Yin Yoga w/ Theresa Murphy

Yin Yoga & The Nature of Happiness
w/ Theresa Murphy
Monday, Aug. 20 @ 7:15 – 8:45pm
in the RCY Loft in Acton
Pre-Registration $20 { REGISTER }
This class will be immediately followed by a FREE Information Session about Theresa’s upcoming 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training at @ RCY { INFO }

Practicing presence is an integral piece of the Yoga Dharma, and all practices of Yoga.  Refining one’s ability to stay present and wholeheartedly engaged in any situation is at the heart of Yoga’s teachings on santosha, or contentment, as well as the key ingredient in enlightenment.  In this yin style class Theresa will lead various practices, both internal and external, exploring the nature of presence, how it relates to happiness, and how once can cultivate the inroads to happiness unconditional of the external reality.  Happiness, is an inside job.  Come learn, study, and practice how it can be sustained in this life.

Yin yoga is an all levels offering where postures are exclusively on the floor (no standing postures), held in a relaxed way for extended periods of time. The intention is to target the often neglected yin tissues of bone, ligaments, tendons, connective tissues, and joint spaces. This style of practice is a necessary offering to assure balance in the body especially if one participates in faster, strengthening activities targeting muscle, pushing, and forceful actions. The Yin style of practice also embodies and includes mindfulness techniques to bridge the body-mind connection, making one’s relationship to self and other more meaningful, spacious, and caring.

Theresa Murphy’s deepest intention in teaching yoga is to expand minds, open hearts, and to be a catalyst for discovering the wisdom and wonder of an embodied life. She cross-pollinates from many traditions, weaving the crafts of individualized alignment, skillful sequencing, therapeutics, breath-work, anatomy study, wisdom teachings, meditation, chanting, and open exploration of physical and mental awareness. Theresa is the primary teacher for Tias Little and the Prajna school, well as an Insight Yoga teacher with Sarah Powers and mentor in the Insight Yoga Institute. Theresa wholeheartedly devotes herself to practice. With over 20 years of study and practice she has made her life’s work a balance of teaching the Yoga Dharma, caring for her ailing mother, and ongoing studies with additional influences Amy Matthews, Patricia Walden, Jennifer Welwood, Joseph Goldstein, and Erich Schiffman.