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?

Benefits of Restorative Yoga

Is Restorative Yoga for Me?

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.