Workshops & Retreats abroad

Nassau with Nora Benian

Yin/ Passive yoga retreat

Sunday December 16th 2018 - Thursday December 20th 2018

Location: Nassau, Bahamas
Daily Schedule: Yin workshops Daily 3-6pm. Hatha yoga 8-10am
Cost: $385 plus accommodations (which includes meals)

Yin yoga/Passive yoga is based on the Taoist concepts of balancing the yin and the yang, the opposite and complementary principles in nature. Life keeps us moving quickly without much time to slow down. With this lifestyle, our bodies tighten up from mental tension and begin to cause all sorts of ailments and lack of mobility, leading to discomfort and pain.

Passive yoga offers a practice that helps us play with our edges, unwind, breathe more consciously, and turn inward. There is less instruction to listen to, much to discover within oneself, and more peace to be found than in more active yoga practices. Passive yoga postures give an opportunity for deeper tissues, such as connective and fascia, to release long-held tensions, allowing for the prana (life force) to flow more easily through previously blocked areas, increasing overall energy and well-being.

Benefits of Yin/passive yoga include:

Calming and balancing to the mind and body
Regulation of energy flow and hormone production
Increased mobility, flexibility, and lubrication in the joints and connective tissues
Lower stress levels
Development of greater stamina to endure discomfort
Release of tension in the fascia throughout the body
Help in reducing TMJ and migraines
Promotion of deeper relaxation
Counter-balance to anxiety and stress
Greater ability to sit for meditation.
This Passive Yoga Retreat is a wonderful complement to any other form of yoga and an active lifestyle. Not only will you experience deep renewal, you will leave with practices you can continue to use to create balance in your life.

Nora Benian (Sundari) is a Sivananda Yoga teacher, yoga therapist, registered professional counselor, and Thai Yoga Massage practitioner with a diploma of homeopathy from the British Institute of Homeopathy in Toronto, Canada. As a yoga therapist, she prescribes yogic practices along with counseling techniques to bring clients into alignment, build strength, and open energy channels to increase the life force.