Master class: Yin Yoga & Meridians Heart and Lungs, Centrum Well, Utrecht

Date

16-09-2018

Time

14.00H - 17.00H

Price

37 €

* There are 25 spots available!
 

Language

Dutch/English

Location

Centrum Well
Doelenstraat 34
3512 XJ UTRECHT 


By train?
Travel to Station Utrecht Vaartsche Rijn, from there it is a 7 minute walk to the location. 

By car?
Parking option 1: Parking garage Vaartsche Rijn (€21 for a whole day), from there it is a 7 minute walk to the location. 

Parking option 2: Tolsteegplantsoen (still free parking), from there it is a 12 minute walk to the location. 

Parking option 3: P+R Papendorp take bus 29 (direction De Uithof WKZ via Balijelaan) it goes every 30 minutes to Station Vaartsche Rijn (busride lasts 7 minutes), from there it is a 7 minute walk to the location. 

Information and
registration

To participate in this Master class, please send an email to: [email protected].

Full payment is required to ensure your place. Registration is confirmed when transfer is complete.

Master class: Yin Yoga & Meridian focus (Heart and Lungs)
With José de Haan - de Groot


Discover the healing effects of Yin yoga, by stimulating specific meridians.

 


Transitioning from Summer to Fall; from outgoing and excitement to a more turned in phase. This always takes some time to adapt and can create a feeling of melancholy. How do you keep the joy in your heart while you allow yourself to settle?

 

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine Summer is ruled by the Fire element and the Heart, whereas Autumn has the energy of Metal which affects the Lungs the most. Fire can melt Metal, meaning the joy and desire that springs from the Heart can soften the critic within you allowing your intuition to flow.

 

In this master class related to the seasonal elements Fire and Metal of TCM, José will help you deepen your understanding of Yin Yoga. 

 

The class will start with theory on the Fire and Metal element. Followed by partly-guided meditation, pranayama, which balances the two elements, and a long Yin Yoga practice focusing on asanas which stimulate the Qi flow in the Heart & Small Intestine and Lung & Large Intestine – the organs connected to these elements -, to calm the nervous system, to enhance the blood circulation, to boost your immune system and improve your lung capacity, and harmonize out-of-balance emotions, such as spiritlessness, grief and sadness. 

 

You will stay 5 to 10 minutes in the poses in order to increase the healing effect on the physical, mental and emotional level. Physically you will do Yin poses that balance the Fire and Metal energy; opening up and twisting your chest, enhancing the flexibility of your arms and upper back, and releasing tensions in your shoulders and neck. Likewise, you will get the opportunity to pay attention to the tightest areas of the body, to be able to balance the left and right sides.

 

The poses can trigger intense effects, and if this occurs, José will be there to guide you, enabling you to get to the core of whatever may appear, and providing greater insight into your entire being. The practice will finish with the energetic effects of a well-deserved, extended period of relaxation. The Master  class will conclude with meditation and pranayama, allowing anything that may have come up to settle without judgement.


 

Let go of your sorrows and open your heart, in order for your soul to shine! 



Suitability:

This Master class is open to all Yin Yogis and yoginis, who are looking for relaxation, introspection and opening up the body from head to toe.

Not recommended for pregnant women, due to longer held poses. But if you are pregnant and really want to join this class, then please consult José ([email protected]).



What to bring:

Your own yoga mat and some easy-to-carry props such as: blanket (for relaxation), blocks, a belt and possibly a bolster. Consider what you may need during your Yin yoga practice.



Language:

Depending on the participating students, the Master class will be given in English or Dutch.


Upcoming Master Classes:
Sunday: 7th of October 2018:  14:00h-17:00h
Sunday: 26th of May 2019:  14:00h - 17:00h
Sunday: 20th of October 2019:  14:00h - 17:00h