Restorative yoga 101
Join me in a 4-week guided course launching March 4th.
Journey into stillness and learn the tools and practices to heal, restore, and rejuvenate.
Register today and receive $75 off the course (that's only $225)!
Use discount code JILLIANSAVES to redeem this offer.
Students can register anytime for an On Demand access to this course.
Sign Up Today and receive $75 off the course
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In our hyper-digitized, overstimulated society, even yoga can be stressful. Until now. In this profound 101 class, I will have you rethinking restorative yoga one deep breath at a time.
Restorative 101 is a four-week program that offers students an in-depth look at eight essential poses to help elicit a relaxation response. Each week weaves the fundamental themes of a restorative practice—grounding, making space, listening and rejuvenation—into the coursework. And simple prop setups will help encourage deep mind-body release and healing. In addition to the fours weeks of practice, you will receive several foundational videos to help you prepare to get the most from your experience.
Each week you will receive two in-depth pose how-to videos, a guided meditation and breathing practice, a guided restorative session, mind-body alignment lectures and personal inquiry. You will also receive a gentle slow flow warm-up sequence that you can use before every practice or on it's own anytime and a deeply nourishing savasana practice. You'll want to come back over and over again to experience the 4 guided restorative practices (35 min), 4 guided meditations (12 min), breath awareness practice, a 10-minute mindful slow flow, and 15 minute Savasana with Yoga Nidra variation.
Since you'll own all the classes you can continue to use them sequentially or pick the perfect practices each day to balance your energy and well-being!
2 Guided Practices for Grounding and Calming
2 Guided Practices for Releasing Deeper Tension
2 Guided Practices for Freeing the Breath and Making Space
2 Guided Practices for Energy and Rejuvenation
A 10 Minute Mindful Slow Flow Practice
A 15 Minute Guided Savasana
Plus you'll receive everything you need to understand the science and philosophy behind restorative yoga and how it works with your nervous system to reduce stress and initiate your self-healing systems:
9 in-depth pose how-to videos: instruction on alignment, benefits, detailed use of props, and variations.
Simply, easy to understand weekly discussion on the mind-body science behind the poses and practices, with a focus on stress and relaxation responses
Extra tips to enhance your practice or teaching of each pose
A blanket-folding tutorial
Breathing diagnostic and exploration exercise
And we get to connect directly about your practice!
You are able to join me on our private Facebook Restorative 101 Group page, where I will meet you, offer additional teachings and readings to enhance your practice, and you can connect with our supportive and nourishing community
Plus 2 webinars that include exclusive lessons, practice, and Q&As
RESTORATIVE 101 STUDENTS WILL HAVE EXCLUSIVE ACCESS FOR TWO LIVE CLASSES/WEBINARS:
Breathing Space: A Restorative Practice To Feel More Calm, Clear, and Open
November 12 - 12:30 EST
Breathing is not an “activity” we need to accomplish. It is simply a process that we allow to happen. You don’t actually have to make an effort to breathe. In fact, you have to take away effort. To inhale, you let the breath come to you. To exhale, you simply get out of its way.
As we release deep tension in restorative yoga, through letting go of effort and allowing the ground and our props to support us, we create the conditions for our breath to flow more freely. When the breath is free to be its natural depth and length, it helps send messages to the brain that you’re calm and that elicits or furthers the parasympathetic response to rest and digest. And, discovering that the breath is truly here for us, unconditionally supporting and nourishing us, also helps us relax in even deeper ways.
Join Jillian for a Restorative Sequence to Make More Room For your breath to flow freely and deeply.
You'll need two or three blankets, two blocks, two bed pillows.
Deep Listening: A Practice to Calm Your Body, Clear Your Mind, Open Your Heart
December 10 - 12:30 EST
As we come together to begin our Restorative 101 journey, join Jillian for deeply restful restorative series. When we begin to relax, it’s not unusual for information to start bubbling up—often in the form of old feelings that our tension is trying to protect us from. So once we begin to release our tension and unfurl those knots, how do we listen to what we’ve stored inside us? A listening practice begins with making a choice to relax with whatever comes up in our body, mind, and heart. It means choosing to receive in a tender, nonjudgmental way whatever our tension has been protecting. The way we listen to what our body is saying will either leave us feeling as though we are being cared for or as if we need to protect ourselves. Furthermore, the mind-set we cultivate to meet ourselves in our poses might be the most valuable skill we can develop from our practice.
Weaving in essential teachings from her book, Deep Listening, Jillian will guide you to release blocked energy, surrender layers of deeply held stress and tension, and nurture your capacity for compassion. This class will include gentle yoga stretches, restoratives, and a short meditation.
You'll need two blankets, two blocks, two bed pillows, and a chair.
So you can return to practice again and again and revisit the material to deepen your understanding over time. You can take the course at your own pace and your access to the course does not expire!
Both of these classes can be joined live or experienced after recorded.
This course is designed for students of all levels who want to experience a deeper relaxation and a more sustainable calm. It is also perfect for Yoga Teachers who want to incorporate more Restorative Yoga into their classes. This course will benefit all types of health and wellness professionals as it provides accessible tools to share with others, while allowing you care for yourself so that you can continue to be a source of support to your clients, patients, and students.
Restorative Yoga has many benefits. Here are a few:
Releases deeply held habitual tension in the body and mind.
Improves capacity for healing and balancing.
Balances the nervous system.
Boosts the immune system.
Enhances digestion, elimination, and circulation.
Develops qualities of compassion and understanding toward others and self.
Helps to lift and balance mood and energy.
Course available on demand. Sign up and begin right now!
Register today and receive $75 off the course by using this discount code: JILLIANSAVES
Your access to the program does not expire!
Note: This course counts as 30 Hours of Yoga Alliance non-contact hours.
READ MORE FROM JILLIAN AND YOGA JOURNAL ON RESTORATIVE YOGA
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