On-line 30 Day Relaxation Challenge
I ran a FREE 30 Day Relaxation Challenge in October and November of 2013 through my blog. Although the challenge is over, the posts remain, allowing you to participate as a self-study, 30 day practice. This 30 day challenge includes restorative poses, guided relaxation, meditation, gentle yoga, therapeutic yoga, soma yoga, and breath work.
I don't have a set amount of time per day that I advise for practice. I am imagining anywhere from as little as 5 minutes to as much as 60 minutes per relaxation session. The main thing is to make a commitment to slow down, nourish yourself, practice mindfulness, and de-stress for 30 days in a row.
Visit my blog to join. Remember, blog posts are listed from newest to oldest so you will have to scroll back to the beginning or navigate to the blog's sidebar and look under "archive" (start October 2013) to find the posts. Enjoy!
Drop-in Restorative Classes
I vary my teaching, incorporating Yoga Nidra, Restorative Yoga, Soma Yoga, and Yin Yoga.
Deep Relaxation / Yoga Nidra consists of a variety of relaxation techniques including guided meditation & imagery, breathwork, and restorative postures. In the state of deep relaxation, tension is released from the body on a physical level, and the mind completely switches off. The relaxation response brings your system into balance. When practiced regularly, you will reduce your everyday stress levels and boost your feelings of wellbeing. You will also build deeper awareness and bolster your health with deep relaxation.
Restorative Yoga is a relaxing, meditative class which uses props to allow a gentle opening in the body. Most poses are experienced while laying or sitting on the floor. The postures are timed and students are directed when to switch sides and when to come out of the pose. The poses are demonstrated before class starts: how to get in, how to make adjustments for maximum comfort, what pose to take if the one offered is not available to you, and how to get out again. Most props will be provided but I do recommend wearing warm clothes and/or bringing a hoodie. For more info visit my FAQ page.
Yin Relax combines Yin Yoga, which uses traditional Hatha poses, mostly seated or reclining postures which allow a deep stretch, combined with Restorative style poses, which use multiple props to support the body, and therapeutic yoga, all which allow a deep opening in the body. All poses will be held longer than in a regular Hatha class - around 5 minutes per pose. The dynamic of the class will be meditative, focusing on the breath and using the breath to find opening and ease in the body.
Ultimate Relax is an experiential class dedicated to helping you find ease, reduce anxiety, and let go of stress. This class combines Somatics, Restorative Yoga, and iRest Yoga Nidra. You will experience meditative self-inquiry through mindful, gentle movement with SomaNidra. You will find complete support and cultivate relaxation with the prop-intensive practice of Restorative yoga. And you will be guided into deep rest and relaxation with iRest Yoga Nidra Come and join me on this pilgrimage into deep relaxation.
Availability and price
Prices vary from studio to studio. Please check the host studio for current rates and locations. Looking forward to seeing you. Namaste.
On-site or Private Lessons
I teach at a variety of locations - see my schedule page for my current teaching schedule and list of classes. I have listed which are drop-in and which are private. If you are interested in a private session, I am available to teach at your location or at a host studio. If you choose to have me come to your location you will need to provide your own props: a yoga mat, 1-2 blocks, and 1 belt per person minimum.
What to expect in an on-site class
I will come to your place of business to teach yoga for an individual or a group. We can do a series, workshop, or one-time class. I can do a single style yoga class (Somatic, iRest Yoga Nidra, Relaxation, Yin, Restorative, Inner Core, or Hatha) or a hybrid style, incorporating therapeutic benefits from each style).
What to expect in a private class
My specialties in teaching are in Deep Relaxation, iRest Yoga Nidra, Yin, Hatha, Inner Core and SomaYoga. Private classes will focus on what interests you and what I see in your body that might need some attention.
Availability and price
Varies depending on location, number of students and length of contract (for example, one class vs. an 8 week series). See my contact page to get in touch. Looking forward to working with you. Namaste.