I am a lifelong student of yoga, having recently completed the Indigo-sponsored YogaWorks Teacher Training Program. I am pleased to teach Restorative Yoga because I have experienced its profound benefits. We work very hard in our lives, and while we may sleep, we are often not completely at rest. Restorative yoga poses help us learn to relax and rest deeply. During deep relaxation, all the organ systems of the body benefit. Some measurable results of deep relaxation are the reduction of blood pressure, improvement in digestion and elimination, and reduction of muscle tension, insomnia and general fatigue. Practicing yoga supports my commitment ‘to be the change you want to see in the world.’ I practice mindfulness meditation — based on the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh — with Salem’s River Sangha. Along with my husband, I am committed to community sustainability and edible landscaping, am a Master Gardener, and teach in Pringle Creek’s Urban Farmer project. I plan to offer yoga for gardeners’ classes soon.