1 person Zoom online access to Restorative Yoga Workshop with Laura and Lou on
Sunday 9th August at 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
“Rest is a revolutionary act!” Uma Dinsmore-Tuli
Restorative Yoga is the use of props to support the body in positions of ease to facilitate deep relaxation and health. In deep rest, Restorative Yoga poses involve ‘opening’ rather than ‘stretching’. The session will include long relaxed poses of between 10 and 20 minutes long.
Restorative Yoga is good for everyone, including people who have little or no experience of Yoga, pregnant and postpartum women. Restorative Yoga is equally important for experienced yoga practitioners, who may benefit from weaving in this quiet, inward practice with a more dynamic one.
Restorative Yoga poses help relieve the effects of stress. Each restorative sequence is designed to move the spine in all directions and usually includes an inverted pose and a twist. Restorative Yoga balances Prana (upwards energy) and Apana (downwards energy) making sure you are neither overstimulated or depleted.
Joining This Online Workshop
The waiting room will open at 1:45pm and we will start at the usual time of 2pm. The class will end at 4pm and we will keep the room open for another half an hour so that we can have our usual (virtual) tea, cookies and check in. Alternatively, if you prefer to go inwards after the class, you can leave the Zoom Room when we finish at 4pm.
The class structure will be the same as it is at The Yoga Hall but we will need you to get creative and make your own props!
To give you an idea of the sort of props you might need to have or make, here is an example of the props that will be required for our next class on the 26th. Most homes will have what you need. We are sure we will be sharing ever evolving ideas of prop-making as time goes on!
1 Bolster: You could roll up some towels or blankets. Or you could use a rolled up camping mat and roll extra towels/blankets around it. Obviously if you have an actual bolster or a bolster shaped cushion from your sofa use that. Yoga bolsters are generally about 72 cm / 28” in circumference and 65 cm / 26” long.
3 Cushions: Ones that don’t collapse too much, ideally.
Strap: You could use a scarf or a belt.
Yoga Mat: You could use a towel, a sheepskin or a camping mat.
2 Eye Pillows: You could use a scarf for the eyes and a sock for raising up C7 at the back of the neck in supported legs up the wall pose.
1 Sturdy, Supportive Blanket: Similar to the white blankets which are at The Yoga Hall. One that doesn’t compress too easily. An old-fashioned, checked picnic blanket would work!
1 Soft, Cosy Blanket: Similar to the blue blankets which are at The Yoga Hall. Fleece is good or anything warm. If you know you get cold easily, have a second one handy.
1 Cork or Foam Brick(s) (optional): You could use a clean brick or anything that sort of shape that you have in the house.
Basic Wooden or Metal Chair: Similar to the ones we have in The Yoga Hall. Or you can use the wall or hold on to something that is the right height.
You will also need a clear bit of wall space to put your legs up against. So factor this in to your room plan as you prepare for the class.
In our uncertain times, we are taking the bold step of inviting you to join our classes in a spirit of generosity. It must be worthwhile, dynamic and sustainable. We want you to feel welcome to participate, and we also need to cover The Yoga Hall’s costs. In order to open the doors of The Yoga Hall again once freedom of movement is resumed, we need to continue to pay rent, utilities and maintenance whilst we are teaching online.
You are the one who identifies your contribution. The suggested Early Bird price of £20 honourably covers the “hard marginal costs” of your participation. Those who contribute more (thank you!) make it possible to include some who cannot. Some valued participants can only afford a lower amount. Just go ahead and identify it, down to £10. We are very excited to welcome you as part of this courageous and generous community!
(Suggested Full price from 14th June will be £25, minimum price £15)
Please help us spread the word. Share your experience of our online classes with your friends & family as well as on social media.
When you have purchased this access ticket you will receive an email receipt with a Zoom link to join the class.
Please do not share this link; it is for your use only.
You will need the (free) Zoom App for your device and a (free) Zoom account.
Allow some time to set this up before the class if necessary.
Please position the camera so that the teacher can see your practice, and position your screen so that you can see the teacher. From your App you will be able to toggle between speaker (teacher) view or Gallery view where you will be able to see other participants. You can join with audio only, but we encourage you remain on video feed on so that we keep the sense of community support. Set up your practice somewhere you won’t be disturbed. Clear the space, make it smell nice, dim the lighting. Bring in anything that raises the vibration and makes it really comfortable for you. You may need a blanket to cover yourself at the end. Your audio will remain muted so that unavoidable home noises don’t disturb the class. The teacher may open the audio at the end of the class so you can share your experience or ask a question.
If you have any technical difficulties, please ring Finlay on 07958 927946 (or Laura on 07974 653661 if Finlay is teaching)
Refunds can only be made if technical difficulties at our end mean that no class is broadcast.