groups & private
The group & private classes are designed especially for your body, mind & spirit.
What is it that you need? Which movements, which mind-set,
maybe you have physical issues? Before we start to practice together I invite you to share about where you are today with your wellbeing and health and what is it you wish to change or improve.
I am here to help you find a practice which empowers you on every level.
To find out where I teach please send me a private message or visit my schedule on the Face Book Body Mind Restore yoga-practice schedule. I am teaching in centers which are in the center of the Island of Ibiza.
Group classes are for all levels. Every class is 90 min.
Drop in classes, 15€ and a card of 10 classes, 120€.
A private class is 90 min. – €95,00
About yin yoga
The benefits attributed to yoga – increased flexibility and strength, more energy and better posture – should be enough to get anyone on the mat. But what is on offer for those who just want to relax, who want the benefits of stretching and using the deeper layers without exhausting themselves?
Yin Yoga can complement an already active life or help those who feel distracted by “mind chatter”. Constantly emailing, texting and posting social media updates has led, for some, to mental overload and a feeling that we are not good enough or achieving enough. Yin Yoga can provide an antidote to this.
The term “Yin Yoga” comes from the Taoist tradition. Yang relates to movement, often repetitive movement, creating heat in the body. Yin is about finding stillness and cooling the body. And, the theory goes, we need both to come into balance to stay in optimum condition. But if you focus only on the Yang, your body can suffer from fatigue and burnout.
Yin yoga is practiced mostly sitting or lying on the floor. The pace is slow but deep. The classes are suitable for beginners and more experienced practitioners alike.
The reason behind these longer holds in Yin Yoga involves a short lesson in anatomy. Our bodies are made up of Yang and Yin tissues. Muscles are Yang, so in order to be strengthened they must be subject to Yang activity (repetitive movement, creating heat).
Longer, static holds enable us to access yin tissue – fascia and connective tissue. We need the combination of Yang and Yin to keep the joints healthy. With patience and the right alignment we can change our body structure and heal health issues.
So what is fascia
Fascia is the buzzword in the anatomy world. We were educated in muscles – how to stretch them and how to build them. But our muscles are encased in fascia, a continuous web of tissue that weaves in and around not only our muscles but also our organs, nerves and lymph. And to keep it healthy and springy, we need to keep it hydrated and we need to apply pressure to it with these longer holds.
Yin Yoga was developed by teachers for students of meditation who found it too painful or difficult to sit on the floor for long periods of time. It is no surprise, then, to learn that Yin Yoga – while being a very effective way to open tight hips and hamstrings – also goes hand in hand with mindfulness practices. Teachers of Yin provide guidance during the class showing people how to observe the breath and use this as a way to focus on the present moment, allowing thoughts and feelings to arise but practicing the art of sitting with them and watching them without getting “involved” before letting them fade away. The “mind chatter” is lessened and the “volume” turned down on persistent and negative thought patterns. When we are stuck in worry or frustration, we can bring the same kind of attention to the sensations of the body and the workings of our mind and stay with them for a time.
On a mental and emotional level, the practice allows the body to drop down into the parasympathetic nervous system, and therefore becomes deeply healing and nourishing. Practitioners report that it is grounding, calming and revitalizing, with profound energetic and emotional effects.
Yin Yoga is a simple, quiet practice, but – make no mistake – it is not always an easy or comfortable one. “Yin yoga is not meant to be comfortable; it will take you well outside your comfort zone.”
Much of the benefit of the practice will come from staying in this zone of challenge & feeling deep layers despite the mind’s urgent pleas to leave.”
People who regularly attend Yin Yoga classes say it stimulates perception and awareness of the quality and joy of the breath, and therefore of life itself.