Welcome to the Yoga Room!

Restorative


This class is taught by:

Brooke Butler

Brooke first studied Yoga in the ancient tradition and style of Kashmir Shaivism under Didier Razon in Florida and began her practice in the late 90’s. This tradition teaches that the universe is pure consciousness; a full expression of the divine. She is fortunate to have practiced many yoga styles with great master teachers while guiding adventure based tours of the West. For Brooke, yoga is a way to nurture deep body awareness, promote well being, and cultivate consciousness. She enjoys teaching restorative yoga, bringing her students the understanding of the potential that yoga has to offer and holding a space to experience the benefits.

Through continuous study and practice of yoga and meditation, Brooke experienced the awakening of shakti within, which led her to the study of unseen energy systems of body and mind. She has BS in Biology, with a scientific understanding of the physical body and as a Reiki Master/Teacher, she is deeply attuned to the unseen energies of the body. Brooke is an advanced practitioner of intuitive healing/energy medicine and offers sessions on the phone or in person.

 For more information about individual sessions, please visit bodytalktahoe.com.

Deborah Lapkin

All paths lead to yoga. My yoga practice began in 1998 while recovering from a skiing injury. I started taking Yoga classes to help strengthen my knee and in the process found that Yoga offered many other benefits.
I became very interested in learning more about Yoga and how it can positively affect the body and the mind. I wanted to learn more about Iyengar Yoga and completed my course work at the San Francisco Iyengar Institute. I’ve been teaching Iyengar Yoga since 2004. I am a certified Iyengar teacher. I teach Iyengar Yoga because it focuses on the precise alignment of the body. Iyengar yoga helps anyone to gain good health, mental peace, emotional equanimity and intellectual clarity. I have studied and trained with the masters BKS Iyengar and Gita Iyengar, Patricia Walden, Joan White, Manuso Manos, and Janet Macleod.
Day to day stress takes it’s toll on our bodies and minds. Restorative classes allow you to replenish the drained parasympathetic nervous system by utilizing supportive tools such as blankets, blocks, blosters and straps. This type of passive stretching makes room for deep, meditative relaxation, leaving you feeling refreshed. Restorative yoga can have the ability to calm our mind and create space for a deep sleep. Expect a quiet and slow practice, staying in each pose for 3-5 minutes.

Upcoming classes:

  • Sun May 28 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm with Brooke Butler
  • Sun Jun 04 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm with Deborah Lapkin
  • Sun Jun 11 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm with Kate Dunn-Davenport
  • Sun Jun 18 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm with Brooke Butler
  • Sun Jun 25 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm with Brooke Butler
  • Sun Jul 02 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm with Brooke Butler
  • Sun Jul 09 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm with Brooke Butler
  • Sun Jul 16 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm with Brooke Butler
  • Sun Jul 23 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm with Brooke Butler
  • Sun Jul 30 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm with Brooke Butler
  • Sun Aug 06 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm with Brooke Butler
  • Sun Aug 13 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm with Brooke Butler
  • Sun Aug 20 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm with Brooke Butler
  • Sun Aug 27 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm with Brooke Butler
  • Sun Sep 03 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm with Brooke Butler
  • Sun Sep 10 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm with Brooke Butler
  • Sun Sep 17 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm with Brooke Butler