Yin is a floor-based class that focuses on using the breath-body connection to cultivate a tranquil and meditative state. By settling into passive poses with long holds (usually between two and five minutes) the practice serves to release muscular tension and develop flexibility through the joints. Yin yoga is not ideal for pregnant or post-natal mothers..
Yoga for Muscle Recovery is an unheated class that is open to all levels. Emphasis is placed on aligning breath with movement to generate warmth, improve circulation, and deliver nutrients to muscles and connective tissues. The vinyasa-style sequencing is designed to reinforce healthy patterns of motion and to address muscle imbalances with unilateral exercises. Forms of self-massage such as foam-rolling are employed to increase blood flow and facilitate soft-tissue repair. The class concludes with floor-based stretching to improve flexibility, increase range of motion, and create a sense of relaxation.