About

Thes three-hour mini-retreats are deeply restful and rejuvenating.

Each session starts with active yoga, progessing to restorative poses and finishes with sitting meditation.

Extended time is spend resting in Restorative Yoga poses. This involves the use of props i.e. bolsters, blankets, pillows and/or blocks.

Classes are small to ensure each person is assisted to find that position of absolute comfort. As a result the nervous system moves into a deeply restful state that can be long lasting. Some say they notice the effects up to one week later.

"You have a gift, Cath! Today's session was amazing, I feel like a different person after today, like more centred, relaxed into my bones. So good! Thank you. Dr Mitzi-Jane Liddle, Clinical Psychologist

"I am someone who finds it hard to deeply relax despite having a daily meditation and yoga practice. Restorative Yoga really helped me to bliss out, feel cocooned, safe, and let go.  It really is a powerful modality for engaging the parasympathetic nervous system. THANK YOU Cath for making this little moment of heaven possible in Dubbo" ~ Lizzie McLaughlin

Details

 When:

Sunday 9th May, 9:30am - 12:30pm

Sunday 20th June, 9:30am - 12:30pm

Sunday 11th July, 9:30am - 12:30pm

   
Where:  Orana Yoga Health & Wellbeing Centre, 153 Melbourne Road, Wodonga     
Cost: $75 per session    
  Please book your place    

Benefits

  • Reduces blood pressure, insomnia, adrenal and general fatigue
  • Improves immune function, digestion and elimination
  • Effective in the treatment and management of low back pain
  • Increases emotional wellbeing, self-confidence & resilience to workplace stress
  • Improves strength and stamina
  • Further research on Dru Yoga

Class format

  • The session begins with standing warm up exercises to relax and warm the body
  • We then progess to gentle yoga sequences to further release tension from the body, mind and emotions
  • The main part of the session focuses on Restorative Yoga poses. You will be safely guided into asanas (postures) and supported with props i.e. bolsters, blankets, blocks, pillows. Once in position, you will be left to rest in quietness
  • When we become rested on every level, we are better equipped to sit for meditation. This stage is tailored to meet the needs of the group and involves breath focus (pranayama) and sitting in silence

Suitability

  • This session is suitable for the following:
    • anyone 16 years and older
    • mother’s at least three months post-natal
    • those able to get up and down from the floor 

 This class is not suitable for pregnant women. Restorative Yoga is very appropriate during pregnancy, however, I am not able to accommodate pregnant mothers at this stage

Class Size

  • Class size is limited to ensure each person is assisted to find that position of absolute comfort in restorative yoga poses

Equipment

  • All equipment is supplied including yoga mats, blankets, blocks and bolsters
  • You are welcome to bring your own yoga mat, bolster or eye pillow should you have one
  • In the colder months, you will be asked to bring an extra blanket to ensure your warmth 

What to Wear

  • Loose, comfortable clothes
  • Track pants/tights & T-shirt
  • In winter, wear layers to ensure your warmth

Digestion

It is advisable not to eat a heavy meal two hours before a yoga session, however, a light snack is fine

Arrival

Please aim to arrive 10-15 minutes to allow time to settle 

Bookings

  • Bookings are essential 
  • Your booking will be confirmed via email
  • Full payment is due one week prior to the class
  • Cancellation policy: 48 notice for full refund, no refund with less than 48 hours notice unless your place can be filled by another participant

Parking

Parking is adjacent to the venue and unrestriced on weekends