Early this year Yoga Body Works added yin yoga to its list of studio offerings. The studio had been open for three years during which time our primary offering had been hot power yoga, reflected in our stutio moniker at the time (Hot Power Yoga). Indeed, Hot Power Yoga was the first studio in Newcastle dedicated to offering hot yoga classes and our teachers have been passionate about sharing this transformative practice.
All things evolve, however, and when yin yoga was added to our timetable this year, students poured into the new classes. We realised we had been missing this important piece of the puzzle - our previously yang space (associated with energy, fire, masculinity, activity, and with the sun, with change and with movement) became infused with a new yin energy (associated with stability, femininity, with matter, with form, with passivity and stillness).