Led by Melody Hansen
Restorative Yoga for Men and Women
*Pick up & drop off at Sacramento Airport. Click on link next to date to get full details.
Restorative yoga is currently the most popular style of yoga in the United States – with good reason. Restorative yoga is safe, nurturing, and systematic, and helps you relax and release deep tension with no effort.
You’ll rest supported by pillows and folded blankets in poses designed to open areas of the body where most tensions are stored. This practice is ideal for those with physical tension and pain, or mental tension and anxiety. (Can you think of anyone who wouldn’t benefit from it!)
You’ll feel deep-seated tensions melt away during two long, guided sessions of Restorative Yoga on Saturday. The weekend is primarily experiential, designed to include a Saturday afternoon free for a long walk and/or a massage at the Center for Radiant Health.
You’ll also learn some basic principles to help you gain more from the exercises, including how to:
- Consciously release stress and old habits of body, mind, and spirit
- Work with the chakras (subtle energy centers), through the poses, to aid deep healing
- Use breathing exercises, sacred music, meditation, and visualization to enhance your overall experience of rejuvenation
- Easily practice your restorative yoga at home
When you arrive, you will receive a yoga eye pillow, which you can use throughout the weekend and take home with you. Place it over the eyes during the poses to put gentle weight on the eyes, which cause the whole face to relax. When the face is relaxed, the entire body follows. It is a deeply calming experience.
If you’re seeking the rich and transformative benefits of restorative yoga, The Expanding Light is a perfect setting. The natural beauty of the Sierra Nevada foothills, enhanced by the harmonious and restful design of The Expanding Light, the delicious and healthful food, and the staff who put your needs first, all combine for a magical weekend of being very, very good to yourself!
Melody Hansen will lead you through this “anyone can do it, everyone loves it” program.
“It is rare in life when one can spend time and money and receive so much more in return. The ‘gift’ of this course, the persistent, all encompassing guiding care is a treasure, to be enjoyed while here and repeated in memory and practice when you return home.”
- J. Gere, Penn Valley, California
Restorative Yoga for Men and Women starts the afternoon of the first date listed. It’s ideal to arrive before 4 pm, if you are able to. That way, you can join in the afternoon session of yoga and meditation, which begins at 4:45 pm. Dinner is at 6:30. The first real gathering of your group is at 7:30 pm. If you need to arrive here after 5 pm, that’s fine, but it helps us if you let us know at 800-346-5350. We can also put aside a dinner for you if you need to arrive after 7 pm. The program ends with lunch on the last date. Please see our Daily Schedule.
or e-mail or call us at 1-800-346-5350
- Jun 14 – 16, 2013
Restorative Yoga for Men and Women starts the afternoon of the first date listed and ends with lunch on the last date. Please see our Daily Schedule.
Come a Day Early
Relax, Take a Walk,
Get a Massage
Stay an Extra Day,
Absorb Your Experience