Yin Yoga Without Props {40 min}

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Hey yogis, not long ago I created a yin yoga class without props and you guys LOVED it! So, by popular request, I've made a new one. As you most likely know, yin yoga tends to be quite prop intensive using blocks, straps, bolsters, blankets and many other items that you might not always have around. If you're travelling or just low on props, this yin yoga class will take you through a 40 minute sequence you can do without equipment! Of course, I'm a big lover of props so always recommend having them close by, but this is a nice class to do in a pinch :) FIRST NO PROPS YIN CLASS: https://youtu.be/3YOYyQ8cb5c



Namaste,
Kassandra

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😍 ONLINE YIN YOGA TEACHER TRAINING 😍 Get certified to teach! ❤️ http://bit.ly/yinytt
Hey yogis, not long ago I created a yin yoga class without props and you guys LOVED it! So, by popular request, I've made a new one. As you most likely know, yin yoga tends to be quite prop intensive using blocks, straps, bolsters, blankets and many other items that you might not always have around. If you're travelling or just low on props, this yin yoga class will take you through a 40 minute sequence you can do without equipment! Of course, I'm a big lover of props so always recommend having them close by, but this is a nice class to do in a pinch :) FIRST NO PROPS YIN CLASS: https://youtu.be/3YOYyQ8cb5c



Namaste,
Kassandra

Please do subscribe to my YouTube channel



☮ Website: http://www.yogawithkassandra.com ☮ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kryoga ☮ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/yoga_with_k... Yoga with Kassandra - Disclaimer Please consult with your physician before beginning any exercise program. By participating in this exercise or exercise program, you agree that you do so at your own risk, are voluntarily participating in these activities, assume all risk of injury to yourself, and agree to release and discharge Yoga with Kassandra from any and all claims or causes of action, known or unknown, arising out of Yoga with Kassandra’s negligence.
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Guess what??
I have a HUGE announcement for all my Yin Yoga lovers out there.
Today, I am launching my BRAND NEW online Yin Yoga Teacher Training!
If you can’t get enough of Yin Yoga and want to deepen your practice, then look no further...
This course offers all the benefits of online instruction, without sacrificing the personal touch of in-studio classes. Not only can you complete the training on your own time, but our comprehensive curriculum will effectively prepare you to teach students at every stage of their practice.
So, what is included in this course?
By joining this 30 hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training program, you will receive:
  • 20 video lessons
  • 6 yin yoga classes
  • a 100-page PDF teacher training manual
  • final quiz (multiple choice, don't stress!)
  • certificate of completion
  • teacher and community support
  • LIFETIME ACCESS TO NEW CONTENT
There’s even a FREE gift!

When you purchase this program, you’ll receive a copy of my book "Yin Yoga: Stretch the Mindful Way", sent to you by mail!
The course is a 30 hour continuing education course. Yoga teachers can submit the certification to Yoga Alliance for 20 non-contact hours. You DO NOT need to be a yoga teacher to join, it's open to everyone!

This is not a 200 hour YTT, it is a yin specific training. Teachers can use this training to start offering yin classes and students can use it to deepen their knowledge and home practice.
Check out what my past students have to say:

