A Day Exploring the Breath / Yin Yoga

Saturday 10th March, 10.00 – 4.00pm

Grenoside Community Hall, Sheffield, S35 8PR

 

The morning will consist of Movements, Asanas, Pranayama, Relaxation and Meditation.

There will be a focus on using the diaphragm and other breathing muscles for to achieve Sthira and Sukha in Asana.

In The Yoga Sutras (Book II verse 46), Patanjali defines Asana in terms of Sthira (stillness, steadiness) and Sukha (comfort). We will look at how we can use the breathing to achieve this in our asana practice.

Rather than trying to achieve a shape, the focus will be with the breath, which allows us to develop our Yoga practice.

The afternoon will explore stillness and the breath with the long held postures of Yin Yoga, Meditation and Relaxation.

Yin Yoga enables the individual to find Stillness of the Body and Quietness of the Mind.
Yin Yoga poses are held up to five minutes to help release our deeper tensions, which encourages the nature flow of energy – Prana throughout the whole body.

The session will consist of long held floor based poses, with focus on the Breath, a Relaxation and a seated Meditation practice.
This practice does not replace our normal Yoga practice but enhances it.

The Teacher : Gillian Gee

Gillian is interested in all aspects of Yoga, Asana, Pranayama, Meditation and Yoga Philosophy. She has a keen interest in different Yoga styles, which reflects in her teaching.

Since starting her Yoga Journey in the 1980s Gillian has practiced with many Teachers from different Traditions;  has completed the Pranayama Module & Yin Yoga teacher Training.

She now recognizes the importance of good alignment, pelvic position and the need for strength, not just flexibility, in Asana. Her gentle approach encourages the best from her students.

 

Gillian has been teaching Yoga since 1990. She now teaches regular classes, Yoga Day workshops, the BWY Foundation Course, and the BWYQ Diploma Teacher Training Course.

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from Yoga Days Info, posted February 2018

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