Restorative yoga is a practice that is all about slowing down and opening your body through passive stretching. . During the long holds of restorative yoga, your muscles are allowed to relax deeply. It’s a unique feeling because props, rather than your muscles, are used to support your body. Restorative postures are done primarily on the ground using many props and/or chairs to assist students into a pose and to facilitate maximum relaxation. Many classes at TYC include restorative postures. Occasionally Teachers will do a whole class of restorative postures.
Vinyasa flow yoga is an approach to yoga in which you move from one pose directly into the next in time with your breath. There’s a flow to a Vinyasa yoga session, though the specific poses and the pace of the flow vary from one instructor to the next. Vinyasa flows can be an effective style for beginners to learn how to use their breath in [poses build some stamina and endurance.
Yin workshops are held regularly at TYC . Yin is also included in some teachers more restorative classes . Yin allows ample time for the body/mind and breath to really integrate. We have an opportunity to just be and feel each pose and its effects in and on the body/mind. . This in turn assists you to gain insight and awareness into ‘your unique’ body and mind. It can assist with managing anxiety and panic attacks and their depleting effects on the body and mind. It’s a chance to be really kind to your ‘self’. Yin also increases your flexibility by targeting both the deep connective tissues between the muscles and around the bones. This helps to to increase circulation in the joints and thus improve flexibility.