Candlelight Yin Yoga
Calm the mind and restore the body with this contemplative style of yoga. Yin Yoga helps the body's deep layers of connective tissue begin to unwind through a sequence of passively held postures. Reclined poses help the body deeply relax within a gentle sequence of folds, backbends, and twists. Benefits may include feeling less stressed, relieving tightness in the joints, sleeping better, enhancing focus and feeling more grounded.
The Green Yogi Berkeley, Wednesdays 7:30-8:45pm & Sundays 6:00-7:15pm
Looking for a place of calm in the midst of a busy week? Deep Unwind offers a place to relieve the stresses of your day and prepare your body and mind for deep sleep. With a blend of relaxing and restorative poses, this practice incorporates aspects of yin yoga, restorative yoga, and meditation. Candlelit and set to ambient music, students use props and stay in passively held stretches for several minutes each. Slow, steady, and nourishing, this practice is appropriate for all bodies and all levels.
Flying Studios, Thursdays 7:30-8:45pm
In this nourishing 1-hour practice, we will prepare the body for rest with simple movement exercises and breathwork, and then rest into a 40-minute yoga nidra practice.
Yoga Nidra or “yogic sleep” is a guided meditation designed to lead students into a deep state of relaxation. Students are encouraged to rest comfortably on their backs, taking a posture similar to savasana. Kari then guides students through incremental stages of body and sensation awareness and provides a grounding return for ease of awakening.
This is a perfect Friday night practice to de-stress from your week. No previous yoga experience is needed. Everyone is welcome.
The Green Yogi Berkeley, Fourth Fridays 7:30-8:30pm