Carissa Lin’s first foray into yoga was during her high school days as a way of keeping fit. She witnessed the transformational power of yoga during university as it established greater strength, flexibility and calmness in her life. Intrigued by what she initially deemed as a workout that helped to restore her mind-body balance, she took up teacher training.
A firm believer that yoga is for everyone, she strives to nurture an inviting and safe environment in her classes, helping beginners feel comfortable in their practice.
Her classes also create space for both personal growth and calmness. She does so by drawing upon movement, breath, meditation and alignment for a safe, mindful and holistic practice. By encouraging students to explore self-awareness beyond poses, she hopes students will develop a mind-body connection.
Hatha Yoga typically includes the practice of asanas (yoga postures) and pranayama (breathing exercises). This is a relatively slow and gentle style that is suitable for beginners or students who prefer a more relaxed class.
This style links traditional Hatha postures into a sequence of movements that flow naturally from one to the next. This class will explore variations of sun salutations, standing and seated poses along with body balancing and inversions.
This class contains a series of postures that flow naturally from one to the next. Focus is placed on movement, alignment, flexibility, strength and integration with breath. Poses are held for shorter duration than in a Hatha Yoga or Hatha Flow class.