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Candlelit Yin Retreat with Alicia Barry

  • Shunya Studio 10 King Charles Drive Portsmouth, RI, 02871 (map)

Yin Yoga is known as The Quiet Practice or the Practice of Quiet Power. It is a dynamic blend of modern meridian theory, floor poses held in quiet tranquility, and the contemplative teachings of mindfulness and meditation. The practice addresses every level of our being : physical, emotional, energetic and spiritual. Within the context of Eastern medicine, “the unimpeded flow of chi” restores balance in the psycho/emotional, energy and spiritual bodies.

The long-held quiet Yin postures soften and release the connective tissue of the body and primarily targets the bones, joints, tendons and ligaments which have become tight and restricted through injuries, repetitive stress, poor postural habits and even emotional trauma. The connective tissue (fascial layers) houses the meridian system, known to many of us through acupuncture and shiatsu. The contemplative practice of mindfulness meditation within the poses, helps to cultivate and internal atmosphere of inquiry, receptivity and compassion leading to a state of tranquility.

The class will end with a 20 minute gong session.

$35 Early Bird
$40 in Studio


Alicia Barry is a happy yoga mutt…From her first yoga class in 2004 at the age of 50 (yikes) where she sweated, wept , chanted,  laughed and challenged her ‘line in the  sand edges’ she experienced a profound sense of peace and knew she had found what she had been seeking all her life.  From then on you could find her practicing yoga and studying meditation seven days a week. Traveling all over the country to study with master teachers of different disciplines Alicia began a journey that would alter the trajectory of her life. In 2005 after being diagnosed with cancer for the second time, she knew that she was destined to share this life altering practice that not only physically supported her through treatment and recovery but, began to heal her life long emotional and psychic wounds.

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