Restorative Yoga & Simply Sounds
with Carol and Gary Posner Sunday January 23rd 330-5pm
Come Rest…It is Water Element in Chinese Medicine (Winter Season) and a time to tune your attention inside and restore with healing poses and deep listening. As we transition into Winter we witness Mother Nature also going inward to hibernate so she can restore and renew for the Wood Element of Spring time. Carol will lead us Gentle Movement/Chi Gong and Restorative Poses while Gary accompanies us with Healing Sounds. Then we will rest, deeply rest and restore and renew. Sound Baths have been shown to reduce stress, enable deep relaxation, enhance creativity, possibly uplift the spirit and help with insomnia. Sound Meditations slow down your brainwaves and guide you into a deep meditative state or altered state of consciousness. Students will be totally relaxed as they are “immersed” in the sounds, vibrations and harmonics of the instruments. Gongs, Himalayan bowls, crystal singing bowls, tuning forks and shamanic percussion instruments are played in a clinically tested, therapeutic sequence to enhance the healing benefits of both restorative poses and sound healing. Come join us.Come restore. Space limited.
PLEASE Bring 1 or 2 YOGA MATS/PROPS 2 blankets 2 bed pillows or a bolster and 2 blocks (plus eye pillow if you wish). You will be laying down for an hour so extra comfort will enhance the body’s ability to Rest More!
Restorative Yoga is a quiet, supporting and deeply nourishing practice. Restorative poses are done by lying passively over props. Much like Shavasana or Yoga Nidra, it is a meditative practice, a receptive practice in which you continually let go of holding yourself up and allow yourself to be fully supported.
It is not about asking your body or your mind to do more…it is about undoing, letting go and being so quiet that you can perhaps begin to feel where you are holding and doing and allow this to be released.
1100 High Ridge Road (up the back stairs at Noelles)
Thanks to Larissa for the following kind words about her first restorative class.
Restorative Yoga, Restoring the Spirit