Sunday 27th October
Sunday 24th November
Sunday 15th December
Ashridge Yoga Studio
2pm - 4pm
Restorative Yoga is a practice of being rather than doing. In this class there is an emphasis on rest and deep relaxation, whilst the body is held by props (bolsters, blankets, blocks). This enables you to come out of the stress state and enter a place of calmness...we finish with homemade cake and tea.
Our lives today seem to get faster and faster, with never ending to do lists, causing us to exist in our sympathetic nervous system, without even realising it. This is the flight or flight response, that should only be tapped into occassionally. Like most animals, we should exist in our resting state, being alert but relaxed. This nourishing two hour restorative yoga-workshop helps balance and replenish your energy and relieve the symptoms of chronic stress and fatigue. It is open to the complete beginner through to the seasoned practitioner.
Restorative yoga is known for not only for allowing the body to settle into a relaxed state, but also helps to guide the mind into a state of stillness. By holding the postures for longer in a supported way the body is also strengthened and flexibility increased in a safe way. A restorative sequence moves the spine in all directions and includes; twists, forward bends, backbends and inversions. You will come away feeling deeply relaxed yet energised. These effects can last for a day or so.
"Sometimes the more we relax, the closer we become to our goal. Life affords us endless opportunities to let go. Applying this wisdom is a giant step toward greater freedom and possibility, one that allows us to see that sometimes the only things holding us back are the things we are holding on to"
Yogarupa Rod Stryker
The session will finish with tea & homemade cake, so please leave an extra 30mins....you don't have to rush off!!