Gentle Yoga & Meditation Classes

Gentle Yoga & Meditation Classes

A Relaxing Way to Re-energise, De-stress & Find Balance

A Gentle Yoga Practice – Restorative Yoga is a hugely popular style of gentle yoga that it is suitable for everyone, including those who are seeking a relaxing healing and bliss out session, those who are new to yoga and would like to be gently introduced to postures and breath, and those recovering from illness or injury.

The Restorative Yoga class includes postures that gently increase our body, mind and spiritual health, through a range of loosening, limbering, strengthening, and quietening postures based on the classical yoga asanas. Many postures are deeply supported with props, allowing you to hold the poses for longer – it’s a relaxing style of practice that leaves you feeling open and refreshed. Each class includes some mindful breath work and a Yoga Nidra relaxation at the end of the practice.

To find more out about our next Restorative Yoga Course or to make a booking click here

The Benefits of Restorative Yoga

Restorative yoga provides healing for the body and the mind. It is a Mindfulness practice that is especially helpful in reducing stress and tiredness that results from the pressures of everyday life.

Restorative yoga helps to trigger the Parasympathetic Nervous System (PNS) or the body’s ‘Relaxation Response’. The PNS is responsible for balancing the body and bringing its Stress response system back into equilibrium. Stimulating the Relaxation Response helps to lower heart rate and blood pressure; it helps to healthily stimulate the immune system and keep the endocrine system operating healthily.childs pose - yoga resting pose

Restorative Yoga poses leave us nourished, soothed, deeply relaxed and well rested. It can also help with recovery from illness and injury and help manage depression and anxiety. Some of the reported benefits include:

* Better posture * Better sleep * Better digestion * Increased flexibility * Increased strength * Increased energy * Stress relief * Weight loss * Muscle tone * Mental sharpness * Improved balance * Improved metabolism * Improved mood * Improved blood circulation * Encourages overall health and wellness * Massages internal organs * Emotional Wellbeing * Calms the mind
* Encourages Mindfulness

About our Restorative Yoga Classes

These Restorative Yoga classes are effective for helping to reduce stress & anxiety, recovery from illness or injury, and taking you on a blissful journey to a state of deep relaxation & inner calm – physically, emotionally and mentally.

  • The primary focus of these classes is to facilitate healing through relaxation – allowing the body and mind to release tension and let go. Restorative Yoga focuses on relaxing the body in restful postures, providing an opportunity for the body to renew and heal
  • Classes include Restorative yoga  postures that gently increase our body, mind and spiritual health, through a range of loosening, limbering, strengthening, and
    quietening postures based on the classical yoga asanas
  • Many postures are deeply supported with props, allowing you to hold the poses for longer – it’s a relaxing style of practice that leaves you feeling open and refreshed.
  • Some gentle breath meditation and a Yoga Nidra Meditation at the end of the class are also included

This course is ideal for complete beginners, as full instruction is provided, but those of you who wish to deepen your yoga practice, to try a less dynamic, more Mindful and gentle style of practice and expand your repertoire of relaxation techniques will also benefit. All age groups welcome.

General Information about Classes

Restorative Yoga Class : WicklowEarly booking is recommended for all classes as there is a maximum number of participants per class, ensuring maximum participation and personal attention.

Classes are 1 hour 15 minutes in duration, unless otherwise stated. Please bring along your own Yoga mats and blankets. Yoga mats are available for rental at €2 p
er session if needed. All other props will be provided at the class (blankets, bolsters, straps, cushions, blocks etc).

Your Instructor

Classes are led by Yvonne Lucas. Yvonne is an accredited Psychotherapist & Play Therapist, in addition to teaching Meditation, Mindfuness & Relaxation to individual clients & groups, and Restorative Yoga classes and Workshops. Yvonne has accredited training in the Stress Response & Relaxation Management, Therapeutic Use of Mindfulness and is currently completing additional training in Yoga Meditation & Restorative Yoga Teacher training.

Location

Classes are based in Greystones Yoga Studios, Church Rd., Greystones Co. Wicklow, easy accessible from Wicklow and Dublin.

To find more out about our next Restorative Yoga Course or to make a booking click here

Terms & Conditions:

Both the booking fee and class payment are non refundable but may be transferred to another person or another class booking, within 3 months of the original course date, by agreement, up to 48 hours prior to commencement of the course. As your space is reserved for you, the full amount of the course is payable regardless of the number of classes attended. If for any reason the full course needs to be cancelled or rescheduled a refund will be offered. In the event that an individual class is canceled an alternative date/class will be provided.

In booking any class/course/workshop you agree not to hold Yvonne Lucas, Greystones Yoga Studio, or any other representative of the above responsible for any loss or damage to personal property whilst undertaking classes, or responsible for any personal injury acquired on the premises or during the course of classes. You agree to take responsibility for your suitability to join the course (e.g you should get approval from your GP in the case of any pre-existing injuries or medical conditions which may contraindicate floor exercise, gently movement & stretching exercise, restorative yoga exercise, breath awareness exercise or meditation/visualisation practice).

 

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