A step-by-step guide to this gentle, calming form of yoga that uses props to support movements
Caren Baginski is a 600-hour certified yoga instructor with more than a decade of teaching experience. She has certifications in a variety of yoga styles including restorative, vinyasa, yoga nidra, LifeForce (LFYP), and Functional Yoga Therapy (FYT), and is currently pursuing her yoga therapy certification (C-IAYT). In addition to teaching, Caren has authored a training manual for a 200-hour Yoga Alliance-certified yoga teacher program, and has co-lead the program for two years at her home studio in Denver. Caren is also the founder of Being Enough, a transformational online yoga program designed to help high-achieving women release anxiety and feel well-rested.
These turbulent times call for more ease in our lives. Whether you're rolling out a mat for the first time or have practiced yoga for decades, Baginski's Restorative Yoga will ease you into your day and help you sleep better at night. The soothing practices are beautifully photographed and clearly explained with detailed instructions on entering and transitioning out of each pose. The author's guidance cues your awareness to the sensations you are experiencing, keeping you in the present moment of the posture and out of whatever worries may have been present when you began. The photos and stunning layout and design offer serenity before you even roll out your mat. Caren Baginski is the best kind of yoga teacher. Her soothing narrative voice prompts us to breathe and to feel and to let go of whatever we don't need to carry off the mat. If you're like me, this book won't stay on your shelf for long. It will be your companion as you practice.--Amy Weintraub, Yoga Therapist and founder, LifeForce Yoga. Author of Yoga for Depression, Yoga Skills for Therapists and the forthcoming Temple Dancer
I love this book! It is so well organized and presented that--just like the practice of Restorative Yoga itself--it puts the reader at ease. With beautiful photos and great instruction, it provides the reader all they need to know in order to prepare the body, calm the mind and experience the wonders of Restorative Yoga. I highly recommend this comprehensive yet simple and practical handbook.--Michele Lawrence, C-IAYT, Yoga Therapist and Founder/Director of Inner Peace Yoga Therapy