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This Restorative Class is a healing practice important for all levels. This gentle 21-Minute sequence takes you from one relaxing resting pose into the next, encouraging you to give yourself permission to rest. Relax into each movement and each breath with intention and care.
In this program preview, Cam will guide you through a gentle Reclined Hamstring Stretch designed to open the hips and reduce lower back pain. Next, preview a short clip from the 21-Minute Practice, showing how to confidently incorporate each pose you learn into a full body restorative practice.
Yoga Foundations comes with a program guide to assist you in learning the poses and yoga sequences included in the program. The guide is designed to give you a visual reference of each pose, along with the variations of each, through high-quality photographs and descriptions, and also includes a customized 14-day training plan to get you started. It’s perfect if you are on the go and want something to reference as you learn how to integrate a yoga practice into your everyday life.
Restorative Practice is a healing practice important for all levels. This gentle sequence takes you from one relaxing resting pose into the next, encouraging you to give yourself permission to rest. Poses are held for a few minutes each, so it’s normal for the mind to wander.
Savasana is a conscious resting pose to help you release stress and tension in your body and mind. Make sure to support your body before starting so that you can fully let go during the pose. Savasana is all about finding the balance between movement and stillness.
Twists introduce a new way of moving the spine, not just through a forward bend / backbend, but side to side. They are great for spinal health and can be very calming for the nervous system.
Reclined Hamstring is a hamstring stretch supported by the ground. It’s a gentle stretch and great for opening the hips and reducing lower back pain.
Reclined Butterfly is a relaxing and restorative pose. This hip-opening pose gently stretches your inner thighs and groin, and helps you to let go of tension and calm the body.
Amanda has a long history with sports and movement. As a young girl, she practiced gymnastics and figure skating before moving on to a career as an elite junior tennis player where she first developed a foundation in conditioned training. Amanda compliments that dynamic training with over 15 years of practice and 10 years experience as a yoga teacher with a strong focus on restorative yoga. She teaches people how to access movement from where they are now and at whatever stage they are in their life. Amanda will empower you to create a personalized daily movement practice even if you only have ten minutes. She believes that when we move our bodies, we move our lives forward, opening ourselves up to new opportunities for creativity, connection, and lifelong health. Her classes balance effort with ease, making time for both high-level athletic training and a quality of rest in practice.
Cam is an established yoga teacher and multidisciplinary trainer. She found her love of yoga after a rock climbing accident that forced her to shift her perspective on movement and health. Her curiosity and passion for teaching movement has led her to study a wide variety of practices, including rock-climbing, yoga, pilates, gymnastics, circus performance, cross-fit, boxing, and high-intensity-interval-training. Cam is known for being able to balance on her hands almost as well as her feet. When teaching, she loves finding creative ways to help students push their boundaries and loosen those tight, hard to reach areas of the body. Cam is a well-rounded trainer who likes to find new challenges for herself and sees no end to how movement can be incorporated into one’s life.
Kate is passionate about all forms of movement, but yoga is the form that she has spent her life exploring in depth. Having studied with luminary teachers in India, Canada, and the United States, her rich understanding has become its own powerful voice in her decades of international teaching. Kate choreographs phrases of yoga poses that embody the grace of the natural world, while emphasizing breath as the key to moving with clarity. Kate views each practice as a journey for all ages and levels of understanding. She wants her students to find grace within their limitations and sees yoga and movement as a creative expression and physical therapy. She aims to create an active calm through movement, breath, and attention to detail.
The Yoga Foundations program has been in our heart for years. We wanted to create a program that was the perfect place to start. There were a few things that were important to us in creating this program. Making it accessible to everyone through pose modifications and the use of props. Creating a plan that would work no matter how much time or space you have or what your current level of ability is. And since Yoga Foundations is for beginners, it was also important to show people who are new to yoga, both in front of and behind the camera, making for a fun and collaborative environment. These are a few things that make this program unique.
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