Restorative yoga, also called gentle yoga, is a style of yoga designed to relax, restore, and rejuvenate the body, mind, and spirit. In a restorative yoga class, you will find mellow movements, long-held postures often supported with props such as blankets and blocks, and a general atmosphere of ease and calm. Poses may be held anywhere from two to 20 minutes. The intention of a restorative yoga class is to create the conditions for calm so as to allow students to drop into a state of deep relaxation and stillness. This intentionally calming environment is in stark contrast to the busyness of modern life and can provide a safe place of respite and refuge. This class is suitable for all levels and all (adult) ages of Yoga practitioners. Basic items needed for this class include a Yoga mat, a Yoga strap (a belt or tie will work), a Yoga block or bolster (firm pillow). We also recommend bringing a small blanket (not required) and wearing comfortable, layered clothing. Please bring these with you to each class as they will not be provided by the instructor.
Please note the time of this class has been changed to 5:00 p.m. -5:45 p.m.
Shoulder pain and injury has a lot to do with muscle weakness and muscle imbalance. Avoid pain and injury and come work on your upper body strength! Get those arms and upper back/core strong and flexible. All classes are taught by therapists and they can easily provide modifications if needed. Classes held at Hermon Covey Physical Therapy - 2263 RT. 2, Hermon, ME