Welcome to Yin Yoga Class Library.

Yin yoga is a simple mindful practice that targets both the deep connective tissues between the muscles, (ligaments, tendons, cartilage), bones, and the fascia network throughout the body.

The focus is to increase circulation in the joints and improve flexibility as the poses lengthen and exercise the bone and joint areas.

Poses are held for time in stillness – Ujjayi breath throughout the practice promotes the flow of energy (Chi or Prana) throughout the body nourishing the organs as we lengthen.

Yin yoga also calms the nervous system and quietens the mind. Enjoy the Journey!

Be mindful not to experience any pain in any pose – play your edge by coming into the pose to the point where you feel a level of discomfort then pull back to 70%. Over the time that the pose is held, the body will want to naturally sink further into the pose. Don’t push it – if the body is tightening rather than loosening in the pose, then you have gone too far – pull back and just allow the body to melt with each round of breath.

Yin practice is suitable for all levels of practitioners. See the Prenatal and the Yoga on the Go! pages for additional Yin Yoga classes.

YIN FOR LOWER BACK & OPEN TOES
SEPTEMBER 15, 2020
HIMALAYAS
90 minutes

QUOTE OF THE TODAY

OPEN MIND – OPEN HEART

Lengthening the spine through Asana and opening the mind through the toes.
A gentle mindful Yin practice bringing awareness to the breath and the mind.

Namaste, and have a great day

TODAY’S MANTRA

Oṁ Saha nāvavatu
S
aha nau bhunaktu
Saha vīryam karavāvahai
Tejasvi nāvadhītamastu
Mā vidviṣāvahai
Oṁ Shānti, Shānti, Shānti

MEANING

Om, May we all be protected
May we all be nourished
May we work together with great energy
May our intellect be sharpened (may our study be effective)
Let there be no Animosity amongst us
Om, peace (in me), peace (in nature), peace (in divine forces)

Tips for watching

  • The video streams from Vimeo and has normal controls to play/pause etc. You are also able to click the 4 little arrows at the bottom right of the screen to view the video as full screen.
  • If you are viewing on your phone or tablet make sure you are connected to a wi-fi network otherwise you will be using your phone data allowance.

Previous Classes

YIN FOR PEACE
AUGUST 18, 2020
HIMALAYAS
90 minutes

QUOTE OF THE TODAY

“Do not let the behaviour of others destroy your inner Peace.”

HH Dalai Lama.

Todays practice we complete our full practice on the right side body and finish with the left side body.

Balancing the body and mind, also the digestive and nervous systems through Pranayama and asana. A gentle mindful Yin practice bringing awareness to the breath and the internal organ systems.

Namaste, and have a great day

TODAY’S MANTRA

GURU BRAHMA, GURU VISHNU,
GURU DEVO, MAHESHVARA
GURU SAKSHAT, PARAM BRAHMA
TASMAE SHRI
GURAVE NAMAH

MEANING

GURU INSPIRES BIRTH AND CREATIVITY
GURU INSPIRES ONGOING GROWTH
GURU INSPIRES THE DESTRUCTION OF EGO & ILLUSION
TO THE DIVINE GURU I BOW

YIN FOR BALANCE, MIND, BODY & SOUL
JULY 15, 2020
HIMALAYAS
90 minutes

QUOTE OF THE TODAY

‘YOGA IS SIMPLY THE SCIENCE OF BEING IN PERFECT ALIGNMENT, IN ABSOLUTE HARMONY, IN COMPLETE SYNC WITH EXISTENCE’ ~ SADGURU

Todays practice we complete our full practice on the right side body and finish with the left side body.

Balancing the body and mind, also the digestive and nervous systems through Pranayama and asana. A gentle mindful Yin practice bringing awareness to the breath and the internal organ systems.

Namaste, and have a great day

TODAY’S MANTRA – GYATRI

OM BHUR BHUVAH SWAH
TAT SAVITUR VERENYAM
BHARGO DEVASYA DHEEMAHI
DHIYO YO NAH PRACHODAYAT

MEANING

EVOKING EARTH, ETHERIC REALM AND THE HEAVENS,
LET US BRING OUR MIND TO DWELL
IN THE RADIANCE OF THE DIVINE TRUTH
MAY THAT TRUTH INSPIRE OUR REFLECTIONS.

