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Myo Yin Pain Relief Masterclass

21 May, 2022 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am


Myo Yin

Myo Yin is the practice of Yin yoga and Myofascial release.

Yin yoga forces you to slow down. One of the things about stress that can make you feel, well, more stressed, is the feeling that you can’t slow down and catch a break. Yin Yoga is not a class that you can rush through, and the slow, deliberate poses force you to focus on your body, not the scattered mind.

Breathing helps you calm your nervous system, and Yin Yoga helps you use your breath to navigate uncomfortable tightness in your body and racing thoughts in your mind. The breath becomes an ally in the practice. We begin to face unresolved emotions and lingering mental chatter. Being with these sensations in an intimate way is the first step toward real, long-lasting change of perspective and a more peaceful, spacious inner experience.

When things get stressful and hard, it’s easy to try to distract yourself from the discomfort or push away the feelings of overwhelm. While that’s one way to cope, it may not be the best way to manage stress in the long run. In Yin Yoga, one learns to become present. Those uncomfortable sensations could be stiffness or tension in the body, or it could involve the discomfort of quieting that endless chatter in your mind. Learning to be with what is arising, and not pushing away or looking for distraction, is a key component to stress management.

Myofascial Release (MFR) accesses the layers of fascia. It is designed to be effective at accessing trigger and pain points in the tissues. These trigger points are more likely to show up in our bodies when we are stressed, and perhaps not taking as much care of our health and well- being as we could be.

Postural imbalances, sitting down a lot, lack of daily movement, injury and fear of pain, stress and trauma all contribute to an unhappy myofascial system.

We can use MFR to release trigger points, and areas of existing tension in the body. We can also use the various techniques ahead of trigger points developing as more of a preventative measure. Many people now have a regular practice of self-care with various MFR techniques.

MFR is thought to be connected into our nervous system. When our brain receives the signal of releasing tension it moves away from Fight & Flight mode and we shift into the a Parasympathetic state, which is where healing can happen.. This causes nourishment and healing for the internal organs and allows the tissues to relax. Tissues are rejuvenated and provided nutrition for them to do their job. The physical and mental benefits of more time spent in Rest & Digest mode are well known benefits of both yin yoga and MFR.

The combination of MFR and Yin not only profoundly affects the Nervous system, but also allows more freedom in the body. We have more range of motion, flexibility and strength. Myo Yin also improves posture and circulation and reduces migraines and tension headaches and other chronic pain syndromes.

Nicky van der Hulst is a Chiropractor, Homeopath and Yoga teacher. She has a keen interest in the therapeutic benefits of movement and gentle preventative care on health and wellbeing. Nicky brings together her love of teaching, therapeutic movement and holistic therapies in the practice and facilitation of her work.

Nicky’s practice of yoga exceeds 20 years and 10 years experience teaching Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin and Astanga. Her teaching has a strong anatomical and physiological approach grounded in a deep understanding of the philosophy and energetic subtleties of yoga.



21 May, 2022
8:30 am - 10:30 am




Jacqui Meyer
083 327 6698
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