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Restorative Yoga Immersion in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Restorative Yoga, through long held, prop supported postures, teaches that even though a pose appears to be still, there is a subtler action going on that involves a symphony of breath and body that brings the entire being into a state of deep repose and release.

Where

Moon Muang Road Soi 4, Chiang Mai Chiang Mai, TH 50200
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Type of Event

  • Retreat

Yoga Styles

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When

Oct 26 to
Oct 30
2016
12:00 pmto12:00 pm

Price

$649

Investment: $599 USD early bird EXTENDED TO SEPTEMBER 1ST.
$649 after SEPTEMBER 1
Price is inclusive of training and manual. Price does not include hotel, flight, transfers or other offers.

Full Description

Transformational Restful Yoga for “Every” Body
Restorative Yoga, through long held, prop supported postures, teaches that even though a pose appears to be still, there is a subtler action going on that involves a symphony of breath and body that brings the entire being into a state of deep repose and release.

“Your hand opens and closes and opens and closes. If it were always a fist or always stretched open, you would be paralyzed. Your deepest presence is in every small contracting and expanding, the two as beautifully balanced and coordinated as bird wings." -Rumi

The benefits of a restorative yoga class include:
• Powerful relaxation to access a state of pratayahara (a withdrawn state).
• Restoration and exploration of the mind, body and soul in passive postures.
• Energy flow and healing with utilization of props as playful tools through active restorative postures.
• Clarity, connection, and a spirit of offering through ishvara pranidhana (the divine within).
• Moving meditation warmup and the graceful presence accessed with long held postures.

With a passion for teaching teachers, Melissa Smith, 500 ERYT, offers an individualized approach to restorative yoga. Her style of yoga is a blend of traditions from many teachers from all over the world spanning more than a decade. This integrated approach will take you on an journey into cultivating a curious eye when teaching and guiding you through a how to conduct a safe, transformative passively supported asana class. While there is no one recipe for every person, she will offer a very clear systematic approach to sequencing and cuing that will help you cultivate discernment in what to look for in offering modifications in certain poses for individuals with inflexibility, hyper-mobility, injury, pregnancy, or other medical conditions.

This course is open to all who would like to deepen their yoga practice whether you plan to teach a restorative class or not. So much can be gained with the understanding of the adaptations of traditional yoga poses with the utilization of props. With support, energy is received, tension is released, circulation is improved without the need to expend great energy.

“One of the oldest and most beloved prayers from the Vedic tradition, the Gayatri Mantra, tells us that all of life is sustained by one ever-renewing source. When we practice restorative postures, what we are restoring is our connection with the part of our mind that is linked with this enduring, vast, and silent source. Yoga tells us that wen we are in intimate connection with the is part of our mind and thus tapped into a greater mind, we are also tuned in to the body’s natural ability to heal itself.” -Donna Farhi

General Outline:
• Experience multiple restorative classes.
• Create a balanced practice through the structure and sequencing of class. Including: movement warm-up; pranayama; sankulpa (class intention and theming) through philosophy, asana, or personal experience.
• Learn valuable alignment skills and cuing techniques that meet the students where they are today.
• Break down active and passive restorative poses.
• Utilize props as tools for enhancing a pose in supportive and nurturing way.
• Obtain credits toward Yoga Alliance continuing education with 16 contact hours.

Once registered, a guide to Chiang Mai, suggestions for booking your international flights, and hotel recommendations will be in your welcome packet. Price is inclusive of training and manual. Price does not include hotel, flight, transfers or other offers.