Restorative Yoga

Restorative yoga is a way of practicing supported yoga poses with the aid of props that explores deep relaxation, gentle stretching, stillness, inner peace and and physical benefits. When the body is supported by props, the body, mind and spirit are slowly coaxed into letting go of tension during long-held passive poses.

Our Restorative Yoga Teacher Training will give you the confidence to lead a safe, effective restorative yoga class or to add a few restorative poses at the end of your regular practice. You’ll leave this workshop feeling both relaxed and well-informed.

Restorative Yoga Learning Objectives:

  • Define Restorative Yoga (RY)
  • Understand Qualities and Benefits of RY
  • Examine RY as a Tool for Self-Transformation
  • Describe Restorative History and Evolution
  • Understand RY through our lineage (Thiramoolar’s)
  • Assess the Science Behind the Practice
  • Understand Use of Props, Techniques, Modifications and Contraindications of RY
  • Gain Practical Experience Teaching RY to Different Body Types
  • Practice Compassion and Loving Kindness
  • Cultivate Calmness and Quieting of the Mind
  • Understand and Apply Hands-on Assists to RY Asanas
  • Facilitate Deep Relaxation through Asana, Pranayama, Meditation, Stillness, Breath and Assists

Prerequisites

None

Continuing Education Credits

Yoga Alliance Approved for 24 contact CEC hours.

Restorative Yoga Course Info

Course Audience

  • Yoga Teachers and Students
  • Yoga Therapists
  • Mind/Body Practitioners
  • Health Coaches
  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Body Workers
  • Anyone Wanting to Help Themselves or Others Through Restorative Yoga

Learning Strategies

  • Lecture and Demonstration
  • Experiential Learning through Movement
  • Restorative Yoga Practices
  • Journaling and Reflection
  • Partner and Group Activities
  • Practical Teaching and Assisting Opportunities

Topics Covered

  • Art of Relaxation
  • Mindfulness and Intention
  • Pranayama (Breath)
  • Sympathetic and Parasympathetic Nervous System
  • Energetic Anatomy
  • Props Employed
  • Use of Props to Fill Empty Space
  • Maximizing Physical Space
  • Observing and Reading Body Language
  • Conscious Touch
  • Adjusting and Assisting
  • Sequencing
  • Restorative Class Themes

Required Books and Materials

Duration

 This course is 24 hours and spans 3 days. This course is not currently on the schedule. If you are interested in taking the course, please contact us.

Tuition

Restorative Yoga Training Fee – $425

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