WORKSHOPS & EVENTS

Islay’s weekly classes and workshops are designed to hold space for students to expand their mind, challenge their perceptions, investigate their corporeal experience, and to connect with the teachings of yogic wisdom traditions. She considers yoga asana as the vehicle to investigate and internalize yogic philosophies and concepts. She incorporates options and choice into her offerings to facilitate an equitable platform for students to celebrate personal agency while making mindful decisions about their practice. 

WORKSHOPS

DEEP YIN

First Sunday of every month, 6:30 – 8:30PM
Hosted by Rhode Island Hot Yoga, Providence RI

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

MERIDIAN YIN

Second Friday of Every Month, 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Hosted by Roots Specialty Yoga, Providence RI

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.

This extended class begins with meditation and breathwork, transitioning to yin postures balanced with occasional gentle, somatic, movements. Throughout, students will be still and soft in their muscles, while coming to their own appropriate edge. The practice ends with a luxurious savasana. Props are used to ensure that the practice is accessible to everybody; students are encouraged to honor their unique experience and strengthen their mind-body connection.


TURNING THE GAZE INWARD

Sunday, March 3rd 12:00pm – 3:30pm
Hosted by Providence Power Yoga, Providence RI

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.