Yin & Pranayama | caretaking the liver
Yin Yoga is a slower-paced style of yoga based on traditional Chinese medicine and the meridians. Throughout the class you’ll be intentionally guided through a sequence of postures for the body to yield and rest into for longer periods of time. With the season of Spring as our theme, we’ll spend time nourishing and care taking the organ and essence of the liver.
Within this particular practice we welcome moments of stillness to help you feel the physicality of the poses and land into the connective tissue, the bones, the nervous system, and the organs to help dissolve tension, evolve our patience, and hydrate the fascia — eventually releasing the pose with grace. Over time, a Yin practice can help to stabilize and soften stiff and stressed bodies while enriching the circulation of oxygen and blood.
Adding intentional Pranayama (breath) techniques to the mix allows us to move stagnant energy before settling into the rich history of the body.
No prior asana experience is needed to join this class.
All are welcome to join.
Michelle Baker is a renowned space holder, practitioner, teacher and mentor known for her grounding presence, soothing voice and steady counsel. Her work is centered around guiding people back home to the innate wisdom of their bodies through a weaving of the breath, somatic practices, yoga, meditation and body focussed inquiry & coaching. Her love for poetry, curiosity and writing is woven into all that she offers.
Her work includes being a Holistic Mentor, Yoga Teacher, Ceremony Curator, Writer, Breathworker, and Reiki Master.
Michelle grew up in upstate New York and began her work in holistic wellness in 2013 as a life coach and private chef while living in Brooklyn. She currently lives on the Swedish west coast with her partner and her dog, Bodhi.
She has been working with clients individually since 2013 and leading groups in person and online since 2014.
Michelle is a transformational mentor specializing in empowerment and self-worth; working with hundreds of women and men supporting them on their path of inner growth. Her work has taken her around the globe and most recently introduced her to collaborating with some wise, spirit seeking women creating and leading international retreats, and trainings.
Read more at. https://www.michellebaker.co/about