Monday, July 22, 2019


What is Yin Yoga?
Yin Yoga is a meditative or mindful style that deliberately releases body tensions and enhances awareness through increased moisture of the fascia. 

My yoga anatomy teacher, Tom Myers, author of Anatomy Trains, defines fascia or connective tissue as the “biomechanical autoregulation system,” or BARS. He writes, “It appears that cells assemble and stabilize themselves via tensional signaling, that they communicate with and move through the local surroundings...and that the musculo-fascial-skeletal system, as a whole, functions as a tensegrity.” Meaning: Everything is connected to everything else. When one cell is pressed upon, all others align to react, respond, adapt and support the tension. We grow into the shape we are leaning toward.

Tom’s opinion on whether this living matrix is “conscious,” or simply a neuro-muscular transmission is yet to be determined. I tend to lean toward an acknowledgment of a vast intelligence, of some unknown Source, working through humankind on a cellular and sub cellular level for the purpose of alignment with Truth. I love to consider the possibility contained in that.

“Anatomy Trains,” as you may know, are the myofascial meridians (nadis in Sanskrit) which encase and enfold the body. These meridians broadcast and receive information. They transmit life's energetic sparking that criss-crosses and spans the entire body. From skin and bones, through organs and into the seas of intracellular fluids, we are a vast, wondrous, living, growing, changing, complex communication system.

Your streams of connective tissue allow for communication of aliveness through their symbiotic inner-spatial relationship. Through scientific study we know that conscious, controlled and aligned movement creates a harmonic tone and resonance across the myofascial meridians. This communication and receptivity results in optimal cellular health and overall well-being. 

Yoga achieves conscious, controlled and aligned movement brilliantly. Through the practice of Yin Yoga, we go beyond mere stretching to a depth of amplified awareness. It's like tuning your radio to a station that’s loud and clear. Tuned-in Self-awareness brings the possibility of change– a sudden washing-free of old patterns, and a fresh, new reshaping of vital tissues. A reshaping of your life itself. Please join me.

Yin Yoga Certification

Weekdays August 19-23 and 26-30
6-8:30 AM (25 Hours) $450
Open to all Yoga teachers and interested students
[Certification requires 5 hours additional home study]
Yoga4, Lake Leelanau, MI 49653
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