Restore

A gentle yoga class that combines yin and restorative poses in a slow, meditative and deeply relaxing practice

Yin & Restorative Yoga

In West Norwood & West Dulwich

Our slow and meditative Restore classes take the form of Yin and Restorative practices. The focus is on quieting the mind and gently stretching the deeper muscles, joints and fascia in the body. In Eastern traditions, Yin is a compliment to Yang and yin yoga can greatly compliment more dynamic yoga practices, cultivating a sense of letting go. Time, as duration, is an important aspect of the practice, allowing the body to mould into shapes, release to gravity, and be carried through by the slowing breath. 

By switching on the parasympathetic nervous system, the practice helps reverse the effects of stress and cultivates a sense of equanimity and relaxation. Yin yoga can add new qualities to a more dynamic yoga practice. Softening, letting go, backing off, allowing the breath to still the mind are all gifts of a yin yoga practice. The class will take you through a series of poses that are held for a longer period of time (3–5 mins). All poses have modifications, and props are used extensively, so this class is suited to all levels and ages. Since poses are mostly floor-based, bring warmer clothes and socks.

Yoga & Bodyrolling

Our unique Wednesday morning Restore class with Gingi Lee takes a different focus to our other Restore classes. The focus of this class is also on deep relaxation and releasing tension, but here working with Yamuna Bodyrolling props. Bodyrolling is an extraordinary form of therapeutic work, which reorganises the mechanics of the body, elongating muscles, releasing the spine and improving overall alignment. Combined with a gently flowing sequence of yoga poses, this class offers a well-rounded practice to renew body and mind and to release deeply held tension from the body. All are welcome: no Bodyrolling experience necessary.

Enjoy even more Yin at our monthly workshops

Our monthly yin yoga workshops are ideal for anyone wishing to deepen their yin yoga practice.

This is a gentle class for all levels and abilities.

  • If you are suffering/have suffered from a medical condition (including heart condition, chest pains, dizziness, high blood pressure) or a serious injury, it is essential you first consult your doctor before joining classes. Please then discuss this with us before booking so we can advise you on a personalised programme. 
  • Minor health issues and injuries should be discussed with your teacher before the class. Please arrive 10 minutes early to discuss.
  • Pregnant women of 14+ weeks may join this class if they have practiced yoga previously – please notify the teacher as some modifications will be required and the teacher will advise you accordingly. 
  • Post-natal women may join this class from 3 months. We strongly recommend women join the Post-Natal Pilates from 6 weeks postpartum.