Simplify Your Practice

Savasana, the ending resting pose in most yoga classes, can conjure up all sorts of feelings. I would go as far to say that you either love it or hate it. How can one pose create such an emotional reaction? I would guess that those who hate it are challenged by the stillness and struggleContinue reading “Simplify Your Practice”

Listen: Changing the Face of Yoga Podcast

Stephanie Cunningham of “Changing the Face of Yoga” podcast recently interviewed Katie on how she integrates restorative yoga in her mental health practice to aid in managing symptoms of traumatic stress, anxiety, depression, and self-injury.  Listen here or download in the podcast app on your iphone(Episode “Trauma”).

Katie’s Bookshelf: Relax and Renew by Judith Hanson Lasater

I just completed Level 1 training of Judith Hanson Lasater’s Relax and Renew: Learning to Teach Restorative Yoga so it’s fitting to review the book.  This is the book for all things restorative yoga.  She provides information on the benefits of this type of yoga and a thorough explanation on all of the props usedContinue reading “Katie’s Bookshelf: Relax and Renew by Judith Hanson Lasater”

Restorative Yoga Pose of the Week – Supported Bound Angle

Supported Bound Angle Pose is a back bend that will increase the energy in the body.  This position will open the chest, abdomen, and pelvis.  The benefits the pose offers the areas restricted by sitting and standing are tremendous.  Other benefits include helping those with high blood pressure, or breathing problems.  Bound Angle can alsoContinue reading “Restorative Yoga Pose of the Week – Supported Bound Angle”