Restorative Hot Stone Yoga Class

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2018 DATES:
FRIDAY MARCH 9th  6:30-8:15pm  FULL
SATURDAY MARCH 10th 1-2:45pm  FULL
SATURDAY APRIL 13th 6:30-8:15pm FULL
FRIDAT MAY 11th  6:30-8:15pm
FRIDAY JUNE 8th  6:30-8:15pm
SATURDAY JUNE 9th 2018 1-2:45pm

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Restorative yoga is a gentle practice comprised of long-held supported poses and calming breath work. This experience is designed to activate the body’s innate relaxation response which invites healing and restores balance. Nienke will gently place volcanic mineral stones on your body in each yoga pose, along with offering the healing element of touch with some massage and gentle assists. This luxurious practice will leave you feeling soothed and nurtured.

Hot Stone Restorative

COST: $35.40  plus HST



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