Restorative Yoga

A practice designed to stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system, the “rest and digest” mechanisms of the body.  Practitioners will use yoga props to create supported postures that they will then rest in for five minutes or more.  The body is made comfortable so the mind can relax and signal the brain to activate vital body systems that support immunity, digestion, and overall health and wellness.  This gentle practice will include 5 or 6 yoga poses.  Students will be fully supported by props in each pose so that they can completely relax and rest. Restorative poses include light twists, seated forward folds, and gentle backbends. Most restorative practices are based on the teachings of B.K.S. Iyengar.

Temperature: Comfortable
Level: All Levels

Class Timetable

  Open Time Close Time Trainer Address
Monday Kat Wheatley 99198 Overseas Highway, Key Largo, Florida, 33037
Friday Erin VandenBergh 99198 Overseas Highway, Key Largo, Florida, 33037
- - Kat Wheatley - at 99198 Overseas Highway, Key Largo, Florida, 33037
- - Erin VandenBergh - at 99198 Overseas Highway, Key Largo, Florida, 33037

Erin VandenBergh became a yoga instructor after three years of her own practice. She turned to yoga after a major back surgery (Anterior/Posterior Fusion on L5/S1) due to a condition called Spondylolisthesis. Her personal journey through her yoga practice has given her quality of life back and teaching others is her way to pay it forward. She specializes in Yoga for the Back and Therapeutics, however, she teaches a variety of styles: Hatha, Vinyasa, Pre/Postnatal and Restorative. Erin’s class style is a Classic Eclectic Hatha Flow, a fusion of various styles, with a meditative and spiritual journey. She teaches with an open heart and will guide her students through a series of poses that will develop strength and flexibility, release tension, increase energy, reduce stress, and enhance concentration. She is committed to help her students reach full awareness (body, mind, breath and spirit)…both on and off the mat. She was born and raised in Chicago, IL and moved to San Diego, CA in June of 2002. Erin worked in the NFL for 10 seasons with the San Diego Chargers and trained a few professional athletes along the way. She is now dedicated to teaching as she travels to share the gifts of the practice.

Katharine “Kat” Wheatley was certified as a RYT-200 in 2013 with YogaWorks and is a registered member of Yoga Alliance. Kat was trained as a classical ballet dancer, studying and performing for nearly 18 years with the Fletchers and with the Land of the Sky Civic Ballet in Asheville, NC. Kat started practicing yoga occasionally at a gym almost 25 years ago, but it wasn’t until 2011 that she committed to a steady and (almost) daily practice of yoga. Kat is currently manager of Key Largo Yoga and in addition to overseeing workshops and special events, she manages the schedule, our team of teachers, and our social media connections. Kat subs classes when the regular teacher is unavailable and as such can teach any level of Vinyasa Flow, Hatha, Aerial, Gentle, SUP Yoga, and Yin. Kat continues her education as often as possible through her own practice, with her mentor Kathy Shirley, and by attending multiple workshops, conferences and events throughout the year. Join Kat for her Yoga Essentials class, Yin Yoga, Hatha Basics or her Friday afternoon Fun Flow, or stop in to the studio office to say hello!