Fall Into Autumn: A Yin Yoga Equinox Celebration
$30 Pre-Registration / $40 day of workshop
Those attending online will have access to this recording for 14 days from the date the workshop runs.
The word “equinox” comes from the Latin aequus, meaning equal, and nox, meaning night. There are two equinoxes in the calendar, one in March and one in September, and these are the two days each year where day and night are almost equal, where the amounts of light and darkness are the same. The Autumnal Equinox marks the end of summer and its fiery Yang energy and begins the transition towards the quieter, cooler Yin season of winter. This day is an opportunity to celebrate on our efforts during the first half of the year and to prepare for the upcoming dormant season. It is a chance for us to cultivate balance in our bodies and spirits, to turn within, and to allow our yoga practice to reflect the changes of the season.
Join Julie Iatron for a 90 minute Yin workshop that invites us to slow down, let go, and come to stillness as we shift from periods of growth and harvesting to one of dormancy. This class will focus on the lung and large intestine meridians of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) with an emphasis on extension and flexion of the upper body, through which both meridian lines pass.
Unlike active Yang yoga, which targets the muscles of the body, the primary intention of Yin Yoga is to focus on the dense connective tissues of the body. Yin Yoga is believed to help hydrate these connective tissues, assist in removing toxins from the body, prevent the shortening of the tissues around the joints, allow mobility in the joints, and maintain our spinal structure. From an energetic perspective, Yin Yoga explores the concepts of yielding, being receptive, and being open.
During this workshop, you will hold static poses for longer periods of time in order to experience sensation in those areas and notice how your body and mind react to those holds. Our bodies will mirror the natural cycle of life, like trees shedding their leaves as they prepare for winter. This will be the perfect way to let go of what no longer serves us and prepare for new growth to come.
Registered Yoga Alliance Teacher – 200 hr Foundations of Yin Yoga – 50 hr Reiki I & II Certified Practitioner Reiki Master Level Attunement received through Aura Vista Healing Julie Iatron discovered yoga in 2013 as a way to help cope with her grief after the unexpected passing of her father-in-law. Initially cautious and unsure of herself, she found the courage to let go of worry and the need for perfectionism in her practice. After just a few months, she found that she craved the peace that stepping onto her mat brought. As a busy wife and mom, she knew she needed to make time for self-care, and her yoga practice became the foundation of a more intentional lifestyle. Almost immediately, she wanted to share her newfound awareness and knowledge with others and began to consider the possibility of teaching yoga. In 2017, Julie completed her training with Gail Lachs at Windsoul Studio as a 200-hour Yoga Alliance Certified Instructor. Her training included Vinyasa, Hatha, restorative, and chair yoga. In 2019, she pursued her passion for Yin yoga and became certified through the Summers School of Yin Yoga with Josh Summers. Julie feels that yoga, meditation and energy healing are tools that everyone can use. Her classes are carefully sequenced and designed to be accessible for beginner as well as seasoned yoga practitioners. She encourages her students to discover what works for their individual bodies and skeletal structure. As a master level Reiki healer, Julie loves to offer Reiki healing energy as an option for those in her classes, and believes in creating a secure space where students can go within, challenge themselves and find inner stillness. Her goal for each of her students is that they are able to come to their mat, focus on their breath and move their body safely and in ways that feel good, cultivating a deep sense of ease and self-compassion. With two daughters of her own, Julie recognizes the importance of yoga and mindfulness for children, and her teaching practice would not feel complete without her children’s classes. She loves to balance active movement and play with breathing and quiet time and frequently finds herself amazed by what her youngest students have to teach her. You can find her on Facebook at JAI Yin Yoga, on Instagram @jaiyinyoga, and on the Hey Marvelous online platform at https://app.heymarvelous.com/jai-yin-yoga