The Practice: "Yoga helps put us in touch with beneficial qualities of strength, balance, acceptance, perseverance, grace, and love. May we each develop our capacity to be in unbroken connection with these qualities, and to fully share them with all we meet.” ~Nina
Nina received her 200 hr training with Tina Lanzoni of YinYang Yoga in Annapolis, MD and her 300 hr with Aaron Star of Blue Osa Yoga in Costa Rica. Her training focused on vinyasa flow and yin yoga.
Vinyasa Flow – movement through the asanas (the poses) is linked to the rhythm of the breath and flows from one pose to the next. Classes focus on building strength and balance; the pace of the practice can be vigorous or gentle.
Yin Yoga – poses are held for longer periods, typically four to five minutes, and target the connective tissue of the hips, legs, and spine. The aim is primarily to increase flexibility and range of motion. Yin also provides a wonderful opportunity to practice calming the mind and accepting what is.
Assisted Yin Yoga – This clothes-on therapy uses gentle stretching, positioning, and massage to release deep seated tension in muscles and connective tissue, relieving chronic pain from injury, stress, or repetitive strain. (Sometimes referred to as “Lazy Man’s Yoga.” :)
Restorative Yoga – a bit like variations on shavasana (resting pose), restorative yoga uses props and long held gentle poses to offer the body and mind deeper states of relaxation.