These uniquely themed workshops combine several traditional practices to assist your mind, body, and soul in its natural healing process. Learn simple and practical mindfulness tools to bust anxiety, and promote a more peaceful awareness. Incorporating these traditional practices will guide you to live consciously in the present moment, reducing stress at the moment it hits. Allow this new awareness to permeate the mind and relax your body, as you are guided through restorative yoga poses and bathed in the vibrational healing sounds of the antique Tibetan singing bowls. The connecting focus of each workshop is presented simply, combining traditional techniques applied to everyday challenges! This small class is a great opportunity for personal growth. No prior experience necessary!
Sound is innate to each one of us, affecting us at the cellular level. There is much research touting the healing benefits of sound using unique patterns of harmonious and rhythmical tones. The gentle sound of the bowls are balancing and transformational instilling deep states of relaxation, and allowing energy to move throughout the body with the intent to assist in healing the mind, body, and spirit. Healing starts from within!
This restorative yoga practice involves only five or six poses ~ supported by props such as blocks, straps, bolsters and even chairs ~ that allow you to completely relax, rest and let go. By allowing the body to be completely supported with no physical effort whatsoever in holding a pose, the body is given permission to release unwanted tension. You will rest in each posture for at least 5 minutes or more. Restorative poses include light twists, seated forward folds, and gentle backbends or heart-openers.
Brenda has been leading a variety of classes ~ including Yoga-Pilates, Strength & Stretch, Easy Yoga, and Chair Yoga ~ at the Belmar Library Annex since 2011. She is passionate about her chair yoga classes and teacher trainings, as she sees the importance of bringing the healing benefits of yoga to all ~ whether or not your practice is on a mat or on a chair. Brenda teaches her students the importance of slowing down, allowing the breath to be your most trusted guide.