Yin Yoga uses passive postures held for longer periods of time to allow for deep opening of the connective tissues, creating more joint mobility, muscle and fascia flexibility, and better circulation. While surrendering into postures for 3-5 minutes, practitioners are guided in the cultivation of observance, breath, and meditation, learning to “be” and to “accept what is” in that given moment. Yin yoga includes mostly sitting or lying postures to promote greater flexibility, clear energetic blockages, and enhance circulation. Yin yoga is calm, quiet and deep, and it is a good complement to yang (more active) styles of yoga and other activities, such as running and biking. No yoga experience required; all levels are welcome.