Rachel's journey with Restorative yoga began when she received an injury after falling on an ice-covered sidewalk. After trying many modalities of healing, it was a Restorative class that finally brought release and relief. She experienced the deep healing that happens when we take time to be still and supported holistically, on both physical and emotional levels. Rachel holds space for students to explore this important form of self-care- one that is easy to neglect in our busy lives. She invites students to use the breath and gentle movements as guides to awareness in the body, before moving into the slower, deeper resting postures. Rachel welcomes all students and enjoys working with those brand new to yoga or tending to injury.
This is one of our Focused classes.
Restorative Yoga uses blankets, bolsters and pillows to fully support the body in foundational yoga postures, without muscular exertion. Deep but passive, Restorative Yoga can enhance a vigorous practice, and is also well suited for beginners as well as those with injuries. This grounding practice soothes the nervous system and helps boost the immune system.