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The Yoga Pro Podcast

Sep 29, 2021

Are you into Yin yoga? 

What about Yoga Therapy? 

On this episode of The Yoga Pro Podcast, Nyk Danu joins us to talk about Therapeutic Yin yoga from her perspective as a yoga therapist and yinster, plus we delve into the differences between yin and restorative yoga and much more.  

Nyk Is a Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT), Yin Yoga Teacher Trainer and Yoga Business Mentor. She has been practicing Yoga since 1998 and teaching since 2004 and in 2007 fell madly in love with Yin through Paul Grilley.

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-Nyk’s yoga journey

-Her surprising introduction to Yin yoga

-Nyk’s definition of Yin yoga

-The unique sensations offered by a yin yoga practice

-The difference between yin and restorative yoga

-To prop or not prop in yin yoga

-How she realized her application of yin was therapeutic

-Why she keeps her students working at 50-60% of their capacity

-What Nyk does to keep her therapeutic yin classes trauma informed and accessible

-Keeping the therapy in yin

-Support for hypermobility and tissue/joint damage

-Misconceptions about yin yoga

-The importance of interoceptive awareness and personal agency in yoga

-Differentiating instruction for multi-level classes

-Contraindications of yin yoga

-Why being ourselves as a teacher is so important

-Making sure you teach yin effectively through training

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Music:  The State of Things (The Bouncy Song) by Rena Wren is used with permission.