I never wanted to be a YouTube yoga teacher. In fact, I still don’t. But…
You can now find my Restorative Yoga classes on YouTube.
Here’s why I decided to do this…
I recently finished teaching a 50-hour Restorative Yoga Teacher Training. As a requirement for graduation, the teachers had to take an online Restorative Yoga class and assess the class based on what they had learned in the training.
You’ll never be able to guess the biggest challenge for these participants. I was actually really surprised by it.
They couldn’t find any classes on YouTube that were actually Restorative Yoga!
When you search YouTube for “Restorative Yoga”, the most popular video is 35 minutes of gentle yoga stretching. With no props.
And it has 393,000 views! That means 393,000+ viewers who are potentially confused about what Restorative Yoga is.
(Hint: If a class is called “Flow”, it’s not Restorative Yoga. If a class doesn’t use any props, it cannot be Restorative Yoga!)
Many YouTube yoga classes called Restorative Yoga are gentle stretching, Yin Yoga, or meditation.
All of these are lovely and helpful practices.
Many of them are led by fabulous, caring, and skilled teachers.
These classes can even leave you feeling rested and restored.
But Restorative Yoga is a separate and distinct practice.
Most yoga practices are restorative but not all yoga is Restorative Yoga.
It’s a little confusing. But it’s not that confusing.
So here’s the solution.
I created this YouTube channel to help you see and feel the difference between Restorative Yoga and all of the other yoga practices on the interwebs.
Restorative Yoga has been my refuge for more than 20 years. It’s an honor and a pleasure for me to offer these classes to you for free on YouTube. It’s my sincere hope that you will find comfort, ease, and support in this practice too.
Please show your support for this work and subscribe to my channel. I’ll be adding new videos every week so being a subscriber is the best way to see those new videos as soon as they are available.
Now, go grab some blankets and settle in!
And in case you were getting worried that I’m going all YouTube, I’m not!
You can still find me teaching all of my regular live-streaming weekly classes as well as my monthly Online Restorative Yoga class. I don’t know about you, but I need the accountability of showing up for a live class. Plus I really love that we still feel like a community, even on Zoom.