Sun 7 April | afternoon workshop

Yin Masterclass | upper body tension relief

With Jose de Groot

Yin Yoga your way down from your head to your toes

Most people know Yin Yoga to be meditative, energetically healing and a deep tension releasing practice for the hips, back and legs. But what about the upper body?

Due to our stressful sedentary lifestyle – hours spend behind the computer combined with stress – we spend a lot of time in our heads and not in our bodies, which creates tensions in our shoulders, neck, chest and upper back and diminishes full and free breathing.

To help you calm the mind and tune in with what you feel, you will mindfully breath and release tensions in this three hour master class.

The class starts with a partly guided meditation to connect with here and now, enabling you to let go of stress and allowing everything to be as it is without control. From that state of mind you start the Yin yoga practice, where upper with lower body poses and pranayama are combined. As the effect your breath deepens which slows down and relaxes your nervous system, your blood and chi circulation throughout the body is enhanced and your mind and body are able to surrender.

You will stay 5 to 10 minutes in each of the poses in order to increase the healing effects on the physical, mental and emotional level. Physically you will release tensions of your whole body. Throughout the practice you get the opportunity to pay attention to the tightest areas of the body, to be able to balance the left and right sides.

The poses can trigger intense effects, and if this occurs, José is there to guide you, enabling you to get to the core of whatever may appear, and providing greater insight into your entire being. The practice will finish with feeling the energetic effects during a well-deserved, extended period of relaxation. The masterclass concludes with a meditation, allowing anything that may have come up to settle without judgement.

Date & Time Sunday 7 April 2019 | 14.00-17.00
Price  €39 | €35 (Infinity member discount)
Location Sint Janshovenstraat 1


This Master class is open to all Yin Yogis and yoginis, who are looking for relaxation, introspection and a deep opening from head to toe.

Not recommended for pregnant women, due to longer held poses. But if you are pregnant and really want to join this class, then please consult José (


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About the teacher

Jose de Groot

José de Groot’s passion is yoga & dance and she is greatly interested in anatomy, physiology, psychology and philosophy. At Yoga Moves, she teaches yoga anatomy workshops and yin teacher trainings. Here she combines yoga practice, meditation, philosophy and practical understanding of anatomy. In everything, José offers seeps through the conviction that everyone is different and unique, therefore the yoga & meditation practice should be adjusted accordingly. Offering personal adjustments and variations for each yoga pose, she meets your physical and/or emotional needs. You can expect to be triggered in discovering your own yoga practice with endless possibilities and no limitations. José’s workshops and trainings are an opportunity to experience and explore all that you are to the fullest.

José offers anatomy workshops and Yin trainings as well in Finland and Spain. Together with Jordi Ibern, a Reiki therapist, she teaches Yin yoga & Reiki workshops and retreats in Europe. Besides Yin yoga, Jose has specialised herself in Fertility yoga which she developed with Martine Cornelissen, an acupuncturist. Together they offer Fertility retreats for women who want get and stay pregnant. Currently José is writing her first book on practical anatomy applied to yoga.

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