Yin & Yang. A mix of Hatha, a delicious slow Flow and Yin.
Light and dark, fire and water, expanding and contracting. Duality. Opposite but complementary actions give rise to each other to create an overall sense of balance. In this 90-minute class we will build heat and agility in the body while concentrating on the efficiency of the movement to let go of held tension.
This practice will incorporate standing postures, hip openers, backbends and seated postures. The last portion of class will be used to focus on Yin poses, stretching connective tissues by releasing the muscles. More time will be taken in these poses to really allow the body to restore and open. This practice will leave you feeling balanced both in body and mind.
Nicole Roerick, previously taught at The Studio in 2011/2012. Originally from Fargo, ND, Nicole relocated to Cairo, Egypt from Brooklyn, NY in July 2014. A passionate Yoga Teacher and Yogini, she found yoga through Dance and has benefitted from it in more ways than she thought possible. She has been practicing since 2007 and completed her 200 hour Yoga Teacher certification in NYC in 2010. She has studied Hatha, Vinyasa and Yin styles and has worked with Anusara and Iyengar teachers. This diverse background shines through in her teaching. Nicole focuses on working towards proper alignment and muscle usage in the body while also focusing on individual needs and adjustments. Her teaching is fluid, direct and very light-hearted.
In addition to her yoga life, she is also pursuing dance choreography and performance and has a Master of Fine Arts degree from Florida State University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from UW-Madison in Dance. She believes that both of these worlds are connected and intertwined and enjoys sharing that connection with her students.
Friday, June 17th 3-4:30pm
The Studio WEST (701 N. High Point Road)