Sunday, February 21st
3:30pm – 5:30pm
Scholarship support available – contact Esther at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
All of us have been experiencing some version of feeling on edge these days, with the combined effects of Covid-19, endemic racism, the environment, economic uncertainty, and an anxiety-inducing political climate. This slow drip of constant worry takes its cumulative toll on our mental and physical health, as well as our spirit. The mind goes into overdrive as we try to “figure out” how to show up during this time; the body is hit with a constant flood of stress hormones that comes with months of pent-up anxiety, and the spirit isn’t able to rise to the surface, let alone soar.
Prioritizing your well-being is truly not optional at this time.
Restorative Yoga is designed to release long-held tension in the body, calm the nervous system, and soothe the spirit. Sessions take place virtually in the safety of a quiet space that works for you.
After a brief check-in, we will dive into 90 minutes of delicious relaxation, gentle stretching, breath awareness, and yoga postures designed for deep release in the spine, shoulders, and hips. During the last portion of each session we will conclude with a meditation, optional conversation and/or journaling. You will emerge feeling calm, nourished, and refreshed.
These restorative postures are designed to be accessible — all bodies and levels of flexibility welcome!
A few days prior to the event, you will receive a Zoom link. I will include suggestions for what easily accessible props (blankets, pillows, etc.) to have nearby, along with ideas for creating a quiet sanctuary for practice in the safety of your own home.
Esther Wyss-Flamm, PhD, EdM, E-RYT, has been leading seasonal yoga restorative sessions for a dozen years. She combines her intimate knowledge of Kripalu yoga, wellness, and mindfulness to provide gentle guidance. She also draws upon her specific training in yoga for chronic health conditions and in breath practices (pranayama) to enable her students to access inner stillness and ease.