Restorative Yoga

*** Restorative with massage is offered on the first Monday of every month

This class is slow and mellow with long, comfortable holds focusing on reducing stress through restful rejuvenation and gentle massage.  As you are guided into the restorative pose, you will receive gentle nurturing touch to aid in the healing process and align the union of your being into a complete relaxation.

Restorative Yoga is a deeply relaxing practice, often referred to as the “yoga of surrender”. The restorative asanas differ from free-standing yoga poses, which are held in proper alignment by muscular action. In these modifications of classical poses, the muscles remain quiet; the shape and alignment of the pose is determined by props. If relaxation is to be attained, therefore, one must have proper support and alignment. With the use of yoga props, such as belts, blocks, blankets, bolsters and chairs, the student is able to relax into yoga postures using little, if any, muscular effort. This enables the student to hold poses for a greater length of time facilitating deep release and transforming the effects of stress. As the body relaxes in restful postures it is provided an opportunity to renew, heal and cultivate the habit of attention. Restorative yoga helps to soothe the nervous system and calm and focus the mind using the breath as the medium. It is great for anyone dealing with injuries, the onset of cold or flu, menstruation, jet lag, vata imbalance or a busy stressful lifestyle. Suitable for all levels of ability.

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