Rest & Relax workshops

 

Is it for me?

Are you seeking some 'me-time' to pause, relax and restore? Then this lovely class is for you. Our monthly Rest & Relax workshop combines super-gentle Restorative Yoga with breathwork and meditation to help balance your nervous system, sleep better and unwind.

Restorative yoga is very different from a standard yoga class. It is hugely accessible, regardless of age or experience (the only phyiscal requirement is the ability to get on and off the floor comfortably). We use bolsters, blankets and blocks to support your body, inviting muscles to completely relax and let go of tension. In turn, this leads to a resting of the mind and nervous system, aided by soft light, candles, and quiet. :)

Why take a Rest & Relax workshop with us?

Are you looking to unwind, relax and restore? These deliciously calming 90-minute sessions are a chance to drop out of busyness, and come home to your body and breath through a blend of super-gentle Restorative Yoga, breathwork, relaxation and meditation.

Rest and Relax students
Our Rest & Relax sessions are capped at just eight students, ensuring plenty of scope for individual attention, space to unwind, and a calming atmosphere.

All our R&R teachers - Vikki Stevenson, Sarah Sadler, Davina Warwick and Sophie MacDonald - are welcoming, sensitive and highly trained. They all have a deep interest in this tremendously gentl but powerful form of yoga.

The science behind Restorative Yoga shows the practice is effective to help lower stress levels, improve sleep and boost mood. Our nervous systems are tipped away from our default 'flight or fight' into parasympathetic mode, towards physical and mental relaxation.


Class structure

The structure of each session will depend on the any theme the individual teacher has chosen and the participants in the class. There may be a little gentle mindful movement to start with.

Restorative Yoga postures are held for far longer than traditional active postures - which is possible because they are so gentle, and work with the connective tissue rather than the muscles. These long-held postures give the mind/body network time to absorb the calming, supportive benefits of each pose.

Fast facts

Booking

We run Rest and Relax workshops on the first Friday of every month. For dates, times and booking, please go to our Yoga Schedule page.

Suitability

To decide whether our Rest and Relax Yoga workshop is for you, simply ask yourself the following questions:

  • Are you looking for a very gentle class to help you unwind and relax?
  • Are you able to lay on the floor for an extended period of time without discomfort, and also get on and off the floor without difficulty?

What shall I bring?

All equipment is provided for you, so there's no need to bring your own mat, blanket, bolster or block - we have everything you will need. :)

We recommend wearing comfortable, loose-fitting clothes.