“The human body is a temple. Keep it strong and supple. Treat it gently.”
Restorative Yoga is an effective antidote to stress, tension and anxiety. During this practice, the body is placed in gentle, supported asanas or poses. These poses literally hold and support the physical body, while the mental body lets go of stress, worry and tension. Since the poses are supported by props, they can be held longer with no effort. In this state of deep relaxation, the innate intelligence of the body returns and reintegrates the entire system to its natural state of balance and ease.
When the body is easeful and the mind becomes calm, one can experience the Peace within.
Restorative Yoga uses props such as bolsters, blankets, and pillows, whatever is effective to support the practitioner in the various postures. The supported poses enable one to receive the benefit of the asana without exerting muscular effort. A simple, restorative pose can be very effective when one is feeling fatigued or stressed in daily life. The supported poses are also beneficial during times of major life changes and events or when recovering from an illness or injury.
The practice of Restorative yoga takes the awareness deep within creating a meditative state where rejuvenation and healing are enhanced.
In this workshop you will experience:
- Balanced sequences of Restorative Yoga Poses
- Restorative Poses for stress management, relaxation and rejuvenation
- Supported Poses which enhance the breath capacity
- Simple Restorative Poses for everyday practice
- Other healing aspects of Restorative Yoga
All props will be supplied for your use during the workshop. This program is open to students of all levels and styles of Yoga practice. Individual assistance and guidance will be offered to all participants.
Satya Greenstone, a student of Sri Swami Satchidananda for over forty years, shares the teachings of Integral Yoga in many diverse settings with students of all ages and backgrounds. In 1978 she and her husband started the Yogaville Vidyalayam—the Temple of Learning, an elementary school for the ashram community children, where they taught for seventeen years. Since 1999, she has been a primary teacher for the Basic Integral Yoga Teacher Training Program. While serving as Teacher Training Coordinator, she helped develop and teach the Gentle Yoga Teacher Training Program. Satya has been practicing and teaching Restorative Yoga for many years. In 2011 she developed and taught the first Integral Yoga Restorative Yoga Teacher Training Certification Course. She gently adapts the Yoga practices to individual needs and always finds a way to encourage and inspire her students.