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

Moorey-Margaret Myers is a 1997 Magna Cum Laude McNair Scholar graduate of Siena Heights College Adrian, Honors College.  She holds a Bachelor degree in Philosophy with a concentration in Ethics, a minor in Biology, and her Honors courses included ballet.   Ms. Myers has studied under Dmitri Roudnev of Ballet Intensive from Moscow on a McNair scholarship.  Ms. Myers' training also includes:  The University of Toledo (studied Modern and Jazz as a scholarship recipient), Adrian City Ballet Company under the direction of Jefferson Baum (Vaganova and Balanchine Method), The Link School of the Arts (worship ballet), Fueled & Aflame Dance Company (Modern Dance Horton Technique) and Ballet Magnificat’s Summer Intensive Training programs.  Ms. Myers' teaching experience has included:  Monroe Public Schools Community and Adult Education, Monroe City Ballet & Dance (Owner and Artistic Director) Fueled & Aflame Master Classes and Exodus Dance Company (Artistic Director).  Ms. Myers has staged and choreographed ballets including: The Nutcracker, Cinderella, Coppelia, and The Four Seasons as well as original contemporary ballet, jazz, lyrical and contemporary pieces for recitals, dance festivals, televised worship services, conferences and non-profit organizations including The American Cancer Society and The Assembly of God Fine Arts Festival.  Ms. Myers has been training and conditioning dancers for over 20 years and earned certifications in: personal training, Yoga Fit, Warrior Sculpt, Spin, RYT-200 (Registered 200 Hour Yoga Teacher), Level 1 Certified Archery Instructor, Project Wild, Project Aquatic Wild and the Ballet Magnificat Instructor Intensive Training Program (which includes kinesiology, strength and conditioning, Pilates for dancers, yoga for dancers, ballet, pointe, modern, jazz, worship dance, improvisation, pointe, pas de deux and ministry.) Ms. Myers is also an accomplished water woman, therapy dog handler and cancer survivor who spent her summers growing up on the sandy shores of Lake Huron. On any given day she can be found SUPing around Florida, dancing for charity events, motivational speaking on the benefits of a healthy plantstrong diet and lifestyle in disease management, or just soaking up the sun in her beloved hammock!