Daylight Savings Gentle Flow and Restorative Workshop
Coriel Gaffney & Jennifer Azlant
March 8, 2015, 6 - 8:30pm * Melt Massage & Bodywork * 84 Lafayette Avenue * Fort Greene, Brooklyn
Before we spring forward into brighter light, let’s take a moment to regroup, tune in, and shift our shadows. This candlelit experiential workshop will open with gentle movement (moon salutations, oceanic breath) and phase into two hours of restorative yoga, a deep and subtle practice in which the body is fully supported in seated or supine postures.
With sequencing designed to move the spine in all of its seven directions, and inclusive of breathwork (pranayama) and guided meditation, we aim to facilitate a deep release of the muscular body and encourage a sense of calm and ease.
By incorporating a selection of soulful tunes, poetic verses, and hands-on-adjustments with essential oils, we’ll support the parasympathetic (rest and digest) nervous system to edge us ever closer towards deep rest. Complete relaxation of the senses (pratyahara) has never sounded so attainable!
Open to: All levels of practitioners, especially anyone seeking to learn stress reduction and relaxation techniques. Participants will gain tools to begin or enhance a home practice.
Cost: $25 - $35 sliding scale
What to bring: Comfortable clothes and a warm layer. Optional: Your own mat if preferred, a journal (silent freewriting time will be offered). All other props will be provided (mat, bolster, blocks, blankets & strap).
Coriel Gaffney has completed two 200-hour Yoga Alliance certified Teacher Trainings — through Yoga to the People and Kula Yoga Project — and continues to seek out anatomy, philosophy and meditation workshops and retreats to keep her informed and evolving. Coriel also holds an MFA in Creative Writing.
Jennifer Azlant, B.A., M.A., RYT, is a certified instructor of Vinyasa, Restorative, Prenatal, and Yin Yoga and has been a student and practitioner of yoga since 2002. Drawing on her continued studies of asana, philosophy, and anatomy, Jennifer aims to foster awareness of the body, curiosity in the mind, a sense of ease in the breath, and joy in the practice at large. She feels particularly grateful for the perpetual and non-linear study of yoga, her teachers and students, and extra love for the Melt Massage & Bodywork community. www.jenniferazlant.com