Led by Ellen Duff
6 Wednesdays | May 15–June 19
4:30–5:30p | $104 | Registration required; No Drop-ins
This Restorative Yoga class is a time to nourish, nurture and create balance in your body, mind, and spirit. Students will connect to the body through sequencing that supports our whole being. Ellen will provide breath awareness, visualization, and auditory guidance creating an imprint empowering the student. A restorative practice frequently relies on the use of props to achieve a deep level of relaxation.
This deep conscious relaxation benefits all the organ systems of the body. A few of the measureable results include: reduced blood pressure, lower serum triglycerides & blood sugar levels; increase in “good” cholesterol; improved digestion, elimination, and fertility; relaxed muscles; and reduced insomnia & generalized fatigue. These benefits work together to create a more harmonious state of being. Research shows the effects of rest calm the nervous system and reverse the effects of stress and aging.
Through the techniques of the practice, you awaken grace, poise, flexibility, balance, strength, and present moment awareness. As a tool for self-transformation, restorative yoga facilitates the integration of all the layers of life—environmental, physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual—culminating in the goal of all goals, awakening to your own divine nature.
This is a great class for people who are new to yoga (beginners) as well as those who are recovering from certain injuries or trauma, those who need to de-stress from work, and those or restore from a more vigorous yoga practice (or who workout, run, lift weights, play golf, play tennis and/or participate is other moderate/vigorous sports and exercise programs).
Each class ends with a meditative guided relaxation called Yoga Nidra which can bring the healing effects of deep sleep to the mind as well as body restoring your whole being.
New Student Information & Waiver
If you are new to Yoga Among Friends, please complete our New Student information & Liability Release form. All our customers are required to complete this form prior to attending any of our drop-in classes, workshops, or any other program offerings. Note: you only need to fill out the waiver form once.
Online Payment $104
Yoga Among Friends makes it easy to pay. Pay with credit cards, debit cards, or your checking account or use your Paypal account. Select the session and click BUY NOW. You will be taken to the PayPal website to process your payment. A PayPal account is NOT required in order to complete the online payment process.
Mail-in or Drop-off Payment $100
Mail your check of $100 ($4 discount) payable to Yoga Among Friends to: 4949 Forest Ave, Downers grove, IL 60515. YAF only accepts cash and checks at the studio.
Note: Students registering on the first day of the event should call the studio first at
ADDITIONAL SESSIONSWednesdays 4:30 pm
Aug 7–Sep 11