YIN for Winter & Vitality

Saturday 25th of January 10-12.30

YIN for Winter and Vitality -workshop.
Winter is the time of year that is most Yin-like. Just like in the nature, winter is the time for doing less and allowing ourselves the opportunity to replenish, rejuvenate and restore. January is a time for rest and self-reflection. With seasonal yin we harmonize ourselves with the nature.

WATER&WINTER. In Chinese Medicine the winter is the season of the element Water, which can be cold or even icy. The organs in the Water element are the Kidneys and Urinary Bladder.

Kidneys are like our batteries, the gate of our vitality and the source of our energy. When they’re depleted we feel like we’re running in empty, and no matter how much we rest, we still feel tired. Winter is a time where we are encouraged to slow down, rest, restore and look within.

The nourishing yin sequence has been chosen to compliment the winter theme, intended to support the immune system and vitality in the body, which is often challenged in the winter months. By harmonizing yourself with the seasons you can stay healthier and prevent diseases, rejuvenate and balance body and mind.

NO FEAR. The emotion of fear is related to the Kidneys when they are out of balance and when the energy is depleted. When emotions are balanced, we feel safe, trustful, alive and full of inner wisdom and will power.

WHAT IS YIN? Yin is a slow but effective yoga practice with long held postures targeted to hips, pelvis, spine and lower body.  Long postures and breath compress also connective tissues and fascia. They stimulate and open the meridians, the pathways for Qi-energy, connected to the organs which let energy run freely in the body. Qi tonifies and hydrates the connective tissues and nourish the muscles. In stillness we turn our mind inside and connect to ourselves feeling safe and calm. We get rooted, open and balanced.

HOW&WHAT? We practice two hour mindful winter yin sequence to strengthen the kidneys, to restore and rejuvenate our body and create vitality. We end in closing asanas, meditation and long nourishing savasana. You leave the practice feeling relaxed and renewed!

Warmly welcome to Winter Yin!

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About Laura

Laura Heikkinen is a yoga teacher specialized in Yin Yoga Teacher Training, Buddhism, and Taoist practices.

She has studied Yin and Yang Yoga and Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Trainings in Insight Yoga Institute with Sarah Powers, and done hatha yoga teacher training in India. She has Yoga Teacher Trainings in Yin 280 RYT and Hatha 200 RYT

She has deepened her studies in Yin with Paul and Susie Grilley, Jo Phee, Victor Chng, Simon Low, Sebastian Pucelle and Murielle Burellier, and Helena Chaón Muñoz, and learned different yoga styles around the world more than 20 years.

She has been studying qigong, and relaxation and mindfulness techniques in Shanghai Qigong Research Institute, which is under the University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Shanghai. She loves living by the seasons, lifelong learning and heading to longevity.

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