Online Raja Restorative yoga (in pj’s if you desire)

Mondays. 2100-22.15

This seven week term is £56 per household

September. 13th, 20th, 20th, 27th, October 4th, 11th, 18th.

Restorative yoga is a slow and mindful yoga practice centred around reclined or seated yoga poses to unwind any physical, psychological or emotional tensions and restore our sense of equilibrium. Whilst practising our restorative poses we will combine Raja spiritual wisdom with modern science and mindfulness practices to examine how best to create balance and harmony in all aspects of our lives.

The class

We will come together in this online class to make time for a regular nurturing practice to maintain our health and our wellbeing, unwind muscular and fascial tension from our bodies,  create physical space within our bodies to realign and improve our posture,  activate our parasympathetic nervous systems to help regulate our stress responses,  relax before bed to support a deep restful sleep, encourage mindfulness and an expanded awareness of self and body and cultivate time and space for a deeper connection with our physical sensations, thoughts, emotions and environments.

We will be using zoom and I will offer clear demonstrations of each posture and variations to suit different body shapes, sizes and abilities. I will create time for you to settle into your practice, explaining the benefits of each pose and guide you through breath and mindfulness practices. I will also observe every participant and offer individual coaching tips throughout our class.

As you join the class you will be unmuted so we can check in, then as we begin I will mute all participants to avoid background noise. This class will be interactive, so I invite you to unmute yourself and raise a hand to if you need to ask a question or need coaching tips to sink into deeper comfort. The benefits of holding postures for longer is that there is time to really settle and experience each pose as a journey.

What you need to practice restorative yoga.

Our main yoga poses will be held for a duration of 7 to 10 minutes to facilitate deep cellular release. We will be using yoga and household props to maintain our comfort throughout our practice.

You will need to create a warm environment with soft lighting.

You will need a yoga mat, a soft blanket or two, a comfortable cushion, a yoga brick (two if your hips are tight), a block, a yoga belt and bolster and a device that enables me to see your practice.