Restorative Stretching - Live via Zoom
December 11 (Friday) at 9:00 am (GMT-08:00)
Rachael Resch, PT
1 hour 30 minutes
Join Nia Black Belt and holistic physical therapist Rachael R. Resch for a 20-minute Nia warm-up, followed by 45 minutes of gentle, restorative stretching. This class is great for relieving stress, realigning soft tissue and joints, balancing the vagus nerve and rejuvenating body and soul.
Focus: Flexibility - The sensation of energy moving out along the bones and lengthening.
Intent: Letting go of all that's no longer needed.
Props: Props aren't required, but they can make your stretches more effective and comfortable. Comfort is the key to effectively lengthen connective tissue. Here are some props to consider:
- Yoga mat
- Yoga strap, belt or scarf
- Padding: Several pillows, towels or blankets
- One or two 5-lb weights to open your hip joints
- Yoga block or 2 1/2" a book.
If you have knee pads, feel free to bring those as well.
This class is based on the work of John Barnes, PT, and his method of myofascial release. Very gentle stretches, held (optimally) for 5 to 8 minutes, are a self-treatment technique that permanently re-modeling shortened and bound-down connective tissue - in muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints, bones, organs and neural tissues. As such, they have the capacity to dramatically improve health and quality of life.
Q&A and schmoozing: You're invited to a little pre-class schmoozing around 8:50 am before class begins at 9:00. You're welcome to hang out a little after class for Q&A and schmoozing as well. We are stronger together.
Your body is holy. Your body is a prayer.©
We understand that this is a time of profound change for us all.
If paying the regular class price is prohibitive, please use the "Pay-by-Donation" option for any of the passes. You can also choose to donate more.
Love your body. Love the Body of the Earth.