Yin/Yang Yoga weaves together slow-paced Yin yoga with the more active Yang (Hatha) yoga. Rooted in the Chinese Taoist concepts of yin and yang, this practice combines the passive, cooling energy of yin, with the dynamic, warming energy of yang, nurturing both physical and spiritual balance. In Yin yoga, the poses are held passively for three to five minutes or longer in order to stretch the connective tissue of the body, such as the ligaments, rather than the muscles. Hatha yoga asanas and gentle vinyasa flows warm the body and stretch and strengthen the muscles. The yang portion of practice is typically in the second half of class because the yin postures support the alignment and mobility of the more active practice. By combining the two styles of yoga, Yin/Yang Yoga improves energy and stability while also cultivating relaxation, ease, and healing. All levels welcome. No prior experience necessary. Come as you are.