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Summer Yin Yoga at the Academy

with Stephanie Carney

A new six-week session of yoga at the Academy Building in Lyme Center will begin on Tuesday, July 18. Classes will meet on Tuesdays for six weeks, ending with classes on August 22.

Morning classes begin at 8:30 AM and end at 10:00 AM

There will be NO Evening classes this summer

$72 for the series of six classes or $16 by the class.


Join me for this upcoming six-week series of yin yoga.

Taoist philosophy conceptualizes universal balance in terms of yin and yang, complementary forces that govern the universe. Yin characteristics are cool, wet, slow, feminine, and quiet; yin is the stable, unmoving, hidden aspect of things. Yang is the opposite: warm, dry, fast, masculine, extroverted.

Yang tissues like muscles are more fluid-filled, soft, and elastic; yin tissues such as connective tissue like ligaments, tendons, fascia, and bones are dryer, harder, and stiffer. By extension, exercise that focuses on muscle tissue is yang; exercise that focuses on connective tissue is yin. By releasing into longer held supported poses, a yin approach to yoga works to promote flexibility in areas often perceived as nonmalleable, especially the hips, pelvis, and lower spine. So, yin classes work the joints and other connective tissue in seated, prone and supine poses facilitating the flow of energy through the meridians and chakras of the body.

Beginners and drop-ins are welcome in all classes. Wear comfortable clothes, and please bring your own mat and a sturdy cotton or wool blanket.

Please email/call if you’d like to attend.


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