & set aside ALL the things keeping you from connecting with yourself. In this flow we spend time with Puppy Pose, Heroes Pose, Graceful Bowl, Child's Pose, Low Flying Dragon, Winged Dragon, Sleeping Swan, & Happy Baby. Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Yin Yoga April 8, 2021

Welcome to your Yin flow. Grab ALL the props & settle in. Set aside your distractions for the next 60 minutes & re-connect with your breath. In this flow we spend time in butterfly, caterpillar, spinx/seal, flipped fish, cat pulling its tail, supported fish, & pontoon. Deborah Adele reminds us that "what we think we know stops our inquiry." Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Yin Yoga March 18, 2021

Most Yin flows focus on the lower body & the spine. I chose to shake it up a bit by offering more time & focus on the upper body. In this flow we spend time in Wide Kneed Child, Graceful Bowl, Child's Pose with Arm variation, Spinx, Crushed Wing, & Pontoon. "Santosha invites us into contentment by taking refuge in a calm center & opening our hearts in gratitude for what we have." Deborah Adele Within our Yin practice we return over & over again to curiosity & total presence. Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Yin Yoga March 11, 2021

It's time to go "yin-side" again! In this flow we spend time in Crescent Pose, 1/2 Stirrup, a variation of Single Leg Stretch, & Supine Spinal Stretch. Both sides, of course! I was surprised too, by how few poses. Let me know what you think! "Time is a wheel in constant motion always rolling us along. Tell me who wants to look back on their years & wonder where those years have gone." Mark D. Sanders & Tia Sillers Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Yin Yoga March 4, 2021

A way of bringing balance to our lives is to step onto our mats & practice Yin. We begin a little differently this flow...on our feet. :0) In this flow we spend time in Mountain Flow, Dangling, Child's Pose, Shoelace w/ lateral flexion of the spine, & Snail. "Livin' might mean takin' chances but they're worth takin.' Lovin' might be a mistake but it's but it's worth makin.' Mark D. Sanders & Tia Sillers Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Yin Yoga February 25, 2021

In this flow we'll spend time in folded pose, various phases of single leg stretch, & pontoon.
The Goal of Yoga by Rachel Brathen
The yoga pose is not the goal. Becoming flexible is not the goal. Standing on your hands is not the goal.
The goal is to create space where you were once stuck. To unveil the layers of protection you've built around your heart. To appreciate your body & become aware of the mind & the noise it creates. To make peace with who you are. The goal is to love...well...yourself.
Come to your mat to feel, not to accomplish. Shift your focus & your heart will grow. Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Yin Yoga February 18, 2021

In this Yin flow we spend time in puppy pose, child's pose, butterfly, 1/2 butterfly, deer w/spinal variation, & sleeping swan. "Simplicity, patience, compassion. These 3 are your greatest treasures. Simple in actions & in thoughts, you return to the source of being. Patient with both friends & enemies, you accord with the way things are. Compassionate toward yourself, you reconcile all beings in the world." Lao Tzu Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Yin Yoga February 11, 2021

It's time to slow down & take up space on your mat. "It was when I dared to take up space that I claimed my place." Becca Lee In this flow we'll spend time in leg raises, reclining dragonfly, tripod, 1/2 butterfly, & reclining butterfly. Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Yin Yoga February 4, 2021

"Yin is in!" so says Bernie Clark. So, step onto your mat & join me. In this flow we spend time in a series of lunges or dragons, as we call them in Yin. Hight flying dragon, baby dragon, low flying dragon, gecko, winged dragon, 1/2 saddle, crescent, & cat pulling its tail. "We forget that we are here on this earth to self express in a way no one else ever has or ever could." Deborah Adele Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Yin Yoga January 28, 2021

Gandhi shared, "As human beings our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world...as in being able to remake ourselves." A Yin practice encourages us to settle into our bodies, set aside time, & reconnect with our potential. First, we must slow down. Second, we must observe. Third, we must acknowledge. Then, we can move towards change. It is on our mats that we change ourselves. This flow includes pontoon, supine spinal twist, child's pose, toe squat, dangling, & mountain. Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Yin Yoga January 21, 2021

"Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize here is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you." Lao Tzu Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Yin Yoga January 14, 2021

A Yin Yoga practice reminds us that all things are in relationship. "Being & non-being create each other. Difficult & easy support each other. Long & short define each other. High & low depend on each other. Before & after follow each other." Lao Tzu Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Yin Yoga January 5, 2021

Starfish

 

Yin Yoga January 7, 2021

I am incredibly grateful for all that I learn when I come to my mat. A Yin practice provides a container for self exploration that not only has the potential to make change within me, but also outside of me. "But the basic Taoism that we are concerned with here is simply a particular way of appreciating, learning from, & working with whatever happens in everyday life." Benjamin Hoff Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Yin Yoga December 17, 2020

"In a world where you can be anything; be yourself." Anonymous Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Yin Yoga December 10, 2020

"Everything you or I or any other breathing thing has every put in its mouth, or in its nose, or soaked in through its skin, is hand-me-down space dust that's been around for 13.8 billion years. This wayward matter has been split apart by sunlight, spread throughout the universe, & come back together again. To breathe is to absorb ourselves in what surrounds us, to take in little bits of life, understand them, & give pieces of ourselves back out. Respiration is, at its core, reciprocation." James Nestor Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Yin Yoga December 3, 2020

Yin is an opportunity to slow down & go within. It's a kind of hibernation that we give ourselves. "Sound will be yours of string & brass & reed, & sometimes the songs will seem to come from inside you." Rainer Maria Rilke Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Yin Yoga November 12, 2020

"...but these are words that one remembers. May they flow a hundred centuries in a row." Anna Akhmatova Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Yin Yoga November 5, 2020

Do yourself a favor & get onto your mat. This flow gives you an opportunity to slow down & focus on yourself. We spend time in crocodile, sleeping swan, deer, tripod, single leg stretch, & crescent. "Because he believes in himself, he does not try to convince others. Because she is content with herself, she does not need others' approval. Because they accept themself, the whole world accepts them." Lao Tzu Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Yin Yoga October 29, 2020

It's time for Yin! ...'cause "yin is in!" ;0) So says Bernie Clark & well, he's right. We need a balance & most of us experience very 'yang' lifestyles. This flow includes low flying dragon, 1/2 frog, deer, caterpillar, butterfly, & happy baby. "...each pond with its blazing lilies is a prayer heard & answered lavishly, every morning." Mary Oliver Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Yin Yoga October 22, 2020

It's time to bring balance to your day by going "yin-side." This flow will wring you out & leave you feeling good. In this flow we spend time in sphinx, lizard, waterbug, crushed wing, crescent, & cat pulling its tail. In this flow you are accompanied by my A tone crystal bowl. "Each that we lose takes part of us; A crescent still abides, which like moon, some turbid night, Is summoned by the tides." Emily Dickinson Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Yin Yoga October 8, 2020

It's time to go "yin-side!" Join me on your mat to re-connect to body, mind, & spirit. Bring your props to create a cozy & safe space to practice effort & rest. In this flow we practice flying dragon, swan, rolling panda, child's twist, snail, & reclining butterfly. "A day drunk with the nectar of nowness." Maya Angelou Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Yin Yoga October 1, 2020

Create a nest for yourself...a cocoon if you will. Place a blanket on your mat & grab a strap & a block. This flow will leave you feeling relaxed & grounded. We practice folded pose, variations of single leg stretch, leg raises, reclining dragonfly, pontoon, reclining Pidgeon, & twisted root. "The human body & the universe grew from this, not this from the universe & the human body." Rumi Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Yin Yoga September 25, 2020

Come to your mat to set aside every one & every thing else. This is an opportunity to take care of your needs & wants; to find balance. In this flow we spend time in winged dragon, sleeping swan, reclining shoelace, & twisted root. "You, of course are a rose, but were always a rose." Robert Frost Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Yin Yoga September 18, 2020

