As we approach the autumn equinox our bodies must acclimate to a shift in climate, cooler weather, and often an enhanced, hectic daily schedule. These shifts often leave us feeling fatigued and scattered. The purpose of this chakra restorative workshop is to calm the mind, rejuvenate the body and place us in balance and feeling ready for seasonal changes. This workshop will include a brief overview of Ayurveda and how it relates to the seasons, and the body, a solid warm up and seven restorative poses starting with the base chakra and moving up to the crown of the head. Restorative yoga is practiced laying down on a mat with props for support. Each pose is designed to be deeply relaxing with a healing aspect. Each pose will be paired with an essential oil and affirmation that goes with the chakra. This workshop is open and accessible to all levels of student, equally beneficial for the beginner or the long time practitioner. This class will be taught by two yoga teachers,, Julie Aronis and Shannon O’Haverty.
Shannon O’Haverty has been a practicing yoga teacher for 9 years. She teaches Yoga to adults and children. Shannon teaches, gentle, basic, restorative and therapeutic Yoga. She received her Yoga training at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Lenox Massachusetts, where she is currently pursing her 500 teacher training, Yoga Point in Nasik India, and Rainbow Yoga for kids in Montreal Canada. Shannon has also studied women’s therapeutic Yoga under Soni Anderson and Tina Nance. Ms. O’Haverty is passionate and involved in research on the use of gentle Yoga as an addendum to psychotherapy treatment for generalized anxiety.