Episode: 25

Unleashing the Power & Potential of Restorative Yoga with Adelene Cheong

Welcome to Episode 25 of Let’s Talk Yoga!

I didn’t give restorative yoga much thought earlier in my practice as I didn’t really need it. But as I grow older and things become more challenging in life, it has been my refuge. Restorative yoga focuses not on stretching but more on relaxation for conscious deep rest. It aims to release tension and stress. If you agree that it is what everybody needs right now, let Adelene Cheong enlighten you as she unleashes the power and potential of restorative yoga.

I met Adelene in an online training that I did with Judith Hanson Lasater and Lizzie Lasater recently. Adelene Cheong is a senior restorative yoga teacher trainer based in London, UK. Aside from restorative yoga, she also specializes in yoga nidra, and most importantly, she has yoga for scoliosis program as she was also diagnosed with S-curve scoliosis at age 13. Her inspiration comes from inquiry-based somatic approach, integrated movement, exploration, living, and being in stillness.

Episode Highlights:

  • Adelene tells her yoga story
  • Restorative yoga as defined by Adelene
  • Is rest and relaxation the same?
  • Why is there a need to hold restorative yoga poses for so long?
  • The differences between yin yoga and restorative yoga
  • Can restorative yoga be done even without props?
  • What makes a pose restorative
  • Why we cover ourselves with a blanket with every restorative pose
  • Do yoga teachers of a different practice need a mind-shift to teach restorative yoga?
  • Getting comfortable with silence in practicing restorative yoga
  • From restorative yoga to meditation
  • Falling asleep in a restorative pose
  • The ideal time of the day to practice restorative yoga
  • Teaching restorative yoga in-person versus online
  • Adelene’s advice for beginners in restorative yoga
  • Can children practice restorative yoga?

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Connect with Adelene Cheong:

Adelene's Website

Adelene's Instagram

Adelene's Facebook

Adelene's YouTube Channel


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Featured Guests

Adelene Cheong

(E-RYT / YACEP / SYT / BWY Teacher / Adv R&R® Trainer / Certified iRest® Teacher)
Adelene is a passionate practitioner and senior teacher of Yoga. As a leading Yoga for Scoliosis and Restorative Yoga Trainer, she believes in supporting and guiding her students to unveil their fullest potential through somatic embodiment and experiential learning.


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