Restorative Yoga Therapeutics

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What is Restorative Yoga?

Come to a state of complete relaxation and allow your body and mind the space to heal. Private Restorative Yoga is a beautiful way to come into deep relaxation. It allows you be in balance with body’s natural rhythms by activating the rest-and-restore nervous system response, thereby turning down the flight or flight response, slowing the heart rate and allowing tension to release from the muscles. This practice of rest and stress release soothes the nervous system.

In Restorative Yoga, the postures are fully supported by props so there is no holding, stretching, or strengthening involved.  Absolutely no experience is required.  Restorative Yoga poses are gentle and can easily be adapted to all levels of flexibility.  This is a practice of being, rather than doing, which allows tension to release at a deep level. The support provided by the props creates a feeling of floating. The relaxation response is activated and the body and mind settle in. The effects of restorative yoga can be felt for days after.  

Postures are chosen for each session based on discussion with the client about what they hope to gain from the work. Depending on the length of the session, three to six restorative postures are provided. Loose comfortable clothing is worn.  Sessions are one to two hours in length. Most recipients say that they cannot believe how quickly the time seems to go by as they are in such a state of relaxation that their sense of time simply slips away. The provider gently brings the recipient’s attention back to the space and guides the body from one posture to the next.  

Who can benefit from Restorative Yoga?

Restorative Yoga can help any person to reconnect to their natural ability to heal. We all lead active lives and sometimes along the path we forget the importance of self-care. Restorative Yoga can help people of all ages:  children, teens, and adults. Whether you are a teenager experiencing the stress of academics and a busy schedule, an adult suffering from a chronic illness, or experiencing a stressful transition, Restorative Yoga can help bring a greater sense of balance into one’s life. In this hyper-digitized world, it is important to practice self-care — step off the hamster wheel and put down the busy-badge-of-honor — and allow deep relaxation and restoration.

Saha Yoga specializes in working with clients to help reduce anxiety and depression through mindfulness and connection to the body. Through the introduction of mindfulness techniques and the practice of restorative yoga therapeutics, we encourages people to discern their own natural and innate ability to calm and heal themselves. Practitioners at Saha work with people in transitional times of their life, helping them find a sense of grounding through breath, self-compassion, and spaciousness in the body and mind.  

How can Restorative Yoga help me?

Restorative Yoga can help people settle into their own bodies.  People who are able to learn to settle into sensation in their bodies and integrate stress management techniques have found that Restorative Yoga can help with

    • Stress Reduction
    • Reduction in symptoms of anxiety and depression
    • Pain management
    

Rates

Private sessions:

    • 1 1/2-hour session - $90
This session offers the opportunity to go into deep rest and restoration. Three to four postures are typically offered, in addition to a centering and grounding meditation.  

    • 2-hour session - $115
This session provides the greatest opportunity for deep rest and relaxation. The session will begin with a 15-30 minute guided meditation followed by four to six restorative postures chosen specifically to meet the needs identified by the client.
 
Small Group Sessions (2- 4 people)
    • $15 per half-hour per person (minimum 1 hour)

Private Restorative Yoga Therapeutics require payment in full upon booking. Please note there is a 24 hour cancellation policy for all private yoga. Full refunds will be given for cancellations made 24 hours or more prior to the scheduled session. If the session is cancelled within 12 hours of the scheduled time, a refund of 50% of the session price will be made. Cancellations made on the day of the session are not eligible for a refund.

Email info@sahayogaballstonspa.com to dive into deep relaxation.