Workshop: YIN Yoga for Lightening & Brightening Mood
February 11 (Sunday) at 2:00 pm

Class length
2 hours
305 East Duval Street, Suite 101, Lake City, FL 32055

This is a special one-day workshop created especially for creating a sense of spaciousness in the body, releasing tension, and lifting mood.

Are you new to YIN YOGA?  Then be sure to read my article about it here so you know what a delicious treat is in store for you!

The YIN YOGA approach that is slightly different than most yoga flow classes.  Classic yoga postures are held for long periods of time to release the connective tissues of the body. Yin Yoga is a slower, more visibly passive form of yoga, yet it leads to very deep opening and release. Because it requires us to slow down, the mental component of Yin Yoga is also at the forefront. 

YIN YOGA is a particularly great if you need to loosen tight places in your body, or if you would like to cultivate patience in your daily life. Yin Yoga is well-suited for athletes, weightlifters, bodybuilders, mental racers, hot-heads, over-achievers, as well as those whose tension is from physical inactivity. It may also be helpful for those whose tightness is related to scar tissue or inflammation. It is a slow, progressive way to lessen shortened muscles and increase flexibility. YIN YOGA is THE practice if you are seeking more balance in your busy life. This particular features floor postures that will help you open the pectorals and unwind deep tension in the feet, calves, quads, psoas, and more. 

The particular sequence of THIS workshop is designed to work the liver and gallbladder meridians--which just means the energy pathways--that help us feel lighter in brighter in our moods.  The idea, originating from Chinese Medicine, is that certain channels in the body gets tight through physical strain, routines, or emotional stressors, and that working certain bodily points help release the problematic energetic blockages.  As a result, the innate healing capacities of the body-mind balance on their own, leaving you feeling much happier and vital.

The poses we will be doing during this workshop target the toes, ankles, and hips, as well as feelings of frustration, anger, or irritability, in order to enhance peacefulness, cheerfulness, openness, and kindness.  The overall affect on the mind-body make is well worth the effort Yin Yoga requires; you leave the mat feeling more mobile and free.  

At this one-day only specialty workshop, you will also receive our signature AHA Yoga study guide that includes a list of postures so you can remember what we practiced and also continue practicing at home. This is a great sequence for runners, weightlifters, and other athletes, though it is also beneficial for those of us who have sedentary jobs or inactivity habits, and simply need more flexibility and acceptance in our life.

Purchase of the tuition pass below for the workshop "Yin Yoga for Lightening & Brightening Mood" confirms your agreement to the following Terms & Conditions of Registration & Attendance, as well as the Waiver and Release:  

  • If you have any medical concerns, injuries, allergies, are pregnant, or have any changes in such conditions, it is your duty & responsibility to inform your teacher prior to class.
  • Your place is held only upon receipt of tuition payment ($30, or $25 for Early Bird Investment) OR as a bonus when you pre-pay and register for TWO courses in the 2018 Fall Term (see teacher for details or with questions).
  • Payments for Yoga classes & workshops are non-refundable, unless your class is taken off the weekly schedule due to low enrollment, dire teacher emergency, or unavoidable natural disaster.
  • There are NO pro-rated tuition fees for absences  and no make-up classes for missed days.   
  • Payments for this course are NOT transferable to a future class, series, term, or event.  All passes expire the day of this workshop.
  • Advise your teacher with 24-hours advance notice if you are unable to attend (text message or e-mail is preferred).
  • The teacher holds the right to cancel or reschedule any classes, sessions, or events due to extreme illness or emergencies.  Students will be notified of the rescheduled date and every attempt will be made to accommodate each student’s schedule. 
  • Credit-debit payments are completed online.  Cash or check (made out to “AHA Yogal”) is paid in person or mailed (305 East Duval Street, Suite 101, Lake City, FL 32055).
  • Bring your yoga mat; shared mats are available for an additional $2 rental fee and must be cleaned after each use (supplies provided).
  • Turn off or put all cell phones on silent. 
  • Words and energy matter!  This is your time to turn inward, and much care has been given to cultivating a sacred space. You and your colleagues are doing deep work when you undertake yoga. Please be respectful of your peers and teacher and maintain the calm, peaceful, quiet, and kind space.  This means this is not the time for gossip, complaining, loud speech, or leftover conversations from work.  Take this time and space to breathe and transition into your deeper practice and allow your best self to shine.
  • Please take your shoes off at the door of the studio to keep the floor clean and sanitary.
  • Be on your mat and ready to go at the starting time.
  • It’s best not to eat one hour prior to yoga; for some people, 2 hours are required.
  • If anything can be done to make your experience more comfortable, secure, and successful, please let your teacher know (temperature, bathroom needs attention, you need to leave early, special concern, etc.).  Suggestions to improve your yoga & meditation experience are always welcome.
  • A separate Waiver & Release for AHA Yoga must be completed and signed prior to practice on your first day (unless you are a returning student and have already signed this). 
These policies allow me to continue offering you the best possible yoga teachings I can and ensure our community runs smoothly.  Should you prefer to pay in cash or check,  let me know.  Connect with me if you have any questions!  I would love to hear from you.  

In service,
Virginia Hill, AHA Yoga Teacher

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