Restorative yoga is a style of yoga that invites stillness to mind, rest and deep rejuvenation to body. It’s a therapeutic and relaxing practise that rebalances the nervous system and invites renewal to organs. Different from more active styles, this workshop concentrates on surrendering our weight to supports and softening into the stretches. This helps us to relieve the effects of negative stress encountered in daily life, and can be highly beneficial in times of fatigue, illness, emotional strain and the constant stresses of modern living. Our focus will be to calm and nurture ourselves on all levels. The conscious relaxation techniques taught can be used outside of yoga as well, encouraging us to take our practice off the mat and into our lives. These workshops are suitable for all from no yoga experience to expert, to those with injuries. Prenatal participants are encouraged and catered for.
What to expect:
An integrated workshop offering multi-dimensional practises including Somatic movement - gentle, slow and mindful movement that focuses on the internal experience of the body as a way of reconnecting and re-aligning the mind and body through the nervous system. Yin yoga poses that safely stretches deep connective tissue to release physical tension and any emotional blockages to free up the heart and re-balance the hips. Five elements healing of Sacral and heart chakras through soundscape experience. And of course, not forgetting the deeply blissful practise of restorative yoga. Benk + Bo also offers Chromotherapy aka colour therapy – it’s the use of colour to adjust body vibrations to frequencies that moves us into more harmonious balance.
Who is it for?
The beauty of restorative yoga is that anyone can practise it. And everyone can benefit from old/young, mobile/sedentary, fit/injured, women/men. If you're too active - restorative yoga can calm and soothe you. If you're feeling run-down or lethargic - it'll help rejuvenate you. Or whether you’re experiencing acute conditions or recovering from chronic ailments – restorative yoga aids in boosting immune system, circulation and organ functioning.
Once suited and booted, Ling swapped her corporate life over a decade ago for barefoot and lycra and have been teaching yoga and offering workshops, retreats at home and abroad. She is also a teacher trainer and shares her time as a yoga teacher/trainer and being an integrated therapeutic massage therapist. Ling is passionate in sharing all facets of yoga with others and helping people find freedom in their bodies, helping them move in the direction of better health and greater balance.
“Your Restorative yoga workshop was fantastic: the quiet atmosphere you create, the love and knowledge you bring into your teaching and the deep resonance from the singing bowls makes it all a fantastic experience.” ~ Thea M.
"Ling's gentle and skilful teaching practice facilitated a very mindful and deep experience of restorative yoga that is really enriching and nurturing." ~ Lorraine, F. Yoga Retreat, Spain
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