Restorative yoga is a therapeutic practice that promotes deep relaxation for the body and mind through supportive poses. The approach stems from the Iyengar method and uses accessories and props (blocks, straps, bolsters, chairs, etc.) Restorative yoga encourages the prolonged holding of poses which help restore, fortify and reset the different systems of the body. This practice aims to balance the nervous system, which simultaneously improves breathing, concentration, presence, letting go, stability and patience.
Restorative Yoga and Yin
In this anti-stress course par excellence, we encourage tranquility, simplicity, relaxation and a profound letting go. A marriage between the repertoires of passive restorative yoga and yin yoga, the range of poses offered are devoted entirely to relaxation. The passivity of the muscles in these postures allows a relaxation and a stretching of the muscular and connective tissues, in addition to mobilizing the joints. This approach is an ideal complement to dynamic activities (vinyasa yoga, martial arts, athletic training, etc.), or when rest is necessary, as in during a convalescence. Accessible to everyone.
Deepening into Restorative Yoga
An advanced restorative yoga class for students familiar with using props, and with the poses and principles of alignment proposed in active postural yoga classes.
In this course, the sequences of poses are designed to develop a sustained attention and body consciousness; they also require a stable muscle commitment and an ability to relax during effort. The main intention of the course is to encourage the relaxation response of the central nervous system, which contributes to overall homeostasis. Designed for the management of stress, anxiety and depressive tendencies, this course also strengthens the immune, digestive and respiratory systems. This practice cultivates interiority, endurance, benevolence and equanimity. These classes requires prior experience of yoga. Expect to sometimes explore standing poses, inversions, yoga wall, chairs, etc.