Yin Yoga uses gentle long held postures practiced with an attitude of compassionate acceptance to awaken the more Yin parts of our physical, emotional and spiritual selves. By promoting the flow of energy (Qi) through the energy channels (meridians) of our deep Yin core we can help bring health to our bodies and balance to our busy Yang style lives. In my classes and workshops on Yin Yoga participants learn the theory and practice of Yin Yoga while gaining a basic understanding of the Chinese meridian system and it's relationship to Yogic chakra theory. We also look at how our basic anatomical differences ultimately effect our yoga postures , helping us to bring a sense of self acceptance to our practice. We balance the Yin practices with more Yang style practices based on Hatha and Taoist tradition.