Roll & Restore
Myofascial Release and Restorative Yoga
Saturday, March 14, 11-12:30pm
$30 Per person
Class size is limited to 10 people, so pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Register online or in person at the studio
Take time to nourish your body and mind with a 90 minute practice of myofascial release, yoga, breath work and meditation. Fascia is a connective tissue that runs continuously throughout the body. It sits both superficially just under the skin, as well as weaving through and wrapping around muscles creating a connected system within the body. Over time, due to repetitive movement patterns, over use, injuries and daily living the fascia can become restricted and adhered between layers. This can result in a limited range of motion and impaired communication within the body, ultimately leading to discomfort or pain.
Myofascial release (MFR) uses balls and other props to create a self massage that eases tension by mobilizing and hydrating tissues, releasing trigger points and unwinding unhealthy patterns held in the body. After performing MFR we have a short window of opportunity to encourage blood flow and rewire neutral pathways that were once inhibited. We will use the breath to support the nervous system in its ability to down regulate and let go of unnecessary holding to create a practice that restores a sense of vitality to the body. Practice will conclude with a brief meditation to create a deeper more intimate relationship to yourself as you clear old patterns physically and mentally, followed by a long, supported savasana to bask in the space you created.
All props for the myofascial release and yoga will be provided. Dress in comfortable clothing, bring layers for warmth. A nice pair of socks is always good to have on hand for restorative practice!
Michaela's relationship with yoga is one of continuous evolution, curiosity and self discovery. Michaela has been teaching yoga since 2012 and is currently working to complete her 500 hour Yoga Medicine certification under the teachings of Tiffany Cruikshank. She has developed a comprehensive understanding of anatomy, bio-mechanics, mental health and meditation in relation to yoga. Michaela uses her knowledge to offer a space where people can learn about their own bodies and move in an inviting and open environment that fosters curious exploration, enjoying movement without external goals and restoring movement without external goals and restoring the body's natural resilience.