Thanks for checking out this new and occasional series on our blog, Training Thursdays! One of the many amazing things about yoga is that we all continue to learn more about it every day, and this series highlights some of our teachers’ ongoing learning experiences.
In this installment in the series, we report on Angie’s training in a special style of restorative yoga. Since December 2016, Angie has been studying with Shannon Paige, the creator of Anjali Restorative yoga, to learn how to share this style of intentional rest with members of our community. As Alex Soojung-Kim Pang notes in his 2016 book, Rest: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less:
Rest is not something that the world gives us. It’s never been a gift. It’s never been something you do when you’ve finished everything else. If you want rest, you have to take it. You have to resist the lure of busyness, make time for rest, take it seriously, and protect it from a world that is intent on stealing it.
Angie looks forward to completing the fourth and final module of the Anjali Restorative training in September; this module will certify her as an Anjali Therapeutic Yoga Provider. As a provider, her training will also qualify her to work not only in class settings but also with individual clients to develop and guide them through personalized Anjali Restorative sequences.
To experience the deep relaxation of Anjali Restorative for yourself, join Angie on Thursdays at 7 p.m. or one Sunday a month at 5:45 p.m. (July 30 this month, Aug. 6 next month).