A Yin Yoga Spring Equinox Celebration
ReAwaken Your Roots: A Yin Yoga Spring Equinox Celebration
w/ Julie Iatron in the Upper Studio @ 525 Mass. Ave. & Online via Zoom
Saturday, March 18th @ 2 – 3:30pm
$25 Pre-Registration / $35 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 Spring Equinox marks the beginning of a period of renewal and growth. What has been lying dormant for winter is now ready to come to light. We see this in nature and within ourselves. This is a time when we feel a pull to do some “spring cleaning” in the structure of our lives by creating new habits. By tapping into the energy of the season, we can create a clear sense of what we want to accomplish and how to get there.
Join Julie Iatron for a 90-minute Yin workshop that invites us to slow down, let go, and come to stillness as we shift into this period of growth. This class will focus on the liver and gallbladder meridians of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). These meridians are located on the inner and outer lines of the body, and this workshop’s sequence was created specifically to create seasonal balance.
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. We will welcome spring by nourishing the wood energy of the season and bring the body into balance. According to the Five Elements Theory, a Chinese philosophy used to describe interactions and relationships between things, each element has its own characteristics and associations with a different aspect of nature. Spring corresponds with the wood element: having been nourished by the water element of winter, wood can now emerge and grow. This will be the perfect way to welcome new growth into your life.
Julie Ann Iatron of JAI Yin Yoga
Registered Yoga Alliance Teacher – 200 hr
Yin Yoga: Foundations – 50 hr
Yin Yoga: Traditional Chinese Medicine – 50 hr
Yin Yoga: Yin Meditation – 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 grief. 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. She wanted to share her newfound awareness and knowledge with others and made a career shift into teaching yoga. In 2017, Julie completed her training with Gail Lachs at Windsoul Studio as a 200-hour 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. She is currently enrolled in the 300 hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training at the Summers School of Yin Yoga.
Julie’s 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 and on Instagram @jaiyinyoga.