Restore: to return something to an earlier condition by repairing it.
When your life is racing full-speed ahead, so is your mind. Restorative yoga helps provide that physical and mental balance to prevent stress and anxiety. With the assistance of props (bolsters, blocks, blankets), we will hold supported passive postures for a few minutes each, using no muscular effort. Our restorative session will end with Yoga Nidra.
Yoga Nidra is a systematic method for total relaxation. It means “Sleep of the Yogis,” and has also been aptly called the “Zero Stress Zone” and “Relaxing into Greatness.” At the height of practice, the subconscious – where our deepest tensions are stored – becomes relaxed and open. You’ll be guided into a familiar state of mental twilight between wakefulness and sleep known to neuroscientists as “theta.” Practitioners of Yoga Nidra describe a floating feeling of luscious comfort, safety, and well-being, and have a decreased sense of linear time passing.
Some Benefits of Yoga Nidra include:
- Deep relaxation during the practice and afterwards
- Cultivation of a clearer and more positive mindset during active life
- Improved sleep
- Alleviation of diseases associated with stress like hypertension
All levels welcome!
Open to members and non-members.
- 2-4 blocks
- 2 blankets
- 1 bolster (or 2 sofa pillows)
This workshop is offered IRL (In Real Life) and VIRTUALLY (via Zoom). If you attend IRL and don’t have these, you can borrow ours at the studio. If you attend virtually, please be sure to have them for the workshop. We have all items available for purchase at the studio – if you would like to buy them and pick up before the workshop date, please email the studio or ask after a class.