RESTORE


This class is taught by:

Crystal Hanson

Crystal enrolled in her first 200 Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) in 2009 through the Himalayan Institute. After feeling the many emotional, spiritual and physical benefits that Yoga and Meditation brought to her daily life, she had a strong desire to continue to learn and share with others. Crystal has now completed a second 230YTT, 540YTT, Ayurveda Yoga Specialist Certification and Chair Yoga Certification. She is grateful to have had in-depth study-training opportunities with Indu Arora, Sarah Powers, Lauren Walker, Rod Stryker and many others from the Himalayan Institute and Kripalu for Yoga Nidra, Yin Yoga, Mudra, Energy Medicine Yoga, Yoga Therapy, Yoga Philosophy and Meditation. Crystal shares from her heart as she invites her students to pause, connect, look inside and feel what is happening in the present moment (on and off the mat). Her classes are rooted in traditional Hatha and Tantra Yoga as she stays true to her lineage of Swami Rami (founder of the Himalayan Institute) and teachings of Indu Arora (International Ayurveda and Yoga). Crystal’s classes often include chanting, mudras, pranayama, and stories/teachings from the ancient Yoga texts. Crystal holds sacred that which Indu Arora has taught, “Yoga is a work IN, not a workout”. Crystal is also Certified as a Fitness Nutrition Coach and has had the privilege of studying with Dr. Andrew Weil (Integrative Medicine). She is honored to teach and share from all of her trainings, modalities and life experiences respecting an integrative approach. Crystal believes that we are ALL teachers and we are ALL students.
Restorative yoga is a practice designed to calm the mind, balance emotions, and release tension from the body. Restorative poses are often held for a longer duration, allowing the nervous system to switch from "fight-or-flight" to "rest-and-digest" mode. Using props - bolsters, blankets, blocks, straps, balls and the wall - and the body's weight, these supportive shapes create space in the body and encourage us to do less and be present.
 
For students who are new to yoga all the way to advanced practitioners who wish to experience the deep healing, grounding and centering aspects of the practice.

Upcoming classes:

  • Wed Dec 19 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm with Crystal Hanson
  • Wed Dec 26 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm with Crystal Hanson
  • Wed Jan 02 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm with Crystal Hanson
  • Wed Jan 09 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm with Crystal Hanson
  • Wed Jan 16 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm with Crystal Hanson
  • Wed Jan 23 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm with Crystal Hanson
  • Wed Jan 30 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm with Crystal Hanson
  • Wed Feb 06 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm with Crystal Hanson
  • Wed Feb 13 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm with Crystal Hanson
  • Wed Feb 20 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm with Crystal Hanson
  • Wed Feb 27 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm with Crystal Hanson
  • Wed Mar 06 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm with Crystal Hanson
  • Wed Mar 13 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm with Crystal Hanson
  • Wed Mar 20 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm with Crystal Hanson
  • Wed Mar 27 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm with Crystal Hanson
  • Wed Apr 03 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm with Crystal Hanson
  • Wed Apr 10 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm with Crystal Hanson