An introspective and quiet class focusing on releasing tension in the body and mind. Most or all of the class will be on the floor. Restorative yoga is a perfect balance to vigorous physical activity and every day stress. Beginning with poses to lengthen and ease discomfort in the hamstrings, hips, back, shoulders and neck, at least 30 minutes will be spent in “restorative poses” supported by props and held for approximately five minutes. Restorative poses center around gentle back bends to open through the chest, gentle forward bends to quiet the mind, and other poses to ease physical and mental stress. Focus will be on the breath and moving toward a peaceful meditative state. Class will close with relaxation and seated meditation. Appropriate for all levels of students who are comfortable reclined, prone or side lying on the floor and also enjoy a very quiet class.