30-Hour Restorative Teacher Training
Friday, March 1st 6-9PM
Saturday, March 2nd 2-7PM
Friday, March 15th 6-9PM
Saturday, March 16th 3-9PM
$350 Early-Bird before 2/22
(This training is open to all YA certified teachers for 30 hours (half contact/half non-contact hours) of continuing education. It is ALSO open to any students and wellness/ healthcare/caregivers professionals who want to learn more about restorative practices: for non-credit hours. Certificates of completion are presented after all outside classwork and assignments are completed.)
This 4-day training will give all 200 hour certified yoga instructors the opportunity to immerse themselves in the art of restorative yoga. The hours spent in training, plus the take-home project due within 30 days of the training’s end, will give the instructor 30 CEUs through the Yoga Alliance; as well as the confidence and skill to teach restorative to their yoga communities!
This training is very extensive and expansive; connecting to restorative yoga from more than just the physical dynamic of asana. We dive into deep and yet simple practices to build your restorative toolkit and create a more dynamic practice for yourself and your students.
We will cover 15 common restorative asanas, as well as some unique variations and a list of preparatory asanas. Each pose will be experienced using a wide variation of props and assisting; as well as appropriate sequencing and timing for restorative classes. We will cover over a handful of pranayama practices (breath work) to help connect students to softening and restfulness, as well as to the subtle body. This training will include learning several meditations that are applicable to restorative classes, both seated and reclined; including a basic yoga nidra.We work with mudra practices and mantra practices as well, to build a deeper connection to vibration, energy and elevated consciousness. This training will also include an Ayurvedic component, giving the instructor a whole new viewpoint to restorative from the perspective of the doshas, the seasons, and the time of day. We will also discuss scents and poetry and sacred, soothing music to create an even more restful and delightful atmosphere for our restorative setting.
Each participant receives a 50+ page manual, designed by Rachel, that includes all that we cover in the training. Participants also receive access to an online database Rachel has created over years of leading this training; filled with imagery of each posture variation, assisting photos, recordings of all meditations and practices, as well as the video and audio from their own training.