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Octavia Raheem Offers Immersion into Restorative Yoga

One of Atlanta’s yoga luminaries, Octavia Raheem, is offering a virtual multi-weekend immersion into the power of restorative yoga for Black women and women of color.

“A rested woman is an unstoppable woman,” says Raheem. “I know this much is true.”

Called “Starshine & Clay,” the course is “for those of us who are tired of being tired and want to commit to self- and collective-care and rest with a group of accomplished women who are brave enough to lay down,” says Raheem. “I say ‘brave enough’ because rest requires courage in a world hell-bent on working, grinding and hustling as the only way of being productive.”

Three guest instructors will also teach: psychotherapist and author Jennifer Sterling, sound meditation guide and healer Shana Nunnelly, and yoga nidra teacher Tracee Stanley.

By the end of the course, says Raheem, students will learn, in an embodied way, how the nervous system works, why restorative yoga is essential, how to create a sacred resting place, three to four yoga poses and how to modify them, how to move towards effortlessness, and how to build a work life that honors rest.

The course will be held on the four final weekends of the months of January through April and includes Friday evenings, Saturdays from 12 to 4 p.m., and Sundays from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

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