Urban Yoga NZ Restore Course

Restore Course

Our Restore Course is the perfect antidote to a full and often stressful life!

Next Course ~ 4th-25th March, 2018
Sundays ~ 3:45 – 5:00pm
Course Fees ~ $80

This four week specialty course features 100% Restorative Yoga and is designed to teach you how to completely relax, restore and begin to heal yourself from the inside out. Discover for yourself how a regular restorative yoga practice can deliver extraordinary physical and mental health benefits and can be powerfully effective in alleviating chronic stress and pain, common health conditions, as well as support a full recovery from physically demanding activity, whether for work, sport or play.

Suitable for all levels, our Restore Course is a highly therapeutic method of healing whereby passive resting postures are held for extended lengths of time to benefit the body and mind for optimal functioning.

Each session, using a variety of bolsters, blankets, blocks and other props, students will get to sense their own natural relaxation response in a series of supported postures for specific durations (3,5,10,15 minutes), enabling them an authentic experience of deep relaxation and physical restoration.

Sessions will also include gentle movement, pranayama (breathing practices) and meditation to further enhance feelings of calmness, clarity, relaxation and recovery.

Spaces on this course are limited to 12 students to allow for customised care and individual focus. See below for how to register your spot.

Over the duration of this course you will experientially learn ways to:
  • Balance your nervous system
  • Reduces muscle tension & increases circulation
  • Supports optimal internal organ function
  • Improve your immune function
  • Enhance your sympathetic/parasympathetic response
  • Cultivate greater body-mind resiliency
  • Access your relaxation response during times of chronic pain, high stress and low energy
  • Cultivate feelings of well being by triggering endorphine secretion
  • Improve your quality of life particularly if you suffer from high blood pressure, indigestion, colitis, insomnia, anxiety among many other therapeutic benefits.
The Science ~ More Information About Restorative Yoga

When we experience stress, the sympathetic nervous system responds, preparing the body to take action – the ‘fight or flight’ response. With ongoing physical and mental stress, this system can become overworked, whereby we remain in a persistent state of heightened tension. This constant ramping up of the mind and body can lead to many of the negative side effects caused by stress.

When you give yourself the opportunity to enjoy restorative yoga postures, you stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system – sometimes called the ‘rest and digest’ response – effectively counteracting the physical effects of chronic stress.

Interrupting this cycle of chronic stress and the ‘fight or flight’ response, by stimulating the parasympathetic system (rest and digest) tells the body, at a physiological level, to stop working so hard. It can then focus on recovery, releasing muscle tension and improving healthy digestion, blood pressure and sleep. Restorative yoga is just as beneficial for a competitive extreme sports athlete as it is for an over-worked frazzled sedentary office worker.


  • Sunday

    15:45 – 17:00

    All Levels
    March 4th-25th, 2018

Investment & Registration

$80 per person
Registrations Online* at Urban Yoga NZ Online

Email enquiries to us – bookings (at) urbanyoga.co.nz or phone Sarah ~ 0272047317
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Level 3/160 Willis Street, Wellington


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