Tag Archives: Restorative Postures

November Evening Restorative Yoga

IMG_0361Relax, Restore, Rejuvenate

Evening of Restorative Yoga & Guided Meditation

November 18, 2016
6:00pm – 8:15pm
$30.00
The busy holidays are about to begin.  Find your calm center before the festivities with family and friends. Enter the peaceful, relaxing oasis of Shanti Vinyasa and be restored. Restorative yoga uses props to find comfort in each yoga posture, allowing the nervous system to reset to a more peaceful balanced place.

Space Is Limited — Sign Up Today!

Class ends with a guided meditation. Preregistration is required, space and props are limited. Unless otherwise noted, all special events are at Shanti Vinyasa Yoga Studio.

Summer’s End Restorative Yoga

dog-days-of-summerRelax, Restore, Rejuvenate

Restorative Yoga & Yoga Nidra

  • September 24, 2016
  • 1:30pm – 4:30pm
  • $35.00

Leave the long dog days of summer behind! Enter the calm, relaxing oasis of Shanti Vinyasa and be restored. Restorative yoga uses props to find comfort in each yoga posture, allowing the nervous system to reset to a more peaceful balanced place.

Space Is Limited — Sign Up Today!

Class ends with a guided meditation of Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra. Preregistration is required, space and props are limited. Unless otherwise noted, all special events are at Shanti Vinyasa Yoga Studio.

Yoga Nidra for the 200 hr Yoga Teachers Training Grads Wed 7pm Lotus Pond

The 200 hour Teachers Training group is graduating soon and they are working on yoga therapy this Wed evening.  I was asked to give a nice long Yoga Nidra experience and also speak a little about the benefits of Yoga Nidra and how it can be used in a therapeutic session. I will also discuss the different types of Yoga Nidra and guided meditation.

I will be writing an outline for the Nidra however, most Yoga Nidras are very organic for me I just feel the room and expand on what I am feeling from the group so I am never sure what I am going to say.

I will be doing aromatherapy tonight and it will be Shanti Blend from Yoga Flow Oils, thank you Susan

Slow, yummy stretches for the whole body. Yum Yum Thurs

Pranayama over pranayama blankets or blocks.

Neck stretches, shoulder openers, side body full breath, calf stretches. Down to the floor with swan, frog, leg releases then hamstring openers as will as out side of the leg releases. Allowing the body to surrender into the postures with sandbags to assist.  Inner thigh openings and hip melting.

Slow and deep is the way tonight.  YUM

Aromatherapy tonight will be relaxing blend, from Yoga Flow Oils, thank you Susan

Rolling the eyes and opening the body. Yum Yum Yoga Thurs 7pm

In this class rolling your eyes won’t get you into trouble with your Mom.  Our Moms didn’t want us to know that rolling our eyes actually uses the muscles of the eyes keeping them strong and supple.

Pranayama: Sahaja, Dirgha, and Nadi Shodhana:

Rolling through the body with gentle rolls and stretches.  The face, neck and eyes will all be awakened this evening, allowing tension to flow out of the body like water down a stream.

Moving to another area  that we store tension the hips.  Gentle hip stretches along with low back opening with bridge rolls.  Hip rotations, butterfly and cradle how can this be anything but Yummy.

Aromatherapy tonight will be Ananda Blend from Yoga Flow Oils, thank you Susan

Restore, renew and let go. Yum Yum Yoga Thurs 730pm

Pranayama:  Sahaja, Dirgha over a pranayama blanket.

Opening the low back, shoulders and hips using a chair & sandbags.  Restorative forward fold using the chair as support and to allow a full soft opening.  Opening wrists, neck, shoulders and feet before standing.

Standing using the wall to allow gentle easy movement with alignment.  Wall hang, gentle warrior, balance, side body opening.   Restorative twist before aromatherapy, savasana and meditation.

Aromatherapy tonight will be Shanti Blend from Yoga Flow Oils, thank you Susan

Restore and Renew Mon 10am

Subbing Susan’s restorative class.  This was so much fun for me. I was able to share my love of taking the time to restore in yoga and  reading some poetry.  In each of the postures I read a poem.

First warming all the joints with Mukunda Stiles Joint Freeing Series.  One of my favorite joint series, it really hits them all.  We did modify for the room and did not do the kneeling postures but did variations that covered most of those movements.

Pranayama: Sahaja, Dirgha   Setting up the bolster for more pranayama opening by lying over the bolster on the side body and letting the ribs open to the ceiling.  This posture is only held one minute each side.

Mountain Brooke posture         Poem~~~~ Centering

Cobbler   posture                     Poem~~~~~~ Let the Mind Be the Mind

Supported Bridge posture    Poem ~~~~~~~~  Time Enough     &            Circle of Breath

Supported Childs posture    Poem ~~~ Outside the Box

Reclined Twist posture     Poem ~~~~~ The Practice Of Being Present   &     Breath by Breath

Savasana with legs elevated.  Aromatherapy  was Prana Blend from Yoga Flow Oils, thank you Susan Wasserman