RESTORATIVE YOGA with Caroline Raffel RYT200
Tuesdays, 8:30 - 9:30 am--September 4, 11, 18, 25, October 2, 9, 16, 23
Mondays, 8:30 - 9:30 am--November 12, 19, 26, December 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Restorative yoga is the centering of the breath and body - aligning the physical, mental, and spiritual by practicing stillness or gentle movement for extended periods of time. Props assist in helping to hold fully supported postures for several minutes. It may feel healing and somewhat quieting. One balances work and relaxation in each posture.
The practice is to calm the body and mind and to be wholly present. To note each inhale, each pause, and each exhale, as it is with mindful meditation. After about three breaths the healthy mind wanders off. Bringing the mind back to the now and placing awareness on each breath takes patience, discipline and effort.
Notice the body after caring for it. Some postures help the heart, some assist the lungs and others benefit the entire body. All are nourishing and life-enhancing when practiced regularly. *All levels are welcome.
MINDFUL YOGA with Caroline Raffel RYT200
Fridays, 9:30 - 10:30 am
*Dedicated breath work to increase mind/body/spirit integration opens each class
*Attention is given to the breath throughout the practice while building muscle strength and flexibility with proper alignment
*Practice holding postures to create a healthy spine & strong inner core
*Build strong posture habits and learn simply flows to practice at home
*Movements are done slowly while exploring equal parts of effort & ease
*All levels are welcome.
YOGA NIDRA with Caroline Raffel RYT200 and Certified Meditation Instructor
Tuesday 5:45PM - 6:45PM--October 16, November 13, December 18, 2018
Yoga Nidra is a guided scripted practice that helps one to reach the deepest state of relaxation that can be achieved while still being awake. Usually done while lying down with the support of blankets and cushions, Yoga Nidra may assist with the release of stress, trauma, chronic pain, and other physical and emotional ailments. Practicing Yoga Nidra helps you connect body, mind, and spirit. *No yoga experience is needed.