Do you find you are too busy to take time out for you?
Are you having difficulty sleeping and concentrating?
Do you find you are not motivated and feel stuck?
Are you irritable and have a short fuse?
Do you have uncomfortable physical conditions or suffer from muscle tension?
If these sound familiar then there is a good chance you are suffering from stress.
Working at full pace puts your body in a “fight or flight” state leading to a continuous state of stress. Over time this can weaken your immune system leading to depression, anxiety, aches and pains to name but a few.
Imagine then being able to identify the early stages of stress and taking charge of your health and well-being.
Imagine no further …
Attend a 4-hour Restorative retreat where the focus is on deep rest and rejuvenation as the flight and fight mechanism in the body gets “turned off”, bringing the body’s response system back into equilibrium.
Whilst in this state, your body has a chance to repair itself, relieve fatigue, reduce stress and restore well-being.
The workshop facilitates quiet contemplation about your true nature and creates the space to listen to your ‘inner voice’. It also enables you to increase your flexibility. Consisting of a series of restorative postures, combined with gentle breath work and meditation, this workshop will take you into a place of inner peace and stillness.
What is restorative yoga?
Originated by B.K.S. Iyengar, restorative yoga differs from traditional yoga in that it uses props to support the body allowing students to practice without straining. This enables the body to experience deep rest while simultaneously stimulating and soothing internal organs, moving your body towards balance.
Postures are designed to both work on specific areas of the body, and also to have a beneficial overall effect on mind, body and spirit.
Why do restorative yoga?
Benefits of restorative yoga are particularly impactful for people of all stages of cancer
and/or recovering from a chronic illness.
Other benefits include:
Relieves stress and anxiety
Balances the nervous system
Slows heart rate
Boosts the immune system
Facilitates deep relaxation
Reduced muscle tension
Prevents over-stimulation of the adrenals
Quietens a busy mind
Reduces fatigue and muscle tension
Replenishes energy levels
Fosters better sleep quality
What can I expect from the mini retreat?
Unlike a traditional hour long yoga class where there are at least 15 asanas (physical postures), you will only do five or six restorative yoga postures in the 4 hour workshop. Each posture is held from 15 to 45 minutes, thus offering the unique opportunity to observe the ebb and flow of your thoughts without distraction. By using your breath to keep you grounded, over time this practice allows you to amend any unhealthy thought and/or behaviour patterns in a gentle and supportive way.
Performed while in a relaxed and meditative state, the sequence of postures is designed to relieve stress by working all aspects of the body from spinal twists, to forward, back bends and inverted postures. Each one creates physiological changes that positively benefit the body, culminating in a session of deep healing and repair, plus the mind-blowing sense of peace and calmness you come away with.
Immersed in tranquil forest surrounds, you’ll be treated to:
• a restorative yoga practice
• gentle breath work
• guided meditation
• journalling experience
• mini massages
• yoga nidra
• energy clearing
• mindful nature immersion
• nourishing morning tea
Suitable for all ages. Highly inviting for all body types and flexibility levels.
No yoga experience required.
Enjoy the benefits of deactivating the 'fight and flight' mechanism in this 4 hour restorative yoga workshop and leaving feeling as if you have just come back from a long holiday.
Places are limited so book soon.
Rachel Christie & Virginie Russo
MEET THE INSTRUCTORS
This class ~ Deluxe Hatha, Restorative yoga and Prenatal Restorative yoga
Hi! My name is Virginie, I’m a yoga teacher and the mother of two wonderful children. I’m passionate about Ayurvedic psychology, mantra meditation, restorative yoga and Reiki. With all my heart, I want to share with you the valuable insights I’ve received from these various practices. I thrive on helping people transform their lives through yoga and meditation. I believe that yoga offers us a means to heal from past wounds and to overcome life's challenges. As a fun-loving nurturer by nature, my gentle approach to healing is aimed at bringing a sense of calm and grounding to my students.
Classes / Workshops
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This class ~ Deluxe Hatha and Restorative yoga
When you find something you love, you want to share it with the world. That’s how Rachel feels about yoga and what inspired her to become a yoga teacher. Her own personal mantra is 'see the world through love and light'. Through yoga, meditation and mindfulness, taught from the heart, she hopes to spread a little more love and light throughout the community.
Rachel is particularly passionate about helping individuals take time out of their busy lives to reconnect with their body, mind and breath - using practical yogic tools. She has practiced yoga for many years and taught for more than four years across yoga studios, outdoor classes, and gyms. She has experience teaching gentle hatha, vinyasa, corporate, seniors, prenatal, mums and bubs, and family yoga classes, as well as women’s retreats. She teaches a very accessible and inclusive style and feels honoured to be able to share the many mental, spiritual and emotional benefits of yoga.
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