types of yoga offered by seriya
Yin Yoga is a Daoist tradition of yoga which works deeply on the connective tissues and massages the joints of the body. It is powerful, because you hold the seated poses for a longer time, than in a hatha class. You are supported with lots of props, and some even find Yin so relaxing that you can even fall asleep in a class. It is restorative, and works deeply on the energetic structures of the body.
A class can focus on a particular meridian or organ, as its principles are really based on Chinese Medicine. Within a Yin class, you can feel like you have had an acupuncture session or a massage!
We have so much 'yang' in our lives, so Yin Yoga invites us to go inwards and support our yoga practice from a more 'yin' perspective. Intuitive, listening, feminine, open, yielding... being open to whatever story your body has to tell.
Seriya completed her 200 hr Yin training with Melanie Maglauchlin.
To read more about Seriya's experience with Yin, you can read her insight post here..
Hatha yoga is a refined, powerful and transformative practice that calls on the body, breath and mind to work as one. In this class you will be lead through a balanced practice of yoga postures (asanas), breathing exercises (pranayama) and mindfulness techniques (samyama)to improve not only the physiological systems of the body, but also steadiness of mind and a more intimate connection to yourself.
The word Hatha comes from the Sanskrit terms “Ha”, meaning sun, and “Tha”, meaning moon. The postures, breathing techniques and mediation practices help to balance pairs of opposites that exist within us: right and left, feminine and masculine, hot and cold, rationality and intuition, movement and stillness. Hatha Yoga helps us to undo our conditioning to become closer to our truth again. Seriya completed her 200 hr Yin training with the Sivananda Tradition.