Restorative Yoga & Energy Healing

Restorative Yoga
All Levels
Thu Oct 13
(UTC-05:00) New York
60 min

About this class

Feeling like you are always in the doing even though you want to slow down? Are you a parent, caregiver, or in a position that requires you to constantly give and attend to others? Are you used to putting other people's needs before you own? If so, now is an opportunity for you to reclaim your time and give yourself some much needed TLC. Join us for a deeply restorative practice and Reiki energy healing session. It is your turn to receive. 

Restorative Yoga allows your body and mind to find deep relaxation and restoration through gentle Yoga postures that are held for 3 to 10 minutes at a time. Postures are held with the aid of props without any strain on the body. Restorative Yoga helps to soothe the nervous system, correct poor posture, relieve tension of deeper muscles that may not be targeted in a more active Yoga class. 

Reiki has been used as a stress reduction and relaxation technique that promotes healing & well-being. It is a form of energy work that aims to balance and restore the healthy flow of vital life-force energy that exists in all of us. As Reiki works with the subtle energy body, Reiki energy can be sent from a distance from the practitioner to the receiver. 

In this class, we will start with some gentle movements to better prepare your body for the restorative poses to come. During the restorative poses, you are invited to relax and be open to receive Reiki energy. We end the class with a short guided Meditation. This class is open to all levels and no previous experience is necessary. However, make sure that you have all the necessary materials before class.

Materials needed:
* Yoga mat or any comfortable surface
* At least 2 Yoga blankets or Mexican blankets (or two large thick bath towels) 
* 2 Yoga blocks 
* Comfortable clothing

* Yoga strap
* Eye pillow
* Extra blankets/cushions/pillows
* Socks and sweaters to keep warm

You will focus on

  • Release of physical and psychological tension
  • Deep relaxation and restoration
  • Building inner peace
  • Well-being and resilience from stress and anxiety

How to come prepared

  • Bring at least two Yoga blankets or Mexican blankets (or two large thick bath towels)
  • Bring 2 Yoga blocks
  • Bring a bolster or tall sturdy pillow
  • Bring in any extra props you like (e.g. extra cushions, blankets, eye pillow, yoga strap)