Restorative Yoga


Thursdays 7.45 pm at Wilton Community Centre. 60-minute yin class. See below for a full description of Yin yoga.

Decompress and bring focus back to your week. Reset the body with slower, controlled, essential movement. All welcome, it's great for beginners and those who have never done yoga as well as more experienced practitioners to focus on other areas of their asana practice. Most practices start with a little dynamic movement to move the body a little, before moving into longer holds.

Due to covid restrictions, you must supply your own mat and props if required. Suggested props, mat, blocks, pillows, bolsters, blankets, socks. Make sure you wear comfy clothes you can move in, you can even come in your pyjamas!

Please get in touch if you want recommendations for props



Yin yoga focus on rest and relaxation, it is very gentle and is predominantly long static hold in seated postures. Here are a few things Yin can help with-

  • Calms and balances the mind and body.
  • Reduces stress and anxiety.
  • Increases circulation.
  • Improves flexibility.
  • Releases fascia and improves joint mobility.
  • Balances the internal organs.

Yang yoga practices like vinyasa physically target the ‘superficial’ muscles, in Yin yoga, we target the deep connective tissues of the body – the ligaments, joints, bones, and deep fascia networks. A Yin class usually consists of a series of passive floor poses held for up to 5 minutes or more, that mainly work the lower part of the body – the hips, pelvis, inner thighs, lower spine. These areas are especially rich in connective tissues.

Yin yoga works on the yin tissues – also known as the connective tissues. Connective tissue responds best to a slow, steady load, which is why we hold the poses for longer. Different Yin yoga poses stimulate and remove blockages in the myofascial meridians in the body, which in turn balances the body’s internal organs and systems. If you gently stretch connective tissue by holding a yin pose for a long time in this way, the body will respond by making it a little longer and stronger – which is exactly what you want.

Get started and try a class! Pay as you go, every Thursday at Wilton Community Centre. I hope to see you there.