Restorative Yoga in Groningen: Rest & Restore
Restorative Yoga is a gentle form of yoga that focuses on relaxation and restoring balance in your body and mind.
We will tell you here exactly what it is, who it is suitable for (hint: for everyone of course), and what it is actually good for.
If you already know enough, you can of course also book your Rest & Restore lesson immediately.
What is Restorative Yoga and what makes it effective?
Restorative Yoga focuses on deep relaxation and restoring the natural balance in your body. It literally means Restorative Yoga. Unlike dynamic yoga styles such as Hatha and Vinyasa, where you actively hold postures, the postures of Restorative Yoga are passive and are held for longer. We use (a lot of) props, such as pillows, blankets and blocks, to help you fully relax and release tension.
The long-lasting and supportive postures in Restorative Yoga stimulate the functioning of your parasympathetic nervous system. This leads to deep relaxation, recovery of the body and reduction of stress.
Is Restorative Yoga right for me?
Yes! Restorative Yoga is for everyone, whether you are a beginner or experienced. We adapt the postures to your body and needs. If you have an injury, are pregnant or something else is going on, always let your teacher know. This way we can make the lesson as pleasant and safe as possible. Of course, you can always email or call us if you have any questions.
Is Restorative Yoga the same as Yin Yoga?
Just like Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga falls under the passive forms of yoga. Yet it’s not the same. At Yin we look for a stretch in a specific part of the body for each posture. At Restorative we want to experience as little stretch or compression as possible. Read more about Yin »
Restorative Yoga at Open Yoga in Groningen
Became curious? At Open Yoga we have Restorative Yoga for you in different forms: there are classes in the studio, online classes, and every now and then we have workshops and even training for teachers. Our Restorative classes are called Rest & Restore.
Getting started with Restorative Yoga: take a trial lesson!
Are you new to us? Take advantage of our trial lesson package!
What others say about Open Yoga Groningen
“For me, the online classes are time for myself, just like the classes in the studio. Especially during the lockdown, I think it's a really great solution!”
“Very enjoyable yoga school in a beautiful central location in the city of Groningen. Very friendly people and a good range of classes including very nice hot yoga classes. I also really enjoyed taking the mommy-baby yoga classes. Highly recommended!"
“Open Yoga gives me flexibility in my body, which makes me feel strong in my daily activities, including mentally. In contact with others, I learn to listen carefully to my body in an open, safe, respectful atmosphere.”
“The lessons are varied and the range is wide. As a result, there is always a lesson that meets my needs and when I have time and space.”
“The nicest yoga school in Groningen.
I really enjoyed the training and the lessons. What fantastic teachers you have. After moving to Sneek, unfortunately I can no longer take lessons in the studio,
BUT luckily still online.”
“I went yesterday and today for a double session given by Max Strom. Both Open Yoga and Max Strom locations are highly recommended!
Everything neat and clean, friendly people, both staff and students and of course Max. I came a long way but it was definitely worth it!”
“More or less strenuous, with clear instructions. Options are also given so that you can adjust the postures to your own needs and to your own body.”
“I would like to let you know that I find the lessons pleasant, practical, light-hearted, educational and very effective. Fits me exactly. I find it pleasant to give a brief explanation and mention the purpose of the exercise. I'm already looking forward to the next lesson.”
“A casual atmosphere and top teachers. And it has been that way for years. Open yoga has unnoticed become a focus point during the week to find yourself and stay true to yourself.”
“What a nice lesson! Thank you. It's especially great to see that you enjoy it so much when you laugh at yourself or do something difficult. Keep up the good work! Gives super nice energy.”