YIN FOR KIDNEY HEALTH
JUNE 24, 2020
HIMALAYAS
90 minutes

QUOTE OF THE TODAY

‘BE THE CHANGE THAT YOU WISH TO SEE IN THE WORLD’
~ MAHATMA GANDHI

The Kidney Meridian

The Kidney meridian begins at the outside of the little toe and goes under the sole of the foot. It follows the arch, makes a circle around the inner ankle and then it runs through the heel, and comes up the inmost (medial) side of the leg (just beneath the Liver meridian) and into the tailbone. It follows the spine to the kidney and then branches. One branch heads to the Urinary Bladder, where it comes back to the surface of the abdomen and up the chest, ending at the clavicle. The other branch touches the liver and diaphragm and moves up through the lungs and throat until it ends beside the root of the tongue.

Namaste, and have a great day

MANTRA TODAY IS THE BREATH – ORBIT BREATH

VISUALISE GATHERING ANY LOOSE ENERGIES AND DELIVERING THEM BCK TO THE THIRD EYE CENTRE 

YIN FOR KIDNEY MERIDIAN (2)
May 11, 2020
HIMALAYAS
90 minutes

The six meridians that begin or end in the lower body are of most interest to Yin Yoga. These are the lines affected the most by the yin asanas. They are the Liver, Gall Bladder, Kidney, Urinary Bladder, Spleen, and Stomach meridians.

The Kidney Meridian

The Kidney meridian begins at the outside of the little toe and goes under the sole of the foot. It follows the arch, makes a circle around the inner ankle and then it runs through the heel, and comes up the inmost (medial) side of the leg (just beneath the Liver meridian) and into the tailbone. It follows the spine to the kidney and then branches. One branch heads to the Urinary Bladder, where it comes back to the surface of the abdomen and up the chest, ending at the clavicle. The other branch touches the liver and diaphragm and moves up through the lungs and throat until it ends beside the root of the tongue.

Namaste, and have a great day

TODAY’S MANTRA – GYATRI

OM BHUR BHUVAH SWAH
TAT SAVITUR VERENYAM
BHARGO DEVASYA DHEEMAHI
DHIYO YO NAH PRACHODAYAT

MEANING

EVOKING EARTH, ETHERIC REALM AND THE HEAVENS,
LET US BRING OUR MIND TO DWELL
IN THE RADIANCE OF THE DIVINE TRUTH
MAY THAT TRUTH INSPIRE OUR REFLECTIONS.

 

YIN – ULTIMATE HIP PRACTICE
May 9, 2020
HIMALAYAS
90 minutes

The six meridians that begin or end in the lower body are of most interest to Yin Yoga. These are the lines affected the most by the yin asanas. They are the Liver, Gall Bladder, Kidney, Urinary Bladder, Spleen, and Stomach meridians.

Our practice today includes all Peak Hip poses for the ultimate Hip practice.
Todays Asanas include Wide Child, Frog, Shoelace, Swan, Square and the finish off the hips – Dragon, Saddle and Twisted Roots. 

If you are holding any tree in the hips today – let it go for a well deserved release.

Come to your edge with each pose and resolve to be in stillness for time. It is this time that will allow the body to melt further into each pose.

Namaste, and have a great day

TODAY’S MANTRA – GYATRI

OM BHUR BHUVAH SWAH
TAT SAVITUR VERENYAM
BHARGO DEVASYA DHEEMAHI
DHIYO YO NAH PRACHODAYAT

MEANING

EVOKING EARTH, ETHERIC REALM AND THE HEAVENS,
LET US BRING OUR MIND TO DWELL
IN THE RADIANCE OF THE DIVINE TRUTH
MAY THAT TRUTH INSPIRE OUR REFLECTIONS.

 

YIN YOGA FOR THE LIVER
HA-THA KRIYA
May 8, 2020
HIMALAYAS
90 minutes

The six meridians that begin or end in the lower body are of most interest to Yin Yoga. These are the lines affected the most by the yin asanas. They are the Liver, Gall Bladder, Kidney, Urinary Bladder, Spleen, and Stomach meridians.

