Restorative Yoga Classes

 

Restorative yoga is one type of practice we can use to experience the healing and therapeutic benefits of yoga.

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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.

What is Restorative Yoga?

Restorative Yoga is a gentle, and more passive form of yoga where the body is supported with various props such as blankets and bolsters.   The poses are held for several minutes without pain or strain in postures that are mostly laying down.  The idea is that by relaxing in poses our parasympathetic nervous system is stimulated, which promotes a relaxation response and reduces stress in our bodies – we can then achieve physical, emotional and mental relaxation.


Relax + Restore

Monthly Restorative Yoga Schedule

October 2, 2022
November 4, 2022
December 2, 2022
January 13, 2023
February 10, 2023

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About the Instructor

Cristina Roy has had a lifelong passion for helping people, with particular interest in the therapeutic effects of yoga.  Cristina is a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher 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.