Therapeutic Restorative Yoga
What is Restorative Yoga?
Private Restorative Yoga is a deep healing modality that allows you to come to a state of complete relaxation. Restorative Yoga encourages you to come into balance with your body’s natural inner resources by activating the rest-and-restore nervous system response, thereby turning down the flight-or-flight stress response, slowing the heart rate, and allowing tension to release from the muscles. This is a practice of rest and stress release that soothes the nervous system.
In Restorative Yoga, the postures are fully supported by props so there is no holding, stretching, or strengthening involved. Absolutely no experience is required. Restorative Yoga poses are gentle and supportive, allowing them to be practiced by most people.
What happens in a Restorative Yoga session?
Postures are chosen for each session based on discussion with the client about what they hope to gain from the work. Depending on the length of the session, three to six restorative postures are provided. Loose comfortable clothing is worn. Sessions are an hour and a half to two hours in length. Most recipients say that they cannot believe how quickly the time seems to go by as they are in such a state of relaxation that their sense of time simply slips away. Kristin will gently bring your attention back to the space and guide the body from one posture to the next.
This is a practice of being, rather than doing, which allows tension to release at a deep level. The support provided by the props creates a feeling of floating. The relaxation response is activated and the body and mind settle in. The effects of restorative yoga can be felt for days after.
Who can benefit from Restorative Yoga?
Restorative Yoga can help any person to reconnect to their natural ability to heal. We all lead active lives and sometimes along the path we forget the importance of self-care. I work with people of all ages: children, teens, and adults. Whether you are a teenager experiencing the stress of academics and a busy schedule, an adult suffering from a chronic illness, or experiencing a stressful transition, Restorative Yoga can help bring a greater sense of balance into one’s life.
In this hyperactive world, it is important to practice self-care - step off the hamster wheel and put down the busy-badge-of-honor. Allow yourself the gift deep relaxation and restoration.
Restorative Yoga can help people settle into their own bodies.
People who are able to learn to settle into sensation in their bodies and integrate stress management techniques have found that Restorative Yoga can help with:
• Stress Reduction
• Reduction in symptoms of anxiety & depression
• Pain management
• Reconnection to one’s own inner strength
Schedule a session today and begin to create space and time for your own care.
I specialize in working with clients to help reduce anxiety and depression through mindfulness and connection to the body. Through the introduction of mindfulness techniques and the practice of restorative yoga therapeutics, I encourages people to discern their own natural and innate ability to calm and heal themselves. I work with people in transitional times of their life, helping them find a sense of grounding through breath, self-compassion, and spaciousness in the body and mind. Through your work with me, you will learn skills and techniques that you can use in your day-to-day life to create ease.