After the carpet left, Yoga North bought a bunch more props - bolsters, blankets, etc. which has been super great! I have taught Restorative Stations twice since the changeover and it went ok but people had a hard time moving from station to station. The floor is too hard for most folks to crawl on so most people ended up getting up and walking to their next spot. This usually meant walking and chatting with your neighbor which can be disruptive to calming energy.
So I've been thinking about some new layouts for Restorative Stations. I remembered what Satyam said about his "wave" style restorative so I thought I could try a variation on that. He had to have people pass their props to the next row because everyone brings their own mat. But I can set up the mats in advance and also set up the stations (like I normally do) but this time I'll try a different flow pattern that will be easier.
Here's what I used to do. This is an example of flowing around the room. Click on the image to see larger.
I talk about this quite a bit in this post: Leading a Restorative Class: Part Three.
Here's a couple of my new ideas:
First: Keep on doing 5 stations but re-work the flow pattern as seen below - click on the image to see enlarged.
Second: Reduce the number of poses to 4 and hold each pose longer - click on the image to see enlarged.
At any rate....
Join me for Restorative Stations on Thursday - St. Pattie's Day
Scheduled Dates: Mar 17, Apr 21, May 19
Time: 7–8:15pm - please pre-register with Yoga North
Cost: Drop-in rate/ punchcard*
*Please pre-register. This class requires tons of set-up and I need to know how many people will be attending. Sign up online or call the Yoga North office at 218-722-9642.