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Sweet Surrender: Yin Yoga with Twylah Ekko

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  • Project Yoga Richmond

    6517 Dickens Pl, Richmond, VA (map)

    37.598820 -77.511406

  • Class open to all levels. Floor poses included. Beginners welcome.

    Like a vast, serene lake at the end of a mighty river, let your body and mind flow into stillness in this all-levels Yin Yoga class. After a brief centering session of Gentle Flow, we will focus on releasing deep into the connective tissues through time-honored poses held for three to five minutes each. Yin Yoga is about gently surrendering into each pose with a focus on the breath as a tool for release, while being mindful of the body and what it is capable of in the present moment. A variety of props will be used to assist you in your journey to inner peace.

    Relaxing music, readings, and guided meditation will be interwoven into each class to create a special theme designed to center you in your practice.

    Instructor Bio:

    Surrounded by art and the craving to constantly create, Twylah Ekko pursued an art degree at Chowan University in Murfreesboro, North Carolina.  It was through this in-depth study of art history, that she eventually found a fascinating world of many religions and philosophies.  Drawn to the connection of mind, body, and spirit, she was led to the path of yoga.

    Twylah considers movement as a metaphor for the ever-seeking stillness we are looking to cultivate in our lives. Her studies examine this journey and the connections we create in our daily interactions.  In this way, Twylah’s sequences are created in order to reveal an inseparable relationship between meditation and motion.  Her classes are characterized by themes which explore a balanced blend of Yang and Yin movements with a constant focus on mindfulness.

    Twylah completed her 200 Hour Teacher Training at Om On Yoga with J. Miles and Kelly Kostecki in the Richmond, Virginia, in 2013, as well as a 50 hour Yin Teacher Training with Biff Mithofer. She continues to study with her teachers and maintains a dedicated asana and meditation practice.  While away from her mat Twylah finds herself deeply immersed in the Meditative art of Zentangle®, in which she also received her teaching certification in 2012. When not in Richmond, she can also be found gallivanting around the country, exploring Music and Art festivals, and sharing all of these wonderful fascinations with an endearing husband, John.  For more information about Twylah and for updates on classes and events please visit

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