MoreYoga & Yoga Evolved
2.00 to 4.30pm
MoreYoga & Yoga Evolved present GIN YIN
Yin Yoga Workshop & Gin Experience)
Many of us lead fast-paced, demanding and intensely stressful life-styles. Gin Yin combines two of the great ways to relax, Yin Yoga and high quality gin! A restorative Yin workshop with a touch of gin to help slow things down, relax and unwind. Followed by a refreshing gin and tonic at Two One Four gin bar and rounded-off with an optional visit to ‘Jim and Tonic’ bar and distillery at Mercato Metropolitano for anyone that has time (after 4:30pm) – it’s the perfect laid back Sunday afternoon!
In this workshop, we will look at a number of classic Yin poses designed to help to open up the body and calm the mind, alleviating anxiety and reducing stress. Yin Yoga offers deeper access to the body targeting connective tissue, fascia and ligaments with the aim of lubricating and protecting the joints. In order to target these Yin tissues we must first learn to relax the surrounding muscles. A small amount of gin may help to facilitate a sense of calm (in some people), in turn this may help you to achieve the physiological state required to relax more into the poses and achieve the maximum benefit from the practice. You will leave this workshop feeling grounded and revitalised and maybe with a new appreciation for gin!
We’ll then head to Two One Four gin bar to continue the gin experience and learn more about London’s centuries long love affair with gin. Then it’s time to kick back, relax and enjoy a well-earned gin and tonic – a chance to connect with fellow MoreYogis and make new friends! This will be followed by an optional visit to ‘Jim and Tonic’ bar and distillery at Mercato Metropolitano (after 4:30pm) and will include a short talk about their eco-friendly production techniques, free gin sampling, 20% discount off all drinks and a special opportunity to buy bottles of their gin which are not currently available elsewhere.
Gin is an excellent low calorie choice and is made from juniper berries and other natural botanicals which are full of antioxidants and can help fight illness, improve circulation, reduce bloating and fluid retention and may help keep you wrinkle free – when drunk in moderation, of course. In fact, gin originates from the Middle Ages where it was first developed as a form of herbal medicine!
PLEASE NOTE: It is not compulsory to consume gin to be able to partake in the workshop. You will still benefit from this without the aid of alcohol and we are happy to provide non-alcoholic alternatives, if requested in advance.
£25 ticket price includes:
90 minute Gin Yin workshop including one measure of high quality local gin
One gin & tonic at Two One Four gin bar
Optional visit to ‘Jim and Tonic’ bar and distillery at Mercato Metropolitano (after 4:30pm)