Yin/Yang Yoga Workshops in Chelmsford

 

Is it for me?


According to Eastern wisdom, everything is made of a perfect balance of opposites - yin and yang. In the West, we live in a non-stop 'yang' culture, without much yin, and our tendency to rush around can lead to us feeling exhausted and on edge.

In this class we combine a strong dynamic 'yang' practice with a soft, gentle 'yin' practice to strengthen the body whilst releasing tension and relaxing the mind leaving you feeling calm and refreshed.  On occasions, such as for our New Year yin/yang workshop, we will look at how both yin and yang can be present in every posture, bringing awareness and curiosity to the presence of both.

Why join a Yin/Yang workshop?

Are you looking for a longer session that delves more deeply into a key aspect of yoga - the application of yin and yang in our practice?

Childs pose - yin yoga
According to Eastern wisdom, everything is made of a balance of opposites - yin and yang. In the West, we live in a non-stop 'yang' culture, without much yin, and our tendency to rush around can lead to us feeling exhausted and on edge.

In these workshops, we'll look at the concept of yin and yang in our minds, energy systems and bodies, enjoying a  practice based on both.

In our yoga practice, yang is equated to a dynamic, more challenging practice where there is muscle engagement and opportunity to build strength.

Yin, however, is soft and quiet, represented by meditation, pranayama (breathwork) Restorative Yoga and Yin Yoga.

Class Structure


The flow of a particular workshop will be chosen by the teacher, and is likely to change from month to month. For example, the traditional formal of begining with a yang (energetic) practice and ending with a yin (soft) practice could be turned on its head.

Sometimes, we will look at how both yin and yang - in different incarnations - are present in all postures.
In all cases, expect a playful exploration of yin and yang, and how these two key elements of nature manifest in our minds and bodies.

Fast facts

Booking

We aim to run yin/yang workshops every month. These sessions are open to beginners as well as those more experienced, with modifications given.

For dates, times and booking, please go to our Yoga Workshops page (scroll down to end).

Suitability

To decide whether our Yin Yang workshops are suitable for you, simply ask yourself the following questions:

  • Are you looking for a small, friendly workshop, where everything is provided?
  • Are you looking for a more in-depth exploration of an important aspects of yoga?
  • Do you like the idea of a longer period of time - 90 minutes - with which to focus on your practice.

What shall I bring?

All equipment is provided for you, so there's no need to bring your own mat, blanket, bolster or block - we have everything you will need. :) We recommend wearing comfortable, loose-fitting clothes.