Yoga with Brigitte Longueville
Nice to meet you!
My name is Brigitte Longueville, I am the founder of the yoga technique Restorative Alignment, I am also co-founder of Solstice Yoga Center and co-inventor of the BackMitra®.
For over 33 years I have traveled the path of yoga, 22 of which I have dedicated to imparting my knowledge to students around the world and have maintained a sustained practice of Vipassana meditation for 21 years.
I welcome you to the Restorative Alignment website, here you can find a list of upcoming Retreats, Teacher Trainings and Continuing Education courses. You can also find a Frequently Asked Questions page where you will find answers to questions you may have related to programmed events, the Restorative Alignment yoga technique, my personal practice, and many other questions you may have.
Yoga Vacation Retreats5 days
Location: Solstice Yoga Center (Oaxaca, Mexico)
Discover how you can transform your mind and body during Restorative Alignment retreats by the sea on the paradisiacal Oaxacan coast. We begin early in the morning with a meditation practice, followed by the practice of breath awareness (pranayama), dynamic asanas and restorative postures. On the mat you will be able to let go of the tiredness of the mental, physical and emotional body, feeling completely revitalized.
Continuing Education4 and 6 day courses
Location: Solstice Yoga Center (Oaxaca, Mexico)
Are you a yoga professional or a curious practitioner and wish to deepen your knowledge and refine your techniques? Then these courses are for you!
Restorative Alignment helps to develop the correct tension in the body, providing a relaxed, strong and healthy posture and nervous system
Creating a foundation for stability in all joints
What is Restorative Alignment?
Restorative Alignment is a technique that originates in restorative yoga and provides the practitioner with the knowledge to relax the body through gravity and natural breathing, based on the realization of body postures focused on the mobilization of the spine and joints, which restore from the inside, in a conscious and dynamic way, the energetic, emotional and physical body.
In this tradition, postures are held somewhat longer, creating space to observe the sensations of the body quietly and objectively. It also involves the use of supportive tools, such as the BackMitra®, helping to relax the superficial muscles of the back and strengthening the deeper layers, preparing them for dynamic sequences that will give them greater mobility and strength, and as a result improving body posture.
Using tools to restore your health
By using tools to support the body during practice, you can create internal space and release incorrect tension. When we are supported we feel safe, when we feel safe we can move freely, and when we can move freely health can be restored.
Aligns & strengthens your back
Learning to relax the body by aligning the spine and the different curves in the back will provide you with a strong and healthy posture and nervous system. Improving not only the practice itself, but also your daily life.
Increases mobility, flexibility & stability
Creating the correct flexibility and tension in the body forms the basis for a healthy stability of all our joints, which can not only be felt during yoga practice, but throughout all layers of our being.
What people say
With Brigitte you learn from the heart 🙂Mariam Hernández
Brigitte is the best Restorative Yoga Teacher, with her you learn from the heart, and her teaching transcends. Her objectivity, clarity, concentration, discipline of her are bases of her teaching in Yoga. I am happy to have been her student and it was an honor to be a recipient of her energy and information 🙂
Excellent teacherLaura Gunning
Brigitte is an extremely experienced well versed teacher. She’s been practicing and teaching for many years and it shows. Her methods of instruction and alignment and knowledge of anatomy are terrific. She is also multi lingual and can teach a class with at least five or six different languages in it!! I missed her this winter and can attest that my body knows the difference!!
Amazing teacher!Diana Ruppe
Brigitte is so amazing that I haven’t forgotten her even though I haven’t studied with her in over 10 years. I went to Oaxaca years ago for a yoga retreat at Solstice with Brigitte. The experience was magical and stayed with me. Lately I’ve been debating going through teacher training and Brigitte keeps popping into my head as a possible instructor even though I’ve been studying in New York for 18 years and have had many wonderful teachers. I have 3 all time favorite teachers and she is one of them. She’s caring, conscientious, kind, gracious, and extremely knowledgeable. She also has a great sense of humor. Her classes were challenging, but always felt healing. Take a class from her if you can!
Yoga as it isPia Maria Kozlowski
Great classes, calm and strong voice, understandable for everyone- teaches in english and spanish at the same time. Time for everyone to adjust themselves according to her explanations, very skillful at technical explanations of the asanas. Just love the use of the back-mitra and the therapeutics.