Restorative Guided by Heather
Restorative yoga is an effective antidote to stress because it encourages deep relaxation through sustained periods of rest.
Type of Event
The fee for this workshop is $20 if paid in advance. The cost will be $25 if paid on the day of the event.
We live in an age of chronic stress. Between juggling the competing demands of work and family to staying ‘connected’ via multiple electronic devices to simply driving on the highway, our daily lives are insidiously stressful. Regardless of the trigger, constant stress has lasting physiological effects: digestion and elimination slows, the bodies’ ability to heal itself is compromised, and conditions such as high blood pressure and depression may develop.
Restorative yoga is an effective antidote to stress because it encourages deep relaxation through sustained periods of rest. Taught in a warmed, candlelit setting, students will utilize blankets, bolsters, blocks, And other props, to be guided into gentle, supported postures and treated to light contact and essential oil aromatherapy. Restorative is a yoga of ‘being’: there is no ‘doing,’ no effort, and no external stimuli or distractions, thus quieting the mind and nervous system.
All are welcome, regardless of age, mobility, or fitness level. Recommended for pregnant students as well.
Please bring two firm pillows (couch cushions work well, too!) and a blanket. Comfortable clothing – even pajamas! – a pair of socks, and dressing in layers is highly encouraged. Feel free to bring an eye pillow or sleep mask.