Yin Yoga for the Hips and Hamstrings

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Instructor Sarah Jane Steele
Average: 4.7 (171 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


Wonderful class
tree3545 2 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!

Great Class, Poorly Advertised
ktmrox11 9 months 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 :-)

Re: Great Class, Poorly Advertised
David Procyshyn 9 months ago

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

Orchidanica 6 days 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.

I agree with the above comments.
Rubiés-Mirabet 9 months 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!

I agree
JennS 9 months 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.

Very deep and powerful, yet
Rakti Devi 9 months ago

Very deep and powerful, yet gently guided.
Showed me how tight my hips really are so will do this regularly.

No Props for Under Propping
Seanananda 10 months ago

Thank you for this offering of Yin yoga.
I'm an experienced Yin practitioner and have been really enjoying the classes on DYWM. For some time now, my yoga practice has been non-existent. Recently, I found your website and a tonne of inspiration - so thanks to all the teachers making yoga available to people like me.

This particular class offers some rather advanced Yin postures that for whatever the reasons, the teacher really did not offer enough supportive direction on prop use. It's beautiful to see Sarah demonstrate the full expression of the poses, and if my body were as open as hers, maybe I would have had a different experience of the class.

I just can't give my "props" for a class that missed the opportunity to think about who does these classes, what bodies that are not as open need for support, and to SHOW this.
As a dude who really appreciates what is being offered here, I do not want to appear ungrateful. I simply think that a class called beginner should be presented with a "beginner's mind" -- and this class didn't do it for me.
Or, do I just have "angry hips?" lol.... no, I needed more guidance to use more props.

Re: No Props for Under Propping
David Procyshyn 9 months ago

Hi there.
Great feedback, thank you. We'll keep this in mind for future videos.
Let me know if there are any specific questions that I can help you with.
Take care,