Restorative Yoga Teacher Training
with Therapeutics, Meditation, Yoga Nidra and Trauma Sensitivity
Experience and Teach True Relaxation
September 28 through November 2, 2019
January 25 – February 29, 2020
Trainings meet Saturdays 10:00am – 2:00pm
at Brooke West Yoga | Yoga West Cooperative
7730 Morro Road Suite 207 Atascadero
San Luis Obispo County, CA
This training is designed for Yoga teachers, practitioners and anyone with a sincere desire to learn more about Restorative Yoga, meditation and relaxation for health and personal development.
New and experienced yoga teachers, mind-body wellness professionals and those with a servant’s heart, such as body workers, nurses, physical and occupational therapists, mental health and public service professionals of all kinds, first responders and life coaches are all welcome.
Learn to practice and assist others in balanced sequences of restorative poses, meditation and yoga nidra for relief of stress, pain, depression, addiction and behavioral issues, anxiety, tension, trauma and more. These trainings are personal, warm, lively, engaging, relaxing and packed with resources and information which will be useful in many areas of your life.
Authentic relaxation can be the most difficult skill to master. The remedies of time, calm atmospheres, feeling cared for and being calmly witnessed can allow us to rebuild our health, our sense of self-worth and our productivity. With willingness, Restorative Yoga can be accessed by most any practitioner, no matter their fitness or experience level.
Yoga teachers and health care providers may be interested in learning and teaching Restorative Yoga for many reasons, among them:
- Restorative yoga and meditation is safe for all stages of life and can be comfortably adapted for most physiques;
- Restorative Yoga is a loving and kind practice, which appeals to compassionate care providers because it is so nurturing to offer and to receive;
- Teachers can physically sustain teaching these gentler practices over a long career;
- The atmosphere is calming for the teacher and the student; and
- Students and teachers everywhere are requesting that gentle, more passive, regenerative self-care practices – natural and effortless gateways to meditation – are made more readily available.
WHAT THIS TRAINING WILL COVER
Creating Safe and Calming Environments
Restorative Yoga Poses
Personal Practice • Teaching
Alignment • Assisting • Adjustments • Modifications for Accessibility
Physical and Energetic Benefits • Contraindications
Sequencing • Props • Cueing • Tone • Pacing • Silence
Sequences for Balancing Chakras • Anxiety Relief • Depression Relief
Solutions for Common Complaints
Meditation • Yoga Nidra
Trauma- Sensitive, Trauma-Informed Training
SOME OF WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
Practical, technical skills to expertly set up and modify poses for individual needs in a trauma-sensitive environment.
Learn and understand sequencing to relieve specific physical and psychological issues and to support special problems safely.
Consider principles, silence, affirmations and languaging for effective relaxation.
Experience and lead practice sessions.
Develop intuition and an eye for alignment, breath and body language.
Trauma-informed movement, breath, and other skills to promote calmness.
Learn how to make people comfortable and how to expertly guide relaxation.
Learn how to create a sense of security in any environment.
The tone of Brooke’s trainings is relaxed, friendly, personable and casual while serious in focus and attention to safety and detail. This is an intensive learning environment. Both group process and fundamentals of yoga will be emphasized. Meditation and trauma-sensitive skills will be taught throughout, as well as sharing of personal experience, discussion, lecture, question & answer, partner teaching, lessons, reading and internationally resourced material, including a manual, and direct experience of resting.
Expect to cover a large amount of material in each session and also to spend a significant amount of time practicing and experiencing deep relaxation in the poses.
You will leave skilled and equipped with tools, experience and confidence to build and teach restorative practices for yourself and others. Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Units will reflect all training hours that the student attends. Group ZOOM calls are offered for students who would like mid-training support. They are not required for students to attend, however the courtesy of an RSVP is requested. Go to www.zoom.us and register for free. A link will be sent to you via email at the time of the session to join the call.