Our practice today starts with a meditative Kriya – Ha-Tha Kriya. This Kriya supports a deep experience of Shunya (Peace & Tranquility) and a deep balancing of energy.
Todays Asanas include several Butterfly, Sphinx, Sleeping Swan, Dragon, Half Straddle with Twists & Cat Pulling its Tail. 

Come to your edge with each pose and resolve to be in stillness for time. It is this time that will allow the body to melt further into each pose.

Namaste, and have a great day

TODAY’S MANTRA – HA-THA
MEANING

HA – SUN
THA – MOON

 

YIN YOGA FOR BEGINNERS (OR EXPERIENCED YOGI’S)
BUTTERFLIES & BUMBLE BEES
May 7, 2020
HIMALAYAS
90 minutes

The six meridians that begin or end in the lower body are of most interest to Yin Yoga. These are the lines affected the most by the yin asanas. They are the Liver, Gall Bladder, Kidney, Urinary Bladder, Spleen, and Stomach meridians.

Todays Asanas include several Butterfly Variations, Sphinx, Sleeping Swan, Dragon, Half Straddle and Twists. Included today is several Bhramari Breath (Bumble Bee Breath)

Come to your edge with each pose and resolve to be in stillness for time. It is this time that will allow the body to melt further into each pose.

Namaste, and have a great day

TODAY’S MANTRA – GURU

GURU BRAHMA, GURU VISHNU,
GURU DEVO, MAHESHVARA
GURU SAKSHAT, PARAM BRAHMA
TASMAE SHRI
GURAVE NAMAH

MEANING

GURU INSPIRES BIRTH AND CREATIVITY
GURU INSPIRES ONGOING GROWTH
GURU INSPIRES THE DESTRUCTION OF EGO & ILLUSION
TO THE DIVINE GURU I BOW

 

YIN YOGA FOR ARMS & SHOULDERS
May 4, 2020
HIMALAYAS
90 minutes

The six meridians that begin or end in the lower body are of most interest to Yin Yoga. These are the lines affected the most by the yin asanas. They are the Liver, Gall Bladder, Kidney, Urinary Bladder, Spleen, and Stomach meridians.

Todays Asanas include Sphinx, Seal, Shoelace, Screaming Swan, Half Straddle and Twists that all include beautiful stretches for the arms and shoulders.

Come to your edge with each pose and resolve to be in stillness for time. It is this time that will allow the body to melt further into each pose.

Namaste, and have a great day

TODAY’S MANTRA – AKAND

AKHANDA MANDALA KARUM
VYAPTAM JENA CHARA CHARAM
TATPADAM DARSHITAM JENA
TASMAE SHRI GURAVE NAMAH

MEANING

I BOW TO THE DIVINE GURU
WHO REVEALS TO ME THAT PURE
CONSCIOUSNESS IS AN INDIVISIBLE ENTITY
THAT ENCIRCLES AND PERMEATES THE
MOVING AND NON-MOVING

YIN YOGA FOR THE HIPS FLOW
May 3, 2020
MONSOON RAINS IN THE HIMALAYAS
90 minutes

The six meridians that begin or end in the lower body are of most interest to Yin Yoga. These are the lines affected the most by the yin asanas. They are the Liver, Gall Bladder, Kidney, Urinary Bladder, Spleen, and Stomach meridians.

Todays peak pose is Square pose. Square pose is a strong asana and a deep opening of the hips through strong external rotation. A lovely stretch of the lower back when folding forward.

Contra-indications:

Be aware of pressure on the knees; if the hips are too tight, the pressure will go to the knees.
If you have sciatica, elevate the hips by sitting on a cushion, until the knees are below the hips, or if this pose is too much – come into pigeon as an alternative.avoid back issues.
Keep the spine long and as straight as you can to

Meridians & Organs Affected:

Liver and Kidneys, these lines come through the inner groin; Gall Bladder line on outer leg; Urinary Bladder line if folding forward.

