Over the last 10 years of yoga practice, I’ve learned a lot about this healing art form yet there is still so much left untapped. In seeking to deepen my practice and understanding of the philosophies of yoga, I found myself spending two years abroad, journeying through many parts of India - living and learning in ashrams, training centers, and guesthouses. It also brought me to Thailand, Spain, Indonesia, and Singapore to study and teach diverse yoga traditions. My credentials include several certifications: E-RYT 200, RYT 500 with Yoga Alliance, Yoga Therapy Rx with LMU, Thai Yoga Massage and Reflexology with ITM, and trained in various styles of yoga. My goal is simply to never stop exploring the therapeutic effects of yoga and share what I’ve discovered along the way.
Namaste, May Che
Yin and Yang
Yin and Yang is the notion of complementing opposites to obtain balance. Yang practices offer us heat, energy, strength, and confidence. Yin practices have cooling, peaceful and healing effects. This 75 minute class is divided into 2 sections. The first Yang section (approximately 45-50 minutes) will include a Vinyasa/Flow practice to move and warm the body. It syncs breath to movement and helps to build muscular strength and endurance. The second Yin section switches to long slow stretches to calm the body and mind. Yin poses are held for longer durations to stretch the deep fibrous connective tissues (tendons, ligaments, fascia, cartilage, and even bones) that are harder to affect. In a society where only growth and aggressiveness is typically rewarded, this practice reminds us that balance is what restores us to our natural state of well being.