Yin & Yang yoga Chinese philosophy describes Yin & Yang as the complementation and interconnectedness of two opposing forces. Yin is more internal, passive, cooling and downward. While Yang is more external, dynamic, warming and upward. When we apply these terms to yoga, Yin Yoga is a slow, contemplative practice in which seated or lying poses are held for extensive periods of time while working on deep connective tissues and joints. Yang Yoga in contrast is active and dynamic practice working on the muscles for building strength, endurance and flexibility. These are the classes with rhythm and repetition such as Hatha, Vinyasa, Ashtanga etc. For a balanced yoga practice we need to include both aspects in our routine and this is where Yin & Yang class comes in very handy - it's a wonderful blend of these two different, but very complementary styles of yoga. It will challenge your body with a vigorous flow as well as relax your mind and massage your deep body layers in restorative poses. Combination of the two elements in one class provides a balanced practice and can have a powerful effect on energy levels