A beginner yogi, an elderly person, and a marathon-running power yogi walk into a restorative class...
Who do you think needs it most?
They all do!
Restorative yoga, by definition and purpose, is not just "gentle yoga". It has a deeper purpose, one that digs down deep into the nervous system.
Restorative yoga (which uses props such as bolsters, blankets and blocks to completely support you in passive poses) is based on neuroscience. By laying into completely supported poses you are seeking to relax and activate the parasympathetic nervous system. It is here that the body works to heal the digestive system, immune system, nervous system, and other vital body functions.
We live in a busy world, filled with electronics and constant connectivity. Essentially, everyone needs restorative yoga. In fact, our friend the marathon-running power yogi may need it the most! As important as exercise is, bringing one’s energy and stress levels down is equally important.
Flow and Restore -- inclusive of blankets, candles, and essential oils -- will be 30 minutes of Gentle Vinyasa Flow to open the body, and 45 minutes of Restorative, to create healing through softening.
I look forward to seeing you on your mat!
- Hilary Richard
About Hilary & Her Classes
Flow & Restore will be held on Mondays, 7:30 - 8:45 pm and Wednesdays, 7:15 - 8:30 pm.
Hilary will also be leading two-hour Restorative workshops where you can be fully indulged in deep relaxation and healing. Blankets, candles and essential oils are all part of this beautiful experience. These workshops will take place on Thursday nights, about once a month. Check the workshop listings for an updated schedule!