At Body Equilibrium, we specialise in working with individuals who want to embrace the relaxation offered by yoga. The majority of sessions run are restorative yoga, which is quite literally the most scrumptious type of yoga out there! Restorative yoga is the perfect antidote to modern life: no rushing about, no difficult postures, just relaxed, supported poses and lots of time to find your chill.
I found restorative yoga at a time when I was rushing about all the time and training for a marathon. In all honesty, I struggled with it to begin with because in my head, I couldn’t understand the benefits of basically lying on the floor for an hour or so…my ego kept telling me I should be doing something more dynamic like Vinyasa or Ashtanga, but one day there was the proverbial lightbulb moment and it all clicked. The fact that I struggled to be still meant I was exactly the right person to be doing restorative yoga…I needed to learn to slow the heck down and to relax.
The more I worked with the practice, the more I learnt about the parasympathetic nervous system (the body’s rest and restore system), and how in modern life, we really weren’t allowing our bodies the time they needed to recharge. Our bodies are not designed to be in the constant state of ‘fight of flight’ that we all seem to be existing in most of the time and therefore, little wonder that so many of us are suffering from conditions such as IBS, poor sleep, inability to relax, poor digestion, bad skin etc. etc.
It became clear to me that although I loved teaching my Hatha yoga classes, my heart lay in holding space for people who really and truly needed a place to relax. Nowadays, my teaching is restorative based, and I draw in from my other wellbeing practices, so don’t be surprised if in a session, I teach you how to use reflexology points on the feet, or I brew up a pot of Chinese whole leaf tea. You will always have access to essential oils in these sessions as I truly believe they go hand in hand with any wellbeing or relaxation session.
So if you’re looking for a session where you can count your calories burned or learn to stand on your head, restorative yoga might not be what you want…but then again, it might just be what you need.
Sessions are limited to 6 spaces in my bijou, yet perfectly formed, town centre studio and can be booked via the link below.
One to one sessions
One to one or two to one yoga sessions are also available. These are particularly popular with people who don’t want to attend classes, those who are looking to rehab injuries, or people who want a yoga practice to compliment their current training. These sessions draw upon Hatha, yin and restorative yoga and are tailored to the individual/s. Prior booking is essential as I like to chat with you prior to the session about your expectations and goals.
We host a range of different workshops and events at the studio, including restorative yoga evenings, aromatherapy workshops, and meditation sessions.