Thu, 30 Sept|
Join me for a deeply relaxing restorative yoga class, suitable for all ages and abilities, including pregnancy. Unwind, let go, switch off, relax and restore, enjoy a cosy autumn evening of hygge and guided relaxation.
Time & Location
30 Sept 2021, 19:30
Longwell Green, 129-133 Bath Rd, Longwell Green, Bristol BS30 9DD, UK
About the Event
Restorative yoga originates from Iyengar yoga, and uses props to support the body completely in each pose in various seated positions. This gentle practice is all about slowing down and consciously relaxing, to calm the nervous system and still the mind. In an age of fast paced living and many demands on each of us, this practice is perfect for balancing and grounding yourself. Restorative yoga builds flexibility, deeply relaxes the body, reduces the effects of stress, and improves mental well being. While being supported by props, we enjoy around 5-8 minutes breathing and softening the body completely, allowing the deep tissues to release, and tension to flow from the body. During restorative yoga, the muscles and joints passively relax, and the whole body and mind are encouraged to switch off and let go.
This style of yoga is open to complete beginners, and those of all ages and abilities, and is suitable for pregnancy, with some minor adaptations. It is ideal for times of illness or injury, as it supports a healthy immune system and healing. I assist each student with any modifications or extra props to help them get comfortable and enjoy the practice to the fullest. For those experiencing difficulties with stress, insomnia, anxiety, depression, this is an ideal practice to reduce such symptoms and improve well being.
Most of my classes are 60 minutes, and have a theme each week, allowing a focus as I guide you through relaxation, while you enjoy softening and relaxing in 5-7 poses. I also include some meditation and breath work, to help you fully come into relaxation, and to learn some ways to help you carry this calmness back into your everyday life.