Tips for Practicing with a Group Yoga Class

Tips for Practicing with a Group Yoga Class

Are you new to the group class situation? Intimidated by what to expect, how to act, and if everybody will be able to tell that you're a newbie?

Or maybe you're a seasoned pro, with many sweaty hours of practicing with a crowd under your belt thinking "I got this!" when asked if you are comfortable in a group setting?

Well, here's a list of everything I can think of to help you navigate the waters (pools of sweaty waters!) of a group yoga class. And even if you're one of those seasoned pros, we can all use a reminder now and then of proper etiquette and remember what it feels like to be new to the game. 

Introduction to the Chakras

Introduction to the Chakras

During my Yin Yoga Teacher Training, we learned which chakras were affected in every single Yin pose that we learned. And this fascinated me. In Vinyasa, there are some teachers who like to theme a class around a specific chakra but it's not required and none of my regular teachers mention the chakras in class. But here in Yin, it was presented as a vital component of our teaching. I first started learning about the chakras many years ago in another area I was studying so I brushed up on my old knowledge and got reacquainted with our chakra friends.

An Introduction to Yin Yoga

An Introduction to Yin Yoga

Yin Yoga classes are starting to pop up more on the yoga schedules of studios in Southern California. You might be wondering, what is Yin Yoga? I'm so happy you asked! 

I knew from the first moment that I was introduced to Yin Yoga, that I wanted to dive deeper into this facet of yoga. And so I recently took an advanced training course, became certified to teach it, and immediately began offering yin yoga sessions to my students.