Namaste, and have a great day

TODAY’S MANTRA – GURU

GURU BRAHMA, GURU VISHNU,
GURU DEVO, MAHESHVARA
GURU SAKSHAT, PARAM BRAHMA
TASMAE SHRI
GURAVE NAMAH

MEANING

GURU INSPIRES BIRTH AND CREATIVITY
GURU INSPIRES ONGOING GROWTH
GURU INSPIRES THE DESTRUCTION OF EGO & ILLUSION
TO THE DIVINE GURU I BOW

YIN YOGA FOR THE SPINE
May 1, 2020
90 minutes

The six meridians that begin or end in the lower body are of most interest to Yin Yoga. These are the lines affected the most by the yin asanas. They are the Liver, Gall Bladder, Kidney, Urinary Bladder, Spleen, and Stomach meridians.

Todays practice we move through forward folds and backbends working the spine. Forward folds and backbends are very meditative and nourishing but be aware not to go too deep – we are looking for a measure of discomfort only. Never overdo it – the body will move deeper when its ready to surrender.

Namaste, and have a great day

TODAY’S MANTRA – GYATRI

OM BHUR BHUVAH SWAH
TAT SAVITUR VERENYAM
BHARGO DEVASYA DHEEMAHI
DHIYO YO NAH PRACHODAYAT

MEANING

EVOKING EARTH, ETHERIC REALM AND THE HEAVENS,
LET US BRING OUR MIND TO DWELL
IN THE RADIANCE OF THE DIVINE TRUTH
MAY THAT TRUTH INSPIRE OUR REFLECTIONS.

YIN YOGA – WALL YIN
APRIL 28, 2020
90 minutes

The six meridians that begin or end in the lower body are of most interest to Yin Yoga. These are the lines affected the most by the yin asanas. They are the Liver, Gall Bladder, Kidney, Urinary Bladder, Spleen, and Stomach meridians.

Todays practice is both restorative and supportive. Be in each moment of the practice, savour the quiet with each breath. Practice awareness of the body with complete equanimity. Pause throughout your day and smile coming back to your practice. Enjoy the peace and clarity your practice will provide.

Namaste, and have a great day

TODAY’S MANTRA – GYATRI

OM BHUR BHUVAH SWAH
TAT SAVITUR VERENYAM
BHARGO DEVASYA DHEEMAHI
DHIYO YO NAH PRACHODAYAT

MEANING

EVOKING EARTH, ETHERIC REALM AND THE HEAVENS,
LET US BRING OUR MIND TO DWELL
IN THE RADIANCE OF THE DIVINE TRUTH
MAY THAT TRUTH INSPIRE OUR REFLECTIONS.

YIN YOGA FOR THE STOMACH & SPLEEN MERIDIANS
APRIL 26, 2020
90 minutes

The six meridians that begin or end in the lower body are of most interest to Yin Yoga. These are the lines affected the most by the yin asanas. They are the Liver, Gall Bladder, Kidney, Urinary Bladder, Spleen, and Stomach meridians.

In Childs pose we compress the Stomach and Spleen Meridians in a gentle manner preparing the body for the peak poses of Sphinx, Saddle and Dragon where the meridians are stimulated more intensly. The final reclining twist poses gently massage the stomach and spleen before Shavasana.

Namaste, and have a great day

TODAY’S MANTRA – GYATRI

OM BHUR BHUVAH SWAH
TAT SAVITUR VERENYAM
BHARGO DEVASYA DHEEMAHI
DHIYO YO NAH PRACHODAYAT

MEANING

EVOKING EARTH, ETHERIC REALM AND THE HEAVENS,
LET US BRING OUR MIND TO DWELL
IN THE RADIANCE OF THE DIVINE TRUTH
MAY THAT TRUTH INSPIRE OUR REFLECTIONS.

YIN YOGA FOR THE LIVER AND GALL BLADDER MERIDIANS
APRIL 23, 2020
90 minutes

The six meridians that begin or end in the lower body are of most interest to Yin Yoga. These are the lines affected the most by the yin asanas. They are the Liver, Gall Bladder, Kidney, Urinary Bladder, Spleen, and Stomach meridians.

Deep poses like Swan and Frog stimulate the Liver and Kidney lines because these lines come through the inner groin.
The Gall Bladder line on outer leg is also stimulated in the above poses.
Bananasana and reclining twists both stimulate the Gall Bladder meridian, which runs all along the side of the body.

