Yin yoga is a slow-paced style of yoga with floor poses, or asanas, that are held for longer periods of time—3-5 minutes. Yin Yoga is great for calming the nervous system while stimulating the connective tissue. Yin Yoga emphasizes stillness and silence and prepares both the body and the mind for deeper experiences in meditation.
Physically, we will work the space between our knees and navel, the hips, pelvis and spine, to create space and mobility in our tightest areas. Energetically, we open the body’s meridian system to allow the continuous flow of Qi (chi). Psychologically, we practice being, allowing and contentment to balance our active, stressful yang lives.
This all levels class is a great compliment to more active styles of yoga practice, exercise, or a busy lifestyle. No experience or flexibility required.
This course will be offered on Thursdays, 7 – 8:15pm from July 25 – September 5, 2019.
The full value of this class is $140. Learn more about our Pay-What-You-Can pricing.
You can pay online, over the phone at 434-218-7677, or in person at our Jefferson School location when we have other services going on.
This series will require a minimum of 8 people to be signed-up. Feel free to share with friends and invite them to enroll with you!
Please note: No substitutions. Cancellations for this series must be made at least 24 hours in advance of the first class, refunds will not be issued after this point. Refunds are not available for missed classes.
About the instructor: Benita Mayo RYT 200 – In 2006, during one of many diet & exercise endeavors, Benita was introduced to yoga by her personal trainer. She was drawn to yoga for the physical benefits and didn’t expect it would completely transform her life. She completed her Yoga Teacher training at Sol Yoga in Frederick MD and has additional certifications in Trauma Informed Yoga and Yoga for All. Benita is passionate about holistic health, wellness and life balance; and strives to make yoga accessible to every-BODY. Benita uses her experience as both a larger-bodied yoga student and teacher to partner with her students to make classes welcoming and inclusive. Benita is a native of Virginia and received her BA from the University of Virginia. Benita is a Fine Art Photographer, enjoys traveling and riding her bicycle on the many Virginia trails. Benita teaches Slow Flow, Gentle and Yin.