Yin Yoga & Meditation
Slower, Longer, Deeper
Monthly Sundays 10:30 - 12:30
Cheltenham Holistic Health Centre, Camargue House, 32 Wellington Road, Cheltenham, Glos, GL52 2AG.
£20 per student (+ small booking fee for online payment).
Spaces are limited to 12, so to guarantee your place please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for payment information.
Generally on the 2nd Sunday of the month, the following dates are confirmed:
Sunday 11th February
Sunday 11th March
Sunday 8th April
A great opportunity to dedicate a morning to this nourishing style of yoga; Yin is deeply relaxing and meditative. In Yin you hold seated and lying stretches for 2-6 minutes. These long, gradual stretches are used because they allow deep tissues (fascia) within our body to be stretched, and give the body time to release fully into the postures. When we take the time to allow these tissues to stretch we can open the body more fully. This practice works really well both for beginners and for those who already have a more dynamic practice.
The slower pace of Yin gives an opportunity to explore the meditative aspects of yoga, using techniques such as mindfulness. Yin is about finding stillness and softness, acceptance of our situation. Through Yin Yoga we can achieve stillness, the ability to be comfortable with our own body, softening and releasing. Yin Yoga classes emphasise this to provide a counter-balance to our modern Western lives: we need both yin and yang to come into balance.
For more information on Yin Yoga, this Guardian article is excellent, or the Yin Yoga website.
The studio has yoga mats, blocks, bricks, bolsters, blankets, belts, chairs and sandbags available to borrow. Just wear comfortable clothes that allow you to move freely, and will keep you warm during this still practice.
There is pay and display parking on the streets all around the centre and some sections of free parking for 4 hours. Alternatively there is a large Pay and Display car park (Portland Street Parking) just a minutes walk away.