with Carrie Booth
Friday, May 3rd (7:30 – 9:00pm)
at Sellwood Yoga
$20 register online/$25 at the door
A Divine Recipe for Transformational Rest
Join Carrie as she blends the healing methods of restorative yoga and yoga nidra to create a sanctuary of peace and complete relaxation. Visualization, sound healing, chakra balancing, energetic touch, candles, mindfulness and essential oils are also used to help enhance and deepen your experience.
What is restorative yoga?
Restorative yoga takes yoga poses that are usually active and done standing, and brings them to the floor. You are supported by bolsters (large pillows), blankets and blocks that allow you to hold the pose for an extended amount of time to open your body, find gentle stretching and release held tensions. This is a healing yoga, allowing the body and the mind to relax to repair and find balance. Dim lights, candles, calming music, and aromatherapy set the stage for this soothing, peaceful practice. No yoga experience is needed and every level of yoga student is accepted. Especially good for those with chronic illness, pain and/or injury.
What is yoga nidra?
Yoga nidra is a guided meditation that has the power to transform, heal and rejuvenate you at your core levels. Through the use of body sensing, breath awareness, guided imagery and other practices, you are systematically guided on a journey through your whole being called the koshas.
What It Does: Transforms Stress Into Healing
Yoga nidra switches you out of the fight or flight and into the relaxation response – your body’s natural healing space – where revitalization and rejuvenation naturally occur. Your body knows exactly what to do to attain, and maintain optimal health and equilibrium. Yoga Nidra is the “healing switch” that can bring you there with ease and compassion.
Instructor — Carrie Booth
Carrie Booth has been a part of the Sellwood Yoga community since 2013, first as a student, then as a teacher in training, and now as a teacher. This quote about the practice of yoga continues to echo for her: “What if we thought of yoga not so much as self-improvement, but rather as self-discovery and self-acceptance?” To Carrie, this is the beautiful and wonderful offering of yoga, one she hopes to embody in both her practice and her teaching. She strives to create a space where people can feel safe, welcomed, and accepted, no matter their abilities or where they’re at in their yoga practice and journey.
Her teaching gravitates towards yin, gentle, and restorative styles of yoga, which she believes help us balance out the on-the-go aspects of our lives. Currently, she is enrolled in a yoga therapy program at the DAYA foundation, with the hope of being able to bridge Eastern and Western medicine and their many healing benefits. Since her 200-hour certification, she has had additional training in yin yoga, yoga psychology, and yoga nidra. While the movement of yoga is lovely, what draws Carrie to the practice is the opportunity to develop a greater awareness and acceptance of body, mind, and spirit. She uses visualization, body sensing/scanning, sound healing, chakra balancing, energetic touch, mindfulness, and essential oils in her teaching in order to enhance and deepen the experience.
Carrie is also a social worker and is currently an individual and family therapist for youth with high mental health needs. To learn more about her, visit her website: carrieboothhearthealingyoga.org