Let's put some balance into our lives - join us for an evening of yoga.
We will practice the style of yoga called Restorative Yoga. Most of the yoga classes represent an active practice of various intensity in which you move from pose to pose, building heat and increasing your strength and flexibility. Restorative yoga is something completely different. It’s about slowing down and opening the body through passive release (vs. active stretching).
Restorative Yoga focuses on stabilizing the body from below using such props as blocks, bolsters, and blankets and anchoring from above with eye pillows, sand bags and straps - all to create a sense of weightlessness in the body to encourage full release. In this restorative class, you may hardly move at all, doing just a few postures in the course of an hour an a half.
We will finish the class with a 30 minute deep meditation called Yoga Nidra. Yoga Nidra (or yogic sleep) is a state of consciousness between waking and sleeping, like the "going-to-sleep" stage. It is a state in which the body is completely relaxed, and the practitioner becomes systematically and increasingly aware of the inner world by following a set of verbal instructions. This state of consciousness (yoga nidra) is different from meditation in which concentration on a single focus is required. In yoga nidra the practitioner remains in a state with four of his or her senses withdrawn, and only the hearing still connects to the instructions.Yoga Nidra is among the deepest possible states of relaxation while still maintaining full consciousness.
The practice of Yoga Nidra has been found to reduce tension and anxiety. Dress comfortably just like you would for a yoga class. Bring some layers (socks, long sleeve shirt) and a yoga mat if you have one. If not, we have some available at the studio.
Limit of 15 members!
Fee: $20 - Please pay before the event using the link below:
Event Community Manager : Meghan (firstname.lastname@example.org/724-487-4771)