Restorative Yoga Teacher Training
This course is for everyone and every body. It is highly beneficial for those who want to knowledgeably develop a restorative home practice, for teachers who want to confidently and safely guide their students into restorative yoga postures, and for medical professionals who want to adapt wholistic tools to share with their patients.
Type of Event
- Teacher Training
Three-and-a-half day training, begins Friday at 5:30pm, and ends Sunday at 5pm.
$55 early registration discount when you register by April 24th.
Restorative Yoga is the practice of supporting the body in a specific asana (posture) with the use of props such as bolsters, blankets, blocks, etc. In this state the asana is able to be held for significantly longer than without support, which gives the body an opportunity to open and release long held muscles on a deeper level than in an active yoga practice.
The stillness of body and mind allows: mental and physical tension to dissolve, your body to rejuvenate, your nervous system to calm, and invites the innate intelligence of the bodies’ systems to reintegrate. Through this practice you are guided towards your natural state of health and well being. Restorative Yoga is beneficial for every body!
All of these topics will be covered:
- three full restorative yoga practices led by Colleen, one daily, each with a different focus
- modifying postures for comfort, injuries, etc.
- prop set-up for over 20 restorative poses
- anatomy of the spine, including directional movement
- anatomical neutral and the pelvis
- central nervous system basics
- blanket folding 101
- balanced sequencing
- gain confidence and knowledge needed for a home restorative practice
- appropriate pranayama (breath exercise) practices for restorative yoga
- practice postures with a partner
- setting the space
- questions and answers
- how to instruct others into restorative poses
- adapting for fused discs, scoliosis, injuries, and using chairs for modifications
- appropriate adjustments and poses for pregnancy - and what to avoid
- modifying when a studio does not have enough props
- breathing techniques, focuses and imagery
- how to incorporate Restorative Yoga into a Hatha/Vinyasa Yoga practice or class
- practice teaching - you will lead a mini class
- learn the benefit of incorporating Hands on Healing (Reiki) into Restorative Yoga
- teaching restorative yoga privately, and trusting your intuition
- preparatory practices to enhance your restorative yoga practices
- Total of 26 Continuing Education Units
Past participants are saying:
“A wonderful, well-rounded experience that prepares yoga teachers and practitioners to fully embrace the restorative practice and all of its benefits, at home or at the studio”. Catherine, VA
“I enjoyed the course immensely. Colleen is passionate about every aspect of restorative yoga and has a deep personal yoga practice which I think adds to the training.” Susan, VA
“Colleen is so passionate and honest and takes time with all students. I thoroughly enjoyed the training and am taking away so much knowledge. She brings in such a personal element to the training which makes you feel excited to be involved in.” Cindy, Springhill, TN
“As a Yoga Therapist, the Restorative Yoga Training will be a huge benefit. And will compliment my personal yoga therapy sessions.” Anne, Atlanta, GA