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Sink Into Silence Restorative Yoga

Beginner I
Slow down with this gentle, restorative yoga practice that has very few poses, long stretches of silence and perfect guidance from Melissa. You will feel yourself sink into deep relaxation while supporting your body with soft and blankets and a bolster (if you have one), feeling at ease at all times. This class is great for the back in particular, due to the gentle spinal bends and twists. If you don't have a bolster, learn how to make a bolster at home.


Existing Comments

MaryRose Metcalfe
April 2, 2021

Thanks Melissa. Yesterday I have my 2nd moderna vaccine so today was a good day for restorative yoga for me. I am planning to attend your In Bloom retreat on Sault Spring this coming November hoping that travel within Canada is more relaxed.

January 15, 2021

This restorative yoga class is wonderful!! It deeply relaxed and calmed me after a day filled with stress and anxiety at work. Thank you Melissa!

August 12, 2020

I was feeling fatigued today (I'm fasting), and this practice was perfect. I feel rested, restored, and rejuventated. I did have a bit of an issue at the beginning making sure that it was still playing and nothing happened, but now that I know it starts with a long silence, I will be okay with that.

May 17, 2020

I love your teaching, Melissa. Makes me feel very safe.. Namaste :)

MaryRose Metcalfe
May 7, 2020

Thanks Melissa, this was great. I had some tech difficulty for the first 11 minutes of the video - just so you know.

I play a little music on my other device for my restorative practice. It would be great if music was added to the making of restorative videos - especially long practices like this one.

Take care,

MaryRose Metcalfe
April 1, 2020

I did an 8 klm walk on my trails today and then came home to this lovely restorative practice.
It had all my favourites that I learned in Chacala. Thanks,

March 9, 2020

I love the space in the restorative. Too often, yoga instructors talk too much during practice. Melissa gives you so much space to rest inside your own body and listen to the rhythm of your own breath and blood.

March 4, 2020

Brilliant for my aching body after too much gardening or too much sitting around. I return to this practice over and over again and also use it to introduce people to resortative yoga. Absolutely wonderful. Thank you.

August 5, 2019

A really nice restorative class with gentle guidance to get in and out of the poses. Not YIN. Great if you need a break from the day or need to move from a busy day to evening.

October 31, 2018

Thanks for this class! I was quite sleepy going into it and thought it being a restorative one it might make me more sleepy. But I actually felt a little refreshed by the time I got off the mat. I like Melissa's gentle and direct instructions.

Deborah Lilly
April 23, 2018

There is definitely something strange about this clip. I got this message twice Error Code: PLAYER_ERR_TIMEOUT
Session ID: 2018-04-23:f4ecb92825e4b41ed354abc4 Player Element ID:1. Also this was the second time I loaded the class tonight as the first session froze at 13 mins. That being said its a lovely class when it works (despite having to get up to tweak the computer). I wonder whether other people have had problems? It is strange that there are only two comments under this video. I'd love Melissa to rerecord this one; its perfect after a day's hard work in the garden. Cheers.

David Procyshyn
April 23, 2018

Hi, Deborah Lilly. Sorry about the video issue you've been experiencing. Can you tell me 1) are you a subscriber? and 2) were you logged into your account when you played the video?

Helen Alford
April 16, 2018

I have done the oceanside practice a lot of times and enjoyed it but this one gives more opportunity for meditation in the long silences. It really helped me to feel rested and get a sense of where I'm at. Lovely class.

March 9, 2018

Felt like a spa day at home. Perfect for me after a little too late night out. Thank you.