Deep Stretch

and

with Rebecca Drake

 

Saturday, November 17

3pm - 5pm

$30 prepay

$40 day of event if space is avaialble

 

Call 919-933-YOGA (9642) to register

or sign-up online

 

 

Transformation Without Trying

Deep Stretch is different from most traditional classes in that standing postures are not explored. Remaining close to the floor allows us to penetrate deep beneath the surface of our bodies, and through organic twisting and stretching we unlock and release enormous amounts of tension. Time will be spent relaxing into the realm of our hips and shoulders, immersing our attention, strengthening our focus, and heightening our level of awareness.

When Savasana ends, Yoga Nidra begins...

Also known as yogic sleep or sleep with awareness, Yoga Nidra is an ancient practice is intended to induce full-body relaxation and a deep meditative state of consciousness. Yoga Nidra is a systematic method of complete relaxation, holistically addressing our physiological, neurological, and subconscious needs. During a typical class, teachers use a variety of techniques—including guided imagery and body scanning—to aid relaxation. And unlike a quick savasana at the end of an asana practice, Yoga Nidra allows enough time for practitioners to physiologically and psychologically sink into it—at least 20 to 45 minutes. The practitioner begins by quieting the overactive conscious mind, then moves into a meditative state, gradually finding a state of ultimate harmony, in which the brain waves slow down and a subtle euphoria emerges. Though most practitioners don't slip easily into the more advanced stages, they still tend to emerge feeling rejuvenated. Yoga Nidra uniquely unwinds the nervous system, which is the foundation of the body's well-being.

 

Appropriate for all levels.

 

 

 

Rebecca Drake, Vinyasa Flow Teacher and YogaWorks certified, began practicing yoga while attending the American Dance Festival in 1999. Rebecca has had the privilege of studying with many master teachers, and has been deeply influenced by Sarah Powers, Shiva Rea, Andrey Lappa, Erich Schiffmann and Tracy Bogart. She is committed to everyone in her classes, and aspires to create a safe and supportive environment for her students. She has a sweet sense of humor, and encourages a playful approach to practice, while gently and lovingly challenging her students.

Rebecca was the first Aerial Dance and Aerial Yoga teacher in North Carolina, and continues to teach Aerial fabric techniques to students of all levels at Triangle Yoga. She specializes in Aerial Dance choreography, having had her work performed by varied artists such as Archipelago Theatre, Playmakers Repertory Company, and the Carolina Friends School dance program. She has also performed at the NC Museum of Art, Fletcher Opera Theater, National Music Festivals and runs the first Aerial Yoga Teacher Training Program in North Carolina.