Yin Yoga for the Hips and Hamstrings

Sarah Jane Steele
Instructor Sarah Jane Steele
Average: 4.7 (176 votes)
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The deep release you experience from yin yoga can stay with you for days, and Sarah's choice of yoga poses for this 60-minute yin yoga class are fantastic. As you can expect, deep stretches can be hard to do, but they provide the greatest sense of relief once you're done. Sarah helps you get through it with her gentle, encouraging guidance and her soft smile. Note: to learn how to make your own bolster at home, click here.

Equipment: Block, Bolster
Style: Yin Yoga


Lana_Bear 2 months ago

Fantastic! I agree with the comments that this is an intermediate class; I struggled - in the best way - with some of these poses. Sarah's guidance offers so many things to work on, there is a lot of wonderful room to grow with this sequence.

ruchita 2 months ago

such an amazing class! I was feeling so sore with my legs today (still recovering from my delivery and labor after 3 months). This class got my energy back. thank you!

kadman10 3 months ago

Wonderful and so healing for my tight hips. Loved it.

Johnv 4 months ago

I loved the class it was challenging but well worth it. I would like to see more Yin Yoga offered if possible, I feel that my body responds best to this type of yoga. Sara is a wonderful teacher I love her instruction and voice. Thank you for your site, I have not seen my chiropractor in a year.

tree3545 6 months ago

I just finished this class, A M A Z I N G ! I think of my self as a beginner but realize that I have been doing some kind of yoga for about 3 years. I do practice every day so maybe I am not a beginner anymore. My advice just take it slow and don't push you will be so happy with this class and the instruction is very clear.
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

ktmrox11 1 year ago

I agree with many of the comments that have already been left- this was a wonderful, powerful class that gave me immediate, noticeable release in my hamstrings. Thank you Sarah! I loved the challenging sequence of postures, and will definitely be coming back to this class.
That said, I do NOT think this is a beginner's class. As a yin instructor myself, I hesitate to say that yin is ever a beginner's class, and I think that most of the poses used in this class were among the most difficult in yin. I'm worried that beginning yogis could injure themselves doing this class. Just because yin is slow does not mean it is easy!
Thank you again, Sarah, for a class that was challenging both for my body and mind. And a word of caution to fellow yogis :-)

David Procyshyn 1 year ago

Thanks for the feedback. It's well received and I have changed the class to intermediate.
All the best,

Orchidanica 4 months ago


I just did the class for the first time. It still says Beginners. I couldn’t do all the extended poses., but I still enjoyed what I could do. I can see myself doing this again in the future as I progress with my practice.

Rubiés-Mirabet 1 year ago

I took the yin class for the arms and shoulders and some days after this yin class for the hips, and there is a huge difference in intensity between them. Both are excellent, but I really thing that this class should be upgraded to an intermediate level: it can be really hard even for a flexible person with yoga experience. Namaste!

JennS 1 year ago

I did injure myself in this class last year, and my leg was tingling for about a month. My own fault, but I’ve been nervous about yin ever since.