Yin Yoga - APR
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About The Event
Yin Yoga is a way to gently and safely attend to connective tissue: fascia, ligaments and tendons, increasing their resiliency. This very gentle yoga practice is meant to give careful attention to your joints, increasing circulation and keeping them healthy. It is a passive practice where poses and stretches are held for several minutes, but very gently. This class is a great complement to a more active exercise practice, and a terrific tune up for anyone who wants to keep joints healthy.
Instructor: Donna Rucinski Harrington
Donna received her initial yoga training at Kripalu in 2011. A former software engineer and technology teacher, her career took a turn when she switched from teaching Robotics to teaching yoga at a local high school. The opportunity to learn more about the effects of yoga, mindfulness and nature on humans and to apply secular and evidence-based endorsement of the benefits of yoga appealed to her inner scientist. The classes for teens who sometimes struggle with anxiety, stress, or depression gave new meaning to her work. She tries to present an array of yoga experiences by teaching Vinyassa, Hatha, Yin and Restorative to her students. But Restorative is a clear favorite of both the students and the teacher, as it gives all a chance to settle deeply into the present moment in a sweet, nurturing way. She received her Restorative Yoga Certification at Kriplau in January of 2018.
She curates her playlists for the enhancement of the yoga experience, as well as to the changing and particular tastes of a younger generation. Donna has four grown-ish children, is a proud resident of Lowell, and enjoys writing, reading, biking and hiking.