An Exploration of Restorative Yoga & Yoga Nidra with Kelsey Hendrickson
In our busy, go go go lives, we can often forget to pause.
This is your invitation to slow down, take a deep breath and fully relax.
In this workshop we will discuss what rest means physically, emotionally and spiritually. Kelsey (yoga teacher and psychotherapist in training) will guide you through a Restorative Yoga practice: long held, supportive poses that place the body into positions which encourage relaxation. We will finish with a blissful Yoga Nidra (yogic sleep): guided meditation done lying down that brings us into a deeper state of Self awareness. Welcoming us all home to ourselves.
Both practices are specifically designed to facilitate the parasympathetic nervous system (rest & digest)
or the relaxation response. Moving us out of the often over active, sympathetic nervous system (the flight/fright/freeze stress response).
When we live in a stressed state most of the day, essential processes such as digestion, immune function, and reproduction suffer.
It is when we set up the conditions to relax that we can move out of stress and into rest & digest. It is then that our heart rate lowers, blood pressure drops; we heal, we nourish and we come into profound presence with ourselves just as we are.
Learn the simple, yet profound art of relaxation, of deeply and truly resting.
DATE: 8 DEC