Restorative yoga asks us to hold supported shapes for a longer period of time, sometimes really swaddled up, to get a specific reaction. Unlike yin yoga, this isn't about deep stretching, but rather learning to settle/ let go into shapes that foster that release. You'll be guided to not to not fight yourself, and through this we reset our nervous systems' stress response.
("This is something I release notice when it hits! When I finally soften my mouth and drop in." -Ryan)
In a culture where doing more and "getting more done" is what's rewarded, it's important to look closely at the other end of the spectrum. Rather than the doing-self leading our every move, or choice in life, we can hone our ability to listen to our being-self.
Having done all sorts of trainings and styles of yoga, always 'going deeper,' it surprised me when my study with Judith Lasater (the awesome woman who taught me this work) impacted my body most "deeply." These subtle shapes have had a really profound affect on me!
We would love your company for this monthly opportunity to be led in only restorative postures.