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121 Giles Street at The Shore, Edinburgh EH6 6BZ
A small cosy bespoke space to come rest, restore and renew. Tucked away in an old bond building steps from the water is a place you can come to explore and rebalance mind, body and breath.
STUDIO RESTORE is fully equipped with props that will help guide your practice whether you are looking to rehabilitate and heal, build strength, increase flexibility, bring harmony to your nervous system, breathe better, sleep better, manage stress and chronic pain, work on mobility and movemnet or
to simply just be.
Offering therapeutic bodywork, private 1:1 Yoga tuition, functional movement/mobility training and 1.5-2hr small group classes of 4 in Yin Yoga and Restorative Yoga. There are no "levels" or requirements needed.
You are welcome as you are. If you can breathe you can do Yoga.
Both private 1:1 tuition as well as the small group sessions offered are not your typically experienced yoga classes. The intent is not to "sweat it out" or "switch it off" but rather the exact opposite. These classes offer mindful movement very much connecting you to the here and now inviting you to move with mind, body and breath. Although they are not physically demanding classes you may find yourself physically, mentally and emotionally challenged. Their aim is to help you find balance, harmony and peace. You will learn much about yourself through the very act of Yoga, insight and self-inquiry.
Therapeutic Restorative classes can be both dynamic or passive and are inspired by the Iyengar Yoga method. Dynamic Restorative classes aim to restore harmony to physical and emotional imbalances through more dynamic movement based on your Doshas or constitutions, whilst passive classes work to bring balance and harmony to our autonomic nervous systems bringing us from a more often than not stress induced state of "fight, freeze or flight" to a healing state of "rest and digest." Both styles offer extensive prop usage and exploration of modifications and variations.
The therapeutic Yin classes aim to bring energy and life force into stagnant channels whilst giving your joints and connective tissues extra attention. On an emotional level they aim to help you cultivate a mindful and meditative practice. If you can learn from your breath to cope with what's going on inside your mindbody, you can better cope with what's going on outside of it.
As the saying goes, where your attention goes...your healing Qi flows.
Functional Movement 1:1's and group sessions are designed to again deeply connect your mind body and breath in a Yogic approach and get you moving in ways that train your muscles to work together and prepare them for daily tasks by simulating common movements you might do at home, at work, sport or in Yoga class. While using various muscles in the upper and lower body at the same time, functional fitness exercises also emphasize core stability. Increase your joint range of motion, recruit more muscles, improve your overall coordination and movement skills, cognitive function and learning patterns and better understand Yoga postures in greater depth. Plus, they're really FUN!!
WORKSHOPS / RETREATS
Regular weekend workshops and retreats deepening our insight into various topics from Ayurveda, Diet and Nutrition, Pranayama, Meditation, Yogic Philosophy, Asana to Seaweed Foraging, Writing, Painting, Shadow Work and more gift us a safe space and escape from our busy lives.
Float in the restorative hammock or take a supported rope Sirsasana on the Yoga Koruntas. Connect deeply to your breath and find an inner stillness. Take in the comforting weight of sandbags sinking you into restorative surrender, surrounded by candelight and warmth. Experience the waking of your energetic pathways and meridians and the energy come alive within.
For more information or to schedule a complimentary initial consult...
holistic £50ph / thai £60ph
organic treatment £60ph*
60 /90/ 120min bodywork sessions available
*organic bodywork treatment 2.5hr minimum by direct appointment only
YOGA + MOVEMENT
1:1 therapeutic yoga
hatha / restorative / yin
functional movement / mobility training
discounted 5 or 10 session blocks available
please note the building housing Studio Restore is not wheel chair accessible or have a lift
in home sessions available at a slightly higher rate
for therapeutic 1:1's and group sessions a medical ok and dossier may be needed