“Knowledgeable, well spoken, easy to understand, clear and concise are all ways to describe Kassandra’s Yin Yoga Teacher Training. She is just incredible, especially in the way she breaks down and introduces Yin Yoga’s origin, principles, benefits, preparation, poses, and the differences between yin and restorative yoga. This is a highly informative and easy to digest training." - Jenn Carter
"I fell in love with yin yoga on Kassandra's Youtube channel. After doing many of her classes I was so excited to be able to take my practice deeper and learn more. Kassandra really dives deep and shares her knowledge all about yin yoga. From the basic principals to chakras and meridians this program really will give you a well rounded experience that will make you fall deeper in love with such a special practice!" - Amanda Smith
Namaste yogis!
Kassandra
This is it my friends, it's the LAST DAY to get on my waitlist for the Online Yin Yoga Teacher Training! Click HERE to get on it.
Students on this list will get first access to the course (tomorrow) at a discounted rate! This discount is only valid until November 12th! On November 12th I'll be launching the course to the general public at the regular rate.
I went live on Facebook yesterday to answer all of your burning questions about this program. We talked about certification, curriculum, the book, how the program works, etc.
If you don't have time to watch the entire thing, here's an overview of the questions asked:
1. CERTIFICATION HOW DOES THE CERTIFICATION WORK?
There is no legal governing body that oversees yoga. Legally and technically, anyone can call themselves a yoga teacher and offer classes. However, ethically, this isn’t recommended. Even if you do this yin yoga training which WILL certify you to teach yin yoga classes, you should do a 200 hour teacher training program before teaching ANY style of yoga
IF YOU’RE ALREADY A TEACHER
This is certified continuing education that enables you to teach yin yoga. You can use this training as continuing education with Yoga Alliance. It’s worth 20 non contact hours which is the maximum you’re allowed to have every year.
IF YOU’RE NOT A TEACHER
This training will deepen your knowledge of yin yoga and help you improve your home practice.
2. HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO COMPLETE THE COURSE?
Forever! This is self-paced meaning you start and stop whenever you’d like. You can take as many breaks as you want. You will never lose access to this program and once you buy it, you’ll automatically get access to new lessons and material as it becomes available, free of charge. I plan on adding new content every year.
3. LOCATION RESTRICTIONS?
This is open internationally!
4. YIN YOGA BOOK
Your tuition includes a copy of my book Yin Yoga. This book will be shipped to you via Amazon. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO PAY FOR SHIPPING! Don’t worry, I’m covering those charges, I’ve factored that in to your tuition :) The average shipment time should be about 5 business days but some areas of the world might take longer. There are a few areas where Amazon does not deliver: North Korea, Somalia, Cuba, Iran, Botswana, Iraq, and Myanmar
5. DO I NEED FACEBOOK?
No, not at all. Eventually I might create a private facebook group for students but for now I want to keep things as simple as possible.
6. IS IT POSSIBLE FOR THE CLASS TO GET FULL?
Not at the moment, no. There’s no rush if you want to take your time in signing up. The only incentive to act quickly is that the vip waitlist discount is only valid for 72 hours between November 9th and November 12th. After that you’ll have to pay the regular price.
7. WHEN DO I GET ACCESS TO THE COURSE?
Immediately! As soon as you purchase it you get access to everything. The only thing you won’t get right away is the physical copy of my book Yin Yoga which will be mailed out to you. As mentioned previously, please allow between 1 and 3 weeks for that book to reach you but most people should receive it within 5 business days.
8. PRICE
To be announced when the course launches!
9. IS THERE A TEST?
Yes, there's a final multiple choice quiz to be completed in order to get your certificate.
I'm so excited for this... Thank you for believing in me. I really want to make you proud.
This is your last chance for the waitlist, CLICK HERE to get on it.
Kassandra

Yep, it's happening! I'm finally able to give you some information so HERE GOES!

Official launch date will be Nov 12th BUT people on the waitlist will get it on Nov 9th AND at a reduced price. (Click the link http://bit.ly/yinwaitlist to get on that list)

The course is a 30 hour continuing education course. Yoga teachers can submit the certification to Yoga Alliance for 20 non-contact hours. You DO NOT need to be a yoga teacher to join, it's open to everyone! This is not a 200 hour YTT, it is a yin specific training.

Teachers can use this training to start offering yin classes and students can use it to deepen their knowledge and develop their home practice.

The program contains roughly:
 20 video lessons
 6 yin classes
 a free copy of my book Yin Yoga mailed to you ðŸ˜
 a 100-page PDF teacher training manual
 a final quiz (multiple choice, don't stress!)
 a certificate of completion
 teacher and community support
 LIFETIME ACCESS TO NEW CONTENT!

So about this lifetime access thing... every year I'll be adding new video lessons and modules based on feedback from students. Enrolled students will automatically get access to this at no extra charge ðŸ˜˜(Note that since I'll be adding on to this program, I can guarantee that it will never be more affordable than it is now on first launch, especially if you're on the waitlist)

The curriculum is extensive and covers the history and philosophy of yin, benefits of the practice, energetic systems, asanas, modifications, sequencing, theming, breathing techniques, counter poses, holding space and so much more!

I basically took the contents of my brain and poured it into this program ðŸĪŠ I'm super excited to share it!

I know you're probably wondering about price, this will be announced on the launch date. Remember the launch date is Nov 9th for the waitlist folks and Nov 12th for the rest of the public! Waitlist students will receive a time sensitive discount valid for only 72 hours.

