Restorative Yoga Training with Yoga Nidra, Meditation and Trauma-Sensitivity

Experience and teach true relaxation, often the most
difficult skill to master.
Refined over ten years of teaching every demographic, including seriously impaired students, Restorative Yoga, Yoga nidra and meditation are the foundation of Brooke West’s therapeutic Yoga teaching style, able to be made accessible to every fitness and experience level.
Trainings meet once monthly,
January through May, 2016
at the beautiful
2121 10th Street, suite B
Los Osos

Teaching • Assisting • Sequencing • Props

Meditation • Yoga Nidra • Personal Practice

Sequences for Balancing Chakras

Anxiety Relief • Depression Relief

Use of Appropriate Languaging • Affirmations

Benefits • Contraindications

Creating Safe and Calming Environments

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.
Yoga is proving to be an effective, adjunctive treatment for the most severe trauma. Relationship with ahimsa, intuition and understanding the nature of trauma on a neurobiological level lead to effective teaching skills which seek to avoid re-traumatization in any therapeutic environment.
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.
Learn trauma-informed Movement • Breath • Affirmations • Language
Create A Sense of Security in Any Environment
 Saturday, January 30:  Module 1 

Child’s Pose + Legs Up The Wall +

The Chakra Sequence

Saturday, February 27:  Module 2    

Supported Side Twist + Mountain Brook Pose + Anxiety Relief Sequence

Saturday, March 26:  Module 3     

Supported Bridge + Baddha Konasana + Depression Relief Sequence

Saturday, April 30:  Module 4    

Abdominal Twist + Supported Side Stretch + Yoga Nidra

Saturday, May 28: Module 5

Teaching Practicum + Savasana

Trauma-sensitive skills will be taught throughout
10:30am to 12pm.
Each module begins with a morning practice session, on module sequence or a kama (“pleasure of life”) sequence.  
These classes are open to the public and represent Brooke’s
signature style.
 12 to 12:30pm
There will be a short break. You may bring a lunch or order food from local eateries. 
 12:30 to 12:45pm
12:45 to 2:30pm
Discussion of the module sequence, specific training on spotlight poses skills and techniques.
 2:30pm to 4:15pm
Support shared group learning.
Student teaching in dyads.
 Assisting and modifications.
Trauma sensitivity. Yoga nidra.
4:15 to 5pm
Short closing.
Savasana. Yoga nidra. Meditation.

Early Bird Rates Until January 15, 2016

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$160 per module

+ Certificate of attendance provided, satisfying 30 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. Please bring a camera and notebook.
Suggested reading:
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

Restorative Yoga Training held the last Saturday of each month

January through May, 2016

10:30am – 5pm 


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

All sales are final. No refunds will be issued for any reason, but you are free to transfer your registration to another attendee.