Restorative Yoga 300-Hour module
Two 4-Day “weekends”, 14-17 September and 12-15 October Thursdays to Sundays, 2017
Both weekends are currently scheduled to take place at the The Yoga Shala, 351 Remuera Road.
Theory, practice and Teaching of Restorative Yoga. We begin by deepening our own experience of restorative yoga, by learning to gently let go, to deeply soften and allow the earth and gravity to open us to our natural energy flow.
Restorative yoga is now a key component in many yoga classes. Learn how to teach restorative yoga and integrate restorative poses into your classes.
This module includes a day with Neal Ghoshal solely on iRest Yoga Nidra. Having directly learned from inspirational teachers like Richard Miller and Donna Farhi, Neal is passionate about this approach to Yoga Nidra as a deeply restful and healing practice which re-connects us to our essential, true nature, which is always whole and at ease.
Benefits of Restorative Yoga
The benefits of restorative yoga are many. They include
- dismantling of chronic tension patterns
- enhanced immune function
- effective cellular respiration
- reduced hyper-tension in the cardiovascular system
- reduced mental and emotional tension
- a body-mind returned to a natural state of ease and equilibrium
In this module we will learn how the autonomic nervous system, and endocrine system function and how they interact in stressful situations to create disease.
The Bhagavad Gita. The Gita is a great philosophical poem. It is an instruction manual for spiritual practice, a guide to peace of heart and a love song to God. It addresses the question: How should I live? We will be approaching this book as deeply personal instruction on how to understand and work with the important truths of our human existence. How can we progress on the path towards freedom in our daily lives?
Karla and Neal - Thank you for such a beautiful weekend. I have arrived back into the stillness within.
Neal brings such a focused intensity to his classes that it is almost impossible not to be carried along in the teaching experience he provides.
Neal is able to make palpable the endless connections between the physical and spiritual aspects of yoga practice. His use of music and dance creates a learning experience that is holistic joyful and at times deeply sensuous.
At the same time he has an eye for detail in asana work but always emphasizes self-care, acceptance of individual differences and respect for students as core principles.
The manual is an amazing resource and always will be.
Integrative Restoration iRest Yoga Nidra. iRest is integrative, in that it heals the various unresolved issues, traumas, and wounds that are present in the body and mind.
It is restorative in that it aids its practitioners in recognizing their underlying peace of mind that is always present amidst all changing circumstances of life.
All my previous yoga experiences have been about trying to ‘perfect’ the yoga movements and with that came a lot of judgement on myself when I clearly was unable to execute the movements as I watched the teacher. I did the classes, struggling through a lot of it and longed for the end - Savasana.
Since commencing my practice with you Karla, it has shown me that yoga doesn’t have to be about perfection, but more it is about gently connecting to our wondrous bodies, minds, hearts, and souls. I love the whole yoga practise now - all of it, not just the end Savasana. I enter each class not fearing it, but knowing it is going to make me feel soooo good. I leave the class feeling centred and my whole being feels that it has been loved, not judged, and for that I am forever grateful!