Sun, 17 Apr|
Gin Yin Returns to Camden!
London's most fun, social and best value yoga workshop comes home!
Time & Location
17 Apr, 12:00 – 16:00
London, 89 Chalk Farm Rd, Chalk Farm, London NW1 8AR, UK
About the event
Yoga Evolved & Selina present GIN YIN Yoga Workshop & Gin Distillery Experience
As featured in Secret London, Time Out and The Evening Standard
Many of us lead fast-paced, demanding, and intensely stressful lifestyles. 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.
In this workshop, we will look at severalclassic 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 alcohol 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!
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!
After class, we will make the short walk to the Half Hitch Gin Distillery, located inside the famous Camden Market. Here will learn about the distilling process and the history of gin, from the Gin Craze of the 1700s to its recent revival. We will sample some of the different gins made on-site, before finally relaxing with a well-deserved G&T back in Selina's stylish bar.
The official event ends here, but if you want to make the most of this rare opportunity to socialise with your fellow yogis, then you will have the opportunity to purchase food and additional drinks, plus the option of an excellent bottomless brunch!.
The Gin Yin Experience is incredible value for money. For just £25 you get:
• A measure of high quality Jim & Tonic gin before class
• A 75 minute yin class
• An overview of the gin making process at the distillery
• A talk on the history of gin
• A gin sampling session exploring Half Hitch's premium range
• A Gin & Tonic
• Opportunity to buy bottles of Half Hitch Gin at less than half the retail price (should you want a bottle for your home Gin Yin practice!)
We have found Gin Yin to be a gateway into yoga for many people, so if you have any friends or family members who you haven’t yet managed to persuade to join you in class, this may be the perfect event!
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