Yin & Nidra
This class combines our Yin practice with some Yoga Nidra practice. Yin Yoga is the slower complement to the Yang (active) yoga styles. This yoga targets the connective tissues of the body – tendons, ligaments, fascia, and even the bones themselves – by holding postures for a longer duration than one would deem ‘comfortable’. Due to these longer holds (usually 2-5 minutes), you will probably do no more than a handful of postures in the average class. A great practice for cultivating stillness, while also improving circulation and hydration to our more often neglected areas of the body. Yoga Nidra is a specific guided meditation. Following a similar structure each time, the Nidra practice is one of complete physical stillness as the teacher guides you through a body scan before turning your attention inward. A great practice to help with relaxation, your Nidra practice provides space for you to connect to your inner self as we quiet the mind and focus on our deepest heartfelt desires (sankalpas). This practice is for everybody, and you cannot practice Yoga Nidra incorrectly. Bring your most comfortable clothes, blanket, eye pillow, crystals, intentions, journal, etc…
Yoga was never something that Pauline thought she would enjoy – she had the idea that it was too easy, too slow, that it wasn’t enough for her. And after taking her first class, she was quickly proven wrong. The yoga can be challenging, but also incredible. It opens you up to new things in your body, as well as your mind. It’s a connection that is truly unique to everyone, and it’s really beautiful.
Although Pauline can’t get most of her family members to practice yoga when they visit the city, her amazing fiancé, Cam, can be seen around the studio all the time. Pauline is thrilled to be part-owner of Harvest Yoga Studio with Jess, and is looking forward to future adventures together as business partners and lovers of yoga.
During the pandemic, never one to shy away from a challenge, she enrolled and completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training, Yin Yoga training, and an AFLCA exercise theory & group exercise, cycle certification. She is currently in training for her Yoga Nidra certification. To Dianne, her experience is to be passionate about what you do and to remember to listen to your inner wisdom, as it will always lead you to amazing places.
She is passionate about writing, and loves the great outdoors – camping, all-things paddling, biking, hiking with her family and 2 pups – as well as making home-made things (renos included).