Restorative Yoga facilitates health and relaxation by supporting the body in easy and comfortable positions with props. You can use items available in your environment such as pillows, couch cushions, blankets, and bolsters. If possible, please have a yoga mat or rug to practice on along with three blankets, pillows, and two yoga blocks available.

Restorative Yoga is profoundly relaxing. It soothes the central nervous system, supports digestion, and improves mood and sleep.

This class may help reduce

  • Back pain
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Neck and shoulder tension
  • Digestive issues
  • Insomnia

Quote from participant: "All the positions are gentle, and Marcia always remind the class to modify if needed, thereby giving us permission to listen to our bodies. The beginning exercises have helped to strengthen my core, which, in turn, has alleviated my back pain." 


Participants should be able to get down to the floor and come back up from the floor. Modifications might be made to do some postures in bed.

There are some conditions, like recent back surgery and spondylolisthesis, that this program may not be compatible with. 

No prior yoga experience necessary.

Cost: There is no charge for this class

Location: Online

Registration: Drop-in; Register for the Zoom class to receive the link

Contact information: Call 415-353-7718

Below is a 5-minute restorative yoga video by Marcia Degelman who teaches this class. 


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