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Restorative Yoga: Hamilton, ON (multiple dates)
Wed, 26 Apr 2017, 8:00 PM
Join seasoned teacher and local resident Nicole Catenazzi in a restorative yoga experience. Wednesdays in April, indulge in a nourishing 75-minute restorative yoga class and let the stresses of winter melt away! Relax, renew and rejuvenate the body.
Immerse yourself in a serene studio setting surrounded by candles, quiet meditative music and gentle aromatherapy:
- Dates: April 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th
- Time: 8:00-9:15pm
- Location: Downtown Hamilton, Ontario (address provided upon registration)
- Cost: $12 per class
- All yoga props are provided
Sign up now! Space is limited to only 6 participants to ensure a highly individualized practice. Click 'Tickets' to register for any or all classes!
What is restorative yoga?
Restorative yoga is a practice that involves supporting the body with a variety of props (blankets, bolsters, straps, blocks) and completely relaxing into poses for several minutes at a time. The body moves gently through all ranges of motion like backbends, forward folds, twists, inversions while being 100% supported, which allows you to be totally mindful of the breath in a relaxed, yet aware state. In restorative yoga, the emphasis is on being, not doing.
One of the biggest benefits of restorative yoga is that it stimulates our parasympathetic nervous system (PNS), or our "rest and digest" response in the body. Most of the time we spend our day in "fight of flight" mode. By actively stimulating the PNS, we can bring our bodies better into balance and condition ourselves to becoming more relaxed, calm and composed throughout the day.
The coldness of the winter months can leave many of us feeling closed off and tired. Take a moment to notice your posture right now. Are you rounding forward? Maybe you feel tension in the tops of the shoulders or back of the neck? Palms and fingers clawed? These are all common physical responses to cold weather: to draw inward, to tighten and protect ourselves from the elements.
As we approach spring we are presented with an opportunity to release the stress of the winter months and renew ourselves with the coming of a new season.
What time does that class start?
Doors will open at 7:45pm and you're encouraged to arrive in time to sign in, settle in and set up for class. The class starts promptly at 8:00pm.
I've never done yoga before, can I still participate?
Yes, absolutely! Thorough instruction will be provided during the class and you are encouraged to take it at your own pace.
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the class?
You must be 18 years or older to participate. All participants will be required to fill out a health check form and/or waiver form prior to participating in the class.
What should I bring to the class?
- Water bottle
- Cozy exercise clothing (long layers recommended)
- Yoga mat (optional)
Where is the class located?
Classes are conveniently located in Hamilton Centre, close to Emerald St North and Wilson Street with easy access by bus or car. Single-driveway and street parking is available. The exact address will be provided in a confirmation email to you once you have registered for the class.
The classes take place in a beautiful, open and serene studio space. The building was formerly used as a church but is now a home studio. As this is home to Nicole, her husband and their two cats, please be respectful of the space and treat it as you would your own.
Eeek! I'm allergic to cats. Can I still come?
Yes you can! The space is a cat-free zone during yoga classes but if you have a severe sensitivity or allergy to cats please be aware that there are cats on the property.
What's your cancellation policy?
Please contact email@example.com if you need to cancel your registration. Any refund may be subject to an administrative recovery fee. There will be no refunds within 24 hours of the event you have registered for.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.