Namaste, and have a great day

TODAY’S MANTRA – GYATRI

OM BHUR BHUVAH SWAH
TAT SAVITUR VERENYAM
BHARGO DEVASYA DHEEMAHI
DHIYO YO NAH PRACHODAYAT

MEANING

EVOKING EARTH, ETHERIC REALM AND THE HEAVENS,
LET US BRING OUR MIND TO DWELL
IN THE RADIANCE OF THE DIVINE TRUTH
MAY THAT TRUTH INSPIRE OUR REFLECTIONS.

YIN YOGA FOR KIDNEY & URINARY BLADDER MERIDIANS
APRIL 22, 2020
90 minutes

The six meridians that begin or end in the lower body are of most interest to Yin Yoga. These are the lines affected the most by the yin asanas. They are the Liver, Gall Bladder, Kidney, Urinary Bladder, Spleen, and Stomach meridians.

Todays Yin poses target the lower back. The Urinary Bladder and Kidney lines  run through the lower back and sacrum and are therefore stimulated during today’s practice.

Namaste, and have a great day!

TODAY’S MANTRA

GURU BRAHMA, GURU VISHNU,
GURU DEVO, MAHESHVARA
GURU SAKSHAT, PARAM BRAHMA
TASMAE SHRI
GURAVE NAMAH

MEANING

GURU INSPIRES BIRTH AND CREATIVITY
GURU INSPIRES ONGOING GROWTH
GURU INSPIRES THE DESTRUCTION OF EGO & ILLUSION
TO THE DIVINE GURU I BOW

YIN YOGA FOR SLEEP
APRIL 21, 2020
60 minutes

Today practice is suitable for all levels and all ages from children to grandparents. A relaxing deeply restorative practice, best practiced prior to bedtime. Enjoy!

Namaste, Sleep Well

TODAY’S MANTRA

Sherab Chamma Heart Mantra, The Great Wisdom Loving Mother.

OM MA WA MA DE MA HI MO HA E MA HO MA YE RU PA YE TA DHU DHU SO HA.”

MEANING

  • OM: the great, all knowing, loving mother Chamma
  • MA: protection from enemies
  • WA: protection from curses
  • MA: protection from infertility
  • DE: protection from nagas
  • MA: protection from wrong views
  • HI: protection from making harmful errors
  • MO: protection from death
  • HA: protection from negative planetary forces
  • E: of enlightened activity: powerful, peaceful, increasing, wrathful
  • MA: represents the source of the teachings
  • HO: 4 doorkeepers of the mandala on each level
  • MA: her 108 manifestations that inspire certain sutric and tantric spiritual teachings
  • YE: her 360 manifestations that inspire other sutric and tantric teachings
  • RU: 5,500 manifestations manifest in: seeing, accumulation, preparation, meditation
  • PA:  Her endless external manifestations
  • YE: the primordial single root of the countless manifestations
  • TA: Chamma who is the tamer of the powerful beings and powerful realms
  • DHU: Chamma of manifestation
  • DHU: Chamma of the Bodhisattvas of the 10 bhumis
  • SO: the aspect of Chamma beyond: the 3 times, appearance and emptiness, existence or non-existence, eternalism or nihilism
  • HA: the base of manifestation of all the root sutric deities.

Sherab Chamma, the Wisdom Loving Mother, is the embodiment of loving compassion. As an enlightened deity, Chamma manifests in many different types according to the needs of practitioners.

YIN YOGA FOR THE LEGS
YIN (5)
April, 20, Himalayas

Todays Yin practice is suitable for all yogi’s. A practice for the legs and we also practice some forward folds, releasing the lower back. As always maintain a soft Ujjai breath throughout the practice, come to your edge and hold for time. Use any props that you may need. Have your props handy in your yoga space.

