“A combination class of a heat-building Vinyasa flow and breathwork during the first half of class. Here we will build heat and work off the energy of the day. The second half of the class will be a slow and restorative Yin practice. The Yin portion of class will be seated and supine poses that offer deep stretch and relaxation. All levels. A rejuvenating class to promote breath-body connection and relaxation.”
Jes is the instructor for the VinYin class and was very welcoming when I came in. She made sure that I had all the props necessary for the class – a yoga mat, two blocks, one strap, and one bolster – and waited until everyone got settled to start.
The first half of the class included moves from your normal vinyasa class which got me nice and warmed up for the rest of the workout. As someone who doesn’t frequently work out, I was very happy with the level of intensity in the tougher parts of the class! When I needed a break, I made sure to stop and take a sip of water and then hopped right back into what the instructor had for us next. It is safe to say that I got a good workout during this portion of the class.
In the next half, we moved on to much slower and more restorative movements, allowing ourselves to focus on deep stretching. I am a big fan of slow flow because it helps me release the tension that I carry from looking at a screen all day! While moving through the sequences, Jes made sure to remind us about breathing intentionally which is something that I often forget to do during a workout. We ended the class like most others with a moment of stillness to wrap up all the good exercise we got.
Overall, I was very pleased with this class and would love to take it again! Jes was a great instructor, and now that I have done it once, I feel much more confident for the next time.