Tips for Live Stream Classes

The aim of Restorative Yoga is to induce rest and ease. I cannot emphasize enough how important it is that the room feel comfortable, nurturing and safe. That the room is dark, quiet and still – NO INTERRUPTIONS

Before You Begin Restorative Class

  • Find a quiet space, lower the lights, close the door.
  • Please allow no distractions or interruptions during class. Quiet Please Sign at your door helps.
  • Yoga mat, or blanket.
  • Props near you.

What Props

Restorative yoga utilizes props to help practitioners ease into a relaxed state. Such as: blocks, bolsters, blankets, belts, eye pillow, etc.

What if you don’t have any yoga props?

Here are some practical substitutes for those props .

Yoga Blocks

Purpose of blocks is to provide a little height whenever needed by becoming an extension of your body – typically 9 inches in length, 5 inches in width, and 4 inches in height.

DIY Blocks:
sturdy food storage container, folded sweatshirt, folded towel

For seated poses:

    • Firm cushions
    • Non-slip folded blankets
    • Stack of books (wrapped in towel or inside pillowcase)
    • Small sofa pillows

For standing poses:

    • Non-breakable jar
    • Sturdy box
    • Stack of books

Yoga Bolster

The main prop of restorative yoga that you rest on while in the pose and can use to open, release or support a

DYI Bolster:
folded quilt, firm pillow, rolled or folded yoga mat, folded 2 large beach towels

part of the body – typically 28”x11.75”x5”

    • Sofa or chair cushion, firm pillows
    • Yoga mat rolled up
    • 2 firm pillow, lay on towel side by side and then roll up the towel to form a sausage shape
    • Fold up blanket and put inside a pillow case
    • Roll up longitudinally folded blanket

Yoga Blankets

Provide extra cushioning, can be folded into different shapes for partial or full support, and warmth- typically  75”x52”

    • Bath or beach towels
    • Couch throw
    • Firm blankets

Yoga Belt

Used to lengthen the body’s span and to create stability during rest – 8”-10”

    • Regular belt
    • Scarf
    • Tie
    • Martial arts belt

Eye Pillow

Used to block out the light, gives a little bit of weight to the forehead, palms of hands or agains back of neck.

DYI Eye Pillow:
washcloth or hand towel, shirt, scarf
    • hand towel
    • 1 crew sock filled with 2 cups uncooked rice or flax seed





For more ideas see : Videos