27 April 2017
6.30 - 8.00pm
Ross on Wye
As modern life demands more from us, it is vital to give the mind enough time and space to fully rest, in turn allowing the body a precious opportunity to recover and restore itself. Deep breathing, meditation and yoga have long been used to relax the mind and balance the body, and Restorative Yoga beautifully blends together all three. Using props (like blankets, blocks and bolster pillows) to fully hold and support the body, positions are enjoyed for longer periods, sometimes up to 15-20 minutes to facilitate breathing and allow the body time to release otherwise inaccessible tension. This allows the mind to settle into a state of deep stillness, giving the body a chance to restore itself. This conscious relaxation gently leads your mind into a quiet space, resulting in a profound sense of calm – with the added bonus of reducing your risk of stress-induced disease
Who is it suitable for? This workshop is suitable for all levels, and highly recommended for anyone seeking stress-relief or a quiet space to unwind. Also perfect for yogis/yoginis who practice a more dynamic style to help balance their overall yoga experience. Please note this specific workshop has not been designed to accommodate pregnant students beyond their first trimester.
What should I bring to the workshop? Please bring at least one blanket and 3 cushions if you would like to be really cosy. Wear a couple of layers of clothing and socks – the body can cool significantly in deep relaxation. You can also bring an eye pillow if you like.