I'm trying a new and bold experiment--Restorative yoga over Zoom! I didn't know whether such a thing could work, as I assumed that I needed to be in the room with my students in order to make sure everyone was well-supported, and to hold space for a relaxing and meditative experience. I thought it might not go well via cyberspace, but to my surprise and delight, it was a great success--and YOU can join in from wherever you are!
Our first R&R class happened this past Wednesday evening, and the feedback I got was that it was JUST what people needed. In our crazy-busy lives, with all of our work and family demands, and with the firehose of media stimulation that we are bombarded with everyday, we all need a little space of sanctuary, a time when we can just let it all go and receive, release, and renew.
We live in a world where we zip from one thing to the next, racing just to get it done and check it off our list. R&R yoga is a chance to disconnect from that frantic energy and just let yourself melt into the bliss of being still. It's sacred time that you deserve, and I think you'll find that it's time well-spent.
Restorative yoga is for everyone, no matter what state of fitness your body is in. You don't have to be strong or flexible. We start with a few very gentle movements and stretches to release stuck energy, so you can get the most benefit from the restorative poses, which are all about completely letting go.
And, in my R&R class, you also get a "musical massage,"as I serenade you with some beautiful live music--songs I've specially chosen that open the heart and touch the soul.
In order to get the most benefit from this class:
make sure you log in on time, so we can enjoy uninterrupted time together.
Gather whatever supportive props you have beforehand. Suggested: 2-4 blankets, 2 blocks, a strap, several pillows and/or a bolster, a towel (to make a neck support), and a comfortable but firm place to lie down.
Additional but optional: a candle, eye pillow, hot water bottle or microwaved warm compress, and a folding chair.
make sure the room is comfortably warm, with dim lighting to encourage total relaxation.
Take time beforehand to transform your space into a sanctuary where you will not be disturbed. This is time for YOU!
Here is the link to our Wednesday R&R mini-retreat. Please save for future classes:
Meeting ID 845 0603 3646
By Donation (suggested $12, with no one turned away)
Check: Payable to Singing Heart Yoga, PO Box 4054, Ithaca, NY 14852
I'm looking forward to supporting you in Replenishing and Re-connecting with your inner Radiance!