RESTORATIVE YOGA CLASSES 2018: ‘Stretch, breath restore.
These will commence in Mildura, Victoria around September/October 2019
Restorative yoga is relaxing for both the body and mind, and uses a variety of props to enable you to remain in poses for longer periods of time. Rather than a more active yoga class, the asanas (poses) are carefully selected to enhance relaxation and calm.
In our stressful lives, we often do not have the time to relax. Held in three week mini-courses, the restorative classes are a wonderful opportunity for you to create the space in your life to be nurtured. It is most beneficial to attend for the full yoga course however I am also offering a ‘drop in’ rate.
PRICE: $20 casual visit ($15 concession); 5 session pass $75 (concession $65).
VENUE: To be advised.
Please wear comfortable clothing and arrive a few minutes early.
More and more people are taking up yoga, and it is increasingly being recognised as an effective way of dealing with stress and a variety of other ailments. A large body of research is emerging that provides strong support regarding the powerful effects yoga has on balancing emotional health.
In yoga, having to concentrate on a pose (asana) takes you away from your busy mind and into your body. Over time you will find that this shift in focus will bring about benefits such as greater ability to manage stress and an increased sense of emotional and physical well-being. Thus, yoga is a wonderful adjunct to counselling.
Naomi Martin, Yoga Teacher
Naomi has undertaken training as a yoga teacher in the Iyengar tradition as well as studying other approaches, including Krishnamacharya, both overseas and in Australia. She has also completed some yoga therapy training.
Iyengar yoga emphasises correct alignment, and utilises props such as chairs, blocks, straps and bolsters to achieve this. She has a particular interest in pranayama (breathing), recognising the importance of this as a tool for managing anxiety and depression.
Her training as a teacher and dedication as a student of yoga, in combination with her experience as a psychologist, bring a richness to her work. Naomi runs workshops for managing anxiety, depression and stress in addition to designing individual yoga programs. Please contact Naomi for further information.
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