restorative at the yoga center retreat

what is restorative yoga?

Rest and renew with Restorative yoga. During deep relaxation, all the organ systems of the body find benefits. A few of the measurable results of deep relaxation include the manipulation of the nervous system to a parasympathetic dominant state, resulting in the:
  • Reduction of blood pressure
  • Lowering of serum triglycerides and blood sugar levels in the blood
  • Increasing of the “good cholesterol” levels
  • Improvements in digestion, elimination and fertility
  • Reduction of muscle tension, insomnia and generalized fatigue

restorative classes & workshops

The Yoga Center Retreat
istress to irest yoga classes

Come unwind your body’s tension while also diffusing that static energy we call STRESS in this slow flow class. Each class will incorporate breath work and finish with a guided meditation called IREST (Integrative Restoration). The meditation can be supported on the floor or in a chair with meditation ranging from 10-20 minutes.

restorative yoga classes

Encourage your body to enter into a healing state, calm the nervous system and boost your immunity. Restorative yoga balances out more vigorous forms of yoga and other workouts as well. Props and modifications are provided, making this class suitable for all levels.

yin & restorative yoga classes

Take a break from the outside world of sensory overload and step into a candlelit sanctuary,  opening the body and quieting the mind. This meditative practice, consists of passive, sustained floor poses. Long holds nourish and strengthen connective tissue, creating deep openings in the body and reconnecting us to our innate wisdom.

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restorative yoga teacher training

become certified to teach restorative yoga

Restorative Yoga Teacher Training is for yoga teachers and dedicated practitioners who are interested in the methodology of Restorative yoga. In this training students will learn:

  • Basic Ayurvedic principles as related to Restorative Yoga
  • Therapeutic warm up movements for restorative yoga
    (Pavanmuktasana Series~Divine Energy Freeing Series)
  • Restorative yoga asana alignment, benefits, contra-indications
    and use of props
  • Types of relaxation: visualization, guided imagery, intro to Yoga Nidra
  • Sequencing a Restorative Yoga class or practice

Upon completion, participants will be able to create, teach and guide a customized Restorative Yoga practice for themselves and others.