Yin Suspension Yoga

With Reiki

Thursdays 5:45 PM @ The Flying Yogi 245 Carlaw Avenue, unit 7

 

Surrender to gravity and release all of your stress in this Suspended Yin yoga class with the unique benefits of included Reiki energy healing from a Reiki Master. This class is a healing sanctuary designed to melt away your worries and reconnect you to your body in a cooling, healing practice while you float weightlessly through the air with the YogiGym®.

 

 
 

 
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Why Suspension Yoga?

Suspension Yoga™ offers an energizing and relaxing way of exercising, through inversions and aerial movements that leave you feeling relaxed while experiencing a full body work out.

The YogiGym® is used for all classes and all fitness levels, allowing you to achieve deep stretches in a fully supportive way. This unique yoga equipment is also perfect for handstands training, split training, hip, chest and shoulder opening, back-bending and lengthening tight hamstrings.

Suspension Yoga™ helps develop core strength, create balance and the suspended inversions create a deep feeling of relaxation. This type of yoga  addresses conditions related to spinal health, and provides numerous benefits related to the body’s functions and overall well-being.

 

Why Yin?

Yin Yoga is a form of Hatha Yoga practice that focuses on releasing blockages of energy and emotions from the body and mind by creating length, space, flexibility, and deepening the mind-body connection through longer held poses than its active, Yang counterparts. Reiki is an energy healing modality that works by restoring and increasing the flow of life force energy, further releasing energetic and emotional blockages, and reconnecting with yourself on a deeper energetic, emotional and spiritual level.

Yin Yoga using the YogiGym® allows for the therapeutic benefits of traction, joint support and inversion, and you can surrender to gravity using a fully supported and passive approach to each asana.

In this class, you can experience a therapeutic effect on the connective tissues, muscles, and joints. This can help to prevent injury, increase flexibility, and to help slow, quiet and cool the body and mind to balance a high-paced and overstimulated lifestyle. Please let your instructor know at any time if you would not like to receive Reiki treatment during the class.

 

What is REIKI?

Reiki is a Japanese relaxation and healing modality that works on the energy body, and its role on one's mental, physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing. Reiki can be broken down into the following words: REI= Life Force and KI= Energy

The Canadian Reiki Association states:

"The knowledge of an invisible energy that flows through all living things has been part of the wisdom of many cultures for thousands of years. The exist- ence of Life Force Energy has been documented by scientific experiments. Medical doctors now considering the role it plays in the functioning of the immune system and the healing process. When our life force energy is low, it impacts our wellbeing and personal health. Reiki is an energy that works on the mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual level. The technique increases one’s life force energy that brings the body back into balance promoting a healthier life " - Canadian Reiki Association.

 

Reiki for Actors and Artists

Actors and artists have a unique requirement for clearing, particularily those who work with a method acting or emotional response to their work. Character habits, mannerisms and tension can linger after a role is complete, and sometimes even the energy of simulated acting relationships that no longer serve us can hold on beyond the requirement  of the role. In order to clear your energy and prepare for your next role, do you find yourself struggling to refocus, to let go or to find new ways of moving, breathing, speaking? Do you pick up your character's way of speaking or other attitudes? 

Specially designed treatments are available for that specific issue. Contact us today to find out more.

 

Prepare for your class or treatment

For Your Reiki treatment, many people question what is appropriate to wear. The answer is whatever makes you most comfortable! We recommend light, breathable clothing that is also warm enough that you can adjust if necessary for any temperature shifts you experience during treatment. In a reiki treatment, there is no intimate physical contact, whether you shoose a hands on-or hands off treatment style. All intimate regions of the body should remain covered- and you will also have a blanket or sheet to use for your additional comfort. We recommend avoiding hard belts, large buckles, large uncomfortable seams or anything too tight or constricting- so that you can focus on your body's sensations and not on the metal digging into your back.

 

Are you a suspension yoga first-timer? No problem! This class is slow-paced which makes it easy and accessible to all levels, while still providing deep relaxation and all of the fascial and connective tissue-stretching benefits of a regular Yin Yoga class.  With Yin Yoga, it's not about the shape your body makes in the pose, but about exploring the experience of being in your body, releasing tension and enjoying a deeper mind-body connection. 

Suspension yoga using the YogiGym® suspension system is comfortable and supportive experience. We suggest you wear long pants, such as yoga pants or tights, that will stay put.  Slippery fabrics such as silk and nylon might not be the best option- you want something that will not encourage slipping, so that you feel most secure. We also strongly suggest clothing that will help your movable bits stay secured for all genders- whether that's supportive or compression pants for the lower half, or a good sturdy sports bra for the top half of your body.  Once you get used to the equipment, and your new relationship to gravity, you will be able to adjust to your comfort accordingly. We also suggest either covering or removing any piercings that could get in the way!  If you have any questions or concerns - drop us a line!

 

WHAT'S Reiki?

Reiki means life-force energy in Japanese. Reiki Healing is an ancient energy healing modality that works on clearing blockages from the energetic body, promotes healing and relaxation, balances the chakras, and increases the flow of life-force energy.