This workshop was designed with the intention to use yin and restorative yoga for self-inquiry and self-discovery.
The group will work with meditation techniques, along with the tools of therapy, dance, Yoga Nidra, and yin and restorative yoga, aimed at peeling layers of the personality that stand between connecting with the deeper self.
Restorative Yoga is an oasis in an active lifestyle. It works mainly on the nervous system inviting inner calm, relaxation, and clarity to make decisions and act upon them.
Restorative yoga postures are held for several minutes at a time, supported with blocks, bolsters, and other forms of “props”.
These asanas also aim to lower anxiety levels and calm the fight-or-flight response: the stress-induced outpouring of adrenalin and other hormones that tax the systems of the body.
The body becomes nourished and well-rested, the mind can quiet, and the level of anxiety can decrease, boosting the immune system and bringing hormonal balance.
This is a unique opportunity to release deeply-held tension, free blocked energy, and cultivate a peaceful quality of mind.
The stillness of the long-held postures creates an ideal environment for practicing mindfulness, which strengthens the capacity to meet the challenges of life as they unfold.
Restorative yoga encourages a connection and listening to the body, and surrender into the pose…welcoming the present moment as it is.
Yoga Nidra means yogic sleep, though it’s more of a state of mind reached through this practice. Entering this state invites a journey into the subconscious to release patterns and destructive habits, and to plant seeds of intention.