Hermit Yoga is a thoughtful combination of Reusi Dat Ton, an ancient art of movement and breathwork from Thailand, and Yin Yoga. This self-healing practice combines dynamic, mindful movement, holding relaxed postures, self-massage, meditation, and breath-work designed to boost your vitality and bring you into a healthy balance. Hermit yoga is intended to be performed as a daily routine to help keep you energized and balanced throughout your day. Help yourself reverse long or short term imbalances from physical, emotional, or mental stresses. Gain a sense of internal and external elasticity and health by grounding and reconnecting your heart, mind, and body through Hermit Yoga.
Reusi dat ton is an ancient exercise practice from Thailand that roughly translates to ascetic self-healing, stretching, or adjusting. This practice was used to help balance forest monks' bodies, as they would sit in meditation for extended periods. The most common exercises practiced today are based on ancient statues and original drawings with metaphorical descriptions of the healing purpose of each exercise. You may notice some hermit yoga exercises feel similar to the stretches and movements during Thai bodywork.
Yin Yoga is the still side of an active yoga practice. Using familiar floor yoga postures that are held from 3 to 6 minutes or more, this style of yoga can help you learn to truly relax into your body, gaining a deep sense of awareness and connection while calming the mind.
No previous yoga experience is necessary. Please wear comfortable clothing in which you can move and stretch.
***Always consult your physician before starting any exercise program.
Rest assured, we use the QUVC-1000, a powerful UVC light, to naturally sanitize and disinfect our treatment rooms and common areas.
Each private Hermit Yoga experience begins with 15-20 minutes of Thai bodywork to warm you up while we discuss the intentions for your yoga. We'll practice a personalized hermit yoga routine and you'll leave with instructions to continue your practice at home. A 45-minute follow-up session is included.
By appointment only. 24-hour courtesy cancellation policy.