Morgantown, WV, USA
Thursday's at 12pm
starting February 1st!
Restorative yoga is a style of yoga that promotes optimal physical, mental, and emotional relaxation. It is practiced at a slow pace with long holds, deep breathing, and a creative array of supportive props. This practice is an excellent and sometimes necessary counterbalance to an active or fast-paced lifestyle. It invites parasympathetic nervous system activity, which allows our bodies to engage in essential processes for optimal health. Each of our classes will end with a therapeutic or meditative practice (ex. Reiki, singing bowl, guided breathing exercise, etc.).
Tuesday's at 5:30pm
Yin yoga involves holding poses for minutes at a time. It is slow and meditative, and primarily benefits your deep connective tissues (fascia, ligaments, and joints). Staying in poses for 2-7 minutes allows your connective tissue to lengthen, flexibility to increase, circulation to improve, and stress levels to drop. Our sessions will frequently focus on heart-opening poses and will always be adapted to your unique body.
8:30 - 9:15am
pausing for a break soon!
This will be an opportunity to practice approachable meditation and breathing exercises together for the purposes of improving your energy, clearing your mind, and relaxing your body. Expect a welcoming atmosphere. All levels welcome!
Note from Gabrielle:
"Your nervous system is communicating with the people all around you ALL THE TIME.
This is not unique — this is universal.
Humans are physiologically wired to communicate via electrical impulses between nervous systems.
Sometimes people are naturally more sensitive from birth — a natural aptitude.
Many people develop their sensitivity out of necessity when they are in any stressful situations that require their knowledge of other people’s emotions to improve in order to keep themselves safe.
You have an electromagnetic field (EMF).
Your EMF communicates with other people’s EMF.
Your heart gives off a massive EMF, because…. well, 𝘆𝗼𝘂’𝗿𝗲 𝗮𝗹𝗶𝘃𝗲 😂 and experiencing different emotional states that emit unique impulses.
Your brain has an EMF, too. It’s smaller than the one around your heart (and measurable with fancy equipment in a laboratory — or by a reiki or tai chi master).
Taking care of your own nervous system literally helps everyone around you.
A lot of my work is literally maintaining an insanely grounded and peaceful nervous system state and welcoming people to strategically coregulate with it in my classes and sessions.
Most people don’t know that. 🧘🏻♀️
And the phenomenal part about being exposed to that repetitively is that your nervous system gets intimately familiar with it; and therefore, you can down-regulate your own nervous system on command when you’re alone."