The Restorative School
Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured. —B.K.S. Iyengar
Quiet the fluctuations of your mind and calm the nervous system with Slow Flow and Relax & Renew. Create time and space for deeper listening, intuitive movement, self-care, and unwinding patterns of tension.
These classes give you the space to let go of tension, and ease the effects of anxiety and work. These classes are “yin” style of practice emphasizing the soft, quiet, and slow which help to elicit a relaxation response throughout your body and bring balance to the busy pace of modern life.
Featuring passive and supported poses that are held for several minutes to encourage your body to slow down, Restorative and Relax & Renew classes will evoke a quality of quiet surrender and a meditative sense to your mind.
Restorative: From the Iyengar yoga tradition, Restorative classes literally bring the floor to you, with each pose fully supported on blankets, bolsters, blocks, or chairs, or a combination of all props. Each class will spend long holds in well-supported poses, visiting 4–5 poses during the class. This class is suitable for all levels.
Relax and Renew: From the Vinyasa school, Relax & Renew classes offer gentle stretching with long holds and a quiet breath. Faculty encourage students to move at their own pace and cultivate a sense of intuitive movement. Each 75 minute class features soft music and often gentle assists with a lengthened savasana. Suitable for beginners through seasoned practitioners.
Slow Flow is based on a vinyasa practice and dives deep into a creative exploration of yoga postures, balancing physical challenge with quiet calm.
Slow Flow: A deep, mindful sequence of poses that focus the mind, calm the nervous system, and open the body. Slow Flow is an all levels class.
Slow Flow II/III: With sophisticated sequencing and an internal focus, this class includes a balanced range of poses for experienced students
Seasonal Slow Flow Master Classes with Barbara Benagh: These classes are for long time yoga practitioners who are accomplished at inversions and backbends. In addition to a traditional practice, Barbara uses this class as a forum for refining teaching skills. Additional costs apply for 2 hour master classes.
Focused on the felt experience of deliberate movement and conscious breath, Slow Flow teachers are passionate about cultivating a sense of mindful curiosity in their students. Through intelligent sequencing and attention to detail, Slow Flow dives deep into a creative exploration of posture which balances physical challenge with quiet calm. Inviting practitioners to push preconceived notions of asana while examining the relationship of modern yoga with ancient philosophy, this attentive approach produces profound insight into the alignment of both body and mind.
New to the studio? Our Newcomer Pass allows you to enjoy unlimited classes and explore our many yoga class offerings for an entire month.