SHIN YOGA was born out of the need for a different type of Yoga. One that respects the body as profound wisdom, one that encourages embodiment, breath as spirit and living as being!
Shin Yoga is "sensing your body, breath and movement. It is a practice of bringing consciousness to each moment of moving" through yoga postures, pranayama and meditation. (Amy Matthews)
Shin Yoga is becoming the fluid, following the waves forms, recognising the blocks and releasing them.
"The universe consists entirely of waves of motion which spring from stillness and return to stillness" Walter Russel (American Polymath)
Shin Yoga is DOING LESS TO FEEL MORE
Shin Yoga is UNION WITH THE SELF
Discover the anatomical, kinesthetic and energetic relationships within the body, and between the body and breath, that are at the heart of a somatic practice.
Yoga connects us to our centre, helping us find softness and fluidity in the places we are rigid. As we gain flexibility on our mats, we are also reminded to create space for more fluidity—and less rigidity—in our daily lives.
As we grow stronger in our ability to
simultaneously open and support ourselves, we develop an ability to align
instead of a determination to reach a finished alignment.
Drawing on the
developmental postures of Shin Somatics, Skinner Releasing principles, Body Mind Centering, Biodynamic Craniosacral therapy and
somatic practice Shin Yoga focuses on opening and lengthening the body and
quietening the mind. Based on the founding principle of Yoga – to create
balance - we begin with balancing the nervous system and endocrine system,
using asanas and pranayama inspired for healing and inner reflection.
manage stress, learn to wind down and create a space to just BE in your body. This is a transformative practice.
Suitable for those new to yoga, or for long-time yogis needing a more embodied gentle practice. Fabulous for those recovering from illness or injury, those in the
later stages of the life cycle, pregnancy or post-natal mums or those in relax mode. Shin Yoga moves gently through the postures with a focus
on healing, restoration and revitalisation.
Shin Yoga moves towards deep and profound relaxation in body, mind and spirit.
Experience the quiet mind of DIVINE NEUTRALITY
"No one part of the body compresses or congeals against any other part - so we have maximum freedom to move" Joan Skinner
Shin yoga classes are currently being held at the SOUL CENTRE, Titirangi, Auckland and in Ponsonby at the Leys Institite in New Zealand
WEDNESDAYS 6-7.15pm - SOUL CENTRE, Titirangi
THURSDAYS 6-7.15pm - LEYS INSTITUTE, Ponsonby
FRIDAYS 6-7.15pm - SOUL CENTRE, Titirangi
SOUL CENTRE WEBSITE