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January Restorative Yoga Trance Event

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College Heights Church

1150 West Hillsdale Boulevard

San Mateo, CA 94403

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RESTORATIVE YOGA DISTINCTIONS

No sweat. No stress. No stretch. Just float.


Restorative Yoga is a practice designed to restore the nervous system and help release deeply held tensions from the body and mind. Yoga props, such as blankets, blocks, and bolsters are used to support the body so it can float and the mind can dream. This event is appropriate for students of all levels, all mobility, and all ages.


Ranya Anabtawi, yoga instructor to many of Silicon Valley's leading cofounders and executives, will lead this Restorative Yoga class. Ranya is a healer and creates a supportive, safe environment for students to fully relax, open, and work their body to its full potential.

NOT YOUR TYPICAL YOGA
Unlike more common forms of yoga, restorative yoga is not athletic at all. Rather, restorative yoga is physically relaxing and emotionally healing. Your heart rate drops, your busy mind frees itself from the workplace grind, your body releases tension, and creativity expresses itself more fluently. Ranya's soothing voice is her most distinguishing and, perhaps, most powerful tool. She uses it to physically and mentally guide you into their own unique version of rest.

Practitioners of restorative yoga often say they feel like they float into a trance or hypnogogic state, that place between sleeping and waking. Google co-founder, Larry Page, came up with his original idea for Google’s search engine in this type of dreamy state. Albert Einstein got his Theory of Relativity while “riding on a beam of light” in a waking-sleep state. Thomas Edison had a daily practice in which he postured his mind and body to enter this state to optimize his innovative genius and now has his name on 1,093 patents.

When one digs beneath the surface, one quickly learns that many, if not most of history’s leading inventors, artists, and, yes, mystics too, practiced putting themselves into this half-sleep, half-awake, hypnogogic state in which their creativity and rest are optimized.

Leveraging special yoga bolsters, blocks, blankets, eye pillows, and perhaps even a yoga mat, Ranya tailor designs the perfect poses to guide you into feeling weightless, comfort, and true deep rest. There is no stretching, athleticism, sweating, or difficulty in Restorative Yoga. It’s about surrendering. Sometimes surrender can be the hardest thing to do and she knows how to get you there. It’s all about comfort. It is as perfect for yoga beginners as it is for seasoned yoga practitioners.

Experience:

- Intention setting for individual and collective healing

- Healing Reiki touch

- Meditative states

- Conscious relaxation


Whether its leading students in meditation, sharing therapeutic yoga movements or speaking into the yoga philosophies as a way to look at life's ups and downs, students are left with tangible tools on and off the mat. Ranya is a certified and insured teacher. She has been practicing yoga for twenty years and has been teaching for over ten years. She is also a Reiki level two practitioner and uses Reiki during the yoga classes. (www.yogabyranya.com)

The event starts at 4:00 pm, but all guests are asked to arrive starting at 3:15 PM. Doors will open at 3:15 PM and close at 4:00 PM. (Due to the nature of the sacred environment, there is no late access and no one will be allowed in after 3:59 PM when the doors close.)

Wear comfortable, layered clothing.

Early bird tickets are $45 until January 9, 2019.

Volunteer Options: 1/2 price tickets for people who volunteer two hours of their time and free tickets to people who donate 4 hours of their time for set-up/tear- down.

If you're joining the restorative yoga we recommend bringing:
- a yoga mat
- a pillow
- a blanket or two.

This event will fill up so give yourself plenty of time to find your space and get comfortable.

No Sweat. No Stress. No Stretch. Just Float.


FAQ

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event? This event is not recommended for anyone with a history of seizures or children under 12.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event? Please park in the College Heights Church parking lot or the Piazza Fine Food's parking lot in the Laurelwood Shopping Center.

What can I bring to the event? You may want to bring a pillow or blanket.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions? For more information, please contact Ranya Anabtawi directly at ranya@yogabyranya.com


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