Date: Saturday April 13, 2012
Location: Eundeok Cultural Center
While many are familiar with Western-stye yoga practice, including physically challenging postures and relaxation techniques, few have heard of Yin. A term coined by Western teachers over the last few decades, Yin describes a style emphasizing deep stretches and passivity, or surrender, rather than exertion. Yin represents a departure from the Western athletic model, slowing down the mind and body, offering a path to deeper connection to the quiet spirit within, and physically supporting the joints and connective tissues, rather than building muscle. It counter-balances active physical routines of any sort. We will discuss the concept of Yin [versus Yang] in our lives, its application in yoga practice, and the benefits of Yin practice. A short Yin practice consisting of a few relaxing and easy poses will be offered for those interested in sampling Yin. Because Yin is a passive practice, it is appropriate for all levels of experience and physical fitness.
Tanya Roberts is a Western trained yogini from just south of Seattle, Washington, USA. In between yoga trainings throughout the world, she has spent the last year teaching Yin, and other yoga classes. She is now in Seoul and currently teaching Yin yoga at SPACE.