Yin Workshops: Jan and Feb in Vancouver

Yin and Fascia with Danielle Hoogenboom and Harmony Shire, RMT.


January 12th, 2013 at East Side Yoga


The fascial system is the system of tissue responsible for the postures we hold in everyday life. Without it, our bodies would be a puddle of tissue on the ground unable to function. When fascia thickens from injuries and everyday habits, it produces chronic pain from the inability to stretch and move with its surroundings. The better the form of the fascia and posture, the more fluid and effortless are the functions of fascia and all the tissues it holds, including organs, nerves, blood vessels, muscles, bones, and brain and spinal cord. We will examine fascia in the practice of Yin Yoga how it encourages an opening in the deeper fascial tissues, allowing freedom for movement of the deeper structures of the body, such as bones, ligaments, joint capsules, and tendons, which then provides more space for the surrounding tissues to rest and move more comfortably, thus reducing and preventing chronic pain.



The Power of the Water Snake: Kidneys and Bladder

February's Yin Monthly at East Side Yoga will examine and celebrate the Chinese New Year 2013 as a transition into the year of the Water Snake. Water is the element of the Kidney and Bladder meridians, as well as the organs and energy of winter. We will look at a balanced practice to strengthen the power of our inner wisdom and nourish our winter organs for optimal harmony in body, mind and spirit.

February 2nd, 2013 at East Side Yoga







Sunday, February 17th @Unity Yoga



Welcome into the New Year with the invoked power of Yin Yoga and Acupuncture. We will examine the nature of practice of energetic work and how they can work together to create a powerful internal shift.  Join Danielle Hoogenboom and Registered Acupuncturists for a workshop on theory, followed by yin yoga and community acupuncture. Uplift your spirits, balance  your energy and strengthen your sense of community while doing it!