Welcome to Yinspire
Isle of Wight Yin Yoga Classes
Where there is Yin, there is Yang. They exist in each other, and depend on each other. They are distinct yet related.
Much of our lives are Yang – active, energetic, doing, outward. Yoga helps us balance this with the Yin aspects of life – stable, passive, nurturing, inward, restorative.
Yin Yoga, is a quieter mostly floor based practice, less focused on exercise, and more focused on working with our lives, minds and bodies as we find them each day – maybe stress, anxiety, disappointments, aches, pains, bad backs, tummies.
What do I offer at Yinspire?
- Day time and evening Yin Yoga classes throughout the week – see the schedule and book on-line – from two Yoga Studios near Brading Isle of Wight – Town Centre and Rowborough. You can buy vouchers via PayPal
- A free taster class for anyone who hasn’t practised with me before
- A weekly Chair Yoga class for people who struggle with sitting on the floor
- Monthly Saturday Morning classes
- Private classes for individuals or small groups seeking a more tailored or private experience
- Workshops and special events
- Yoga props and books for sale
Nervous or unsure about starting Yoga? See my Common Questions – and beginners to Yoga are most welcome, we all started new once. Some people find a single Private Yoga Class a good introduction before joining a regular class – its not essential in any way though.
I’ve written more about Yoga, Yin Yoga and Yinspire in general elsewhere on this site, and I recommend these thoughts to curious, along with my Common Questions. In essence Yin Yoga is a quieter, slower, more passive style of yoga, suitable for most people.
“Unhurried postures unstained by striving” – Sarah Powers, writing about Yin Yoga
“In yoga the edge is the place of challenge and change. It may be high; it may be scary; but it is necessary. There are many kinds of edges: there is the physical edge, beyond which injury awaits; there is the emotional edge, beyond which tears and laughter blossom; there is the psychological edge, beyond which psychosis may erupt; there is the spiritual edge, beyond which freedom is found. How and when to play these edges is worth investigating.” – Bernie Clark – YinYoga.com
If you are seeking a strong alignment focused yoga class, then my classes aren’t for you. There are other teachers on the Island who can cater for this far better than me.
If you are keen to explore body, breath and mind in a relaxed, supportive and nurturing environment, focused less on external results and more on inner experience, then you may find my classes to your taste; I care less about the shapes you achieve in class and perfection of practice, and more about your going home at ease and relaxed. My classes have some dynamic Yang content alongside the quieter Yin postures with a restorative edge to them – we will move, breath, relax and find stillness.
“Yoga has been a constant in my life over recent years, and something of immeasurable benefit to me; its my privilege to share this with others, and I hope you can join me.” – Jessica Garbett