Relax, Restore, and Rejuvenate: A comprehensive guided Restorative Ananda Yoga experience
In today’s fast-paced and over-stimulated culture, more and more people are turning toward a calming, slowing, and introspective yoga practice. Restorative yoga is the answer! Whether you have previously practiced restorative yoga or not, this course will deepen your understanding—through experience—of the healing power of Ananda Yoga Restorative.
Enjoy being guided by Melody Hansen, E-RYT 500, Director of Ananda Yoga Teacher Training 200-hour, in more than 3 hours of pre-taped video content including: guided warm-ups for the chakras, a 1.5 hour restorative yoga experience with soft music for deep relaxation, and guided meditations. Relax and release with Melody at your own pace as often as you would like.
Spiritualize Your Practice with Restorative Ananda Yoga
Ananda Yoga Restorative is uniquely based on the universal teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda, author of the spiritual classic, Autobiography of a Yogi. During this course you’ll enjoy being guided through Ananda Yoga’s classic restorative routine for the chakras, which includes:
- An introductory video on how to apply knowledge of the chakras to your own health, well-being, and happiness
- Guided warm-ups and stretches to connect more deeply with your physical body and its relation to the individual chakras
- Melody Hansen will lead you through deeply relaxing poses; one pose for each chakra, using techniques to increase the flow of energy through the chakras
- Consciously relax and release deep-seated physical, mental, and emotional tension
Experience the Depth: Rich and Transformative Benefits
- Enjoy deeply relaxing and uplifting music composed by Swami Kriyananda, founder of Ananda Yoga, while you rest in each restorative position
- Experience the power of affirmations combined with visualizations to deepen relaxation and strengthen the mind-body and energy connection
- Learn a simple, yet powerful meditation technique along with effective pranayama practices and chanting to deepen concentration, peace of mind, and relaxation
- “I have experienced restorative yoga before—but never like this! There was such a deep nurturing, loving embrace felt in each session. I felt relaxed and loved.” —Brenda, Elk Grove, CA
Experience deep healing
Enjoy guided relaxation techniques to relax and rebalance from the comfort of your home
Learn the attitudes of mind associated with each chakra
Experience the correspondance between the attitudes of mind and movements of energy
Open your heart and calm your mind
Dynamic practices to receive joyful inspiration, deep calmness, and clear understanding
Discover your higher potential
Experience the power of Ananda Yoga Restorative through this relaxing and uplifting routine
Work with the chakras as a holistic system
Use practical yogic techniques to move energy through the system of Chakras
Powerful practices to raise awareness and uplift consciousness
Use visualization, affirmation, chanting, and meditation to calm and uplift energy to the source of inspiration
“Melody has a warm, loving presence, and provided a supportive environment for the Ananda Yoga Restorative experience! “Celia
Meet Your Instructor
“This restorative yoga class was a great way to be introduced to the Ananda Yoga philosophy! Melody is a knowledgeable and approachable instructor. Her sweet and light nature made me feel so at home.”
Melody is an extraordinary yoga teacher, who conveys her great knowledge of yoga asanas—from physical mechanics to spiritual upliftment—with a blend of graciousness, authority, and fun. One of Melody’s greatest strengths is the purity of her transmission of Yoga. She has very little egotism to block the clear flow of inspiration she shares. Her inner life is committed and deep, and she’s able to help students experience that depth in their yoga practice.
Melody has been practicing the teachings of yoga since the age of 14, and began teaching at age 17. She is a Certified Ananda Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT), and teaches therapeutic yoga for private sessions and groups. Melody loves leading Ananda’s Restorative Yoga Teacher Training in-person at The Expanding Light Retreat three times per year. She also directs the Ananda Yoga Teacher Training 200-hr program at The Ananda School of Yoga and Meditation in California.
Melody uses restorative yoga, Ananda Yoga and Meditation in her personal life to balance serving her students and her family. She practices what she preaches and enjoys guiding beginning through advanced students into the stillness of meditation that follows yoga so that all can experience their higher potential.
“The restorative yoga helped me to find a calming balance while still feeling energized. It felt nurturing and healing. Our teacher was delightful. She has a sweet, calming presence and is very good at putting people at ease.” —D.B., Sacramento, CA
You will receive:
“Understanding the Chakras” introductory video (30 min.)
“Warm-ups & Stretches” pre-routine video (10 min.)
“Restorative Ananda Yoga for the Chakras Routine” video (1-hr 20 min.)
3 Meditation Videos:
“Introduction to Meditation, How to Sit Comfortably, and Meditating with the Hong-Sau Technique” (30 minutes total)
“Exercises to Awaken the Chakras” video includes chanting at the Chakras (15 min.)
1-page PDF printable file of the Restorative Ananda Yoga Routine with color photos and detailed instructions for each pose
Yoga Teachers can receive 30% off the Restorative Ananda Yoga Teacher Training 4-week Online Course when approved
One-year access to all course material, and personal support from instructors
• 4-6 firm blankets or bath towels
• 1 bed pillow
• 1 bolster or large couch cushion
• 2 blocks or sofa pillows
• 1 eye pillow or face cloth
• 1 meditation cushion
• 1 yoga mat (optional)
• 1 chair (optional)
In the Restorative Yoga routine for the Chakras, Melody will use 1 bolster, 2 blocks, and 5 blankets. However, she will also show you how to use blankets in substitution for the bolster. If you’re interested in purchasing the props that Melody will be using, we can send you a list of suggested links for prop purchasing.
The handouts are also downloadable at any time.
Relax, restore, and uplift your consciousness with these powerful yogic techniques