If you have any questions please leave them below! I'll be doing a Facebook live video to address them on Wednesday, Nov 7th @ 3pm EDT. If I can figure out how to go live on YouTube at the same time I'll do that ðŸ˜‚

See you on the mat!
Let's Stay In Touch!
Is Yin Yoga the same as Restorative Yoga? This is a question I've gotten over and over throughout the years and I'm finally addressing it my latest video!
The short answer is NO, they are not the same.
HOWEVER, they have a lot of similarities!
The main differences stem from their varied origins and intentions but what links them together is their asanas and methodologies.
Speaking of Yin Yoga, in about a week (gasp!!) I'll be launching my very own Online Yin Yoga Teacher Training!
I've worked so incredibly hard on this and to be perfectly honest I'm very nervous and scared to be launching it, but I'm also extremely excited!! This is something so many of you have been asking for a long time now.
If you're interested in taking part in the Online Yin Yoga Teacher Training, you can sign up for the waiting list by CLICKING HERE. By being on this list you'll be the first to know when registration opens and you will also be given a time-sensitive discount. I'm aiming for an early to mid-November launch so keep your eyes out for the email!!
INFORMATION ON PRICE + CURRICULUM WILL BE COMING TO YOU VERY SOON!!
(I don't want to go into too many details but YES, it will be Yoga Alliance accredited and YES, it will be open to everybody! Not just yoga teachers) 😁
If you have any inclination at all to do this training, I HIGHLY recommend adding your name to the waitlist. I can guarantee that the price offered to this group will be the lowest it will ever be.
I hope you're as excited as I am!!
See you on the mat!
Let's Stay In Touch!
Classes that target the shoulders, neck and upper back are always in high demand. We all seem to have built up tension in this area, for one reason or another (you could probably guess your reason - go on, give it a try).

SIGN UP FOR MY **FREE** 7 DAY YIN YOGA IMMERSION PROGRAM TO IMPROVE FLEXIBILITY!

Classes that target the shoulders, neck and upper back are always in high demand. We all seem to have built up tension in this area, for one reason or another (you could probably guess your reason - go on, give it a try).

When you need to release this tension, and you can't get to a masseuse everyday, you can give these 7 yoga poses and short sequences a try instead.

No props required, just roll out your mat and set aside about 20 minutes.

1. Neck Stretches - Find a comfortable seat. Draw the shoulders down away from the ears as you lengthen through the spine. Drop your left ear towards the left shoulder. Slowly roll the head down, tucking chin to chest, making your way to the right side with the right ear reaching for right shoulder. Go back in the opposite direction, doing half moon circles. Notice where you feel tension residing. Relax your jaw. Take about 5 full rounds back and forth. Return your head to neutral. Then drop right ear to right shoulder, this time holding here while you crawl your left fingertips out to the side. To intensify, you can bring your right hand to the left temple. Using it to lightly guide the ear closer towards the shoulder, or rather increasing the space on the left side. Gently cup the head and return to center, then repeat on the other side.

2. Spinal Warm-Up - Starting with a cat/cow variation which focuses more on the shoulders and upper back (as opposed to the low back). Come to table top, setting the palms up under the shoulders and knees under the hips. As you inhale, drop the belly towards the floor, and squeeze the shoulder blades back behind you. As you exhale, broaden through the shoulders as you round and contract chin to chest. Move through a few rounds of this with your breath. Feeling in to the kinks, and sending your breath to these areas. Come back to neutral table top. Reach your right arm up to the sky. As you exhale, reach it through to the left and lower down to your right ear and shoulder. You may want to extend your left arm forward, coming up on the fingertips. After several breaths, come back to center and take to the other side.


3. Forward Folds - Move through a Vinyasa flow, or come straight to downward dog. Check that you aren't hiking the shoulders up and tensing up the neck here. You might want to paddle the feet out or bend deeply in to the knees as you take a few breaths here. Then walk your feet to the top of the mat, bending your knees generously. Hold opposite elbows as you allow yourself to dangle over the legs and decompress the spine and neck. Bend your knees further as you drop the fingers down. Push in to your heels and roll all the way up to standing. Inhale to stand nice and tall, interlacing the fingers behind you. Keep a small bend in the elbows, and rest your thumbs on the tailbone. Squeeze the shoulder blades together behind you. Bend your knees generously and start to hinge forward from the hips. See if you can lift your knuckles up off of the tailbone. Maintain the squeeze through the shoulder blades and keep the elbows slightly bent. Exhale, lowering the fingers down.

4. Lunge Series - Step your left foot to the back of the mat, and lower the knee to the ground. As you inhale, reach the arms up. Bend the elbows to find cactus arms. Squeeze the shoulder blades back behind you, and lift up through the chest. After several breaths, release the fingers down on an exhale. Curl your back toes under, and float the back knee off of the mat. Keep the left hand rooted down, and reach your right arm up in an Easy Twist. Bring your right hand to rest on your low back, letting your head hang heavy. Getting in to the right side of the neck and shoulder here. Step the right foot back, coming in to downward dog for a few breaths, before stepping your left foot forward to repeat on this side.

