Larry St. Aubin RYT 500 Toronto, Ontario
My yoga practice is a balance of Yin and Yang. After a steady Yang practice of Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga for 3 years, I realized a Restorative session was needed. During my Advanced Yoga Teacher Training, I studied Yin yoga with Cathy Keenan. Now my weekly practice is a combination of Ashtanga, Restorative and Yin. The Yin has been particularly warming and beneficial. This approach is reflected in my multi-discipline style of teaching: adapting the style, pose and sequence to my student’s needs.
My Yin Yoga practice has evolved with my Karma Yoga. I volunteer to help abused and unwanted dogs find a new, loving adoptive home. I found that meditation and Yin yoga helps to calm and relax the dog when she first comes into my care. The dog responds to the quiet, gentle stillness of the Yin pose. I relax into a Butterfly or half-Dragonfly, resting my head softly on a little breathing body.