What is Restorative Yoga? Essentially, it is the yin to the yang. It is the quiet inward yoga to the active vinyasa yoga. It is the moon to the sun. Through long held resting poses you will learn how to release and how to bring conscious relaxation in your life. After a busy weekend after a busy week, and with another busy week ahead it is important to stop. It is important to choose rest.
A Restorative Yoga practice is about allowing yourself to really relax, to release the muscles, and to take the time to enhance your breathing. We then can fully calm the body, deepen the breath, and quiet the mind. We then can let go of the constant stress response state our bodies have gotten used to being in. This will help you balance your nervous system, it will aid your digestion, and long term health.
In this workshop, you will hold poses in a reclined position with the use of props to support you. I can't express enough how delicious and luxurious it feels! The room will be lit with LED candles and soft music will be in the background. You will go home relaxed and ready for a deep night's sleep and wake up refreshed and renewed for the week ahead. You will also learn poses and breathing techniques that you can do at home whenever you need it.
Yoga experience is not required. Please dress comfortably and bring socks and long sleeve layers. There is no sweat inducing movement. Bring an eye pillow/cover for savasana if you wish. I will also have some handmade ones on available to purchase.
Join me at The Yoga Collective (135 W 29th St. #603) on Sunday October 29th from 6:30pm-8:00pm. Advance registration is recommended but walk-ins are allowed. Please arrive on time. We will start promptly at 6:30pm. The door will lock at 6:45 to protect the sanctity of the practice.