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.
Our daily lives can be hectic, full of stimulation from both outside and within our mind and body. This constant bombardment can leave us feeling unsettled, depleted, stressed and just plain unwell.
During this restorative yoga retreat you will get a reprieve from all that stimulation and enter into the quiet and sacred place of stillness. Cultivating gentle awareness through pranayama (breathwork) and meditation, you will be invited to experience the present moment without any judgment. The physical postures in restorative yoga use blankets, bolsters, and pillows to fully support the body so you can stretch and rest without muscular exertion. Deep but passive, this practice complements more rigorous, athletic activity. It is also equally well-suited for beginners and those with injuries.
Experience the healing effects of restorative yoga, including:
• Reverse the impacts of stress
• Bolster the immune system
• Restore and balance energy
• Soothe the nervous system
• Relieve tension in the physical and emotional bodies
This evening will be a peaceful way to end your day, week, and month, and transition into your next phase with renewed energy and equanimity.
Pre-registration is encouraged.
Fri, Apr 28, 6-9pm