What is Yin/Vin Yoga?
Whether you’ve only been to a few classes or you’re advanced in your practice, a yin/vin class is beneficial for everyone. This 60 minutes class combines vinyasa flow with yin yoga. It begins by warming the body with vinyasa flow and heat building poses (asanas). It then transitions into the cooling stillness of yin poses to help achieve a balanced state. Yin yoga emphasizes long, passive holds to help target the joints and connective tissue to help increase circulation in the joints, improving flexibility. This class is suitable for students with some prior yoga experience.
Sarah Henderson is a clinical social worker, psychotherapist, and yoga instructor. She is a DHAC member turned teacher and currently teaches yin/vin and beginner’s slow flow on Saturday. Sarah’s yoga practice and studies span almost two decades. Her training in trauma sensitive yoga, yoga for anxiety, and yin yoga help to create a unique offering for mind and body that is accessible from beginners to more advanced practitioners.
The Reason Behind the Practice
“I found yoga back in 2000 to help me cope with the stress and demands of graduate school. I immediately fell in love with the grace and strength it offered me. Learning how to breath was the biggest gift of all and continues to help me feel calm, steady, and grounded on and off my mat. While My practice is always evolving, my primary goal with teaching is to help my students grow their own body awareness and wisdom. Expect to leave my classes feeling energized and centered!”
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