Restorative yoga is a wonderfully nourishing practice of non-judgement, non-striving and profound self-care. Beneficial for all to rebalance and rejuvenate, and helpful for stress and exhaustion.
In restorative yoga the body is fully supported by props, creating comfort and ease. No effort is required. The nervous system is soothed. This benefits our physical, mental and emotional wellbeing and enhances our capacity to meet challenges with greater clarity and grace.
“It was amazing. I could have stayed there for hours, and could practically feel all those tight knots in my neck and shoulders breathing little sighs of relief at being able to relax.” – Pippa
Due to its positive relationship with the vagus nerve and the parasympathetic nervous system, restorative yoga is aligned with the optimal functioning of the respiratory, cardiovascular, digestive and reproductive systems and can be helpful for conditions relating to these. Tension in the musculoskeletal system is eased.
It is effective in relieving insomnia and in supporting times of transition such as pregnancy, perimenopause and menopause, as well as any demanding periods or changes in life.
For many, restorative yoga provides a refuge from a life of doing, rushing, expectation and stimulation; so common in life today. It supports a coming home to our true, radiant self and our inner life. In this sense, it also provides a stepping stone towards meditation.
To learn more about restorative yoga classes and personalised programmes, please enquire here. Currently offered online.
”I would say that I have noticed the work has helped me to practise being still more often. This has helped me to practise being with myself and to observe how I am feeling instead of rushing along and being distracted. I have noticed some shifts in my mental resistance to how I am feeling – I have been able to let go of resistance more and allow feelings to be there, pass by and release. I have found I am able to let go of tension in my body more easily too.
I have learned to be more aware of how my body feels and what I need at any given time. Paying attention to small details as part of the restorative yoga has allowed me to practise making choices for myself according to how I feel or what I need in each moment. I have learned to be in silence more easily and to embrace that more readily.
Thank you again.” – R
Restorative yoga workshop for teachers in 2021.
A nourishing and inspiring 6-day training over three weekends to learn the art and science of practising and teaching restorative yoga. The next workshop will take place in April and May 2021 online via Camyoga. Please see here for details and booking, and feel free to contact us here with any enquiries.
Carol began her practice of yoga 30 years ago. She is an Advanced Relax and Renew® Trainer, having had the privilege to train with and assist Judith Hanson Lasater.
“I was lucky enough to have Carol teaching me for my Restorative Yoga teaching qualification. She is compassionate and inclusive, organised and understanding, and her written materials to support our learning were excellent. The two weekends were wonderful and eye-opening, as was the work we did with case study students. The whole qualification was very well thought-out and she ran it brilliantly. Since then I have enjoyed her teaching online in various classes and workshops where I greatly value her gentle and knowledgeable approach. I always feel safe in her hands!” – Sabina
You’re welcome to read more about how and why Carol personally came to practise and share restorative yoga here.