Restorative Yoga and Sound Healing
with Andrea Williams
Gentle and slow moving yoga, almost meditative, with supported poses that are held for long periods of time with the aid of props: bolsters, straps, blocks, and blankets. The healing vibrations of singing bowls throughout the practice and a gong bath during a long Savasana emphasize relaxation and mindfulness while one feels the benefits of the stretch. Restorative yoga can tap into our parasympathetic nervous system and provide the self soothing that we need for ourselves to help manage everyday stress, addictions, or chronic pain.
Andrea Williams is a sound artist, certified yoga teacher, and sound healer who utilizes site-specific elements and perceptual cues to reveal the unseen connections between people, their environment, and their bodies. For over ten years she has been creating compassionate spaces for restoration, creativity, and healing through various modalities including yoga, soundscapes, soundwalks and SleepWalks (soundwalks in people’s dreams) based on concepts of acoustic ecology and Deep Listening. She has performed both solo and with various musicians and artists at galleries and alternative spaces internationally, including at the Mamori sound artist residency in the Amazon rainforest. She holds a Ph.D. in Electronic Arts from RPI where she worked with Pauline Oliveros and studied our connection to waterways via sensorially-engaging soundwalks. She received her 200-hr yoga teacher training and Restorative Yoga Certification from Lauren Toolin at Heartspace Yoga in Troy, NY.
Restorative Yoga and Sound Healing classes at:
Lotus Wellness Studio
1813 5th Ave, Troy, NY 12180
Wednesdays, 7:30pm-8:30pm, (please arrive
5-10 minutes early to set up your mat and props)
$10 through the rest of October, $12 afterwards
Sound Bath for restful rejuvenation
October 26th, 6:30-7:30pm, $20
A Place Called Om
2022 Western Avenue suite #1
Albany, New York 12203