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Yin Yoga


This class is taught by:

Bryant Pena

After graduating with a BA in International Development from the University of California, Bryant continued his work as a community organizer and in the non-profit sector in San Diego. Soon enough, he found himself working for the Federal Government in Washington D.C. However, although his passion has always lied in working for social change, it wasn’t long before Bryant left this life to look for something deeper. He lived the next two years of his life nomadically throughout Latin America where he connected with his identity and indigenous roots learning healing modalities from Native communities. When he returned to California in 2016 to be close to his family, he found Yoga and quickly learned it was a path for him to continue his spiritual growth.

Bryant completed his 200hr Yoga Teacher Training with Daphne Charles and Anton Jager at Routes of Yoga in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia. He  teaches Yin - he believes it is a powerful practice for trauma release & healing, as well as for awakening the self to connect with her/ his humanity, divinity, and dharma. He wishes to facilitate this process in his students. He practices prana, asana, mantra, energy movement, and guided meditation as vehicles to do so.

Yin yoga bypasses the muscles and allow you to nourish and strengthen the deeper tissues. Connective tissues, fascia, joints, ligaments and bones receive gentle, low load stress. The poses are held between 2-5 minutes or longer and the muscles stay passive in order to pass the stress on to the deeper tissues.

Each Yin pose is an opportunity to go inward and meditate. It is a wonderful complement to an active (Yang) practice and a much needed tool for anyone who need to unwind tight body, mind and heart.

Upcoming classes:

  • Sun Dec 17 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with Bryant Pena