What is Restorative Yoga?
You will ease yourself into deep relaxation. Using pillows, cushions, blankets and props you will melt into the poses and be gently held. Guided visualizations, gentle meditation and reflection on finding peace within yourself will help remember the real you and what’s really important.Restorative Yoga is perfect for those who are stressed, in need of peaceful meditation, and for those who do yoga on a regular basis, it is a chance to go much deeper in their stretching. This class will change the way you do yoga, teaching you when to let go and just allow yourself to be held in a pose. In deep meditation, the world slows down and you take a break from everyday concerns. Yoga switches you out of flight or fight and into the relaxation response - your body's natural healing state where revitalization and regeneration naturally occur. This practice suspends your mind between being awake and asleep where you get the ultimate power nap. Research shows that regular practice of restorative yoga can strengthen the immune system, regulate blood pressure, aids insomnia, and balances the nervous and endocrine systems.There is nothing for you to do but lie down and relax. Adding aromatherapy ensures that whatever your experience, the practice will still work - even if you fall asleep. The deepest layers of your Self are always receptive and will experience the full journey.
NamaSTATE of Mind
Refresh and Renew with Aimee & Anu
Sunday, January 13th
12:30 - 2:00pm
Namastate of Mind workshop is a wonderful way to help you harvest the most important crop of all - your spirit!
Like a beautiful autumn harvest, you can harvest a bounty of inner wisdom and elevate your consciousness by slowing down and opening the body with this 90 minute workshop. We will explore restorative yoga, aromatherapy relaxation and yoga nidra. With your permission, you will also be given hands on reiki. Restorative yoga poses are soothing through passive stretching, well supported with props and long holds which allow your muscles to relax deeply all the while offering the body an opportunity to linger quietly.
Aromatherapy relaxation will offer the chance to inhale essential oils through the nose to promote beneficial changes in the mind and body. Yoga nidra is a deep relaxation and meditation technique. And finally, reiki will balance your mind, body and spirit.
Guided by your teachers, Anu and Aimee, you will identify sensations throughout your body and focus on your breath while remaining in a state of relaxed awareness so that you may release deeply held tensions some of which you may not even be aware of. We looking forward to discovering with you the seeds that have been sown as you join us at this “harvest your soul “ workshop.
Wednesday, December 26th 10:30am
Rest, Reiki and Restore with Linda!
Ahhh, the day after Christmas. The perfect time to go within, replenish and relax, and we have just the class to help you get there.
Join Linda for a lovely gentle stretch, complete with some wonderful restorative yoga poses. We will work gently through the chakras, using crystals, aromatherapy, sound and as an added bonus, Linda will Reiki each person in attendance. You will leave this class feeling refreshed and renewed, with a comfortable new awareness of how peace can make you feel.
75 minute class. All Levels welcome. Feel free to bring your own mat, pillows, blankets or use ours. $15 drop in or included in sessions. Advanced reservations are strongly suggested, space will be limited to 20.
Relaxing Yoga Nidra with Aimee Seal.
Last Friday of the month at 6:45pm.
First one: December 28th, See you there!
End your week with Restorative Yoga with Kim
Friday, January 18th at 6:30pm
Relax, restore and release the work week in this 75 minute restorative yoga class. We will switch off the body’s stress response to activate the body’s natural ability to heal and repair from the daily stressors of life. The use of props will allow for deep relaxation and complete surrender.
Kim limits this class to 8 attendees. You must register in advance to ensure your spot. Unfortunately, if you arrive at the door and the class is full, there will be no exceptions. Thank you for understanding.
Yoga is the resolution of the agitations of the mind- Yoga Sutra