Restorative Practice (All Levels)


This class is taught by:

Marci Becker

Marci was first introduced to yoga by a friend. She was a single mom with 2 young children and a full time job with a lot of responsibilities. Yoga become a nourishing sanctuary for her. She was typically a frazzled mess when she showed up at yoga class and in that hour was transformed into a blissful state that made her a better mother, employee, colleague, and friend. 
 
She grew up in Terre Haute, Indiana and moved to Bloomington in 2004, calling this beautiful community home ever since. 
 
Marci is RYT-200 certified through CITYOGA School of Yoga and Health, Indianapolis. She teaches Hatha and Hatha Flow. She likes that the simple structure of these classes helps make it accessible to a range of people. Beginners and advanced alike will benefit and enjoy these classes. 
 
To anyone walking into her class for the first time, Marci would want to say "Welcome! I'm so glad you're here. Don't be worried; yoga is for EVERYONE and I can't wait to share its benefits with you" 
 
Her favorite pose changes over time but is currently pigeon because she has experienced hip injuries and it's one of the tools she's using to heal. 
 
When asked what season she would be, Marci replied Spring. She loves the rebirth and renewal that happens in the springtime. Yoga practice represents the same to me!
 
 

Deb Hackman

Yoga Instructor:
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The stress of college guided Debbie to her first yoga class in the early 1980’s. She found the relief and peace that she was seeking in yoga class, then and now. Deciding to certify after about 20 years of practicing yoga, she certified with Judith Lasater in 2003 at Yellow Springs, Ohio. Originally from Toto, Indiana, Deb continues to make her place among the Indiana yoga community.

Deb practices Gentle Hatha Yoga because she finds Hatha Yoga to be gentle and kind to the body, while increasing flexibility and strength. Her favorite pose in her practice is down dog. It takes her out of her normal positioning and requires her to be mindful of her entire body’s placement.

One thing that she would want to say to a student walking into her class for the first time is “please hear my words, but listen to your bodies.”

If Deb was a season, she would be autumn. She loves the settling, cooling and observing all the exciting colors.
Restorative yoga is a gentle, calming, therapeutic kind of yoga that uses props to support the body as it eases into relaxation and balance. This class typically involves only five or six poses held for 5 minutes or more, including light twists, seated forward folds, and gentle backbends while releasing tension, gently breathing, and allowing gravity to draw us towards the steadiness of the earth underneath. This style of yoga provides a time for BEING instead of DOING.
 
During deep relaxation, all the organ systems of the body are benefited, and a few measurable results of deep relaxation are the reduction of blood pressure and blood sugar levels. It increases the "good cholesterol" levels, as well as improvement in digestion, reduction of muscle tension, insomnia and fatigue.

Upcoming classes:

  • Mon Sep 25 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Marci Becker
  • Mon Oct 02 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Deb Hackman
  • Mon Oct 09 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Marci Becker
  • Mon Oct 16 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Marci Becker
  • Mon Oct 23 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Marci Becker
  • Mon Oct 30 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Marci Becker
  • Mon Nov 06 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Marci Becker
  • Mon Nov 13 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Marci Becker
  • Mon Nov 20 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Marci Becker
  • Mon Nov 27 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Marci Becker
  • Mon Dec 04 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Marci Becker
  • Mon Dec 11 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Marci Becker
  • Mon Dec 18 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Marci Becker
  • Mon Dec 25 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Marci Becker