Yin & Yin Flow

Yin & Yin Flow

Based on the Taoist concept of yin and yang - this practice features a series of long-held, passive, mostly floor-based, shapes that focus on the lower part of the body - the hips, pelvis, inner thighs, lower spine. These areas are especially rich in connective tissues. A regular yin practice can have considerable impact to chronic tightness and imbalances caused by overuse. It's best to come cool so that we tap less into muscular length and more into fascial tension. This practice has instruction with prop suggestions but is otherwise a relatively quiet, fertile ground.

Yin is offered as a stand alone practice or as a fusion with flow or restorative. Our flow fusion (Yin + Flow) is set to a music back drop that focuses on a single artist, album or theme.

Yin & Yin Flow
  • Yin and Restore with Malerie, 60 minutes (5/28)

    Today we are targeting the legs and upper back/shoulders. Get ready to settle in and really spend time with the sensations provided to your body through the shapes. Grab blocks, a bolster and a blanket.

  • Yin Flow with Malerie, 60 minutes (6/1)

    Today we are moving through a compass pose inspired yin flow that remains well rounded in the body while we listen to Billie Marten. Grab two blocks, a strap and a blanket.


  • Yin + Restore with Annelise (40 Mins) Live 4.25.21

    Resistance challenges us but also wears us out. Today’s practice reminds us of the challenge of hitting resistance both in the stillness and the stretch. Have wall space, two pillows, a blanket or two, blocks and a strap. Music for class... https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1UZeA38UaB61QHLkrlXcRU...

  • Yin + Restore with Annelise

    Our "ego" is a necessary component of connection, ambition, and ultimately joy - but finding a healthy balance is difficult. This 35-Min practice is designed to tap into ego through an alternation of "gentle" and "intense". Have as many props (pillows, blankets, straps, scarfs, blocks) as you c...

  • Yin + Restore with Annelise (Live 4.11.21)

    We're working the idea of expansion and contraction...opening up and turning inward - grab pillows blankets, blocks and anything else you have available to you. Music for class - https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4OSiQPdBfXRI90WSthimH1

  • Yin + Restore 40 Mins with Annelise Live 3.28.21

    Today's practice deals with discomfort as a means of growth. We'll work into hips, low back, neck and the rotator cuff before settling into savasana. Grab blankets, pillows, blocks and a device to play soothing music... playlist for class on spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0KtZ...

  • Yin + Restore 40 Minutes with Annelise (Live 3.21)

    Unwind into a night's deep sleep with this restorative & yin practice. We'll twist, fold, and open the hips, hamstrings low back and back heart space. You'll need a yoga bolster or two bed pillows, a yoga blanket or extra large towel (beach towel maybe), bath towel and two blocks. Music for cl...

  • Yin + Restore 45 Minutes - Live 2.28.21

    Setting boundaries is an art form and today's Yin + Restore practice works into the art of holding your own space. Grab two pillows or a bolster, a blanket, a strap and two blocks (or bathtowels). Music for class here: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4EnLvBulzkfFP19yU9bEgc?si=tigxotyORISrCqZ...

  • Yin + Restore with Annelise, 40 Minutes (Live 2.22.21)

    This weekly dose of "self-care" touches on the entire body in 40 minutes all while listening to Motown music (or you're fav playlist or silence!) For class today you'll need a strap, two blankets, a few blocks or bath towels, and two pillows. Music for class: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1...

  • Yin + Restore with Annelise, 45 Mins, LIve 2.21.21

  • Yin Flow with Annelise (40 Mins) Live 2.17.21

    In a mid-week slump? This practice is all about our energy. Where it goes, how we tend to it, and the intentional way in which we can use our practice to rejuvenate and awaken. We'll explore heart and hips as we move toward wheel.

    Grab two blocks, a bolster, a blanket and a strap. Wall spa...

  • Yin + Restore with Annelise, 40 minutes (Livestream 2.15.21)

    Rainy Monday's are better with a fine-tuning practice that gets into our nooks & crannies coupled with Motown Music... Take this any day of the week for a 40-minute tune-up for your hips, heart, hamstrings and shoulders.

