Restorative yoga is a gentle style of Hatha Yoga promoting balance and harmony both physically and mentally as well as emotionally and spiritually. Yoga postures assisted by props (bolsters, blankets, straps) and breathwork are integrated to stretch, strengthen, open and release through the entire body. This class will begin with a gentle flowing warm-up before moving into the restorative postures. Followed by a deep final relaxation and a guided meditation.
“As the props relieve your muscles and bones of their roles of support and action, your nervous system sends and receives fewer messages and becomes quieter. Layers of tension melt away as you learn to be present to what is happening in the body and mind in each moment.” -Judith Lasater
Nicole found her love for teaching early on and at the age of 19 became a ballroom dance instructor. Soon after, (in 2002) she found yoga and has been hooked ever since. Nicole completed the 200hr YTT at Tulaa Yoga studio in March 2014. She is always excited and eager to share her love of not only the physical benefits, but the spiritual and philosophical side of practicing yoga. Nicole enjoys combining all of these aspects into her classes, focusing on bringing the breath, the mind, the soul and body together to create a holistic experience for her students. Now having completed her Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist certification she loves infusing her yoga classes with the wisdom and teachings of Ayurveda. Nicole continues to pursue her love of Ayurveda and Yoga by offering workshops on anything from just the basics to cooking with the six tastes. As a lifelong student, Nicole continues to pursue additional training to infuse new knowledge to her teaching and personal practice.