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17: Hiiro Zake-Sigal Prince – Must know differences between Yin and Restorative Yoga

Restorative and Yin yoga are two practices that often get lumped together into one category. However, our expert guest Hiiro Zake-Sigal Prince sheds light on the distinct differences of these two practices, how and when to intelligently blend the two, and how to decide which is best for you or for your students depending on the needs of your nervous system, musculoskeletal system, fascial system, or otherwise.

In This Episode

“When I found restorative and yin practices…what I connected to was the energy and the intuitiveness, the ability to really sink in and be safe in a space of non-performance.” (6:01)

  • Nat tells us how she and Hiiro met (6:55)
  • Hiiro tells us about his history with movement and yoga; it started with Dance Dance Revolution! (8:15)
  • Why Hiiro has named his brand “true identity” (31:22)
  • Hiiro tells us about the tradition of restorative yoga (33:26)
  • Hiiro clearly delineates the difference between Yin and Restorative Yoga (35:38)
  • The one thing Hiiro won’t back down on regarding yin (48:21)
  • What would yoga studio schedules be like if we re-labelled classes to just “Yoga”? (53:28)

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