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Restorative Yoga Teacher Training

April 17th-19th & 24th-26th 2020

Restorative Yoga allows for the space and time to relax, resting deeply and completely. During deep relaxation, all the organ systems of the body benefit! A few of the measurable results of deep relaxation are the reduction of blood pressure, serum triglycerides and blood sugar levels in the blood, the increase of the "good cholesterol" levels, as well as improvement in digestion, fertility, elimination, the reduction of muscle tension, insomnia and generalized fatigue.

WEEKEND 1: FOUNDATIONS OF RESTORATIVE YOGA 

In this 20 hour YA Continuing Education program, designed for yoga teachers, health and wellness practitioners and bodyworkers, you'll learn the basics of facilitating conscious rest in students and clients with the use of props, breathwork and easeful positioning.

TRAINING WILL INCLUDE:

  • The history and lineage of restorative yoga

  • Sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system: enacting the relaxation response

  • The effects of restorative yoga on mind and body

  • Classic restorative yoga poses

  • How to skillfully use props for optimal support and rest

  • Classroom set up and organization

  • Restorative pranayama and meditation techniques

  • Basic assists for deepened rest

  • Specific observation skills to assist common misalignments that counter conscious rest

  • Sequencing the restorative yoga practice

  • Practice teaching one-on-one and in small groups

  • Practice sequencing and teaching a short restorative session

WEEKEND 2: APPLYING RESTORATIVE YOGA

Building on Fundamentals of Restorative Yoga Teacher Training, this 20 hour YA Continuing Education program, designed for yoga teachers and practitioners who have completed our Fundamentals Program, you'll learn to apply posture and sequences in a more refined way, for an array of health challenges and benefits; and dive deeper into the art of facilitating conscious rest in students and clients with the use of props, breathwork, relaxation techniques and easeful positioning.

TRAINING WILL INCLUDE:

  • Restorative yoga in the modern world: Why we need it, how to apply it.

  • Sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system: Vagal nerve theory and more

  • The effects of restorative yoga on mind and body

  • Classic restorative yoga poses applied for specific effect

  • How to skillfully use props for optimal support and rest

  • Classroom set up and organization

  • Restorative pranayama, meditation and relaxation techniques

  • Basics of Yoga Nidra

  • Refinement of assists for deepened rest

  • Specific observation skills to assist common misalignments that counter conscious rest

  • Sequencing the restorative yoga practice for specific needs

  • Practice teaching one-on-one and in small groups

  • Practice sequencing and teaching a short restorative session for a specific need.

SESSION DATES AND TIMES:

Foundations of Restorative

Friday April 17th 5:00-9:00

Saturday April 18th 9:00-6:00pm

Sunday April 19th 9:00-6:00pm

Applying Restorative Yoga

Friday April 17th 5:00-9:00

Saturday April 18th 9:00-6:00pm

Sunday April 19th 9:00-6:00pm

LOCATION: Vancouver School of Healing Arts

 

TUITION: $375/Weekend (tuition does not include required text) or $700 for both

 

PRE-REQUISITES: A 200 hour yoga teacher training or completion of an accredited bodywork program. Weekend 1 is a pre requisite for weekend 2.

 

REQUIRED TEXT: Relax and Renew by Judith Lasater