    Grab a strap or equivalent, two blocks, a few blankets and a pillow. Music ...

  • Yin + Restore (Love Jones) 45 Minutes - Live 2.14.21

    A cold, damp day...a celebration of Love and true Intimacy with ourselves (for Valentine's Day). This practice includes music of Love Jones Soundtrack, and a most restful and gentle (but effective) Yin + Restore practice... Wall space is nice. If not available or you prefer - have a few extra p...

  • Yin Flow (music by Nina Simone & Alice Coltrane) with Annelise (Live 2.9.21)

    Work Into wheels and settle into savasana....this Yin + Flow is a which mini-practice to open heart, chest, shoulders and triceps before flowing toward wheel. If you're practicing live (later in the day) - don't worry! Heart opening into wheel can be energetically stimulating but we'll balance ...

  • Yin + Restore with Annelise, 45 Minutes (Live 2.8.21)

    In need of a mini-retreat within the walls of your house? This practice opens the heart & palms and works through hamstrings and feet - our extremities that do so much work in the world. Tend to yourself <3 in a quick 40-minute practice that will leave you feeling accomplished.

    Grab music here:...

  • Yin + Restore + Nidra with Annelise, 50 minutes (Live 2.7.21)

    Working through heart in a vinyasa class often elevates our heart, increases energy, and infuses us with prana & love...but it's difficult work. In today's practice we will move around the upper body, tapping into the energy of connection, melting tension in the heart & psoas, moving down into fr...

  • Yin + Restore with Annelise, 45 Minutes (chest, shoulders & hamstrings)

    Grab bolsters, blankets, and a block... music for class here: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5dbzsoIF6sASi75tP6MSUB?si=kmNxiFLsSW2qn691QU6oGA

  • Yin + Restore with Annelise, 45 Minutes

    Explore hips and second chakra as a means of embracing the fluidity of life.
    This practice works the entire body but with a focus on 2nd chakra.
    Grab lots of props...
    Music here: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5U1nlLbYi7MRNH2mMm0lRt?si=Z_1bYb66TzahaE1xiMwg5w

  • Soft Stretch / 15-Min Shoulder & Neck for Preservation with Annelise

    Not quite yin..so I'm calling it soft stretch. Sometimes, though, that's all we need to awakening space and release muscular tension in the body. If you've received bad news, been living in chaos, working long hours, or just not caring for yourself as well as you should - this 15-minute practic...

  • Yin + Restore with Annelise, 45 Mins (Resetting the Nervous System) - Live 1.25.

    This practice moves between yin (with it's intense passivity) and restorative (a deep rest) with a focus on resetting our nervous system and nourishing our body and mind. Find music here: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0M5qzA61C8BFFrhSf446vH?si=Vi9d3qLvRGaXaQKqEgGLPw

    For class it's recommend...

  • Yin + Restore with Annelise, 45 minutes (Livestream 1.24.21)

    To see most clearly, we must look within. Today's journey is one of turning inward... we'll work twists, deep folds, shoulder openers as we journey toward a restorative plow. Wall space, pillows, blankets and blocks are helpful. For music: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4evEvSqA6PiGVvK8naE...

  • Yin + Restore with Annelise, "Joyous Care" 45 Minutes (Live 1.18)

    As we pause in a week that honors the lives of Dr King & Muhammad Ali, and brings the change of leadership in our country...there is so much to sit with and unpack. This practice is an exercise of Joyous Care for oursevles as a way of honoring those who walk before us and among us carrying a hea...

  • Yin + Restore with Annelise, 45 minutes (Live 1.17.2021)

    Deep Hips, Deep Heart... we'll work into some shapes we tend to avoid so have extra props and wall space... Music for class: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0NFVbsC9AS4zwSTuCOSb0c?si=wsC7A29WSbGgG9fkLYYUFg

  • Yin Flow with Annelise, 40 minutes (Spotify Music with Motown) Live Jan 20

    Work thru tension in shoulders, heart, and front legs as we move into forearm stand... A strap, a large pillow or bolster, a blanket and a block is helpful for this class.