Yin Yoga Series
November Yin Yoga Series
With Selene Brambl, MPH, RYT-200
Wednesdays November 1, 8, 15, 29 from 7:30 to 8:30 pm
*please note there will be a break during the week of Thanksgiving Holiday
$50, Sol Center member discount is applicable.
Yin yoga is a slow, meditative practice that blends yoga asana (physical postures) with concepts from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Taoism. Yin and yang are the two opposing forces or principles that are fundamental to Chinese philosophy and cosmology. Yin is associated with feminine energy: dark, passive, cold, and restful. Yang is associated with masculine energy: light, active, and heat. Harmony is created through balancing these opposite yet complimentary energies.
Yin yoga encourages a deep, inward focus through passive poses that are held for extended periods of time (2 to 7 minutes). By allowing gravity and time to do the work, connective tissue such as ligaments, fascia, and joints are able to targeted. Fascial tissue in particular is a much-neglected tissue and unhealthy fascia contributes to chronic pain. Like a restorative practice, many props are utilized to support and enhance the pose and the practice is highly adaptable to the practitioner.
Selene began her yin yoga practice during the summer of 2020. As the yang of the world shut down and she was forced to be alone in a tiny studio apartment in Washington D.C., yin yoga was her refuge. No matter what your current practice looks like, yin yoga will be an excellent complement. Please join Selene these four Fall evenings to explore and restore.
Introduction to Yin (November 1st)
For this first class, we will focus on finding your “edge.” This is the tolerable discomfort as your connective tissue begins to stretch. Poses will not be held for more than 3 minutes.
Kidney Meridian (November 8th)
In traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), meridians, also known as “jing luo” in Chinese, are pathways or channels through which the vital energy, known as “qi” or “chi,” flows throughout the body. This class will focus on balancing the Kidney Meridian, which is considered the “root of life” in TCM.
Chakra Affirmations (November 15th)
This will be a whole-body class that will include affirmations with each pose. Due to its nature, yin yoga can allow for a powerful emotional release. This class will hold you in that process.
Beginning of Autumn (November 29th)
The last class will conclude this series by celebrating the changing season as it (hopefully) begins to cool down and the days become shorter. Autumn is a yin season, as it is most associated with harvest and fertility.
Selene’s goal is to support nervous system regulation and personal healing, even in the aftermath of trauma or chronic stress. After completing her 200-hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training at Yoga Oasis, she has continued her education with Yin and Trauma-Informed Yoga trainings. She is currently a psychology researcher at the University of Arizona, and has a Master’s of Public Health in Maternal and Child Health. Her unique background has developed her worldview into a synthesis of ancient wisdom practices and current science to promote health and well-being at every phase of life’s journey.