Experiential Course
January 28 — February 2, 2023

Restorative Yoga Selfcare Retreat

Nora Benian (Sundari)
Registration is closed for this course.
Tuition: $375


Restorative yoga is a very gentle yoga practice designed to calm the nervous system and create overall health in the body. With simple yet powerful postures, restorative yoga is a regenerative healing tool that reduces stress by supporting the body’s innate responses towards homeostasis and health.

Through the use of supported yoga postures, breathing, and meditative techniques, a profound sense of relaxation can infuse one’s entire being, which leads to healing.

Restorative yoga techniques are helpful in the treatment of nervous system disorders, such as insomnia, hypertension, anxiety, and also with specific ailments such as cancer, although it is often used for structural re-alignment and the healing of injuries.

When the body is fully supported, it will naturally relax, releasing deeply held tensions. Restorative yoga is the yoga of non-doing, and focuses on effortlessness and ease, using well-placed blankets, bolsters, yoga straps, and chairs to safely support the body in various postures. This process invokes a natural state of balance, regeneration, and healing rest.

During this program, you will practice a full series of restorative postures, complemented with gentle stretching, breathing, and meditation.

If you are interested in learning how to teach Restorative Yoga you can join the professional training also happening at this time.

Get inspired!
Read The Benefits of Restorative Yoga by Nora Benian (Sundari) and Finding Relaxation and Stillness in Yoga Postures: Q&A with Nora Benian (Sundari) on our blog.

Nora Benian (Sundari) is a Sivananda Yoga teacher, yoga therapist, registered professional counselor, and Thai Yoga Massage practitioner with a diploma of homeopathy from the British Institute of Homeopathy in Toronto, Canada. As a yoga therapist, she prescribes yogic practices along with counseling techniques to bring clients into alignment, build strength, and open energy channels to increase the life force.

Your course schedule has been designed by the presenter to provide a holistic educational experience, and includes course presentation time, meal times, and free time for you to enjoy the beach and the grounds and participate in the ashram’s daily programs. Lines in bold type indicate required course times.

Morning and Evening Satsang: community gatherings for meditation, chanting & teachings; sometimes a silent beach walk.

Yoga Asana & Pranayama Classes: available on outdoor ocean and bayfront platforms (beginner and intermediate levels offered twice daily).

DAY 1
6:00 – 8:00 am Morning Satsang
8:00 am Yoga Asana & Pranayama Class
10:00 am Brunch
11:00 am Ashram Orientation Walk
11:30 am Inauguration Ceremony
3:00 – 6:00 pm Restorative Yoga Class
6:00 pm Dinner
8:00 – 10:00 pm Evening Satsang

DAYS 2 – 5
6:00 – 8:00 am Morning Satsang
8:00 am Yoga Asana & Pranayama Class
10:00 am Brunch
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Karma Yoga
3:00 – 6:00 pm Restorative Yoga Class
6:00 pm Dinner
8:00 – 10:00 pm Evening Satsang

LAST DAY
6:00 – 8:00 am Morning Satsang
8:00 am Yoga Asana & Pranayama Class
10:00 am Brunch
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Karma Yoga
3:00 pm Graduation Ceremony
3:30 – 6:00 pm Restorative Yoga Class

Regular ashram schedule the rest of the day

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