EmbodiYoga: Gentle & Restorative – 6-week Series
at Sahaja S P A C E,  125 E Parish St, Ste. 200, Durham
Mondays, April 23 – May 28, 2018
Use gentle yoga postures and movements to release stress, unwind the body and calm the mind. Drawing from EmbodiYoga’s inner-oriented cues, this nurturing practice emphasizes compassion, self-knowledge and acceptance. EmbodiYoga is an invitation to explore increased levels of consciousness through the felt sense of the body. This approach combines somatic inquiry with yoga layering in pranayama, pratyahara and restorative.
$120.  Early bird rate: $108 by April 16th.  Register here.


Street parking and a city lot are available on Parrish + Church Streets in front of the building. There is also a city parking garage on the corner of Church + Main Streets one block away. Parking is free on holidays!

Restorative Yoga Teacher Training – An Introduction
at EVOLVE Movement, 219 Oberlin Rd, Raleigh
June 22-24 & July 13-15, 2018

This two-weekend immersion is designed to offer an Introduction to Teaching Restorative Yoga.  Restorative Yoga is the yoga of Non-Doing.  We support the poses with blankets, bolsters and other props to restore balance and ease.

“When the body is fully supported, in a soothing and trusting environment, it will eagerly let go, releasing tensions and toxins.”  – Judith Lasatar

We are a very active, highly stimulated culture.  While we may sleep, we rarely take time to deeply rest.  Many of us don’t even know how to completely relax.  During deep relaxation, all the organ systems of the body are benefited. A few of the measurable results include the reduction of blood pressure and the improvement of immune function, as well as improvement in digestion, fertility, elimination, and the reduction of muscle tension and generalized fatigue.

This workshop includes:

  • cooling pranayama: emptying breath, hissing breath, 3-part breath, square breath
  • physiology of stress and relaxation
  • sequencing restorative postures
  • integrating postures with breathwork and guided imagery
  • use of props: bolsters, blankets, blocks, chairs, sandbags, and eyebags
  • creating a restful environment
  • appropriate touching and adjustments
  • and several basic restorative postures

Homework: 3 sessions of 3 poses, includes client history, photographs of poses, client response, and questions

Required Text: Relax and Renew: Restful Yoga for Stressful Times by Judith Hanson Lasater, Ph.d., PT.

Props: 1 Sticky mat, 1-3 eye bag(s), 1-2 bolster(s), 3-5 firm blankets, 2 yoga blocks, 1 yoga belt (6 feet long), 1-2 sandbag(s), and a headwrap if you have one.

Registration: Early bird price $450 before May 10 / $500 Afterwards.  Register here.

24 Yoga Alliance CE Hours