As part one of an upcoming series on Nervous System Health, here is a list of studios, days, times and teachers of Restorative Yoga classes here in Vancouver.
They are still pretty rare and it's important to plan for your health - this list will help!
(I have learned recently (from Elena Brower) to plan for health first, before anything else, in your week. Take a look at this list, mark down in your calendar which ones you plan to do and then please, please prioritize the health of your nervous system!)
I teach a Restorative Yoga class on Sunday nights from 8 to 9:20 at Unity Yoga & Teahouse. My class has a focus on Myofascial Self-Release & Nervous System Health. At Just Yoga from 7: 15 to 8: 30, Jennifer Wilds teaches a Resto class with a Yoga Nidra! There is a Restorative class at the Hot Box at UBC from 4 to 5:15 - this will be a warm class, yum....they don't call it Restorative, though, they call it Zen. Tim Cyr teaches a Restorative class at Highgate from 1:45 to 3:15.
Monday from 6:30 to 7:45 pm, Tammy Gagne teaches a Restorative Yoga class at Karma Teachers.
From 3:30 to 4: 45 Lidija teaches a Resto class at Open Door Yoga.
Monday nights from 6:45 to 8, Michelle LaBelle teaches a Resto class at Yyoga Highgate.
Also on Monday nights, at One Yoga for the People, Taraneh King teaches a Resto class from 7:30 to 8:45.
At SemperViva, there is a Resto class on Monday - one from 2 to 3:15 at the Kits Beach location.
Dharma Temple offers a class with Ali McKenzie from 8 to 9: 15.
Just Yoga offers three Restorative classes, the first of which is on Monday afternoons from 4:30 to 5: 30 with Jennifer Wilds which includes a Yoga Nidra!
On Tuesdays, YYoga offers two Resto classes. The first is from 10:45 to 12 noon with Jacqueline Benedetto at Highgate and the other is from 2 to 3:30 at Downtown Flow with Juan Villegas.
There is a Resto Class offered at Open Door from 8 to 9:15 with Sharon and two at YYoga - the first from 6:45 - 8 Sandy Wu at Highgate and the other from 7:45 to 9 at the Olympic Oval with Juan Villegas.
Open Door Yoga offers a Resto class with Sadie from 7:30 to 8:45.
Sandy Wu teaches at Yyoga Highgate from 10:45 to noon.
Swan from the Path teaches Restorative from 1 to 2:30.
Fridays Carine Young teaches Restorative at the Olympic Oval from 12 to 1 and there is a SemperViva class at the Kits Beach location from 2 to 3:15.
On Saturdays, Maria Traviss teaches Restorative at Highgate from 11:15 to 12:30 and Juan Villegas teaches from 2 to 3 at Downtown Flow. Sian Pringle teaches at Just Yoga from 4:30 to 5:45.