RM Yoga

Yin/Restorative Workshops 2020 – 2021

Sunday 20th December, 5-7pm – Scouts Hut, Weybridge – FULLY BOOKED
Sunday 20th December, 7.30-9pm – Scouts Hut, Weybridge – click here to book.

Sunday 17th January 5-7pm – Scouts Hut, Weybridge – click here to book.
Sunday 28th February 5-7pm — Scouts Hut, Weybridge – click here to book.

Places are £20pp for 2 hour workshops or £15pp for 90 minute workshops at the Scouts Hut, or £14pp for online workshops.

Workshops at the Scouts Hut are limited to just ten participants so we can adhere to social distancing regulations. You will need to bring your own mat and props.

Yin and Restorative Yoga

Both yin and restorative yoga create a profound sense of renewal, relaxation and well-being via a state of conscious stillness. In these restful workshops we will explore aspects of both traditions.

What is the difference between Yin Yoga and Restorative Yoga?

Restorative Yoga

Restorative Yoga is a deeply rejuvenating practice with an emphasis on cultivating a state of active relaxation in stillness rather than looking for a deep sensation of stretch as found in yin yoga.  Usually numerous yoga props are used to support the body. Poses are often held between 5-20 minutes each. This combination of active relaxation, opening and deep awareness and connection to the breath provides the body and mind an opportunity to renew and heal.

Yin Yoga
In Yin Yoga stretches are usually held with relaxed musculature with (or without) props for several minutes to encourage connective tissue or myofascia to release and soften. Yin is a concept found within Taoism and Traditional Chinese Medicine and as a practice often utilises the modern meridian theory, whereby the meridians used in therapies such as acupuncture can be accessed via connective tissue. The meridians form a network of pathways that transport energy or chi throughout our bodies, not dissimilar to the nadis of the energetic body found in the teachings of yoga. The focus of a Yin practice is primarily to free up the body’s energy and promote a deep sense of well-being.

 

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“Ruth creates a welcoming, uncompetitive and serene setting for her classes, and tailors her teaching to the needs of her students, especially providing the class with alternative poses to account for injury or individual physical circumstances. Having the opportunity to switch off from the outside world and a busy lifestyle, focus in on and align my thoughts only with my body’s movements and breathing, was an invaluable skill to learn, not only for my state of mental wellbeing but also for the challenges of everyday life. Ruth inspires both physical and spiritual confidence and self-belief through her teaching”
Dee

 

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