Intro to Yin Yoga (30 min)
A practice to slowly and deeply open your body and mind
This 30-minute class with Shavaun provides an introduction to yin yoga, a type of yoga that targets our yin tissues - our joints and deeper connective tissues - so that overtime these tissues lengthen and strengthen which optimizes your health. This class guides you through four beginner friendly yin poses and invites you to release and soften into each pose for up to three minutes.
This practice helps calm the nervous system and create openness in the body. During these times of uncertainty, this practice can provide relief to stress while nourishing our body and mind. All levels are welcome.
- Large pillow or bolster
- 1 or 2 yoga blocks
The props can be substituted with things around your house that can provide similar support.
Shavaun Evans teaches Hatha, Yin, and Vinyasa yoga. She began practicing yoga in 2012 with a small group class in her Washington, DC neighborhood. After sharing practice together, students shared conversation and a vegetarian meal together, helping Shavaun see the possibilities for creating community around the mat. She eventually moved back to her hometown of Louisville, KY and enrolled in Eternal Health Yoga’s 200-hour teacher training program. She soon began teaching yoga to her family, friends, and neighbors, reminding her of the powerful healing and community-building possibilities of yoga and meditation. Shavaun teaches weekly at Eternal Health Yoga in Louisville, KY, and offers community classes for grassroots organizations including Outdoor Afro Kentucky and Play Cousins Collective. You can connect with Shavaun at www.yogishavaun.com