The Shala London

Yin Yoga & Nidra in studio

A gentle and meditative yoga class that blends yin, restorative and nidra practices in a slow, nourishing and deeply relaxing practice.

Yin & Nidra Yoga Class

IN STUDIO in West Norwood / West Dulwich, South London

Our slow and meditative Yin & Nidra classes creatively fuses yin, restorative and nidra practices, offering a space to slow down, unwind and access inner peace. The focus here is on quieting the mind and gently stretching, restoring and relaxing the physical body. In Eastern traditions, Yin is a compliment to Yang and yin yoga specifically can greatly complement more dynamic yoga practices, cultivating a sense of letting go. Time, as duration, is an important aspect of yin practices, allowing the body to mould into shapes, release to gravity, and be carried through by the slowing breath. 

By switching on the parasympathetic nervous system, these calming practices help reverse the effects of stress and cultivate a sense of equanimity and relaxation. The practices can add new qualities to a more dynamic yoga practice, nourishing where there may be depletion. Softening, letting go, backing off, allowing the breath to still the mind are all gifts of this slower paced class. Props are used extensively and all levels and ages are welcome.

Each class includes a Yoga Nidra guided meditation. Nidra is considered by some to be the meditative heart of yoga and it has incredible benefits, including improving our memory, sleep, and creativity.. Through Nidra, we enter a luminal space between waking and dreaming – a place of deep restorative rest.


Props are used extensively for this class. For IN STUDIO classes, we will props but recommend you bring your own yoga mat and warmer clothes. If you are livestreaming the class from home, we recommend that you have a props or improvised props to hand.YI

Benefits of Yin Yoga

  • Deep Relaxation & Stress Reduction

  • Mindfulness & Meditation

  • Improved Mental Health

  • Stress & Anxiety Management

  • Physical Restoration & Flexibility

  • Inner Exploration & Insights

  • Community & Togethernes

  • Cultivation of Grounded Expansion

  • Foundations for Overall Well-Being

  • Accessible to All

Benefits of Yoga Nidra

  • Deep Relaxation and Stress Relief

  • Enhanced Sleep Quality

  • Improved Mental Clarity and Focus

  • Emotional Healing and Balance

  • Mind-Body Connection

  • Reduction of Anxiety and Depression

  • Spiritual Connection

  • Improved Well-Being

  • Enhanced Creativity and Intuition

  • Accessible Self-Care Practice


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