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Restorative Yoga Intensive with Claudette Evans
Feb 18, 2022 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm| $400
Restorative Yoga Intensive
In Person – Phinney Ridge Studio
Restorative yoga and pranayama is a strong tool for regulating your nervous system (i.e. feeling less stressed), calming chronic pain, and getting better sleep.
It’s so easy to burn out. Many of us spend so much of our time working, caretaking, and being productive that we end up feeling depleted. In an effort to feel better, we may turn to behaviors that leave us feeling even more spent. Sleep can become challenging, anxieties can ramp up, and relationships may feel strained. Can you relate?
This Restorative Intensive is an act of radical self-care! Restorative yoga practice uses passive poses supported by cushions and blankets to coax you into a greater sense of ease so that your body can recharge your batteries. In addition to the restorative sessions, you can up level your understanding of the Anatomy and Physiology of the respiratory system, understand a variety of restrictive patterns and try some ways to restore more freedom in breathing.
Come to this workshop to be nourished and soothed. Please arrive fed and dressed in warm, comfy clothing.
No previous yoga experience necessary.
Friday 9:30am-12:00pm Opening circle + Anatomy: The Autonomic Nervous System and the Polyvagal Theory with Chiara
1:00-2:00pm Vagal Tone Activation Exercises with Chiara
2:15-5:15pm Restorative 1: Introduction to Restorative Yoga, History and Relevance & The Art of Śavāsana with Claudette
Saturday 9:30-11:30am Breath and Breathing Patterns with Chiara
12:30-1:30pm Breath Distribution Exercises Practicum with Chiara
1:45-4:45pm Restorative 2: Restorative Backbends and Backbend Practicum with Claudette
4:45-5:45pm Sequencing Restorative Yoga Introduction with Claudette
Sunday 9:30-11:30am Sequencing Restorative Yoga Practicum & Reading Packet Conversation with Claudette
12:30-1:00pm Somat Practice with Chiara
1:00-2:30 Restorative Forward Bends, Twists & Inversions and Practicum with Claudette
2:45-4:45pm Warm, Quiet, Still and Dark – Final Restorative Practice and Q&A with Claudette
4:45-5:15pm Closing Circle with Claudette
About the instructor: Claudette Evans
What to expect in Claudette’s classes: Claudette has a genuine passion for meeting students where they are, helping guide them toward an experience of greater strength and freedom, while allowing them to discover the wisdom that lies within their own bodies. You’ll find Claudette’s classes infused with her warm, integrative, and creative spirit, along with explorations in mantra and vibration. Her enthusiasm and curiosity are catching, and it’s clear that her teaching draws on her own love of physicality and mental engagement. Through a deft weaving of precise alignment, thoughtful insight, and a great sense of humor, Claudette’s classes create space for self-expression, clarity of focus, and the sheer joy of movement.
Main Influences/Styles/Traditions: Anusara, Iyengar, Ashtanga, Sanskrit. She also has been strongly influenced by Douglas Brooks, Christopher Hareesh Wallis, Christina Sell, Sianna Sherman, Amy Ippoliti, Ross Rayburn, Jason Crandell, and Meghan Currie.
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