Deep relaxation and healing
Restorative Yoga is a very gentle form of yoga that focusses on deep relaxation and healing.
The postures are seated or lying down and are held for a longer period of time (5 – 10 minutes or longer). While the body is fully supported with bolsters, cushions, blankets, and blocks.
Calming the nervous system
Being supported everywhere creates the effect of being weightless. It slows down your breathing, brings your sensory perception at rest and lets you sink deeply into yourself. All of this gives you the experience of a much deeper relaxation than what you are used to or what you think is possible.
In this way calming the nervous system and healing the negative results of (chronic) stress in body and mind.
Yin & Restorative Yoga
Restorative Yoga is a form of Yin Yoga, but with a very different style and goal.
Both ways of yoga have in common that they are more gentle and passive and focussed on healing. And also that the poses are held for a longer period of time that brings you deeper into the body.
The difference between both forms of yoga is:
- In Yin Yoga you consciously move to the edge of your comfort zone and stay in stretching or compression. This might even be slightly (but doable) uncomfortable. You could say it is just a bit more of an active relaxation and meditation/mindfulness practice while being in a yoga pose.
- In Restorative Yoga you consciously use so much support that there is no stretching or compression left anywhere. It is this kind of full support that gives your body the experience of being carried and becoming weightless. In which a deep letting go and healing can take place.
Both forms have their specific value in itself. But they also perfectly combine together. Both supporting and deepening each other.
Yin & Restorative Yoga Workshops
New! Yin Restorative Yoga Workshop with the Seasons of the year.
Every season of the year is connected with a specific Element (out of the 5 elements of TCM) and a specific meridian/organ pair. In these workshops we will deeper into this. And you will learn how to keep yourself healthy and in balance with specific Yin and Restorative Yoga postures, breathing, directing the subtle energy, meditations and self-inquiry.
Each workshop is a theme in itself and can be attended separately.
New workshops will be planned in 2022.
For more actual dates, information and registration see Agenda.