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Yin & Yang Monthly Yoga Series w/Melissa

Experience the harmony of balancing passive and active energies in this special workshop.  We will begin with an active yang flow to energize the body and mind, then move into a gentle and restorative yin practice to soothe body, mind and spirit as you integrate the benefits of the the practice.  All levels welcome.  

Offered one Sunday a month, join Melissa for a 90-minute workshop that begins with Vinyasa flow and ends with gentle, restorative poses to achieve a deep level of relaxation. 

Dates: September 20, October 18, November 15
Time: 11:00-12:30 pm
Cost: $20

To reserve your space, call (203) 691-7653 or elmcitywellness@gmail.com

What Is Restorative Yoga? Well, it's kind of like "Adult Nap Time."

In truth, restorative yoga is simply that - restorative. It is the centering of your breath and body - aligning the physical and mental by practicing stillness or gentle movement for extended periods of time. The props (blankets, pillows, straps, blocks, etc.) assist in helping you hold poses longer. You might hold a stretch by assisting that stretch with a strap around the foot. It will feel therapeutic and relaxing. That doesn’t mean it's easy.

The task and goal of restorative yoga is to calm the body and mind and to be wholly present. To note each breath in and each breath out, as it is with meditation. After a few breaths your mind might wander, but bringing your mind back to present and to focus on that breath takes practice, discipline, and effort; the same variables it takes to succeed in any other modality of exercise.

To learn more about the Benefits of Restorative Yoga, click HERE.

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