with Monica Fauble
Friday September 29
7:30pm – 9:00pm
**Limited to 13 people
$30 early bird registration through September 19
$35 September 20-29
Restorative yoga is a style of yoga that encourages rest and relaxation. Using props to minimize tension in the physical body, we will invite greater ease in the spirit and the nervous system as well. During this workshop, we will explore how to create the support for surrender in service of greater relaxation, restoration, and ease.
In this special seasonal alignment session, we will explore the energy of autumn according to Chinese Medicine theory. The energetic direction of autumn in Chinese Medicine is “down.” Just as the trees release their leaves in the fall, we will explore releasing tension and stress as we rest towards the floor.
Along with a short talk about how to best harmonize with the energy of autumn, participants will receive handouts with seasonal health tips and journaling prompts to help them make the most of autumn. The majority of our time together during this workshop will be spent practicing seasonally-inspired restorative yoga postures that will help you explore the energy of autumn.
While most yoga practices work with tension and release, strength and stretch, restorative yoga aims to thoughtfully set up each posture with lots of props and support in order to aid the body in relaxing more deeply and letting go.
This practice will feature the use of blocks, blankets and a bolster (a large yoga cushion) to encourage the release of tension and the recalibration of deep rest. We will practice taking the time to set ourselves up to feel more comfortable letting go.
We will stay close to the ground during this practice. During this session you will be either seated or lying down with the support of blankets and props. Studio 34 Yoga will provide all of the props that you need to find comfort and to create lots of support for yourself. Loose, comfortable clothing in which you can move easily is recommended.
The next workshop in this series (January 2024) is “Rest and Restore: Winter-Attunement Restorative Yoga Workshop.” Space for this event is limited. Please register in Mindbody to reserve your spot.
Your instructor Monica Fauble is a Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.) and Certified Yoga Teacher (CYT-200). She loves helping people become more embodied and more connected to their own inner knowing. Visit Monica’s website to learn more or to join her seasonal wellbeing acupuncture/yoga newsletter list.