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This alignment based practice blends the flow and extension of traditional vinyasa. Each instructor will bring their own expertise and flare to this class leaving you feeling grounded and centered. Our All Levels Flow is perfect for those newer to yoga while also providing a challenge for our more experienced students; as we offer modifications and variations to meet you at your comfort level. Throughout this musically driven guided flow, we'll get creative and free while practicing alignment, breathing, mindfulness and stretching. You'll roll out of savasana with your mind, body, and spirit feeling at peace.
Restorative Yoga is designed to promote stillness in the body and mind with the focus of intentional rest. Intentional rest is profoundly different from sleep because of the mindfulness component of the practice. Yoga props, such as blocks, bolsters, blankets, straps, sandbags and eye pillows, are used to support the body and facilitate total relaxation on a physiological level. Postures are designed to minimize physical discomfort and sensation while allowing for gentle opening and expansion. The poses are held for long periods of time ranging from 10 to 15 minutes. Some benefits of restorative yoga include reduced heart rate, reduced respiration rate, improved heart rate variability and vagal tone, reduction of cortisol levels (stress) as well as alleviation of symptoms associated with depression, anxiety, PTSD, hypertension, IBS, COPD, insomnia, and athletic performance. Beyond the physiological benefits, there are also many mental benefits associated with Restorative Yoga, including increased serotonin and dopamine levels as well as promotion of thoughtfulness and reactiveness.