Restorative Yoga is a very gentle yoga practice designed to calm the nervous system and create overall health in the body. It offers simple yet powerful postures that can be integrated into existing yoga classes, healing treatments, or used to teach restorative-specific classes. Restorative Yoga is a regenerative healing tool that reduces stress by supporting the body’s innate responses towards homeostasis and health.
Through the use of supported yoga postures, breathing, and meditative techniques, a profound sense of relaxation can infuse one’s entire being, leading to healing.
Restorative Yoga techniques are helpful in the treatment of nervous system disorders, such as insomnia, hypertension, anxiety, and specific ailments such as cancer, although it is often used for structural re-alignment and the healing of injuries.
When the body is fully supported, it will naturally relax, releasing deeply held tensions. Restorative yoga is the yoga of non-doing, and focuses on effortlessness and ease, using well-placed blankets, bolsters, yoga straps, and chairs to safely support the body in various postures. This process invokes a natural state of balance, regeneration, and healing rest.
During this program, learn a full series of restorative postures, complemented with gentle stretching, breathing, and meditation. Through direct experience, practice teaching, and feedback, you leave with the ability to confidently teach a primary series of restorative poses to your students as well as incorporate them into your own practice.
Who will benefit from this training?
Certified Yoga Instructors wishing to expand their knowledge of restorative Yoga, teach restorative yoga classes, and add to their class offerings. CEU credits and a Restorative Yoga Certification.
You will learn:
The benefits of restorative yoga
Asanas that naturally induce a state of relaxation and restoration
How to effectively support the body in each posture with props
How to support people with injuries, stress, or chronic pain
Restorative postures that can be effectively integrated into Hatha Yoga Classes Restorative Yoga
Teach as a stand-alone practice for those who have physical limitations, are recovering from injuries and illnesses, experience stress, insomnia, or fatigue, or are energetically drained or are aging to practice yoga.
The Fundamentals of Teaching Restorative Yoga, Elements of Support, Elements, and Harmonies
Improve your ability to see imbalances in the body more clearly
To use restorative poses to re-align, re-balance and restore the root of the imbalance.
To set up 25 postures with available props and verbal cues
Assess the support and comfort of your students
To ease agitation and promote relaxation.
Suggest postures for particular therapeutic effects.
Explain the organic and emotional benefits of postures.
Develop an understanding of the healing process.
Improve your ability to heal yourself and empower others to heal themselves.
Basics of Restorative Yoga
Understanding the Nervous System: Parasympathetic and Sympathetic.
How Restorative Yoga Affects the Nervous System.
The well-propped pose: to prop or not to prop and why?
Stress-related disorders are caused by an imbalanced nervous system.
Learn how traditional wisdom and scientific understanding can be blended into the Restorative Yoga Practice.
Restorative Yoga and the 5 senses. Exploring these concepts practically.
The psychology of deep support.
Restorative yoga and emotions.
The Mind and Restorative Yoga.
Know proper support of the hands, knees, back, pelvis, arms, neck, and chest in restorative poses.
The Vayus: Using restorative Yoga to come into balance.
Cooling & Heating/ Calming & Stimulating: understanding the basics of what each restorative pose does to various systems of the body.
Ayurveda, Western Culture, The 3 doshas, and Restorative Yoga.
Calming &, Digesting: understanding the effect of deeply calming postures Restorative Savasana.
Restorative Yoga Teacher Training is an experiential and fundamentals course designed to provide teachers with a foundation for teaching a safe and effective restorative practice. Students will learn how to meet each student where they are, no matter the age or ability, and teach safe effective postures to heal the body and relax the mind. Manual included.
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