Many students have asked whether the Yin-Restorative is a tough class. When you look at the practice from the outside, it looks really easy, like there’s no movement. But if you are the yogi holding that pose for 5 minutes, a lot is going through your mind and your body and it takes a lot of focus not to let your mind wander and your body fidget.

We are fortunate at Yumcha that we get to practice with one of the most thoughtful and knowledgeable Yin teachers in the city, Masako. Through Masako’s teaching, we have learned to focus on our connective tissue in the joints: the shoulders, knees, hips, and we have learned to use the physical sensations to help focus our minds in this deep, meditative practice. Students have come to this practice because they have injuries preventing them from moving too much, arthritis, insomnia, and also runners and weight-lifters with tight hips, shoulders, and hamstrings.

Whether you are a seasoned yogi or a beginner, join Masako on Saturdays at 6pm to experience this unique yoga practice!