Restorative Yoga is often perceived as a yoga after-thought. We pat ourselves on the back if we even make a regular yoga class so when our schedules are full and time is tight, the thought of making a restorative yoga class might not be on our minds.
Some of you might not know what restorative yoga is let alone have ever practiced it.
Jillian Pransky, director of Restorative Therapeutic Yoga teacher training for YogaWorks and the teacher I will be taking a 3-Day Restorative Training Intensive in March, believes that restorative is an advanced practice, far from an after-thought.
“Restorative yoga uses long-held, supported resting poses to create the conditions for us to cultivate the skill of conscious relaxation and most importantly to release unnecessary habitual tension in the body and mind. It’s a little bit closer to a meditation practice than a movement practice. Restorative yoga is about, How can I let my body and mind unwind? How can I do less?”
This is a mere scratch of the surface of what Restorative Yoga is and what it can do. And we will be exploring an introductory practice for a special, one-time (for now) Restorative Yoga Class at the gym.
Join us on Sunday, January 27th at 5pm. All levels are welcome. Members of the gym and friends and family of the gym members are welcome. The class will be donation-based with no pressure of an amount. PLEASE sign up on the sheet so I have an idea of how many props we’ll need.
50 RKBS (32/24)
2K Run (small & big loop)
150 KB goblet Squats
Every break, complete the following 3 pull ups 6 burpees 9 Ab Mat Sit Ups
Franklin Hill “Up Over Around and Up”
2 Rounds on the 15:00