Restorative Yoga Training
Trainings meet Saturdays 10:00am – 2:00pm
September 28 through November 2 and
January 25 – February 29, 2020
at Brooke West Yoga | Yoga West Cooperative
7730 Morro Road Suite 207 Atascadero
San Luis Obispo County, CA
This training is designed for Yoga practitioners and others 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.
Experience and Teach True Relaxation. 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 and trauma.
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 people to rebuild their health, their sense of value and their productivity. With willingness, Restorative Yoga can be accessed by most any practitioner, no matter their fitness or experience level.
Restorative yoga and meditation is safe for all stages of life. Continued self-care, personal transformation and healing arises from the spaciousness of inner self-reflection. Restorative yoga offers an antidote to today’s distractions, busyness, pain and disorder, bringing ease, order, clarity, intuition and calm energy.
Yoga teachers and health care providers may be interested in learning and teaching Restorative Yoga for many reasons, among them: it appeals to those teachers with servant’s hearts because it is so nurturing; teachers can sustain teaching it physically over a long career; the atmosphere is calming for the teacher and the student; and because students and teachers everywhere are requesting that gentle, more passive, regenerative self-care practices – natural and effortless gateways to meditation – are made available.
These are only a few reasons why Restorative Yoga is such an important intervention today.
Free Orientation & Tea Friday, September 6:30pm – 8:00pm
- 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.
- 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.
Learn trauma-informed movement, breath, and other skills to offer calmness.Learn how to make people comfortable and how to expertly guide relaxation.Learn how to create a sense of security in any environment.
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
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 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
Saturday, October 26
Abdominal Twist + Supported Side Stretch + Yoga Nidra
Tuesday, October 29 ZOOM Group Call 6pm – 7pm
Saturday, November 2
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
Module 2 Only with Prior Approval
$650 by February 12
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All sales are final. No refunds will be issued for any reason, but you are free to transfer your registration to another attendee.
Restorative Yoga Training held Saturdays
Module 1: September 28 – November 2, 2019
Module 2: January 25 – February 29, 2020
10am – 2pm
Many thanks to Rhoda Miriam at yogaforslowliving.com for her invaluable assistance.