Ease out of your weekend and transition into the new week during this Sunday night offering with Katherine. Through the slow-paced, introspective practices of Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidrā, we'll explore the body in space and in community with other bodies. Seated poses are held in stillness for extended periods of suggested time, while autonomy over one's body and its needs will be explored.
The merging of these practices is intentional ~ they invite the practitioner to explore their physical, mental and emotional edges while simultaneously requesting a healthy amount of surrender. The introspective styles of Yin and Restorative till the soil for a more potent journey through the five Koshas (sheaths) and can be thought of as the energetic preparation to remain relaxed yet aware throughout the most important pose of all: śavāsana, corpse pose.
With practice, we learn to pause, observe, then respond rather than resist, judge, react or force. There is much freedom in this. Sunday Sanctuary is your time to first feel and then be—give yourself permission for both.
Please inform Katherine beforehand if pregnant or recovering from injury.
Sliding-scale cost: $22-33
Reserve your space ahead of time (Venmo: @keahypes).
Cash or Venmo at the door also OK.
Bring your mat, as well as a blanket and pillow if possible.
Katherine is a certified yoga teacher and Vibrational Sound Therapy practitioner from Gilroy, California. A student of yoga since 2011 and a facilitator for group classes since 2016, Katherine enjoys curating communal pockets of time through stillness-based practices of Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga and the Tantric practice of Yoga Nidra (yogic awakening through the body). She offers one-on-on sound therapy with Himalayan singing bowls at Sacred Roots in Long Beach, for people seeking a more personal but direct path to inner calm and equanimity. She is grateful for the opportunity to share the practices that have also aided her in feeling more grounded and better resourced to face the daily stressors of life and holds true to the belief that healing does not occur in a vacuum but in the presence of another body or bodies. But first and foremost, it must begin with our own body. Katherine is also a freelance copy editor. When she isn't reading a book or proofreading an article, you can find her sending a route in the climbing gym or playing volleyball in the sand.