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Friday, November 13 • 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Descending into Deep Rest: Restorative Yoga Immersion

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Welcome to Descending into Deep Rest! This workshop will help you to release all the stress you're carrying in your body through a supported practice designed to relax your nervous system. We will begin with an exploration of the theory & intention of restorative yoga, before sharing a deeply restful practice together. Ensure you have your props ready (there are lots of objects you already have at home which can support your practice).

Workshop Props:
Restorative Yoga is about creating a container of complete comfort around your body.
For this practice, you will need lots of props to ...
  • a yoga mat (or a soft supportive surface)
  • a bolster pillow (or find a firmer pillow or two)
  • two yoga blocks (or find some chunky books/ firm shoeboxes)
  • two or three blankets (any cozy blankets will do)
  • a cover for your eyes (a small towel or facecloth is perfect)
  • a chair/couch/bed/piece of wall near you
  • extra cushions may be helpful if you have any injuries or want additional support
Workshop Playlist:
If you would like to add music to your class, I have designed this playlist to accompany our restorative practice. I will invite you to press play when we begin the practice portion of our workshop. Playlist link: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4rN8T6LxGppmx9LBTx82f6?si=6sDWVcaxRjeVAbrGQ3CprA

See also: Workshop handout with full overview of the information we covered together. 

Restorative yoga is a profound experience of relaxation. At the surface of the pose, there's a lack of activity. Each shape is generously supported with props and held without effort for an extended time. Our focus is not even on stretching, but on “opening” the body by releasing tension into spacious comfort. Yet, as the practitioner descends into a deep restful state, their physical tensions also dissolve with time & awareness. The blissful comfort of the pose becomes a catalyst for a transformational process. 

Restorative yoga facilitates the recalibration of our nervous systems. It shifts us from a dull but constant state of stress (our sympathetic or fight/flight/freeze response), towards a more healing & integrative state (our parasympathetic or rest & digest response). The heart-rate, blood pressure, respiratory rate and physical tensions relax and our immune systems and digestive processes improve. This practice is practically helpful to manage anxiety and daily stress. 

Learn about the magic of Restorative Yoga. This educational workshop will explore the theory and practice of Restorative, giving you many tools to develop a home practice that will support your body, mind and energy. Learn about the nervous system and how to down-regulate to release stress. Eva will share lots of insight on improvising with whatever props you may have and building a the most sweet and supportive poses.

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Eva Hamilton

Eva Hamilton is an international yoga teacher (YTT 1000hrs, YACEP). Passionate about yoga since youth, Eva completed her 200-hr YTT in 2008 at age seventeen. Shes an empathic soul who loves facilitating playful classes & healing experiences. Her intention in teaching is to craft a... Read More →

Friday November 13, 2020 2:00pm - 4:00pm MST