Holiday Restorative Yoga Workshop

19dec2:00 pm4:30 pmHoliday Restorative Yoga Workshop2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Event Details

with Cheri Clampett, C-IAYT live ambient music by Avahara hosted by the Santa Barbara Yoga Center 2:00-4:30pm PST, Saturday December 19th Cost: $30 In various healing traditions such as Chinese medicine, the season of Winter is a time for hibernation and introspection, a time to rest the body which helps to strengthen the immune system and create internal balance and wellbeing. This practice will enable you to embrace this time of retreating from the world to nurture yourself.  It's difficult to find balance and give our bodies what they intrinsically need with so much stress everywhere we turn. Participating in a deeply restful restorative yoga practice is tremendously beneficial and can help us find peacefulness in our hearts as we head into the Holidays. Give yourself a special gift and join us for an afternoon of meditative healing, restorative yoga, deep breathing and self-administered hands-on healing, all while listening to Avahara play relaxing, gentle, vibrational, live music. In this online afternoon workshop you will be invited to settle into nurturing restorative yoga poses, while accessing the rejuvenating pranic energy the breath holds. From the safety and comfort of your own home (feel free to wear your pajamas! - you will be able to see Cheri, but no one will be able to see you), with bed pillows used alongside your yoga props, nurture yourself and  find bliss. In this mini yoga retreat, clear the remnants of stressful thoughts and quiet the mind. Turn off your cell phone, your mental to-do list, and your watch! This two and a half hour practice is a special time for you to focus on yourself and learn ways to enhance your self care.  Explore the powerful gifts of yogic breathing practices, along with meditative healing, restorative yoga poses, all while listening to Avahara play relaxing, gentle, vibrational, live music.
This workshop will be held online, please register for your class by clicking the "Sign Up" button below, then either log into or create your account. A link for the workshop will be emailed to you within a day of your registering for it. The cost is $30. Click here to sign up. If you are a healthcare worker we would like to gift you this workshop. Likewise, if you are currently unemployed or financially challenged, we have some scholarships available. Please contact Cheri through the website for details : To prepare for your event:
The workshop uses props for the restorative yoga poses. If using yoga props at home is new to you, please see Cheri's home yoga prop tutorial video:
Choose a practice space where you won't be disturbed. Make sure it has plenty of space for you to stretch your arms overhead once you are reclining and space to twist without running into any furniture. Warm up the space before the workshop begins if possible. Therapeutic Yoga can be practiced on a carpeted area, or you may practice on a hard wood or tiled floor with a yoga or exercise mat. Once you have set up your computer in a good place where you can easily see the screen, gather your yoga props and bring them to the room where you will be practicing. Here's a list of what you will need... 1 or more yoga bolsters, preferably a standard rectangular. If you don't have a bolster you can fold towels (the size of a bolster) and add a bed pillow on top to create one. 3 yoga blankets, or blankets from around the house. It's always better to have too many props then not enough. A bed pillow, and two or three throw pillows that are the same size can be used instead of blankets for certain poses. Make sure you have at least one blanket to place over you to keep warm during the workshop. 1 yoga strap, or a strap from a robe or long scarf can be used. 1 yoga block or a few books to form the same shape as a yoga block. 1 eye pillow or scarf, a sleeve from a shirt, or clean sock will work to cover the eyes and block out light. **Santa Barbara Yoga Center props are 20% off or 25% off for any 3 items or more. Please call 805-965-6045 to schedule an appointment to purchase props.** If you have a bottle of aromatherapy you may also bring it to your yoga space to be used in Savasana, the deep relaxation pose. Some good choices are lavender, eucalyptus, orange or citrus. We look forward to sharing this deeply nurturing, healing practice with you.