Surrender to Summer: A Yin Yoga Solstice Celebration

Surrender to Summer: A Yin Yoga Solstice Celebration
w/ Julie Iatron of RCY
Saturday, July 1st @ 6 – 7:30pm in the Upper Studio & Online
Pre-Registration $25 / $35 day of workshop

The summer solstice is the beginning of the second half of the year and a time to recognize the sun and its rays in all their glory.  It is also an opportunity to turn within and nurture our own divine inner light.  This is the time to balance the external gaze of summer with the internal focus of a Yin yoga practice.

Join Julie Iatron for a 90-minute Yin workshop that invites us to slow down and surrender to the joys of the summer season.  This class will focus on the heart and small intestine meridians of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) with an emphasis on heart opening, forward folds, and twists.

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 sun’s pause on its journey, taking time for stillness during a busy season.  This will be the perfect way to slow down and balance all the fiery effects of summer with some cooling and calming postures.

Julie Iatron
Registered Yoga Alliance Teacher 200 hr / Yin Yoga: Foundations 50 hr / Yin Yoga: Traditional Chinese Medicine 50 hr / Yin Yoga: Yin Meditation 50 hr
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