There are certain combinations that go perfect together: chocolate and peanut butter, wine and cheese, a long run with a beer afterwards…Yin Yoga and massage is another perfect pairing. Come try it out at The Wellnest, a center that provides resources, therapies, and support to individuals with health concerns to help them achieve and maintain wellness on Sunday, March 29 at 10:30 a.m.

Yin Yogassage is a two hour workshop that is a combination of Yin Yoga (where positions are held for long periods of time to work deeply into the muscles) and massage therapy. The way it works is that the massage therapist will work on each person in the workshop while they are in a yoga pose which allows them to get deeper into the muscle group they are working on in the pose. This combination releases the energy stored deep within the connective tissues of the spine, hips and shoulders and creates space for deeper breath and a quieter mind.

The workshop will be taught by Jill Cummings, a Vinyasa and Yin yoga teacher and Reiki practitioner, and Brad Mumpower, a certified massage therapist and Reiki Master.

"Yin yoga is similar to restorative yoga where you stay in a pose longer. It seemed perfect to add massage to while you are in a longer posture like this," said Mumpower. "We split the class in half. One side will do a posture while the other side will be getting a massage while doing a different posture."

"Jill Cummings and I created Yin Yogassage five years ago and we both thought it would be a relaxing thing, but it turned out even more fantastic when we realized that people with chronic pain also felt better after the workshop," he added.

The Wellnest is located on Pine Street. Registration is $65. Class size is limited so register now. All are welcome. It is appropriate for everyone from beginners to advanced practitioners. Students with chronic conditions will be assisted in modifying their practice.

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