Restorative Hot Stone Yoga Class

Only 5 participants per class
Classes fill up fast so  SAVE YOUR SPOT

JULY 27 8-10pm
JULY 28  7-9pm
JULY 29 10am-12pm
JULY 30  7-9pm

Restorative Yoga is already so nurturing to your mind and body, imagine including the added benefit of hot stones. Nienke will gently place volcanic mineral stones on your body in each yoga pose. It will luxuriously add the healing element of touch and massage. It will also help to open the energy pathways to support the natural healing process. You will leave this experience feeling soothed and nurtured.

TEACHER: Nienke
Hot Stone Restorative

COST: $40  plus HST

REGISTER:
nienke@yogabliss.me
905-903-9642


BENEFITS OF WORKING WITH THE HOT STONES:

The therapeutic benefits of a hot stones have been around for centuries. Ancient cultures and Native Americans used this technique to improve overall mental, spiritual, and physical wellness. Native Americans used hot stones to detoxify and to find harmony and balance. In some European cultures, hot stones or bricks were wrapped in cloth and placed over a person’s injury for relief. In China, hot stone therapy was used as early as 1500 BC as a method for relieving muscle aches and tension. Mary Nelson, a native of Tucson, Arizona is credited with bringing hot stones to the U.S.

The “hot stones” are basalt stones that were formed millions of years ago during volcanic eruptions that took place mainly near coastal areas. Basalt stones are used in hot stone massage because they contain magnetic or titanic iron which retains heat. Most basalt stones appear grey or greenish when dry and turn black when wet.

The stones are heated by water up to 120 to 150 degrees Fahrenheit and placed on different focal points of the body including the chakra points. The heat of the stones releases the energies of the body that are blocked by fatigue and stress, allowing these energies to flow more freely through the body. The nervous system is put into a calmer state and thus relieves the mind of anxiety. These stones are believed to not only promote deep relaxation but also to remove negative energy from body, mind and soul.

The idea behind hot stone therapy is that the heat emanated by these warm stones penetrates deeper into muscle tissue, helping them relax more quickly and therefore having a more profoundly relaxing effect. The heat loosens up muscles tightened and tensed by stress, thus taking away pain and the cramping. Moreover, the heat from these stones encourages the blood to circulate more properly within the body to provide more nutrients to individual cells. At the same time, the heat of the stone also stimulates the lymphatic system into transporting waste materials coming from individual cells more efficiently.

Benefits of hot stone therapy massage include muscle relaxation, easing stress and recharging your energy levels, releasing toxins, and improving blood circulation. It is also said to improve health conditions such as:besalt-stones

  • Back pain and muscle aches
  • Poor circulation
  • Osteoarthritis and arthritis pain
  • Stress, anxiety and tension
  • Insomnia
  • Helps to alleviate depression