sunday january 21 anger: liver/gall bladder
sunday february 4 joy: heart/small intestine
sunday february 18 worry: stomach/spleen
sunday march 4 grief: lungs/large intestine
sunday march 18 fear: kidneys/urinary bladder
Join Emily parzybok for one class or for the whole series of workshops to explore the energetic and emotional bodies via yin yoga practice. Every other Sunday of this series, Emily will guide you through a two-hour yin practice that incorporates sweet restorative shapes with mindfulness practice + meditation folded in.
The workshops will begin with a brief overview and some context for the day, followed by passive asana practice. Additionally, each workshop will directly relate to a particular emotion and its corresponding meridian line from Chinese medicine as well as its corresponding element from five-element theory. If you’re unfamiliar with these theories, no problem, you can use these workshops as a quick crash course!
These workshops are perfect for folks looking to extend their yoga practice outside of active asana. They could be people working with injury or recovery, those struggling with anxiety, depression or other mental health issues, or just individuals who are curious about more subtle body work, meridian theory and meditation type approaches to wellness.
The yin practice draws from Chinese medicine theories of healing and we’ll be working in our practice to move qi through the body along the energetic meridians of the body. Physically, you could think of yin postures as acupuncture that you give yourself, without the needles. The meridians of the body are each correlated with a specific emotion and we’ll spend each workshop exploring a different emotion through our physical practice and mindfulness techniques. These workshops will be slow and passive in the practice, with a good deal of stillness. Whether you’re interested in working with a particular emotion, deepening your meditation practice, learning more about self-healing through Chinese medicine or just want a yummy two hours of calming practice, we hope you’ll join us. Feel free to drop in days you can or sign up for the whole series! All levels are welcome.