Yin Yoga with Joanne
‘A time to sustain, not a time to push’.
4 week course, starting 5th November
Yin yoga tends to become a seamless addition to our yoga practice at this time of year. In Chinese Philosophy, Yin means: cool, still, slow, dark and soft.
Yin Yoga holds stretches over a period of time to release tension within the strong connective tissues of the body; offering the time to reflect, breath, stretch and release.
Yin Yoga unfolds body and mind in a way that allows us to soften, become less attached and develop a compassion for our body.
Join Joanne in the candle lit studio to add some Yin energy to your Yang lifestyle.
Blocks, bolsters, straps and blankets are provided for your comfort.
With degrees in Biomedical Science, Engineering and a PhD in biomaterials Joanne naturally had a strong interest and understanding of body function as a whole unity and of the multiple systems that interacted within.
Athletic injuries, academic pressure and mum of three are just a few of the life events Joanne has relied on yoga to help bring balance back to her life. Joanne loves the fluidity of yoga; how the practice and the meaning of yoga adapt as life changes and matures.
Joanne typically teaches with a dynamic style integrating movement and breath. Over the years, her practice has moved from simply having a desire to gain flexibility to focusing more on a functional movement approach to traditional postures. Stabilisation and active stretching are promoted within her flow classes and passive release techniques are taught in yin yoga classes. Through training the body’s nervous system to relax and allowing the body to find optimised movement patterns we start to move more freely and mindfully.
Joanne’s other current interests are in Chinese medicine and women’s health and are often reflected in classes. Her classes offer you freedom to explore and the tools to find balance both on and off the mat.
Yin Yoga with Joanne is a therapeutic class that meditative, slow paced, and helps balance an active lifestyle. We will explore long deep stretching to enhance flexibility and joint mobility while encouraging healing and realigning the body’s connective tissues. With deep stretching through the pelvis, hips, low spine and shoulders we will help create spaciousness and stillness in the mind. All levels are encouraged and welcome