Saturday, September 28, 2019
Introduction + Relaxation +
Sitting Comfortably + Lying Down: Savasana
Saturday, October 5
The Nervous System + Breathing and Pranayama Techniques
Child’s Pose + Legs Up The Wall
Tuesday, October 15
Optional Online ZOOM Group Call 6pm – 7pm
Saturday, October 12
The Subtle Body + Meditation, Mudras and Marmas
Supported Side Twist + Mountain Brook Pose
Saturday, October 19
Supported Bridge + Baddha Konasana + Variations
Saturday, October 26
Abdominal Twist + Supported Side Stretch + Yoga Nidra
Tuesday, October 29
Optional Online ZOOM Group Call 6pm – 7pm
Saturday, November 2
Breathing and Pranayama Techniques + Teaching Practicum + Meditation + Savasana
including more postures, more variations to accommodate different physiques, subtle teaching techniques and practice teaching. Join us in January for a deeper inquiry into therapeutic sequencing (the focus of this module) and modifications,
Taking Module 2 alone can only be taken with prior approval from Brooke.
To get the most comprehensive training, it is suggested that you take both Module 1 and Module 2.
Saturday, January 25, 2020 Introduction Balancing: The Chakra Sequence The Art of Sequencing for Deepest Relaxation
Saturday, February 1 Calming: Forward Bends + Anxiety Relief Sequence Tuesday, February 4 6pm – 7pm Optional Online ZOOM Group Call
Saturday, February 8 Enlivening: Backward Bends + Depression Relief Sequence
Saturday, February 15 Resting: Side Bends + Yoga Nidra
Tuesday, February 18
6pm – 7pm Optional Online ZOOM Group Call
Saturday, February 22 Restoring: Sleep Sequence Restorative Yoga for Women’s Health Other Poses
Saturday, February 29 Breathing and Pranayama Techniques + Teaching Practicum + Meditation + Savasana
GENERAL DAILY SCHEDULE
10am to 12:15pm
Partner student teaching.Check-in, brief morning practice session. Learning the poses or sequence and modifications.
12:15am – 1:00am
Relaxation, meditation and short break
1:00 to 2:00
Wrap-up + final relaxationspecial skills and techniques. Discussion of the module sequence, Q & A,
This style of Restorative Yoga uses only blankets as props. Please bring three blankets minimum (and up to eight, made of cotton or wool) and other props such as blocks or bolsters, if you would like to be trained with them.
Bring a Yoga mat, water and a light snack, if you like.
Please bring a camera, a pen and notebook and an audio recording device, if you like.
Relax and Renew by Judith Lasater PhD PT
Yoga for Emotional Balance by Bo Forbes PhD
The Woman’s Book of Yoga & Health by Linda Sparrowe
A Restorative Yoga Manual
A Recommended Resources and Reading List
A Certificate of Completion, which can be used to satisfy up to 52 hours of Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Credits.
Ongoing Teaching Support
Modules 1 & 2
$1250 by September 12
$650 by September 12
$650 by February 12
Click the underscored rate to register via PayPal.
Payment plans may be available. Please contact Brooke.
All sales are final. No refunds will be issued for any reason, but you are free to transfer your registration to another attendee.
Brooke West is a Certified Yoga Therapist recognized by the International Association of Yoga Therapy.
She is a yoga therapy researcher, lecturer and founder of a yoga studio and co-director of a yoga and wellness cooperative.
She has refined her signature teaching style over fifteen years of teaching therapeutic Yoga in person and online, locally and nationally, in yoga teacher trainings and at international conferences as an invited lecturer.
She has successfully served many demographics in many different settings, including seriously impaired students with emotional, mental, behavioral, physical and spiritual unease, by supporting and teaching people how to relearn how to rest very deeply.
Trauma-sensitive Restorative Yoga, Yoga nidra and meditation are the foundation of her yoga therapy teaching practice. Find out more about Brooke here.
Continue your self-care with this training.
Personal transformation and healing arises from rest, in the spaciousness of inner self-reflection.
Restorative yoga offers an antidote to today’s distractions, busyness, pain and disorder. Restorative Yoga and meditation illuminate ease, order, and clarity. These practices help us to develop our intuition and creativity, opening inner windows to reveal our purpose and offer a well from which to drink seemingly endless calm energy.
Please contact Brooke with any questions about this training by replying to this email.