Relax & Renew
Restorative Yoga & Yoga Nidra
Why Relax & Renew?
We live in a fast paced, stressful world. Rest is not an option, a bonus. Rest is necessary for health of body and mind. It needs to be a priority.
We are under a tremendous amount of stress in our lives. Our daily routines, our busy families and jobs. For many people, the past few years have brought with them an increase in the emotional load they carry, with new work and family stress, as well as periods of isolation. It’s important to find ways to relieve this stress in our bodies. When we practice Restorative Yoga, we allow the body to release and relax. The more we practice coming back to this relaxed state, the more easily we can move there when we are under stress. It's teaching the nervous system a skill that we can call on when needed.
Yoga Nidra, literally Yogic Sleep, is a guided meditation done in savasana, lying down on your back (or in any position that may work best for you). “In yoga nidra, we restore our body, senses, and mind to their natural function and awaken a seventh sense that allows us to feel no separation, that only sees wholeness, tranquility, and well-being,” says Richard Miller, a San Francisco Bay Area yoga teacher and clinical psychologist.
Do I need to bring a yoga mat to class?You can bring your own mat with you, or you can use one of the studio mats. Use of the mats is free — please wipe them off with the spray cleaner provided when you are finished. The space is also equipped with blocks, straps, blankets, and lots of other fun props that we might use in class. (They are cleaned regularly.) Relax & Renew (restorative yoga) Classes are usually set up with studio mats on the floor before we begin. Because there are so many props we use in a Relax & Renew Class, I find it simpler this way. If you would prefer to use your own mat, you can make the switch when you arrive.
Is there parking?There is no parking on Marjorie Street between 10 and 11 am, or before 7 am in the winter. Besides that, it is first come, first serve for street parking. Park on the opposite side of the street from 21 Marjorie. There is also room behind the house for 2 cars. Drive down the shared driveway, and pull in tight on an angle to the right. Please do not block the driveway.
Is there somewhere I can change?This is also my home, so there are no change rooms. However, this is a single washroom on the second floor that is available for you to use.
Weather PolicyIf there is a weather system that prevents people from being able to safely get to class, you will be credited with a class, either for another class that week (if there is room and you are available) or for a deduction from a future class registration.
Do you offer refunds?I do not offer refunds. Please speak to me directly or email me if you have a problem. I may be able to offer a credit for future classes, depending on the circumstances.