Opening Up and Letting Go

Live: Sunday, September 26th, from 10a to 12p Pacific time

To live well and to find joy we need to practice two things: opening up and letting go.

Opening up is the first big challenge of life. It takes courage to open up in times of difficulty, and in times of ease as well because  we sometimes tend to distrust ease.

Following our choice to open up is the equally difficult art of letting go. But by letting go we express our deep sense of trust in life itself.

Restorative yoga represents the embodied practice of opening up and letting go. We set ourselves up in supported poses which require a particular part of our body, and then an aspect of our mind, to first open, then allow.

Restorative yoga is a practice that makes these two choices, at least while we are on the yoga mat, more simple, clear, and doable.

We can then take our learning of these two skills into the rest of our life with a soft easy discipline.

Join Lizzie Lasater and Judith Hanson Lasater for a live class in which we will focus on the prayer of opening up and the inherent sacredness of letting go during our practice of Restorative yoga.

Teacher and Host

Ph.D., Physical Therapist

Judith Hanson Lasater

Judith Hanson Lasater has been teaching yoga since 1971, and helping to train teachers since 1974. Her credentials include: author of ten books on yoga, Co-Founder of the Yoga Journal magazine, received a Senior Teaching Certificate personally from BKS Iyengar, Co-Founder of the California Yoga Teachers Association, early board member of YogaAlliance, Ph.D in East West Psychology, and is a Physical Therapist.

M. Arch., E-RYT 200

Lizzie Lasater

Raised in San Francisco, and educated at Columbia University, Lizzie Lasater is a yoga teacher, producer, and designer, who shares her work via live online events, her Sunday Savasana Series newsletter, a spirit jewelry collection, videos on YouTube, and Instagram. Lizzie lives in Salzburg with her Austrian husband and twin toddler boys. 

Recorded Live

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Join us live on September 26th at 10a Pacific:

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Give yourself this gift:

It's time to slow down and turn inward.

Preparing for Class

  • Prepare your physical space: dress warmly, bring an eye-cover and socks, plus all your props, pillows, blankets, and towels. And close the door.

  • Prepare your digital space: close all other programs on your device, turn off notifications, and put your phone on airplane mode.

  • And lastly, prepare your family/roommates to support your practice: let them know that two hours without interruption is a gift they can give you.