What you will do
Relaxing sounds appealing to most people, yet for the most part we have forgotten how to truly relax. That’s why so much research has been done to understand what happens to our body and brain when we reach real relaxation.
Most people have heard of the ‘fight or flight’ response of the nervous system, the way in which the body reacts to stress or danger. However, you might not have heard of the ‘rest and digest’ response. This system activates the more tranquil functions of the body; those that help maintain a healthy, long-term balance. If you are suffering from fatigue, chances are that your ‘fight or flight’ response has been activated far too often in the past. These kinds of stressors prompt the body to release large amounts of stress hormones like cortisol. Over the longer term, chronically elevated stress levels lead to your internal organs becoming depleted of the raw materials that they need to produce key hormones and neurotransmitters- basically burnout or fatigue! Restorative yoga opens up long held blockages and stiffness – resulting in the return to healthy energy flow throughout the body. A restorative/yin approach works to promote flexibility in areas often perceived as non-malleable, especially the hips, pelvis, and lower spine.
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This is a Flexitime class, which means the teacher can run this class around your schedule.
Time & Location
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About your host, Loup Yoga
Loup Yoga, run by Louise, aims to support and encourage people to live healthily, happily and humanely. It does this through yoga, which includes the physical practice, breath work, meditation and mindful decision-making.
Many figures have influenced Loup Yoga's ideology and philosophy, cumulating in this venture. It draws on the wisdom of the yoga sutras of Patanjali, the anthropological studies of Yuval Noah Harari and Michael Pollan's insight into where nature and culture intersect. The most important aspect is to translate the wisdom and guidance available to us into practical action for tangible results.
After finishing a Master's Degree at Edinburgh University, Louise started working for the Human Rights Commission in London, before studying Arabic in Oman to compliment her job as Editor and Research Developer. On returning to the UK, Louise decided to re-focus on education. Having previously worked in special needs schools, Louise has a passion for developing the education environment to make it accessible for all. Louise worked at KIDS charity in London, developing Education, Health and Care Plans for disabled children to ensure they were receiving quality education to foster development.
Inspired by her experiences at KIDS, Louise became fascinated by education in the context of International Development, being passionate about playing her part towards the Sustainable Development Goals. Subsequently, Louise moved to Ghana with International Service to run a project fighting against disability discrimination, with a focus on sustainable inclusivity of the disabled community within education and society. Louise began practising yoga in 2015, and found it to be a transformative practice.
Despite remaining passionate about humanitarian work, Louise felt compelled to complete a 200 hour Ashtanga Vinyasa Teacher Training course with All Yoga in Indonesia, and is now working full time to spread the powerful and transformative effects of Yoga.
This workshop will explain the differences between the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems – the ‘fight or flight’ and the ‘rest and digest’. Louise will lead you throw a carefully designed sequence to help you deeply relax. Throughout the workshop Louise will explain why this method is so effective and give you advice as to how you can practice at home.
Flexible cancellation policy
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.