Yoga is much more than a workout, it is a practice of self transformation in pursuit of collective liberation.

Islay believes that a sustainable yoga practice is one that includes all the subtle aspects of our identity – practicing with the body, energy, mind, and wisdom. Her workshops and specialty classes are crafted in partnership with the host community, and are simultaneously delicate and challenging. In the longer format of a workshop, enjoys incorporating topics such as Patanjali’s 8-Limbs of Yoga, the Vedic Kosha System, and yogic and Indian texts.

Below is a list of upcoming workshops. If you’re interested in inviting Islay to provide a workshop at your studio, contact her here.

INTERSTITIUM

Tuesday, August 13, 6:30 – 8:30pm = Legs and Hips
Tuesday, August 20,  6:30 – 8:30pm = Hips and Spine
Tuesday, August 27,  6:30 – 8:30pm = Spine and Upper Body
Hosted by Providence Power Yoga
365 Eddy St 1st Floor, Providence, RI 02903

The body’s interstitium is the highly dynamic and complex cellular structure which influences fluid exchange and tissue function. By engaging the interstitium and connective tissues, this workshop series will optimize your tissue hydration, joint mobility, posture, and daily moment patterns.

Each workshop focuses on a specific anatomical region, and will utilize mobility exercises, myofascial release techniques and yin yoga postures to positively impact connective tissue and joint health. Students will learn techniques to increase the strength, stability, and mobility of bones and joints; leaving participants feeling a sense of inner spaciousness and fluidity.


DEEP YIN

First Sunday of every month, 6:30 – 8:30PM
Hosted by Rhode Island Hot Yoga
365 Eddy St 1st Floor, Providence, RI 02903

Explore the inner landscapes of body and mind by combining yin yoga and self inquiry. This extended class begins with meditation and pranayama (breathwork). From there, postures are paired with myo-fascia release techniques to directly target the deeper tissues of the body. Throughout class, students will come to their appropriate edge, be still and soft in the muscles, and hold shapes for a longer period of time – sometimes up to 10 minutes! Deep Yin ends with a luxurious savasana, leaving students feeling restored and rejuvenated. 

The Deep Yin practice increases circulation and improves flexibility, leaving students feeling more comfortable in the tissues of their body and with a quieter mind.


WORKSHOPS & TRAININGS

YIN & PIN, Yin Yoga and Acupuncture

Sunday, September 29th 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Hosted by Satsang Yoga
999 Main Street Unit 105, Pawtucket RI 02860

With origins in Traditional Chinese Medicine’s meridian theory, this practice has the added benefit of harmonizing the flow of energy, or Qi, through pathways in the body called meridians.

Join Islay Taylor and Dr. Tamra Portalla for a unique pairing of relaxation and wellness as we combine gentle meditative Yin Yoga with the therapeutic effects of Acupuncture. This session is designed to promote deep relaxation and balance. Acupuncture will be incorporated during a 30 minute extended savasana at the end of class.


TURNING THE GAZE INWARD

Offered as part of their 200hr YTT Program
Hosted by Providence Power Yoga
999 Main Street Unit 105, Pawtucket RI 02860

By focusing your attention inward, you will enhance your proprioception, interoception, nociception, and your ability to engage with mental stimulus in a pragmatic way. This workshop introduces participants to the tenets of yin yoga and mindfulness techniques while growing their confidence to apply the information presented their personal practice or led classes. 

Ideal for yoga teachers and students, this workshop provides a comprehensive introduction to the practice and guiding principles of yin yoga, the history of this practice. After a semi-guided intuitive yoga practice, concepts of mindfulness and mindful communication techniques will be addressed. 

This workshop is ideal to embed within a yoga teacher training program, and provides aspiring yoga teachers with a foundational understanding of Yin Yoga, Mindfulness, and the value of their students personal agency.


This August, join me for a three part workshop series, Interstitium, combining joint mobility, MFR techniques, and yin yoga poses.

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