Yin Yoga

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Yin Yoga

Yin Yoga is based on the Taoist concept of Yin and Yang, opposite and complementary principles in nature. Yin is the stable, unmoving, hidden aspects of things, for example in the body – relatively stiff connective tissues (tendons, ligaments). Yang is the changing, moving, revealing aspects which are more flexible such as more mobile and pliable muscles and blood.

These areas are especially rich in connective tissues.

Yin yoga is a slower-paced style of yoga with postures, or asanas, that are held for longer periods of time – for beginners, it may range from 45 seconds to two minutes, and more advanced practitioners may stay in one asana for five minutes or more.

A Yin Yoga class will usually consist of a series of long-held, passive floor poses which focus on the hips, pelvis, inner thighs, lower spine and mainly work the lower part of the body.

The aim of Yin Yoga is to increase circulation in the joints and improve flexibility.

Shoelace pose, a classic pose or asana of Yin Yoga, a more meditative style of yoga. The shoelace pose opens the hips, and is said to affect the liver meridian in the groin and the gallbladder meridian along the outer hip and leg.

Students report deep contentment and relaxation after a Yin class invited in by the stillness of the practice.

Class Instructor

Yin yoga teacher at YogaSpace Yorkshire

Name: Emma Ropner

Class: Yin Yoga

Emma Ropner has trained in a Yoga Alliance accredited Yin Yoga and Mindfulness with renowned Yin teacher Sarah Lo from London. Emma brings her wide yoga experience to this class drawing elements from her training in Yoga for Cancer where therapeutic yoga comes into play, and Kundalini yoga where ‘release through still posture’ is also used. This class will include the benefit of mindfulness.

A class to find stillness within. A class to find you in you.

Yin yoga, timetabled.


Studio Classes - all sessions- 60/75 minutes are £12 - book Kundalini yoga studio and online classes at the Whole Self Hub.

Class Passes available from individual teachers on request.

What do they say about Yogaspace Yorkshire?

The Women’s Group has been an amazing, welcoming, warm experience.
The positive energies and collective female wisdom has been brilliant – the thought provoking sessions followed by the yoga and final gong bath was the perfect balance – thank you Emma – and please can we do it all again!


I came on retreat and stayed at the cottages with my oldest daughter in June 2018 and January 2019.

Emma and Charlie are the perfect hosts they made us feel completely welcome in their beautiful home which sits in beautiful grounds surrounded by spectacular views of Yorkshire.

Emma & Beth

Yoga at Patrick Brompton Hall is a very special experience.
The beautiful and peaceful yoga studio is the perfect setting for yoga practice.


I have taken part in several Kundalini yoga classes during retreats at Patrick Brompton Hall and have loved all of them.
I was a novice to this particular yoga but the classes catered for all abilities and I was immediately made to feel comfortable.
I couldn’t have asked for a better start to my Kundalini yoga journey and I can’t wait to go back again soon!


To sum it up with one word: love. The best yoga retreat I have been to.
Amazing teacher, wonderful hosts, beautiful facilities, gorgeous surroundings, and delicious food.
Absolutely loved every bit of it


I have been to many different yoga retreats both in the UK and overseas and this one was by far the best.
My advice? Book it now!


I want to do your yoga Nidra class again – I slept so well. Thank you.


From the first moment of entering the beautiful hall, I knew this studio is something special. A light spacious yet so cozy and calm yoga space is hard to find. Relaxation comes naturally and yoga is so much more enjoyable in these beautiful surroundings. Emma is am amazing kundalini yoga teacher and divine when playing the gong. Her classes are challenging yet respect individual circumstances and make you feel so much better instantly. She is very knowledgeable, connects theory and practice with ease, is full of energy and positive spirit and a joy to be taught by. I truly love my kundalini yoga and gong sessions with Emma


Emma’s Kundalini classes are ‘first-class, a relaxed and professional atmosphere. Emma is fabulous teacher and really opens you to a new way of being while you show yourself self-love and care’


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