Restorative


This class is taught by:

Liz Maynard

"I am passionate about yoga as a practice that is intensely personal to each individual. It helps us know our limits--and possibly shift them--while staying in integrity with our bodies, and without subjecting ourselves to pain. Above all, yoga teaches us how to be present for ourselves, and to develop internal stability in an ever changing world."

 

Liz started practicing yoga over ten years ago, because it seemed like the "right" thing to do. She struggled in her classes for years, feeling like she didn't belong and didn't have the right kind of body for yoga. After connecting with Forrest Yoga, she learned how to listen to her body and discover and develop its capabilities.

 

Liz came to teaching yoga after finishing her PhD in art history. She developed sciatica during the last few stages of writing her dissertation and decided to complete a yoga teacher training to heal her body from the long and painful hours of sitting at a desk and the emotional wounds of graduate school. She found an unexpected passion in teaching yoga and has devoted herself to sharing the practice that has done so much for her physical and mental health.

 

Mimi Budnick

Drawing from over 15 years of work as a community organizing and an adult educator, Mimi is able to connect with her students where they are at and to create an environment that feels open and welcoming. She been practicing yoga for over a decade, and received her Vinyasa teacher certification in 2010 from Tom Gillette at Eyes of the World. Since then Mimi has taught in a variety of settings including studios, medical clinics, homeless shelters, drug rehab facilities, and schools.
 
Prompted by an urge to more explicitly help people use yoga as a tool for healing, from both physical and emotional injuries, Mimi recently received her certification in Therapeutic Yoga from Cheri Clampett and Arturo Peal and has studied Restorative Yoga with Jillian Pransky. Additionally she has participated in workshops about yoga’s benefits for dealing with depression/anxiety and PTSD with Bo Forbes, Bessel van der Kolk, and Dana Moore.
 
Whether leading more challenging classes for experienced yogis, or teaching classes to complete beginners and populations with limited mobility and significant physical/emotional challenges, Mimi likes to remind her students that yoga is about more than the physical postures- that the asana are a vehicle to help bring about a more unified state of consciousness and that the real work of yoga takes place off the mat. Mimi’s aim is to guide people through an experience on their yoga mat that creates space in her students’ lives to connect in deeper and more meaningful ways with themselves, their community, and the world around them.
Restorative yoga is a delicious way to relax and soothe frayed nerves. Restorative classes use bolsters, blankets, and blocks to prop students in passive poses so that the body can experience the benefits of a pose without having to exert any effort. A good restorative class is more rejuvenating than a nap.
 
This class is appropriate to students of all levels, whether you are a beginner or a seasoned yogini, you will benefit from this restorative class.
 

Upcoming classes:

  • Mon Jan 21 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm with Liz Maynard
  • Mon Jan 28 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm with Mimi Budnick
  • Mon Feb 04 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm with Mimi Budnick
  • Mon Feb 11 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm with Mimi Budnick
  • Mon Feb 18 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm with Mimi Budnick
  • Mon Feb 25 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm with Mimi Budnick
  • Mon Mar 04 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm with Mimi Budnick
  • Mon Mar 11 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm with Mimi Budnick
  • Mon Mar 18 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm with Mimi Budnick
  • Mon Mar 25 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm with Mimi Budnick
  • Mon Apr 01 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm with Mimi Budnick
  • Mon Apr 08 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm with Mimi Budnick
  • Mon Apr 15 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm with Mimi Budnick
  • Mon Apr 22 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm with Mimi Budnick
  • Mon Apr 29 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm with Mimi Budnick
  • Mon May 06 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm with Mimi Budnick
  • Mon May 13 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm with Mimi Budnick


Breathing Time Yoga is a community where people are nourished physically and spiritually.

We offer yoga as affordable health care, with a diversity of classes for a diversity of individuals.

We teach yoga as a path to equanimity and grace.

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