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Yin Yoga (Clevedon)

Welcome to the yinside of life; a time to slow down, linger, climb inside sensation and yield.

  • 1 h 15 min
  • 11 British pounds
  • 4 The Avenue

Service Description

Yin yoga targets the deeper, denser and more plastic tissues of the body: tendons, ligaments, fascia (connective tissue) and even the bones. The poses are mostly seated or supine postures, retained for time - 3 to 5 minutes or more. Commiting to remaining longer allows appropriate 'stresses' to be received by deeper tissues of the body; especially the connective tissue which covers the entire body and can often be the cause of movement restriction and pain and contribute to disease or disfunction. By moving slowly, climbing inside the experience we become more familiar with how we inhabit out bodies as well as the places where we hold tension. Founded in Daoism, an ancient Tibetan practice, we venture into the yin side of energy. Each class will usually feature just 5 or 6 poses. Yinsters are encouraged to steep themselves in slowness and relinquish the more yang like pressure of striving to get somewhere. Yin gifts spacious awareness in which to notice what arises. In the stillness of a quiet place, sensations can simply be. Suspending judgement or the desire to run away, deny or discount what arises; we develop more capacity to listen and perceive - noticing where we get stuck in our storylines or what stops us, both physically and mentally. Absolutely anyone can do yin. We use a panoply of props to make each pose appropriate for the individual. With the gradual development of awareness and through the cultivation of a super power known as patience, joint tissues realign, tight fascia unbinds and movement restrictions unravel. Yin increases your ability to be still. Unlike meditation where you are required to sit still in one position, the yin practice creates a chain of mini mindful pauses that open you to the multiple physical, neurological and psychological benefits associated with meditation: reduced stress and anxiety, stimulation of bone producing cells which help to maintain bone health, clearer thinking and improved hormone functioning. "Yin helps us to calm and cool the fettered mind and its essence of slow surrender can start the process of resolving some of our unease. Whilst it may not solve the world's problems it can help us become more grounded in what is really happening and alert to greater awareness of our experience. It may even offer us some clues as to how to skilfully adapt our habitual response to serve us better and lead us more assiduously towards that elusive balance." Norman Blair

Upcoming Sessions

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation policy: All bookings are strictly non refundable, except in the event of Yoga Avenue or any of its partners cancelling. Should you need to cancel please inform the organiser as soon a as possible. Only in the event that your space is resold to another participant will you be offered a credit for another class. If you have purchased either a 6 class pass or a 10 class pass please note that ALL 6 classes must be used within in the specified period of the pass, classes cannot be carried over. As a small business it is important that this rule is applied to ALL bookings equally to ensure sustainability and fairness throughout - your understanding is very much appreciated. In respect of retreat bookings please refer to the Ts and Cs page for guidance.

Contact Details

  • 4 The Avenue, Clevedon, North Somerset BS21 7ED, UK

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