***a little technical difficulty. enjoy anyway!*** Step onto your mat for a journey. A journey "yin-side." Your soundtrack is the sound of both of my crystal singing bowls; an A & a B. Make certain you have your props as you may need them. i.e. blankets, bolsters, and/or pillows... In this flow we practice 1/2 frog, 1/2 saddle, deer, tridpod, butterfly, snail, & pontoon. "All that we see or seem is a dream within a dream." Edgar Allen Poe Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Yin Yoga September 11, 2020

Step onto your mat & join me in creating balance within your physical, emotional, & mental lives. So much of what we do is busy & active. We need time & space to rest, recover, & feel the rebound. In this flow we practice single leg stretch, 1/2 stirrup, supine spinal twist, frog, child's pose, & dangling. "Life is complete the way it comes to us in each moment." Deborah Adele Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Yin Yoga September 4, 2020

It's time to bring balance to our "yang" lifestyles with a bit of "Yin." Yang is our "get up & go," Yin is our "rest & relax." We need both to be balanced. We need rest & recovery so we can move in effort. In this flow we spend time in infant, puppy, child's pose, caterpillar, 1/2 shoelace, 1/2 saddle, & reclining butterfly. "Aparigraha (sanskrit word for non-attachment/letting go) invites us to practice divine play, experience full intimacy & contact with the moment, & then to let go so the next thing can come." Deoborah Adele Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Yin Yoga August 28, 2020

A Yin practice invites us to take time; to settle into our bodies, to set aside concerns, & to re-connect with our deepest selves. A Yin practice encourages us to set aside 'doing' so that we can re-connect with 'being.' In this flow we practice winged dragon, sleeping swan, 1/2 butterfly, leg raises, reclining dragonfly, stirrup, & reclining butterfly. "All innovation is about letting go. Saying goodbye to things creates space for the new." Geoff Mulga Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Yin Yoga August 21, 2020

Set aside everything else to settle into your body. Re-connect with your breath & all the parts that make you who you are. In this flow we spend time in child's pose, sphinx/seal, low flying dragon, 1/2 butterfly, square, knees to chest, & happy baby. Have the usual props close by; strap, block, blanket, pillow. "If a flower can bloom & unfold its highest expression regardless of the conditions around it, so can you unfold the best of who you are." Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Yin Yoga August 14, 2020

Take a trip "yinside." Grab your block & your strap & settle into starfish where we'll begin this flow. A yin practice is to bring balance to our lives physically, emotionally, & mentally; as well as cultivating time for joint health. We slow down to partner with time & rest. In this flow we practice folded pose, single leg stretch, crescent, 1/2 stirrup, & pontoon. Bring your curiosity & set aside your expectations. "I would rather have a mind opened by wonder than one closed by belief." Gerry Spence Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Yin Yoga August 7, 2020

Join me for a Yin practice giving yourself opportunity to take a time out, to take a time in; to go "yinside." In this flow we spend time in child's pose, wide kneed child, sphinx, lizard, crushed wing, waterfall, dragonfly, happy baby, & pontoon. "Do not curse the darkness; light a candle." Chinese proverb Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Yin Yoga July 24, 2020

"Yin is in!" so says Bernie Clark. Just do it! It'll feel good. In this flow you'll spend time in high flying dragon (lunge), 1/2 saddle, leg raises, knees to chest, reclining shoelace, & twisted root. We partner with time, gravity, breath & shape to cultivate patience & change. "I used to believe that prayer changes things, but now I know that prayer changes us & we change things." Mother Teresa Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Yin Yoga July 17, 2020

In this Yin practice we settle in, set aside, & re-connect to our bodies, our breath, & ourSelves. We bring balance to our whole selves by cultivating stillness inside of effort & resting between moments of effort. This flow includes: child's pose, tadpole, frog, sphinx, lizard, caterpillar, crescent, & cat pulling its tail. "Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself." George Bernard Shaw Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Yin Yoga July 10, 2020

Bring balance to your life & body with this Yin practice. Enjoy the tone of the crystal singing bowl while cultivating stillness inside of effort & awareness inside of rest. This flow includes reclining butterfly, plank-chattarunga-infant, dragonfly, supine spinal twist, & snail. "Each movement must be an art. It is an art in which the Self is the only spectator. Keep your attention internal, not external, not worrying about what others see, but only what the Self sees." B.K.S. Iyengar Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Yin Yoga July 3, 2020

