Emilia’s Mindful Yin Yoga class focuses a lot on a release of tension especially accumulated in the neck, shoulders & upper back. Yin Yoga is a slow-paced yoga with postures held for longer periods of time – 3 to 5 minutes. The passive nature of long held postures gives time for a deeper journey to unfold; into the meditative aspects of yoga, a bridge to living life mindfully. Yin Yoga is the practice of floor postures that applies moderate stress to the connective tissues of ligaments, fascia, joints, bones and the energetic channels of the meridians, nerves and blood system. In my Yin Yoga class I’m often referring to the 12 main Organ Meridians that we are balancing during the practice. I am also using the tools of Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) to help to step out of automatic pilot and ‘just be’ in our bodies in the present moment. It’s a meditative approach to yoga promoting inner stillness and awareness. Mindful Yin Yoga is a perfect compliment to the dynamic and muscular (yang) styles of yoga – Hatha, Vinyasa and Ashtanga. I welcome all levels of experience and ability to my classes, which are designed to suit the varying needs and interests of students. I very much look forward to sharing with you this wonderful practice.