Restorative yoga is one type of practice we can use to experience the healing and therapeutic benefits of yoga.
More and more people today are feeling stressed, anxious or depressed. Through supported poses, restorative yoga helps to sooth the nervous system and alleviate chronic tension. It is an excellent opportunity to disconnect from the activity of daily life and to slow down the pace.
This monthly class celebrates the art of deep relaxation. We will prepare the body with specific poses to open up the breath and move into a relaxed state. Basic breath work (pranayama) will be introduced to deepen the meditative practice.
About the Instructor
Cristina Roy has had a lifelong passion for helping people, with particular interest in the therapeutic effects of yoga for people with back conditions. Her dedication to helping people living in pain due to their back issues mirrors her own journey, of finding relief from scoliosis thanks to yoga. Cristina is a dedicated practitioner of Iyengar Yoga and is drawn to its emphasis on detail, precision and alignment. She aims to share her understanding and enthusiasm with students so they can experience the many benefits yoga can offer.