Namaste & have a great day

TODAY’S MANTRA

OMM
ASATO MA SAT GAMAYA
TAMASO MA JYOTIR GAMAYA
MRITYOR MA AMRITAM GAMAYA
OMM

MEANING

LEAD ME FROM THE UNREAL TO THE REAL
LEAD ME FROM DARKNESS TO LIGHT
FROM DEATH TO IMMORTALITY

YIN YOGA FOR THE WHOLE BODY
YIN (4)
April, 13, Himalayas

Todays Yin practice is suitable for all yogi’s. A practice for the whole body with deep releases for the spine, legs and arms. Opening the toes with Zipper Toes for balance and toe squats to open the mind . As always maintain a soft Ujjai breath throughout the practice, come to your edge and hold for time. Use any props that you may need. Have your props handy in your yoga space.

Please note: Roll along the spine after supported Matsyasan and then come into Shavasana (relation pose)

Namaste & have a great day

TODAY’S MANTRA

OMM
ASATO MA SAT GAMAYA
TAMASO MA JYOTIR GAMAYA
MRITYOR MA AMRITAM GAMAYA
OMM

MEANING

LEAD ME FROM THE UNREAL TO THE REAL
LEAD ME FROM DARKNESS TO LIGHT
FROM DEATH TO IMMORTALITY

HOW TO MAKE A GODDESS LOUNGE
APRIL 19, 2020
5 minutes and your ready to go

Use whatever you have around the house to make yourself a Goddess Lounge. I had to improvise here in the Himalayas – but the final product is just as comfortable as having Yoga bolsters and Yoga blankets.
The Goddess Lounge instruction video is also on the Prenatal page and the Meditation page.

Namaste & have a great day

YIN YOGA FOR THE LOWER BACK
YIN (3)
April, 11, Himalayas

Todays Yin practice is suitable for all yogi’s. A practice to lengthen and strengthen the lower back. There are always options with any yoga practice, as we know no two bodies are the same and we may also feel different from one day to the next. As always maintain a soft Ujjai breath throughout the practice, come to your edge and hold for time. Use any props that you may need. Have your props handy in your yoga space.

Namaste & have a great day

TODAY’S MANTRA

OM TRIYAMBAHAM YAJAMAHAI
SUGANDHIM PUSHTIVARDHANAM
URVARUKAMIVA BANDHANAN
MRITYOR MOKSHIYA MAMRITAT

MEANING

WE MEDIATE ON SHIVA, THE THIRD-EYE ONE,
KNOWER OF PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE
WHO PERMEATES AND NOURISHES ALL LIKE A FRAGRANCE.
AS IN DUE TIME THE STEM OF THE CUCUMBER WEAKENS, AND THE GOURD IS FREE FROM THE VINE, SO RELEASE US FROM ATTACHMENT TO THE MATERIAL, AND LIBERATE US INTO THE ETERNAL.

YIN YOGA FOR BEGINNERS
YIN (2)
April, 4, Himalayas

Todays Yin practice is suitable for beginners and yogi’s who have a regular practice. There are always options with any yoga practice, as we know no two bodies are the same and we may also feel different from one day to the next. As always maintain a soft Ujjai breath throughout the practice, come to your edge and hold for time

Namaste & have a great day

TODAY’S MANTRA – GYATRI

OM BHUR BHUVAH SWAH
TAT SAVITUR VERENYAM
BHARGO DEVASYA DHEEMAHI
DHIYO YO NAH PRACHODAYAT

MEANING

EVOKING EARTH, ETHERIC REALM AND THE HEAVENS,
LET US BRING OUR MIND TO DWELL
IN THE RADIANCE OF THE DIVINE TRUTH
MAY THAT TRUTH INSPIRE OUR REFLECTIONS.

Himalayas – April 3,2020
A practice for the hips to strengthen and release any tension that may be stored in this area.
We start off with a gentle supported Childs pose, moving into frog, shoelace, Pidgeon and then our peak pose of dragon.
Come into each pose, Breathe and hold for time to enjoy the benefits of Yin Yoga

TODAY’S MANTRA

AKHANDA MANDALA KARUM
VYAPTAM JENA CHARA CHARAM
TATPADAM DARSHITAM JENA
TASMAE SHRI GURAVE NAMAH

MEANING

I BOW TO THE DIVINE GURU
WHO REVEALS TO ME THAT PURE
CONSCIOUSNESS IS AN INDIVISIBLE ENTITY
THAT ENCIRCLES AND PERMEATES THE
MOVING AND NON-MOVING