Many people can benefit from restorative yoga.  Common practitioners of Restorative Yoga include:


  • Yogi's seeking to balance an active yoga practice
  • Athletes
  • Anyone recovering from injury
  • Anyone with Chronic Pain 
  • Anyone with physical or mental illness
  • Trauma survivors
  • Runners, hikers and those with busy lifestyles
  • Anyone with a chaotic lifestyle


Please contact Steph if you have questions about Restorative Yoga.

What is Restorative Yoga?

Restorative yoga is a series of completely supported, nurturing postures, typically practiced in a dimly lit, comfortable and quiet environment. Steph uses a variety of props, including bolsters, blankets, blocks, straps, sandbags, walls or eye pillows so that the body is fully supported.  The goal of restorative yoga is to relieve any tension in the body.  It is an opportunity to slip out of the sympathetic nervous system and into the para-sympathetic nervous system. 

The primary benefit of this practice is to promote the relaxation response in the body — a process that teaches the body to return to pre-stress levels by balancing hormones, relieving muscle tension, and decreasing heart and breath rate.

Restorative Yoga empowers the practitioner to play the primary role in their own healing process.  

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Hiya! The name is Tiff. Who am I? What a question...am I right? First off…. I am an alien...not of this world. This is how I’ve always gone through life….with this perspective of myself that I was so different than others that would surround me. I was always treated so differently by children-as a child myself. I was always the ‘weird one’ the ‘creep’….if you will. I’ve taken great hold of these titles...and I have embraced and welcomed them in. I am also a recovering addict. And now, a yoga instructor. By stumbling upon yoga, I have learned the most magical of all tools….that anyone could ever uphold…..and I am here to spread the word lemme tell you. Tools that will set you free. As a recovering addict….once I found yoga…..it rocked my entire living world upside down (in the best ways possible). For I had taken on a new form…. A new form with new powers…. Extremely strong powers. Powers that taught me how to cope...not just cope...but how to heal, how to love, how to feel, how to calm, and most of all how to LIVE. My favorite yogas to teach is definitely restorative at this moment in time. I teach Yin, Props (obsessed), Iyengar, Ashtanga, pretty much anything as long as it isn’t Hot Yoga….i don’t want to die yet- and I am a delicate flower that will melt instantly.I’ve been very involved in trauma yoga lately. That being said… I am now molding myself to be the best trauma conscience yoga instructor that I can be. I am positive and ready for literally ANYTHING! Bring it on Mercury Retrograde!


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