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Build a Restorative Practice at hOMe This Winter

I always recommend Restorative Yoga between the start of daylights saving time and the Winter Solstice. This is the time of year that our energy levels are lowest (especially for those of us in New England), and there is more on our plates with the holidays. Restorative Yoga is a practice of deep relaxation and rest. A Restorative Yoga practice helps calm the nervous system and release tension from the body. The ongoing pandemic is taking a toll. Many of us are juggling parenting, distance learning, working. We are feeling the emotional effects of decreased community activity and lack of contact with extended family. I encourage you to explore making Restorative Yoga part of your self care and stress management routine this winter. Now more than ever, it is important to hit pause, turn inward, rest and heal so we can keep managing it all and stay healthy in 2021.

While students are still welcome to practice Restorative in the studio, many are livestreaming the weekly Restorative class or accessing the recordings. We ALL have things from around our house that we can use to have a great Restorative Yoga practice at home. Household items you can use for a home practice and my favorite “real” Restorative Yoga props are outlined in this blog. Maybe you will add a Restorative prop to your holiday wish list, or give the gift of a prop and a Restorative Yoga gift card to a loved one this holiday season.

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Field Yoga & Flower Arranging at Skyline with Farm with Farm to Table Kids, August 2020 (Greenhouse pictures by Thao Kien)

Yoga in the Yard,  June 2020

hOMe Practice Pictures of student’s online practices during Covid-19, Spring 2020

Leap Into Living Well Event at The North Yarmouth Community Center, February 2020

Thanks for the gorgeous photos Maine Tinker Photography , December 2019

Winter 2019

All The Props!

Renovation Complete! Ready for Students , September 2019

Studio Renovation & Expansion ,  Summer 2019

One Year Anniversary, April 2019

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Sunday Yogis Cropped

Chakra Series ,  March 2019

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Next Door Yoginis Ready for Class 🙂 , Winter 2018

Gentle Yogis

All set up for class , Fall 2018

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Studio Fall 2018

Founder & Owner Jessica Petrie (RYT200), Spring 2018

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