Kim Dwyer instructs the following:
- Slow Flow
- Yin and Flow
- Mindful Yin Yoga
This 60 minute session begins with centering and warm ups, then moves to a soft vinyasa (flowing sequence – movement with breath). Sun Salutations are included, and asanas are held slightly longer in this class. Slow Flow Yoga also involves abdominal strengthening and a standing sequence. Floor work includes hip openers, gentle backbends, and gentle inversions are explored. The Slow Flow Yoga session ends with a period of cooling and deep relaxation (shavasana). Modifications and props are always available to assist with flexibility.
This class is a fusion of Yin and Yang Yoga. Yin yoga addresses the tightness and toxin buildup in the joints and connective tissue. Poses are held in stillness for several minutes at a time, using props to make the practice accessible to all students. Students will transition into a flow that will introduce alignment of posture, attention to breathing and fluidity. Students will learn basic yoga postures and breathing techniques as they learn to move from one pose to another while aiming for a deep body awareness. Through flowing practice, heat is naturally and safely created within the body to warm, soothe, heal and strengthen the student from the inside out.
Long held floor postures that stretch connective tissue will be combined with some stronger postures to strengthen and invigorate. Our intention in this class is first to open our awareness to the body, mind and spirit for the benefit of ourselves and others and second to bring balance to all the systems of the body. As we develop a yoga practice that involves postures, breath work and meditation, we deepen our relationship with ourselves. The possibility of this all important relationship can open us up to our own sense of feeling vibrantly alive and deeply at peace.