Restorative Yoga, which is intended for being not doing, consists of a gentle floor sequence where postures are held for longer. Props are used for complete comfort and support, fostering deep release and relaxation. I also incorporate meditation and visualisation techniques to reach a state of calm and stillness. It is a very effective practice to release physical discomfort, and mental and emotional stress.
Physically, the practice can alleviate recurring ailments such as headaches, colds, hay fever, respiratory problems, back pain, muscle tension and spasms, and discomfort resulting from previous injuries. It is popular among sports enthusiasts such as runners, cyclists, power lifters etc, and people with reduced mobility such as seniors or pregnant ladies.
The practice also brings balance to the mind and emotions. With the aim of achieving deep release and inner stillness, Restorative Yoga can help with mental tension, chronic stress, anxiety, insomnia, grief and depression.
Body and mind affect one another. Bringing both into balance promotes overall wellbeing.
I give my students time and space to explore and respect the fact that every ‘body’ is different. Under my guidance, students are encouraged to work to their boundaries, listen, go within, and approach their practice from a place of intuition, feeling their way into movement, rather than thinking it. My older students benefit from a practice that helps them maintain mobility, and can contribute to alleviating pain. They learn how to work with their body for more grace, energy, freedom and control.
I would like to say a big thank you to Claire Ng-Martin for my wonderful yoga sessions, which I’ve found to be very healing on a physical and emotional level. After each class my body posture improves, my back, tummy aches pass, and I’ve found a way to see my forgotten female beauty, where I’ve re-connected with my body again. After classes with Claire I’m calm and content, which I’ve been finding difficult to achieve for some time. I am very thankful to have her in my life x
— T. Marson, UK, June 2017
Previous knowledge of yoga is not necessary.
Private classes – conducted in the comfort of your home, the restorative yoga sessions provide you with a personalised practice specifically tailored to your needs. Sessions last for 75 minutes (first session – 90 minutes). To book or enquire, please click here.