Re-balance and restore with this gentle but steady practice to reset your mind and your body. We will utilize the props (blocks, bolsters, straps and blankets) for support, get grounded and melt tension away. It is structured around healing and rejuvenating and is suitable for all levels of yoga looking for a slower paced class. Perfect for beginners.
Imagine holding an asana, or pose, for 5 to 10 minutes at a time… Visions of legs quivering come to mind. Now, imagine being supported by blocks and pillows, covered in a comfortable blanket, in a dimly lit room, with gentle sounds washing over you, while staying present in the steady flow of your breath. Now, 5 to 10 minutes may not seem like enough! The aim of a restorative practice is to do nothing, except to be present in this moment; to move towards a healthful sense of complete relaxation.
Vinyasa means "breath-synchronized movement," and Vinyasa yoga is a series of poses that will move you through the power of inhaling and exhaling. Vinyasa movements are smoothly flowing and almost dance-like, which explains why it is sometimes referred to as Vinyasa Flow or just Flow. Like all styles of yoga, Vinyasa has both mental and physical benefits. Physically, sweat expels toxins and re-energizes your body. Mentally, the synchronized breathing relaxes your mind and helps to release any blockage of energy flow throughout your body. Great for beginners.
Somatic Healing is based on neurophysiology and kinesiology and has been recognized by doctors and experts in neuroscience as the missing link" in our medical health care, athletic and physical therapy systems.
Somatic movements are very gentle and easy to learn and can be used to release basically all muscle groups of the body that we can voluntarily control. They require no special equipment or devices and can be practiced by young and old. In a Somatic Healing Movement class we will focus on the main muscle groups of the body which are most often subject to chronic pain and tightness such as in the lower back, in the shoulders and neck as well as abdominal and leg muscles etc. The aim of Somatics is to activate the parasympathetic nervous system which brings about deep relaxation, healing of joints and tissues and improves overall health and emotional well-being.
Hatha yoga describes the physical practice of yoga. In fact, sometimes the name Hatha is used interchangeably with "yoga." The slow pace and simple breathing exercises make it a great place to learn basic poses and become comfortable on the mat. The health benefits of Hatha are immense. Yoga relieves stress and promotes a deeper relaxation while still providing physical exercise. Classes range in intensity depending on the instructor. Great place for beginners to start.