In this class, Essential Yin Yoga For Self-Care Summer Series, you will experience a weekly yin and restorative style class. The intention of this series is to use the opening and relaxing postures of yin yoga, paired with healing essential oil recommendations, to take you through a journey to embrace self-care and manifest your desires while you relax your mind and body and connect deeper to your soul.
During and after this series you will experience the benefits of self-care, feel more calm, centred relaxed and open physically, emotionally and spiritually.
- Weekly live zoom yoga sessions (lead by Rachel Joy Olsen, certified yoga instructor, health and wellness coach).
- Essential oil recommendations and the benefits they bring to your practice.
Dates & time:
- June 28
- July 5, 12, 19, 26
- August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
- 7:30pm – 8:30pm
- In the comfort of your own home
- Using the ZOOM online platform – link for online session will be emailed upon registration
What Is Yin Yoga?
Yin yoga is an active stretch style class designed to penetrate deep into connective tissue expanding flexibility while invigorating the energy centres of the body to release blockages and increase your energy flow. Focusing on static movement, breath work (Pranayama) and meditation to create a profoundly deep and rewarding practice. The primary differences between Yin Yoga and many other forms of yoga is that you are encouraged to NOT use your muscles and passive poses are held for several minutes.
What is Restorative Yoga?
Restorative yoga is a passive stretch style class that focuses on finding stillness and comfort in long-held postures encouraging the muscles and the mind to relax deeply. Props, such as blocks and bolsters, are used to support your body so purchasing a bolster is highly recommended but not required. Restorative classes are very mellow, making them a good complement to more active practices (as well as our busy lives) and an excellent antidote to stress.
Why Essential Oils?
Much like yoga, the use of essential oils aims to support the well-being of the body, mind, and spirit. Research has shown that essential oils not only provide emotional benefits but physical benefits as well. There are several studies that speak to the abilities of essential oils to help reduce anxious feelings and provide an overall sense of well-being. Other research studies have shown that they can help maintain concentration. Lastly, research has suggested that essential oils help promote feelings of clear breathing and open airways.
Meditation is a habitual process of training your mind to focus and redirect your thoughts. You can use it to increase awareness of yourself and your surroundings. Many people think of it as a way to reduce stress and develop concentration.
Self-care is one of the most important things you can do for the health of your body, mind and soul. When you care for yourself you increase your self-esteem, confidence and happiness, which allows you to better care for and serve others.