Join Joanne for this unique approach to restorative yoga. Restorative yoga allows the body to slow down into a rest and recovery state, offers the body a way to decompress, and offers a type of rest that is distinct from sleep. Restorative yoga uses props to allow for longer, more comfortable holds so the body can rest by slowing down the systems in the body including heart rate and blood pressure as well as gently stretching the fascia and other deeper, connective tissues to release tension caused by stress and anxiety, enhance the immune or “rest and recovery” systems, balance the nervous system, increase flexibility, and still the “vritti” also known as chatter of the mind.
This relaxing workshop will offer a presentation on specific postures, breathing techniques and sequences that focus on specific ailments such as anxiety, depression, and insomnia as well as balancing the nervous system.
There will be a half hour lecture, gentle movement and then a restorative practice on balancing the nervous system. The class will include sound healing bowls and essential oil. Leave educated and rejuvenated!
- $75 (Regular)
- $65 (Members/Early bird through 9/12)
About Joanne Varni
Joanne is a Yoga Alliance Certified ERYT500 and completed her certifications through Jennifer Prugh’s JOY of Yoga teacher trainings. She is a certified Trauma Sensitive Yoga teacher having received her certification through TSY under the renowned guidance of Bessel van der Kolk. Her Yoga Therapeutics certification was completed with Cheri Clampett and Arturo Peal and she completed the Core Application Course with Liz Koch, a leading psoas muscle expert. She is also a Level II TRE Practitioner. She leads teacher trainings in Restorative Yoga and Yoga for Trauma Recovery. Her current public teaching schedule focuses on Wellness, Restorative, and Core, Release and Restore (Inspired by TRE) classes. She teaches yoga for mental health at the VA in Menlo Park and Palo Alto and at the Center for Survivors of Torture. She also has taught voluntarily to women at the Elmwood Correctional Facility in Milpitas.
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