MB YIN YOGA
MB Yin Yoga is a replenishing stretch practice that focuses on restoring the body and calming the mind. Simple, floor postures targeting those difficult to open areas like the hips and spine, are held for one five minutes. This gentle practice is very restorative and rehabilitative for the joints and muscles-especially the back and knees-and is beneficial to both newcomers and seasoned practitioners alike.
By holding a posture and relaxing into it, you'll gently tug at the deep, dense connective tissues of the body: tendons, ligaments and cartilage, which are drier and less elastic than muscles and difficult to keep healthy.
Accessible to people of all ages MB Yin Yoga is fantastic for those of us with time constraints, too; immediate results from your first stretch.
Experience Magen Banwart personally as she gently guides you into each posture set to soothing music. Her classes are simple and instructive and will leave you feeling lighter physically and mentally, more energized, healthy, and in charge of you own well being.
MB Yin yoga is based on the same principles of Yin Yoga and has its foundation in traditional Chinese medicine and the theory that our body’s network of connective tissue corresponds with the meridians (energy channels) of acupuncture. Therefore, strengthening and stretching connective tissue may be critical for your long-term health by keeping these energy channels - and corresponding organs - functioning optimally.
MB Yin yoga is an excellent supplement to yang* forms of yoga and exercise and sports such as running, cycling, tennis, golf and skiing.
You will leave class feeling relaxed, yet energized.
*Exercise that focuses on moving the blood and exercising the muscles.
Mats are provided but you may want to bring your favorite wooly or soft blanket to put on top of mats for maximum comfort.
Class fee $25 online or $20 if you pay cash the day of your class
Tip: Your body cools in Yin so please bring/wear comfortable sweatpants/exercise pants and layers-long sleeve t-shirt & or sweatshirt.
HERE'S WHAT PEOPLE HAVE TO SAY ABOUT MAGEN'S CLASS
ONE OF NYC'S MOST POPULAR YOGA INSTRUCTORS OF 2012 RATE YOUR BURN
"Who are this year's most popular yoga teachers in New York City? According to our more than 1.5 million visitors, it's these guys. How we generated this list: We spent many gruesome hours compiling our data and analyzing our traffic to figure out who the public was searching for, browsing, and generally stalking on RateYourBurn. This list is based on our findings."
"BEST FITNESS CLASS IN NYC" MANHATTAN MAGAZINE"
"Magen Banwart has created the anti-Bikram. ...there are no heat-soaked rooms, no absolute silences and no
torturous poses. The idea is that by sitting in poses for three to five minutes, you can rehabilitate achy joints and ligaments through a series of deep stretching. But does it work? One look at Banwart's packed classes reveals men and women of varying
athletic builds who brag about improved flexibility and their rejuvenated fitness routines. In other words? Yes, it works."
EXCERPT FROM RATE YOUR BURN REVIEW
Yin Yin Yin Yin Yin
Magen is one of my all-time faves. Fun to be around, eternally positive. Also an ideal cult leader/bride (charismatic, always wearing white)
Shall we revisit my love for Magen?
In case you didn't read my previous review of Magen's barre class, let me recap:
- Magen could hand me a cup of gasoline and I would probably drink it. Because I know she would never feed me gasoline... do you know how that stuff is made?! Not sustainable. Though it is organic I suppose.
- Magen is an awesome teacher, and an awesome person. Her world revolves around finding new ways to be in balance and sharing that info with her clients. Like, it's not just her hobby or her job. That's who she is.
All we are saying... is give Yin a chance...
Yin will help you do a lot of things. Most importantly, it will reverse craziness. The craziness of an intense workout, the craziness of a stressful day at work; the craziness of living in New York City. When I first met Magen I didn’t get why she thought Yin was the most valuable of her offerings. She’s also a kick-ass barre teacher, so I thought, “really? You think Yin is more important than sweat?” Now I understand. What Yin will help you with, if you give it a chance:
- Avoid injury / heal injury through deep stretching
- Calm the fuck down
- Slow your breathing = slow your heartbeat
- Learn to be still. So much harder than it sounds.
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