Mindful Mornings

Jan. 9 – Mar. 19
6:15 AM – 7:15 AM
$5 Members
$10 Non-Members
FREE – Seniors 65+

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This class will be based on the discipline of Yin Yoga and the yoga principles developed thousands of years ago. Yin Yoga is a slower paced, more meditative version of the popular physical and spiritual discipline of yoga. In Yin yoga, the poses are held for a longer period of time; typically, three to five minutes or longer to target the deeper connective tissues, such as the facia, ligaments, joints and bones, rather than focusing on the muscles. Stimulating deeper tissue like fascia is meant to cause energetic benefits throughout the body and can help to improve tissue elasticity along with joint mobility. The aim is to increase flexibility and encourage a feeling of release and letting go.

What does yin yoga do for the body?

The practice allows you to slow down, relax, and turn inward, which helps alleviate stress and restore your energy levels. Yin yoga also improves flexibility, boosts circulation, and reduces tension. Reach out to a healthcare professional if you’re new to yoga, take medications, or have any health conditions.

What you need to know
Come dressed comfortably.  We will use mats, straps, bolsters, blocks, and blankets in this class.  If you have your own, you are encouraged to bring them.  If you don’t, we have everything except blankets available for your use.

Meet Your Instructor

Debbie Tanaka

Debbie began her yoga journey as a student. Never having the intention to teach, but wanting to know more, she registered in a 200-hour training certification program. Learning there are so many different types of yoga, she found her calling to the slower paced practices. She received her 200-hr Yoga Teacher Certification in June 2021 from Sage Studio (Boise) and Balance Studio (Ontario). She recently completed her 300-hr Professional Yoga Teacher Certification in November 2023 from True North Studio in Boise.

Debbie facilitates FRCC mindful meditation and healing classes as well as the Veterans and family’s class at the Malheur County Veterans Service Office. She has a passion for slowing down to feel into the body. People forget that our lives have to be in balance; that’s why yin and yang exist…you need both. Taking the time for self-care includes slowing down the nervous system to recharge our mental health.

“I love being able to guide participants into stillness and mindfulness and seeing their relaxed faces at the end of class.”