Restorative Yoga @ RCY

It’s Back… Restorative Yoga In-Studio @ RCY!
Tuesdays @ 7:30pm w/ Erin LoPorto (begins July 13th – this class will run online as well)
Thursdays @ 7pm w/ Anastasia Fayerman (begins July 8th)
Sundays @ 6pm w/ Saundra Holt (begins July 11th)

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Restorative yoga is a practice of slowing down and opening the body through passive stretching and quiet breath. Using blankets, bolsters and blocks to assist in longer holds, restorative yoga gives you a sense of peace and calm in an otherwise busy world.  This gentle, therapeutic flow provides students the space and encouragement they need to slow down and allow the breath to support the body. Give your body the safe space and downtime it needs to calm the nervous system and find a sense of peace in stillness.

Studio props and mats are available to use!  We will have sanitizing stations available for students to clean props after class.  We ask that those students using bolsters bring a towel or blanket from home to cover the bolster during use.  We also have props available for sale in-studio or online @

Anastasia Fayerman
It was the sense of open curiosity that first brought Anastasia to the Baptiste Vinyasa School of Yoga in Cambridge, MA where she took her first yoga class in 1999. Anastasia describes her yoga journey as a “marriage”. Over a decade later Anastasia’s union with yoga experienced all the phases of a typical marriage: from passion to realization; rebellion to cooperation; reunion to completion. Anastasia, a former mental health professional, a wife, a mother and a certified Fluid Yoga instructor, draws a sense of completion, confidence and strength from her yoga practice. It also gives her the gift of a community of like-minded people. This is her ground of exploring new challenges. It’s a state of mind, a lifestyle and more! As a teacher Anastasia is committed to bringing the flow of yoga to her students right where they are in their own journeys.

Saundra Holt
Saundra Holt, MBA, E-RYT 500, YACEP (Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider) I came to Yoga quite unexpectedly over two decades ago and I continue to be thrilled and amazed by the practice. Over the past fifteen years the way that I’ve taught has certainly changed, yet the core of my teaching has remained steadfast: I try to combine and impart flexibility, strength and balance into teachings today. My initial trainings were Ashtanga Based and that gave me an appreciation for a more athletic practice which I still enjoy. Once exposed to Yin some eight years ago, I became hooked on the serenity of a mindful practice. I never want to stop learning, loving, sharing and practicing this thing that we call Yoga. I am forever grateful. MBA, E-RYT500, YACEP

Erin LoPorto
Erin LoPorto, IAYT Certified Yoga Therapist, E-RYT 500 found her home in yoga the moment she first practiced in 2001. She experienced such personal healing and transformation over the years from the 8-limbed path that she has felt inspired to pass the knowledge on. Yoga is not only her passion but her full time profession. Erin completed a two-year internship at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health where she was able to study with world leaders in the fields of yoga, Ayurveda, energy healing, meditation and the mind-body connection. She is certified teacher of Kripalu Yoga, PranaFlow and TriYoga Therapy. Having collected over 1000 hours of training in Yoga Therapy, Erin was one of the first Yoga Therapists Certified by the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) and has been a practitioner since 2012. She is also a talented bodyworker holding Reiki I and II, Multi-Dimensional Transformational Healer and Lotus Palm Thai Yoga Massage certifications. Additionally, Erin studied somatic expressive therapy through the Leven Institute and has a particular interest in trauma treatment. She has been teaching yoga at Walden Behavioral Care for Eating Disorders since 2013 and Revolution Community Yoga since it first opened in 2012. To her classes, yoga therapy and bodywork, Erin brings a playful, intuitive and compassionate spirit. Her classes range from powerful yoga flows to the still style of yin and restorative yoga. She offers clear instruction and options for everyone. Her bodywork is made of powerfully deep tissue work and an intuitive energetic touch. Her private sessions unfold organically to meet the needs of each individual. Her expertise and approach to her work come from deep within and you cannot help but feel spiritually renewed. Learn more about Erin’s Thai Yoga Bodywork and Yoga Therapy offerings at