Yin Yoga & Aromatherapy Workshop with Sissy St. John
Join yoga teacher and Aromatherapist Sissy St. John for an afternoon treat of Yin Yoga and Aromatherapy! Yin Yoga is a very grounding practice consisting of slow, long-held (3-5 min), supine or seated postures that target the deep connective tissue of the body in order to increase circulation in the joints, improving flexibility and range of motion. Through longer holds muscles are able to completely relax and loosen their grip from the bones, the connective tissue, joints and internal organs are compressed and deeply nourished, similar to an acupressure massage or acupuncture session. This extremely calming practice creates space both physically and mentally, the mind is able to quiet and move inward paving the way for meditation to occur.
Aromatherapy and breath work will be incorporated into this practice to guide you inwards towards a meditative experience. Four main essential oils will be highlighted and talked about. We will explore the effects on how these beautiful gems of nature can enhance feelings of well-being and melt stress away soothing the body, mind and heart. This workshop is a gift for tight muscles and an overworked mind. Come to relax, stretch, and learn how to incorporate the healing benefits of Aromatherapy into your life and onto your mat! Give yourself a mental reboot and open all the little rivers within the body to feel the free flow of Chi and vitality moving through you. Complimentary gift of aromatherapy included for the first 10 students who sign up!
Friday, July 12 | 3 – 5 pm
$40 / $50 day of
Bio: Sissy has been a student and teacher of Yoga for over two decades. She trained in Los Angeles with the original founders of YogaWorks and in New York under the personal guidance and tutelage of Yogiraj Alan Finger, creator and founder of ISHTA Yoga. She incorporates breath work, music and aromatherapy into her classes, always encouraging students to “listen” inwardly to allow the practice to serve and support them, uniting the body, mind and spirit.
In addition to yoga, she is also a certified Aromatherapist and a Reiki Master. Energy work and aromatherapy make wonderful companions and she is grateful to be able to administer healing touch to those in need.
Her great hope and mission is to help guide students to that ever present, radiant light that resides in all of us, creating harmony and ease within the body and mind – to realize we are all illuminated beings at our core.
She resides in Manhattan with her husband and son and teaches around the city, working with private clients, in corporate settings, and as a regular teacher for YogaWorks, ISHTA and at JCC Manhattan. She is also the creator of Sissy St. John Organic Beauty and sells her own aromatherapy line via her website, in studios and through private appointment for custom blends.
For more information on Sissy visit her website: www.sissystjohn.com