Yin yoga is a calm (but tough) class where you will hold seated postures for long periods of time to increase flexibility and let go. Focus on breath is essential as we move deeper into the postures. Expect some discomfort but serious benefits.
For the mind
In Yin you can hold postures from 3 - 5 minutes at a time, usually with your eyes closed. This 'me' time will give you time with your thoughts and a great way to meditate. It also trains the mind to be comfortable with the uncomfortable until it passes - a great lesson to take off the mat.
For the body
Yin yoga is the perfect body balancer for a busy and active life. You will hold poses between 3-5 minutes which can feel uncomfortable but it helps to soften tight muscles and targets the deep connective tissues of the body. It increases circulation and improves flexibility.