Yin Yoga & Guided Meditation

NOURISH THE MIND, BODY & SOUL

FALL SESSION BEGINS IN NOVEMBER AT RIDGELY RETREAT.

ADDRESS: 203 Ridgely Ave, Annapolis, MD 21401

DAY/TIME: Fridays from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Marcela Hughes - Yoga Teacher (RYT-500), Mindfulness Meditation Teacher, and Certified Lifestyle Coach.

Marcela Hughes - Yoga Teacher (RYT-500), Mindfulness Meditation Teacher, and Certified Lifestyle Coach.

In my classes, I combine the practice of Yin Yoga and mindfulness meditation to create possibilities for transformation and healing on all levels—body, mind, and heart. Yin yoga is a slow and meditative style of yoga. A class consists of a series of passive floor poses that are typically held for 3-5 minutes. Yin poses help relieve stress and tension that build up in the body. Yin Yoga works to promote ease, fluidity, and flexibility.

One of the benefits of Yin Yoga is that it helps to increase the body’s range of motion. As we age, we lose our full range of joint mobility and our fascia tightens. A consistent Yin Yoga practice helps to regain mobility and ease pain in the body. When we hold a Yin pose for several minutes, we are working beneath the muscles to target the deep connective tissues of the body. As a result, the body will slowly respond by letting go of built-up tension. After class, you might feel as if you’ve had a massage.

Yin is an introspective practice that offers a chance to turn inward. It is a practice in stillness, patience, and non-reactivity. This practice gives you the time and space to steady the mind, reduce stress or anxiety, and cultivate calmness, clarity, and equanimity.

My classes typically consist of a 45-minute yin practice plus a 15 minute guided meditation session. You will leave feeling calm and balanced. Beginners are welcome!

Treat yourself for one hour to slow down, drop in, and let go.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:

I learned early in my yoga experience that there was much more to yoga than just the physical practice. Yoga gave me a sense of calmness and clarity. Through the dedicated practice of yoga, I felt grounded, balanced and stronger, both physically and emotionally. This inspired me to begin teaching yoga in 2012, later completing my 500-hr training, as well as a Dr. Sears Health Coach Certification.  I recently became a certified Brain Longevity® Specialist with The Alzheimer's Research and Prevention Foundation, and will be completing a 160-hour Meditation Teacher Training program at the end of this year.

Additionally, I am a certified Yin Yoga Teacher. I was honored to be at the filming of Yin Yoga: The Functional Approach by Paul Grilley. This is a wonderful comprehensive online certification program for yoga instructors. I also completed a 50-hour Yin Yoga & Mindfulness Meditation Module with Josh Summers. This training gave me the tools and knowledge to integrate meditation into my teaching of Yin Yoga. For more details about my journey, please click here: Marcela’s Story.

I look forward to seeing you in class. Namaste.

Please contact me if you have any questions.