Restore: Self Care Retreat
About the Course
Who is this retreat for? RESTORE is suited for participants of all wellness levels. This magical 3 day retreat is open to anyone who would like to be steeped in self care to restore themselves. The yoga styles taught will include vinyasa flow (can be adapted to a slow/modified, or advanced practice depending on practitioner’s needs), restorative yoga, yoga nidra, breathwork, mindfulness, sound healing and meditation classes throughout the retreat.
Vinyasa Flow emphasizes the sequential movement between postures, coordinated with and guided by deliberate breath. The Vinyasa practice becomes a moving meditation that creates strength, freedom and fluidity in the body and mind. *Can be adapted for all levels.
Restorative Yoga is a style of yoga that encourages deep physical, mental, and emotional relaxation. There are no standing poses or muscle engagement. The goal is total relaxation by completely letting go of muscle engagement/tension and allowing the floor and/or props to support you. Appropriate for all levels, restorative yoga is practiced at a slow pace, focusing on long holds, stillness, and deep breathing.
Yoga Nidra is a form of guided meditation also known as “yogic sleep” or “effortless relaxation”. It’s usually practiced lying down in savasana and is accessible to everyone. The practice draws our attention inwards, and we learn to surf between the states of wakefulness and sleep, where our body finds its natural state of equilibrium (homeostasis) where deep healing physically, mentally and spiritually becomes available. It has been shown that 1 hour of yoga nidra equates to the healing benefits of 4 hours of deep, uninterrupted sleep.
Melinda is committed to contributing to the greater good and causing a ripple effect of powerful leadership and connection. Over the past decade, Melinda has successfully created 2 thriving yoga communities in Austin, TX, remains a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider, and a Wellness Consultant for the Greater Austin YMCA. She has co-facilitated and led yoga teacher trainings, created and held a variety of workshops, as well as both local and international wellness retreats. She has treasured every moment of her service, and embraces teaching and mentoring, while remaining a lifelong learner herself.