Thursday 8pm – 9pm
Restorative Yoga allows the body to enter into a deep state of relaxation, activating the healing para-sympathetic nervous system. The soothing postures where the body is supported by bolsters and blankets which essentially assist in staying in the postures longer, ensure the body is able to completely release, so there’s no holding, stretching or striving to deepen a pose, only a total release and a sense of letting go.
If you take a restorative class, you may hardly move at all, doing just a few postures in the course of an hour. It is a completely different experience than most contemporary yoga.
The majority of yoga classes are an active practice in which you move from pose to pose, building heat and increasing your strength and flexibility in equal measure. The general trend in yoga is toward more athletic and acrobatic styles of practice.
During the long holds of restorative yoga, however, your muscles are allowed to relax deeply. It’s a unique feeling because props, rather than your muscles, are used to support your body. Restorative classes are very mellow, making them a good complement to more active practices and an excellent antidote to stress.
Single session £8 || 5 Class Pass £37.50 || 10 Class Pass £70 || 20 Class Pass £130.
This class is usually taught by Natalie Parkinson.