5. Warrior Series - Take a Vinyasa flow, and meet in downward dog. Extend the left leg up to the sky, then step it through between the palms. Spin your back foot parallel to the shorter edge of the mat. Lift up into Warrior 2, opening the hips and shoulders to the right side, and bending in to the left knee. Instead of reaching the arms out to the sides, bend your elbows in front of you, wrapping the right arm under the left and binding once or twice (or if this doesn't work for you, give yourself a hug and hold opposite shoulder blades). Push your forearms together to get a nice stretch through the upper back. Tuck your chin in to your chest, and let the forehead drop to the biceps. After a few rounds of breathing in to eagle arms, on an inhale unravel the arms out to the sides. Turn the palms up to the sky, then bend your elbows and squeeze the shoulder blades behind you. Take a few more deep breaths here. Release. Then reach the right arm up, bend the elbow, and bring right hand to the back of the head. Lower the left arm and bend the elbow, seeing if you can clasp the fingers together behind you in archer arms. Think about lifting up and expanding. Unravel the arms, windmill the hands down to frame the front foot, then step back to downward dog. Repeat through on the other side.

6. Laying Chest Openers - Come down on to the belly. Reach your right arm out to the side. Option 1 is to keep it out straight, or option 2 is to bend the elbow at 90 degrees and point the fingers forward. Palm rests flat on the floor, as you roll over to the right shoulder. Bend your knees if it feels good. Either keep your left hand down, pushing in to it to help you open up, or bring the left hand to your low back. Relax your head and neck. Breathe in to the pecs, shoulders, and spots where you most feel this opening. Roll back to the belly and slowly switch sides. After holding for the same amount of time, return to the belly once more. Slide your forearms out in front of you, elbows under shoulders and middle fingers pointing forward. Lift the chin and chest up, as you point the toes back behind you in Sphinx. Push the head of the arm bones back behind you as you breathe in to the sensations here.

7. Wind down - Flip over on to your back. Hug the knees in to the belly, taking a few breaths here. Extend your arms out to a T. Bring the feet down to mat width, and let the knees drop side to side with your breath. When you are ready, make your way into Savasana, your final resting pose. Extending the legs out, turning the palms to face up, drop your shoulders down away from the ears. Allow yourself to melt and soften in to the ground. Notice how the area you were targeting in this practice (neck, shoulders, upper back) feels now compared to when you first got on your mat. Breathe in to the space created as you take a few minutes here to integrate the work in to the body. Let go further with each exhale.

Prefer audio or visual cues? Check out the YouTube video below and practice with me.



Namaste,
Kassandra

Please do subscribe to my YouTube channel




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Hey yogis, I wanted to share some very special news with you, something I've been working on for a very long time..
In just a few short weeks I'll be launching my very own Online Yin Yoga Teacher Training!
I've worked so incredibly hard on this and to be perfectly honest I'm very nervous and scared to be launching it, but I'm also extremely excited!! This is something so many of you have been asking for a long time now.
If you're interested in taking part in the Online Yin Yoga Teacher Training, you can sign up for the waiting list by CLICKING HERE. By being on this list you'll be the first to know when registration opens and you will also be given a time-sensitive discount. I'm aiming for an early to mid-November launch so keep your eyes out for the email!!
I'll have more information on price + curriculum available to you very soon.
(I don't want to go into too many details but YES, it will be Yoga Alliance accredited and YES, it will be open to everybody! Not just yoga teachers) 😁
If you have any inclination at all to do this training, I HIGHLY recommend adding your name to the waitlist. I can guarantee that the price offered to this group will be the lowest it will ever be.
I hope you're as excited as I am!!
Ok, in other news...
I have a new flow on my channel.
This is a 20 minute vinyasa yoga practice to release tension in your upper body, great for all levels!
Finally, have you signed up for the November Alignment Yoga Challenge yet?
I've put together 30 YouTube yoga classes that offer the best verbal cues and instruction for proper alignment and technique. If you're looking to get stronger, improve your flexibility and prevent injuries - proper technique is the way to get there!
These classes are suitable for all experience levels and will include a mix of Vinyasa and Yin Yoga for a well-balanced practice.
Every day features a new yoga class from the Yoga with Kassandra YouTube channel. Discover videos you've never done before and take the guess work out of choosing a class!

By joining the November challenge you will get:
👉Immediate access to the challenge and all content
👉A downloadable yoga calendar that links to my YouTube videos
👉30 yoga classes available to download (yours to keep forever)
👉Mix of Vinyasa and Yin Yoga
👉Community support from other yogis and yours truly!
That's it for now!
(PS - I'm out of the country until November 3rd and will try to stay away from my computer and phone as much as possible so please allow some time to respond if you email or message me.)
See you on the mat!
Let's Stay In Touch!
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