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.
This is the heart of Yin Yoga, 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.
I am an Advanced Yin Yoga teacher, and currently run classes from two private studios on the Isle of Wight, one in Brading and one on the outskirts of Ryde (Rowborough, on Beaper Shute) – see Group Yoga Classes for information. You can book classes online, and the classes are suitable for all age ranges and abilities, all shapes and sizes, including beginners and older yogis. I will be adding Thursday lunchtime Chair Yoga classes and a Tuesday morning class from September 2016, and these can be booked now.
If you are new to Yoga, why not try a free taster class with me?
I also offer Private and closed group Yoga classes suitable for those wanting a more private experience, or wanting to work therapeutically.
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.
There are mats and props for you to borrow in class, and I also have Yoga Mats and props available for sale.
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 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 yoga class with aligned focused gymnastic style movement, then my classes aren’t for you.
On the other hand if you are keen to explore body, breath and mind in a relaxed, supportive and nurturing environment, focused less on the external results and more on the inner experience, and with a teacher endowed with compassion, humour and humility, then there is a good chance you may find my class 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 content alongside quieter Yin postures – 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 via my Isle of Wight Yoga Classes.