Visual artist MJ Yeager has been a yoga practitioner for more than 20 years. She completed her Kripalu 200-hour training in 2012 and yin yoga certification in 2015. She blends 30 years of fitness, 2 levels of Reiki, life-earned wisdom and a bit of humor into the mix. As in the tradition of yoga, she focuses on the blending of breathe, movement and mindfulness. Postures are sustained and powerful. Her classes are designed for intermediate level, though a beginner is made to feel comfortable in the group.
MJ Yeager instructs the following:
This is one of our Focused
Yin Yoga poses are performed seated or lying down using props and slow transitional movements that massage and lubricate the body’s sheath of connective tissue as well as the mind’s power of observation. Sustaining each pose for a period of time pairs intentional stillness with steady compression to signal a “rest and restore” mode for the central nervous system thus promoting digestion, muscle repair and organ detoxification.
Note: Saturday’s 3:30 pm class in SK explores the nuances of Yin Yoga from the varied perspectives of rotating seasoned Yin teachers.
This Yoga I/II blended class includes key instruction for beginner yogis, while offering options for experienced yogis to deepen and further their practice. Teachers address various levels while adapting to students' needs.