Yin/Yang Yoga for the Shoulders and Upper Back

Sarah Jane Steele
Instructor Sarah Jane Steele
Average: 4.4 (218 votes)
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The yin comes before the yang in this wonderful, heart-opening, shoulder-releasing and back pain-relieving yin/yang yoga class. Sarah-Jane helps you ease into a series of intense yin poses to release the shoulders first, then moves you through a flow that deepens shoulder openers before you lie down to relax in savasana. Note: you need a bolster, pillow or folded blanket for this class.

Equipment: Bolster
Style: Hatha Yoga, Yin and Yin/Yang Yoga


Emerot 4 years ago

A lovely, gentle class for when you're feeling tired and still want to do your body some good. Thanks Sarah Jane!

Melanie Lichtinger 4 years ago

Ahhh, haven't done long yin openings at the beginning of a practice in a long time. Definitely brought benefits for getting into the fascia, and being much more open in yang, esp. Eagle. What a difference! Needs to be a warm environment though for these long passive holds. First long backbend was a strain on my neck and knee, and couldn't be there or in variations for 5 min. Maybe with practice and gentleness and playing with alternatives. Other than that, excellent class, with a (for me) new approach - thank you Sarah Jane!
Do you have a similar class for hips / lower back too?

yogibailey 4 years ago

I really enjoyed this session, especially the Yin warm up and focus on the shoulders. Thank you Sarah!

Turtle70 4 years ago

Your classes are super helpful to my back and hip, thanks! Also, I seem to be much more flexible under your guidance than ever before, in spite of being in my late forties, fascinating...

yogawithsj 4 years ago

Lovely class, feel old shoulder injuries starting to heal. Thanks

DeniseCS 4 years ago

Thanks Sarah for another therapeutic practice. I truly enjoy your style and commentary just when I need it.

beest 4 years ago

perfectly taught, perfectly paced, with a wonderful even tone to her voice. i have a fused cervical spine, and this class helps keep me moving. it's a keeper that i go back to again and again.