Women’s Wellbeing Restorative Yoga

Sep 23, 2019 | Yoga

“Let your body settle into the props, and let the props do the work. Remember that in restorative yoga the goal is not to stretch, but to open. Breathe in the moment, exhale your tension.”

Judith Hanson Lasater

This quote by the queen of restorative yoga, Judith Hanson Lasater reflects the essence of a restorative practice. By allowing the body to be supported, the body will open, the nervous system switches from running in sympathetic mode to para-sympathetic mode. This in simple terms means going from running in “fright-fight-flight” mode which puts the body and mind on high alert to a rest, digest, restore mode. Our modern world requires much of our nervous system, with a culture that allows or even demands we be constantly “switched on”, available 24/7, managing a multitude of roles, tasks and expectations from our families, our friends, our employers and ourselves. Our system is not designed to be in this state long term and over time the toll is taken on our physical, mental and emotional health.

Finding the tools to support our whole being and create moments of being present, connecting our minds with our bodies, and resting our whole system can be empowering and deeply restorative.

The Women’s Wellbeing yoga classes at Living Well Studio offer a practice with a foundation in nourishing women’s nervous systems and providing a space where life’s demands can be put on hold for a moment in time. These classes are taught from a knowledge base of the specific needs of women’s bodies as they navigate the constant changes arising through a woman’s life span.

This yoga practice assists women to feel empowered in traversing monthly cycle changes, life stage transitions, managing and recovering from illness or injury or finding a path through the exhaustion and mental strain from the demands of modern life. 

Classes offer a supportive practice to encourage flexibility of mind, a strong connection with your body’s needs and practices to nourish your whole being.

Classes are offered Wednesday morning at 9am – 10.15am and can be booked online www.livingwellstudio.com.au or speak with our friendly front desk staff!.

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As per the government health guidelines on the 22nd of March 2020 non essential services will be closed. This does not include us. While we are still open for our usual services we will be practicing strict and heightened hygiene measures during this time to prevent further spread of COVID-19.

From the PM’s address today, we want to be clear we are not a gym. We are a health care practice, that provides services to optimise health and reduce pain from musculoskeletal injuries and conditions. Our studio team are ensuring complete high grade sanitisation of props and equipment that will only be single person use for each session, and ensuring social distancing. The staff and studio have had no connection to the COVID-19 at this time.

As per the government health guidelines we will not allow access to our services if you answer “yes” to any of the below:

Have you been overseas in the last 14 days?
Have you been in contact with anyone who tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days?
Do you have a dry cough, shortness of breath, fever or sore throat?
If answered yes to any of the above, please call the COVID-19 hotline on 1800 020 080.

We ask patients who are at risk to please let us know before your appointment so we can discuss your position. This includes immune-suppressed, the elderly and those who have been in high-risk areas. We also ask that you call the clinic if you do develop COVID-19 or have come in contact with someone who has so we can act according to the government recommendations.

For all treatments, our linen is being changed for every client and a wipe down of all equipment used. We ask that you remain in your car until your treatment time to minimise patient to patient contact in the waiting area. We also ask that you use ‘tap and go’ for your payment method rather than cash. Also we will not require you to sign your health fund slip to minimise cross use of pens between staff and patients. All our door handles and surfaces are regularly being cleaned during the day.

We ask everyone who comes in for group therapy sessions.

Bring a large towel and socks.
Keep 1.5m distance between yourself and others.
Wash your hands before and after the class.
If you need to cough or sneeze, cover your face and wash or sanitise hands immediately.
If you wish to wear gloves we have them available for you.
Online and Telehealth will be an option in the very near future….watch this space.

We are understanding of each and everyone’s individual position and we deeply care for your health and encourage everyone to take steps to keep strong and healthy at this time. Please feel free to call or email our staff to voice your concern and receive guidance. We are dedicated to informing you of our position and future movements in relation to Covid-19.

Thank you for your cooperation and support.

TLWS Management team.