Restorative Yoga
Wednesday, 23 November • 7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Christie Harley
Christie began her yoga journey as a teenager, using yoga as a way of warming up and cooling down the body before and after dancing classes and performances at school. She always loved the sun salutations as they were so fluid and opened the entire body. She carried on experimenting with Yoga postures and breathing techniques throughout university and her years at work. However, It wasn’t until 2017 that she found her true identity and took the plunge into teaching Yoga. Yoga was a great escape from work and other things in life that she felt weren’t right. It made her feel at ease, centred and relaxed. In the summer of 2017 she left her career and travelled to Bali to train as a Yoga instructor. She taught in and around Morpeth in community halls and spaces, until opening Yoga Den, (the first Yoga studio in Morpeth) in January 2019. In 2020 she completed her advanced teacher training in Yoga Therapy with a world renowned Yoga Therapist Antonina Ramsay. Yoga therapy looks at the needs of the individual and creates a tailored approach to Yoga. Since qualifying in summer 2017 Christie has taught over 2000 hours of private and group Yoga classes, and continues to love teaching and creating new and exciting classes at Yoga Den. Christie’s intention has always been to bring inclusive classes, workshops, courses and retreats to Yogis at an affordable cost, using the original philosophy of yoga as a business model. Yoga is not a luxury, it is for everyone and can be part of daily life. See you on the mat yogi Namaste xx
Restorative Yoga, sometimes known as sleep yoga is very gentle, consisting of 5-7 postures that are held from 5 – 15 minutes. Using bolsters, straps, blocks and sometimes blankets, you can expect to feel completely relaxed and get a great night’s sleep afterwards. Restorative classes are 75 minutes long, for the body to evoke the relaxation response, which is the opposite of our natural state of fight or flight mode. I burn candles and incense during the class, and keep the lights off so that everyone can feel at ease, centred and most of all relaxed.