Restorative Yoga Training : Yoga Nidra, Meditation and Trauma-Sensitive Techniques for Wellness Practitioners and Informed Self-Care

is the practice of conscious relaxation in comfortable stillness. Passively held, supported postures cultivate deep rest.
Restorative Yoga postures may be intelligently integrated into any Yoga class or be sequenced as complete classes.
Profound experiences and relief from pain and psychological trauma can be accessed in group settings and with private clients.
is a form of guided meditation that relaxes the body, steadies the emotions and quiets the mind.
Deep rest leads to self-inquiry and self-knowledge, producing calm, restful consciousness during and after the practice.
is the practice of resting with awareness and receptivity.  
Many techniques exist. Brooke offers training in preliminary Kriya Yoga Meditation techniques: a breath technique, a mantra and somatic movement for concentration and awareness.
Learn technical skills to expertly modify poses for individual needs; learn sequencing to relieve specific physical and psychological issues; discuss principles, silence and languaging for effective relaxation; experience and lead practice sessions.
Develop intuition and an eye for alignment, breath and body language.


10:15am to 11:45am.
Each module begins with a morning practice session, on module topic. These classes are open to the public and represent Brooke’s signature Restorative Yoga, Yoga nidra and meditation style that forms the basis of every class and workshop that she offers, refined over ten years of teaching every demographic, including seriously impaired students.
 11:45 to 12:20pm
There will be a short break. You may bring a lunch or order food to be picked up from Shine Cafe or other eateries. 
 12:20 to 4:15pm
Discussion of the module sequence, specific training on spotlight poses and practice teaching in dyads follows
Conversation, Q & A,and connection with the other participants will support shared group learning.
4:15pm to 4:30pm
We will end with a short closing.
Saturday, January 30.   Module 1     //The Chakra Sequence + Legs Up The Wall + Child’s Pose
    Saturday, February 27.   Module 2    //Anxiety Relief Sequence + Supported Side Twist + Mountain Brook Pose
Saturday, March 26.   Module 3     //Depression Relief Sequence + Supported Bridge + Baddha Konasana

Saturday, April 30.  Module 4    //Yoga Nidra  + Abdominal Twist + Supported Side Stretch


Early Bird Rates Until January 15, 2016

$160 per module//  $295 for two modules//  $415 for three modules// $565 all modules

After January 15, 2016: $160 per module



+ Certificate of attendance provided, satisfying 25 hours of Yoga Alliance continuing education credits (all hours must be completed).

Certification or in training as a Yoga teacher, body worker, somatic or psychotherapist or permission from Brooke.
Required materials:
Restorative Yoga uses blankets as props intensively. It is required that students bring three blankets minimum (and up to eight, made of cotton or wool), two blocks and a Yoga mat.
Required reading:
Relax and Renew by Judith Lasater and Yoga for Emotional Balance by Bo Forbes

Restorative Yoga Training held the last Saturday of each month

January through April, 2016

10am – 4:30pm 

Ignite Movement Studio

698 Morro Bay Boulevard, Morro Bay, California

Many thanks to Rhoda Miriam at for her invaluable assistance in mentoring me as I designed this program.

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