Ease into the New Year with Thai Yoga
Did you make a New Year’s Resolution to relax more, become more flexible and fit explore your spirituality or make more time for yourself? Well, we have just the solution to help you achieve all of those goals…
We’re delighted to introduce Thai Yoga, the newest addition to the Fitness Program at Malibu Beach Inn!
Thai Yoga is often called “Yoga for Lazy People.” It is done a thick mat similar to a futon on the floor with the participant dressed comfortably in yoga clothes (or even pajamas!). In Thai yoga, sore, tight muscles are compressed, energy channels are opened and the body is stretched in ways that are difficult to attain through individual exercise and yoga practice. The result of a full-body Thai treatment is often an exciting and powerful mind/body healing experience, bringing both the recipient and the practitioner to heightened states of physical and spiritual well-being.
Monica Varah, MA, CMT, E-RYT has been practicing yoga most of her life and teaching yoga for 11 years. She originally learned Thai Yoga as a way of giving better adjustments to the postures of her students in class, then fell in love with it as a means of healing and as an art form. She practices Thai Yoga and teaches yoga in Malibu, Westlake Village and Calabasas. She has been teaching Beach Yoga at Malibu Beach Inn for three years and considers herself to be good friends with the seal that lives in the rocks offshore.
Sessions are available in-room or on the beach for one hour or 90 minutes.
Learn more about our Fitness Program or call us at 310.456.6444 to book your Thai Yoga session with Monica today!
Restorative Yoga at Malibu Beach Inn
We’re delighted to introduce Nicole Buckley, yoga instructor and the newest addition to the Fitness Program at Malibu Beach Inn!
Nicole specializes in Restorative Yoga, which teaches students how to relax deeply in their bodies. Unlike traditional yoga, these classes welcome gentle movement followed by a series of fully-supported, long-held restorative poses. Students are then led through a series of guided relaxation practices. With a strong emphasis on meditation and breath work, students leave feeling rested and nourished.
The central aim in Restorative Yoga is to elicit the Relaxation Response, which causes the Parasympathic Nervous System (“Rest and Digest”) to kick in. This causes a decrease in heart rate and blood pressure, an increase in circulation to vital organs, a boost in immune system functioning, and improved digestion. Restorative Yoga has a profound impact on the overall health of the student, and serves as an excellent compliment to a move active physical practice.
Benefits of Restorative Yoga include:
• Quiets the mind
• Improves digestion
• Boosts Immune System
• Teaches students how to integrate relaxation techiniques into their daily lives
• Increases circulation to vital organs
• Relieves stress
• Lowers blood pressure
• Boosts growth and cell production
• Improves fertility
• Relieves habitual tension
• Increases mental focus
One of Nicole’s new students raves, “I tried her class and felt 6 feet tall and had incredible energy afterwards!”
Learn more about our Fitness Program or call us at 310.456.6444 to book your Restorative Yoga session with Nicole today!
Spring has sprung, and means that swimsuit season will be here before we know it! Now’s the time to get focused and start toning and shaping. Malibu Beach Inn’s comprehensive Fitness Program can help you achieve the beautiful beach body you desire.
Whether you’re seeking quiet contemplation through yoga, looking to improve strength and conditioning with Pilates core work, or searching for a cardio-intensive Boot Camp session, Malibu Beach Inn’s exclusive oceanfront setting provides the perfect backdrop for your next workout. Our professional staff are specialists in their respective fields and enjoy sharing their expertise through intimate, one-on one sessions, allowing you to receive customized workouts and personalized attention.
We’re also pleased to introduce MELT hand and foot treatments to our Pilates class offerings this Spring! Adding MELT to your life will help improve your efficiency and performance in your fitness routine, while enhancing daily life by improving your digestion, sleeping, and reducing inflammation, accumulated stress, and chronic pain symptoms.
MELT hand and foot treatments and allow you to experience how easy it is to create change in your body regarding misalignment, chronic pain, and the negative effects associated with aging. Different from going to a therapist for bodywork, MELT empowers you with simple, self-care tools for long-term wellness. The techniques are easy to learn, and will help you remain active, healthy and pain- free for life!
Learn more about our Fitness Program or call us at 310.456.6444 to book your luxe workout session today!