"Yin is in!" as Bernie Clark would say. So, give yourself a gift & meet me on your mat for 60 minutes of BEING. In this practice I use my crystal singing bow as back drop to the following poses: 1/2 butterfly, deer, 1/2 frog, crescent, & 1/2 stirrup. "Be around the light bringers, the magic makers, the world shifters, & the game shakers. The challenge you, break you open, uplift, & expand you. They do not let you play small with you life. These heartbeats are your people. These people are your tribe." Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Yin Yoga June 26, 2020

Welcome to this all levels Yin practice. Grab a block or two & a couple of blankets so that you have the support you may need. This flow includes: tadpole, saddle, square, dragonfly, snail, & reclining butterfly poses. We aim to gently & slowly create a safe & nurturing environment in which to invite/effect positive change within your physical, emotional, & mental bodies or landscapes. "Love is the energizing elixir of the universe, the cause & effect of all harmonies." Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Yin Yoga May 22, 2020

Attend to your hips & your spine with this flow. Inside of a Yin practice we cultivate stillness whether resting or efforting. We attend to our breath as well as our experience noticing what there is to notice remaining present whatever the conditions. "Like white water rafting, surrender is learning to skillfully ride with what the moment gives us, all the while enjoying the process, whether we glide through safely or tip over & get wet." Deborah Adele Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Yin Yoga May 15, 2020

A Yin practice is to bring balance to our rather "yang" lifestyles. Slow down. Pause. This flow is a lot for your spine & a little for your hips with a touch of strengthening thrown in for good measure. I experimented with my new crystal singing bowl. Let me know what you think! Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Yin Yoga May 8, 2020

Grab your mat & a strap for this most wonderful of Yin practices. We begin & end on our backs, passively creating healthy posture while targeting the hips. "Tapas (sanskrit word meaning heat & discipline) is growing our ability to stay in the unknown & the unpleasantness rather than run in fear. It is the willingness to be both burned & blessed." Deborah Adele Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Yin Yoga May 7, 2020

This short Yin practice begins with a bit of Yang to strengthen arms & core. We then move to more Yin focusing on the lateral aspect of our spine & the medial aspect of our legs. "Tapas is the day to day choice to burn non-supportive habits of the body & mind, choosing to forsake momentary pleasures for future rewards." Deborah Adele Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Yin Yoga May 1, 2020

Take 60 minutes to slow down & focus on your breath. 60 minutes to set everyone & everything else aside so that you can regroup, reset, & reconnect. Hips & spine are our target areas with a bit of yang to strengthen upper body & core. Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Yin Yoga April 24, 2020

Join me in this recorded zoom Yin yoga practice. Bring your fuzzy socks to keep your toes warm during this slow moving & contemplative practice. We spend time in spinal extension & spinal flexion & end in a soothing twist. Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Yin Yoga April 23, 2020

Grab your fuzzy socks & your comfy/roomy clothes for this Yin practice. This short flow targets your hips & spine; specifically the lateral edges or sides of the body. Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Yin Yoga April 17 2020

Grab your fuzzy socks, a blanket, & any other props you think you may want. In this Yin flow we take it slow & steady to help you reconnect and go "Yin-side" as Bernie Clark would say. Enjoy your journey. ...and thanks for joining me! Namaste.

 

Yin Yoga April 14, 2020

This Yin practice keeps you on your back while opening the hips. Be sure to have a strap handy, even for the most flexible of bodies. We end with a short savasanah. Enjoy this slow, contemplative practice for a more embodied life.

 

Yin Yoga March 2020

This Yin flow begins on our feet. We pass through several poses at a slow pace to end up & remain on our back. 5 minute savasanah included.

 

Yin Yoga March 2020

This Yin practice begins & ends on our backs. :0) We start with a bit more yang than yin with leg raises & then move into poses with more yin. Savasanah was cut off & I want to encourage you to spend at least 5 minutes in your own final relaxation pose. Enjoy!