Yin yoga, as opposed to yang yoga (the kind where you work to your edge and leave all sweaty) is a practice of releasing energy and emotion stored in the connective tissue of the body. Yin practice is said to allow the practitioner to stretch not merely the muscles, but also the fascia (the tissue that sheathes muscles) of the body. In Yin, we experience semi-supported postures that we hold for minutes at a time to engender deep release.Restorative yoga, slightly different, is a series of completely supported passive postures held for minutes at a time. It offers a blissful respite from the demands of daily life. Full of big comfy pillows, warm blankets, and Thai-massage-inspired hands-on adjustments, the practice allows you to slide deeply into the relaxation response. It is the ideal complement to any Yang practice such as vinyasa, sports, or acrobatics. Restorative yoga is sometimes even considered more beneficial that sleep, because it allows the practitioner to rest in an aligned manner.This practice could easily be required maintenance for being a happy human. Each week we will focus on particularly challenging areas of the body. When we give our attention to those places, we have the possibility of inspiring release. Surrender is an act of will, and in this series, we shall cultivate that will.Week 1: The Lower Back & HipsWeek 2: The Shoulders & ChestMOTHERS DAY SPECIAL! BRING YOUR MOM FOR FREEWeek 3: Legs & Spinal ColumnCost: 5 per class or 0 for the series.