Therapeutic/Restorative


This program focuses on health & wellness as a whole, on a physical, psychological and spiritual level.Therapeutic/Restorative sessions are a great approach for those recovering from and or living with an injury or illness. Medical research shows that yoga therapy is among the most effective complementary therapies for several common ailments. By bringing the body back into balance one can reduce stress on the body and the mind. Lowering our level of stress can help the body release and relax bringing health and wellness to the forefront.[x]

Let’s be honest, we could all use a dose of, “slow the heck down,” don’t you think? The stresses of everyday life seem to build more and more every day. I’m sure it’s no secret that stress takes a major toll on our bodies; causing anxiety, depression and even major medical problems. All of us could benefit from restorative yoga and relaxation practices. Restorative practices incorporate the use of props, prolonged holding of poses, and provide a deep connection of the body, senses, and breath. By quieting the mind, slowing down, and holding poses for an extended period of time this practice allows our thoughts and feelings to land. This gives us time to understand messages the body is sending us and recognize what it needs to heal. Restoratives allow us to disconnect from the world, moves the body inwards and can even prepare us for meditation. Restorative yoga triggers the parasympathetic nervous system, sometimes referred to as the rest and digest system. The parasympathetic nervous system is the part of the nervous system that serves to slow the heart rate, increase intestinal and glandular activity, and relax the sphincter muscles. We live in a world of go, go, go and we’re surrounded by high levels of pressure and stress. Our bodies are constantly in a state of flight-or-fight in order to make it through the day. This is detrimental to our physical body as well as our mental state. Restoratives can promote a feeling of safety and allow you the opportunity to reconnect and nurture yourself. We literally need rest to survive and to recover fully from the stresses of life. Without rest we become rundown and ill. Restoratives have been proven to promote sleep and encourage the mind to shut off. By doing this we find growth, deep relaxation and an overall sense of well-being. Restoratives have even been shown to decrease the stress hormone cortisol and may also help cancer patients fight depression and fatigue.[x]

YogiNest Techniques

  • Restorative/Supported postures
  • Personalized modifications
  • Gentle yoga poses
  • Breathwork/Pranayama
  • Hands-on healing
  • Guided meditation
  • Essential oils

How Yoga, Mindfulness & Meditation Can Help

  • Manage your condition
  • Reduce your symptoms
  • Restore balance
  • Increase vitality
  • Reduce stress and anxiety
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Book your session today by calling 323-849-0039 or shoot us an email jenna@yoginest.com