Join Dorinda one Sunday each quarter for an afternoon of thoughtfully sequenced, long-held yin yoga poses designed to release tension in the body and promote relaxation and balance. By targeting the deepest layers of the body, a regular yin yoga practice instructs the mind and body to find a sense of calm and inner peace.
About Yin Yoga:
Yin yoga involves working with the body’s connective tissues and meridians (energy channels) to promote relaxation, joint health, flexibility and overall well-being. A yin yoga practice consists of a series of long-held passive stretches done on the floor, using a variety of yoga props to support the body. Practitioners are encouraged to work at their appropriate edge, remaining still in a pose for 1 to 5 minutes.
This mildly stresses joints and adds a tensile load to connective tissue. This applied and targeted tensile load triggers a complex cellular process that stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, increasing joint adaptability and agility. The slow and meditative nature of yin yoga activates the parasympathetic nervous system, which is responsible for body restoration and rest. This activation reduces stress and anxiety, lowers blood pressure, and promotes overall well-being.
A minimum of 6 months consistent yoga practice is recommended.
This workshop qualifies for Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Credit.
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Dorinda’s teaching style helps students focus on intention and anatomical alignment through compassionate and clear instruction, skillful sequencing, and perceptive hands-on adjustments. Her purpose is to help students experience this ancient practice in a way that reveals its wisdom, and ease. Dorinda’s love of yoga comes through in her devotion to the intention of her teachers. Her reverence for yoga’s complex lineage is balanced with humor so that students leave class feeling refreshed with clear minds and energized bodies.
Dorinda has been studying Iyengar yoga since 1995 and began teaching in 2010. She is a long-time student of Donald Moyer, Mary Lou Weprin and Debbie Gilman, a graduate of The Yoga Room’s Advanced Studies Program and a Relax and Renew Trainer through Judith Lasater’s accredited program. She is certified at the Experienced 500 hour level (ERYT500) and is a Continuing Education Provider (YACEP) with the Yoga Alliance. Dorinda is also a member of the faculty at The Yoga Room in Berkeley.