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Cultivating Balance: An Introduction to Yin Yang Yoga

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Interested in starting your yoga journey? Or have a tendency to only focus on either strong classes or Yin classes? Yin Yang yoga is perfect for you! Come cultivate balance in a 2-hr introductory Yin Yang yoga class co-led by Sharon Yu and Mie Takamatsu at Little Mandarin Yoga in the CBD in partnership with Nimble Activewear.

Yin Yoga places emphasis on stillness and stability whilst Yang Yoga emphasises movement and mobility. Both yin and yang energies co-exist in our body and are constantly flowing relative to one another in balance. However, sometimes our energies become imbalanced due to too much of one type of energy. Many of us lead very yang heavy lifestyles, as we live in a modern and fast-paced world with deadlines and daily stresses. No matter which side you naturally lean more towards, we are always striving to find balance in our mind, body and spirit. Come experience an integrative yoga practice and experience the best of both worlds in Yin Yang yoga, as created by Paul & Suzee Grilley, Sarah Powers, and taught by Jo Phee!

In this special extended class:

  • Introduction to Taoist theory about Yin and Yang;
  • Qi (energy) cultivation and warm up;

  • Experience a set sequence of “yang” flows as created by Yin Yoga founders Paul and Suzee Grilley, which is inspired by Yoga, Qigong and Dance movements in order to mobilise “qi” (energy) in our body;

  • Learn about functional yoga and skeletal variations to adapt the practice to you;

  • Melt and bliss out with yin yoga; and

  • End the class with Yoga Nidra (a guided meditation).

Yin Yang yoga will challenge your body and mind in two different ways and you will leave the class feeling energised, yet with a sense of peace and lightness. This special class is suitable for both beginner and advanced yogis alike. Mats and props are provided.

Each participant will receive a 20% discount card to shop in-store at Nimble Activewear and one lucky winner will walk out not only with a sense of balance but also free signature neoprene tote bag to inspire you to continue your newfound movement practice!

Investment: $28 (Free Entry for Little Mandarin Debit & Annual Members, reserve a spot at the desk)

About Your Teachers:

Both Sharon Yu and Mie Takamatsu completed their Yin Yoga training with Jo Phee, who is a long-time student and senior assistant to the founders of Yin Yoga, Paul and Suzee Grilley, and Sarah Powers. After completing their training with Jo Phee, they both found that it left a profound impact on their personal view and approach towards their practice and teachings. They are excited to share their learnings and passions for a balanced practice with everyone.

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