Restorative Yoga
Sunday, 29 January • 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Rachel Rafiefar
Rachel has over 30 years of teaching experience in Pilates, pre and post natal exercise and yoga. After a car accident and horse riding accident in the same year, Rachel looked at a kinder and more compassionate way of looking after her mind and body and moved down the hatha yoga and zen yoga route.
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.