Yin Yoga & Meditation
In Yin Yoga we hold floor poses passively for longer periods of time (3-5 minutes), targeting the connective tissues of the body – the tendons, ligaments, and fascia -thereby increasing circulation and improving joint mobility. Targeting the connective tissue also enhances the energy flow within our system, thus allowing us to deeply relax and remain open to authentic insight. By holding our Yin poses amidst discomfort, intensity, boredom, and/or restlessness, we learn to accept that which arises in such a way that leads to patience and ease. In these ways, yin yoga and meditation complement each other beautifully. Sitting in a meditation seat is very much like holding a yin pose, and this hour and a half Yin Yoga and Meditation workshop will allow you to experience both. We will practice Yin Yoga with space for meditation instruction. With gentle and skillful guidance, we will be able to take time to experience meditation, something that is often missed in an hour-long yoga class.
Sat Feb 18
Mercy (RYT200) found yoga in 2000, and soon thereafter met her teacher Sarah Powers, who introduced her to Yin Yoga and Buddhist meditation. She completed her first teacher training with Powers and Paul Grilley in 2004, and soon after began teaching Yin Yoga at Eight Limbs Yoga on Capitol Hill. Since then, she has birthed and homeschooled two daughters, moved back and forth across the country, worked in non-profit Community Outreach, all the while maintaining her commitment to Awakening through breath, mind, and body practices, including Ecstatic Dance which she fell in love with along the way. Mercy recently completed her second teacher training with Sarah Powers in 2021, and is excited to share the gifts of Yin Yoga and meditation with the Limber community. In addition to yoga and meditation, Mercy practices Internal Family Systems (IFS), a psycho-spiritual therapeutic modality.