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.
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.
$80 per person
Registrations Online* at Urban Yoga NZ Online
Level 3/160 Willis Street, Wellington