Yoga & Ayurvedic Workshops and Education:
Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra
Restorative Yoga is the practice of asanas each held for longer than in conventional classes, often with the support of ; folded blankets, bolsters and blocks to relax the body.
Restorative Yoga sessions allow the body to slow down and relax. Each pose is held for longer than in conventional classes, sometimes for twenty minutes, so a session may consist of only four to six asanas. The long holding of poses is often assisted with props such as folded blankets, to ensure the body is fully supported and so to allow the muscles to relax.
Yoga Nidra Also called "yogic sleep," yoga nidra is a state between sleeping and waking. The body is completely relaxed and the practitioner turns the awareness inward by listening to a set of instructions; much like a guided meditation. Performing yoga nidra involves practicing pratyahara ("withdrawal of the senses"), which is the fifth limb of Ashtanga yoga.
Yoga nidra practice results in deep relaxation and expands the individual's self-awareness.
This class is 90 minutes in length and combines the benefits of both restorative yoga and Yoga Nidra. Class meets once per month and has limited space. Pre-registration is required. Minimal to no yoga experience is necessary to participate.
Third Sunday of each month.