Restorative Yoga


This class is taught by:

Derek Elliott

Derek was prodded into attending his first Yoga class by his daughters. He completed his initial Yoga training with John Scott, and subsequently trained at Triyoga in London with Anna Ashby, Joey Mile and Jean Hall. Derek has trained in Restorative Yoga, and he is a Kirtan singer, having trained with Nikki Slade. He is a meditation teacher and works as a practitioner for people suffering from insomnia.

Derek teaches Restorative and Hatha Yoga.

 

Katie Phelps

Katie came to YogaVenue as an English teacher but soon swapped the school classroom for the Yoga studio. She completed her initial Vinyasa Yoga teacher training with Sally Parkes in 2013, and has gone on to gain qualifications in teaching Yoga to Teens with Calm for Kids, Restorative Yoga with Judith Hanson Lasater and Yin Yoga with Biff Mithoefer. There is a beauty to Katie’s classes; they are designed to offer students the opportunity to explore and develop their practice in a supportive, uplifting and fun environment.


Katie teaches Vinyasa Yoga, Yin Yoga, Yin Flow, Restorative Yoga and Hatha Yoga.

Restorative Yoga is a slow practice of largely seated or lying down postures. Props, bolsters and blankets are used to help find ease in each asana (posture), inviting mental and physical release. In the Restorative Yoga class passive, restful asanas are typically held between 5 and 20 minutes. This allows the body to soften, open and relax deeply, and the mind to become quieter. In this restful state, the nervous system is given the chance to shift into ‘repair and renew’ mode, making Restorative Yoga a profoundly nurturing practice. It is particularly helpful during times of stress and fatigue and is the perfect complement to a regular Hot or Vinyasa practice.
Please wear or bring warm layers to class including a pair of socks.

Restorative classes are 90 minutes long. All ability levels welcome. Classes are held at room temperature. Gentle music is played in these classes.


Upcoming classes:

  • Mon 19 Nov 7:45 pm - 9:15 pm with Derek Elliott
  • Fri 23 Nov 5:45 pm - 7:15 pm with Katie Phelps
  • Mon 26 Nov 7:45 pm - 9:15 pm with Katie Phelps
  • Fri 30 Nov 5:45 pm - 7:15 pm with Katie Phelps
  • Mon 03 Dec 7:45 pm - 9:15 pm with Derek Elliott
  • Fri 07 Dec 5:45 pm - 7:15 pm with Katie Phelps
  • Mon 10 Dec 7:45 pm - 9:15 pm with Derek Elliott
  • Fri 14 Dec 5:45 pm - 7:15 pm with Katie Phelps
  • Fri 21 Dec 5:45 pm - 7:15 pm with Katie Phelps
  • Fri 04 Jan 5:45 pm - 7:15 pm with Katie Phelps
  • Mon 07 Jan 7:45 pm - 9:15 pm with Derek Elliott
  • Fri 11 Jan 5:45 pm - 7:15 pm with Katie Phelps
  • Mon 14 Jan 7:45 pm - 9:15 pm with Derek Elliott
  • Fri 18 Jan 5:45 pm - 7:15 pm with Katie Phelps
  • Mon 21 Jan 7:45 pm - 9:15 pm with Derek Elliott
  • Fri 25 Jan 5:45 pm - 7:15 pm with Katie Phelps


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