Restorative yoga is all about undoing holding patterns and tension in mind and body. With the support of many props and attention to breathing, your body can surrender and release. I like to describe this as a class where you aren’t ‘doing’ but ‘undoing’. Come prepared to lie on the floor, sink into blankets and bolsters and be lulled into deep relaxation.
I checked out yoga as a teenager when I did the 28 day yoga plan from a book on my mom’s shelf at home. Besides feeling a little nauseous (I missed the caution around eating before yoga), I loved that this was something I could do alone and I felt profoundly different after I practiced. I had no concept of the lifelong healing benefits of yoga practice or theory until I was an adult and met my dedicated teachers. Thirty years later, I am still inspired, I love my yoga practice and feel that teaching is a great privilege. My work as a shiatsu massage therapist also informs my teaching in understanding the mechanics and alignment of poses and the great healing benefits of the yoga practice. I hope I can inspire and help people heal themselves for many years to come.