Yin Specials


Yin Yoga Spring Special Live-online + Replay

 Thursday April 4

8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
1 month replay
Cost 15 euros (live online + replay or replay only)

Spring is the beginning of the season cycle, a time of birth and new beginnings. Spring is also the time of hope; this season bursts forward with optimism, offering change after the quiet, still time of Winter.
It is the energy of the element Wood.

The Wood element corresponds to the Liver and Gall Bladder meridians and organs in Chinese Tradition.

Spring and Wood
Wood is associated with Spring because it is a time of growth, expansion and brightness.
The wood element is about renewal, awakening and rebirth.

It’s believed that when the wood element is out of balance its manifested as anger, frustration, and irritability whereas when it is in harmony, it’s manifested as compassion, kindness, and acceptance

Join me for a wonderful long Yin Practice to celebrate Spring and let’s tap together into the energy of spring what will encourages us to stay in touch with our creativity, imagination and dreams. 

Expect an inspiring and original practice with Meditation, Yin poses, Acupressure points and Yoga Nidra.

*You will receive more information about the five element Theory, the Wood element (organs/meridians/function) Meditation and Yoga Nidra upon registration so you can prepare and use our time together as much as possible to experience the practice.

For questions and registration send me an email: info@hartenyoga.com

Nature is composed of different cycles, each one with a distinct energetic quality. We can make a one-year analogy, with a full movement of Yang to Yin energy from the beginning of Spring/ Wood (beginning of life) to the end of Winter/ Water (death), the year consisting of 5 seasons. Each season corresponds to one of the five natural elements, which can also be matched up with the five yin organs. By giving extra attention to the organ of the current season with an intensive yin yoga practice, we find greater balance in energetic levels.

This wonderful concept comes from the doctrines of traditional Chinese Medicine, which referred to the body’s energy as Chi In ancient times, the Chinese discovered 100 meridian points. They also discovered that by stimulating these meridian points, they could heal. Call it Energy, call it the Source, call it Intelligent Life Force, call it Chi. Whatever you want to call it, it works!

Each Yin Special will start with a short introduction about the 5-element theory and the current season*, followed by Intensive Yin Yoga practice in which we stimulate the energy through tapping, movement, Yin poses and acupressure points (AcuYin) ending with a 30 minute Meridian Nidra.
All these different techniques achieve healing through stimulating the body’s meridians and energy flow.


In this Winter Yin Yoga Intensive, we will explore asanas that target the Kidney and Urinary Bladder meridians. These asanas are associated with the Water element. We will focus on the Spine and inner legs, including forward and back bends. Winter is the ultimate Yin season, the time of rest and hibernation, when nature retreats to build up its reserves for its next cycle of seasons.


In this Spring Yin Yoga Intensive, we will explore asanas that target the Liver/Gallbladder meridians: side bends, hip openers, and stretches for the inner leg. These asanas are associated with the Wood element and will greatly help us balance our tendency toward impatience as we initiate changes during early Spring!


In this Summer Yin Yoga Intensive, we will explore asanas that target the Heart/Small intestine meridians: focus on the chest, arms and back bends to help open the chest. These asanas are associated with the Fire element. Fire is our ability to have relationship, to feel in control, to be intimate, to have fun, to laugh and be exited.

Late Summer/Earth

In this Late Summer Yin Yoga Intensive, we will explore asanas that target the Spleen/Stomach Meridians. Asanas that activate these meridians focus on the front of the legs, the hips and twists.These asanas are associated with the Earth element which is all about being grounded and connected.
Balanced Spleen/Stomach chi allows us to ”feel at home inside ourselves”- Sarah Powers.


In this Autumn Yin Yoga Intensive, we will explore asanas that target the Lung and Large intestine meridians. These asanas are associated with the Metal element. We will focus on the upper body; chest, upper back, shoulders and neck. The energy of this season, more than any other, supports our letting go, revealing what is true and of most value.