In a city like Washington, DC, where the norm is to be over-scheduled, exhausted, and stressed, it can be hard to find space to slow down and turn inward. The more subtle practices of Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra, and Restorative Yoga can serve as antidotes to the stressors of modern life, helping you cultivate mindful awareness, relax, and boost resilience.

Yin Yoga

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Yin Yoga uses gentle and long-held poses to target the body's connective tissue (tendons, ligaments, and fascia). It gently and safely enhances the pliancy of our joints within our natural range of motion, and can help liberate the body's chronic holding patterns. With its slow and meditative pacing, a Yin practice naturally draws the mind inward into a relaxed and reflective state, where awareness can be brought to postural, breath and thought patterns.

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Restorative Yoga with Sound Bowls

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Start your weekend with ease by giving yourself time to intentionally rest, release tension, and calm your mind and body. Restorative yoga is a soothing, meditative practice where poses are supported by props and held for several minutes to encourage release and deeper levels of relaxation. Each restorative pose is accompanied by crystal singing bowls to support bringing you into a deeper meditative state. This practice can soothe your nervous system and provide a sense of nourishment and peace in your mind and body. This is an all levels class. provide a sense of nourishment and ease.


Sunday Slowdown

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Sunday Slowdown will be on hiatus for the summer while Matthew is away. Look for this class on the Fall Session schedule, starting September 3.

Allow yourself to unwind, release tension, and rejuvenate both body and mind in this nurturing practice on Sunday evenings with Matthew. He will guide a serene, one-hour session of Yin Yoga and Yoga Nidra — a perfect blend of gentle movements and deep relaxation. In this restful class, you'll experience the soothing stretches of Yin Yoga, targeting the connective tissues and fostering introspection. You will then transition into the tranquil practice of Yoga Nidra, a guided meditation practice, to reach profound levels of relaxation and inner peace.

Join us for yin yoga, restorative yoga, and yoga nidra classes at Circle Yoga in Washington, DC!