UPCOMING DATES

Next Intake - Starts Sunday 7 April 2019
Sundays  4:00pm - 5:20 pm
** Maximum 8 Spots Available Per Class **

Mother Nurture

Restorative Yoga 

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Take time to care for your body from the inside out and restore energy, balance, and calm with our special restorative yoga classes. Mother Nurture is a soothing fusion of Restorative Yoga postures and Somatic Mindfulness. This class will help recharge your batteries and restore a sense of peace and perspective. Restorative yoga offers a tranquil refuge from the busyness and overwhelm of our everyday lives. Simply, it puts back what the demands of life can sometimes take out!

If you’ve never tried Restorative Yoga before you’re in for a real treat!

What's Restorative Yoga?

Restorative yoga is a special type of yoga drawn from the Iyengar tradition of yoga. Unlike other forms of flowing yoga, restorative yoga is a quiet, reflective, and mostly passive practice. Using props to support the body and long holds of poses (5-15 minutes), restorative yoga helps de-activate the sympathetic nervous system and helps induce the Relaxation Response. The Relaxation Response is a term coined in the 1980’s by Harvard Professor, cardiologist and author Herbert Benson. It is a physiological state of deep relaxation characterized by a slower heart rate, metabolism, rate of breathing, lower blood pressure, and slower brain wave patterns. The Relaxation Response helps the nervous system recover from chronic daily stress and tension.

Somatic Mindfulness, sometimes referred to as Interoception, helps us develop true presence and patience. It helps us practice embodiment, by paying attention to 'what is' and by cultivating deep compassion and insight. Through the art of compassionate witnessing we learn to recognise the sacred in all things and can deepen our connection to self and others. “Somatic mindfulness can be a way to increase our capacity for regulating the nervous system, forming an excellent bridge to becoming more present and connected.” Dr Sophia Davis.

This offering is facilitated with experienced Yoga Therapist & Teacher Fiona Donohoe-Bales. Fiona is Mindfulness meditation teacher and a mother of three glorious girls. She knows intimately the joys and challenges of raising happy healthy kids.

"When practised with intention and from the heart yoga helps us reconnect with that part of us that is stable, fresh and fully alive to the present."

~ Fiona

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7 Benefits of Restorative Yoga

⚘ Enhances immune function and wellbeing
⚘ Develops mental poise, focus, and clarity
⚘ Initiates the Relaxation Response
⚘ Promotes cellular healing and renewal
⚘ Restores connection to inner wisdom and creativity
⚘ Improves emotional balance and offers a natural mood lift
⚘ Increases resilience and coping skills to manage little people with big demands!