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Vail Vitality Center hosts Yin Yoga workshop July 20

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Morgan Flahive-Foro has been practicing yoga for more than a decade. She will a Yin Yoga workshop at the Vail Vitality Center on Wednesday, July 20.

VAIL — On Wednesday, yoga instructor Morgan Flahive-Foro will teach a yin yoga workshop at the Vail Vitality Center. Yin yoga is a simple practice originally known as Daoist yoga that helps to regulate the flow of energy through the body by targeting the deep connective tissues and fascia.

Attendees will practice long holds in passive postures mostly supported on the floor, giving them the space to soften, expand and contemplate. This style of yoga is considered very restorative and therapeutic.

"Similar to restorative yoga, yin yoga offers an opportunity to slow down, quiet your heart-mind and release physical tension," Flahive-Foro said. "I love the yin practice because it is accessible and simple. People generally leave a yin practice feeling peaceful and well-rested."

This workshop is rooted in Daoist philosophy and Five Element Theory, and attendees can expect to leave with a basic understanding of each. The summer season is associated with the element of fire, and the governing organ is the heart.

"Through yin practice, we will open up the channels of the heart, pericardium and large intestine meridians through myofascial release techniques and the classic yin postures that encourage energy flow through the arms, neck, heart and upper back," Flahive-Foro said. "Practitioners can expect to leave feeling a little lighter and soft in the heart space."

Flahive-Foro has been practicing yoga for more than a decade. She has completed more than 500 hours of comprehensive yoga teacher training at Samadhi Center for Yoga and Meditation in Denver. She studies yin yoga under Mike Mitsuyuki Ninomiya and completed his Circular Flow Yin Yoga Teacher Training in 2015.

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For more information about the Vail Vitality Center, visit http://www.vailvitality center.com or call 970-476-7960.

If you go …

What: Yin Yoga with Morgan Flahive-Foro.

Where: Vail Vitality Center, 352 E Meadow Drive, No. 3, Vail.

When: 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, July 20.

Cost: $15 in advance; $20 day of workshop.

More information: Call 970-476-7960, or visit http://www.vailvitalitycenter.com.