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20 HR Yin Yoga Teacher Training $225 USD or CAD

24 HR Restorative Yoga Teacher Training $249 USD or CAD

Yin Yoga Teacher Training (for teachers and practitioners) $225 USD or CAD

 

Bridge the gap of an active life to a meditative life. While practicing stillness in postures/asanas with longer holds, one’s mind begins to quiet down and allow greater awareness and understanding of oneself to emerge. Yin yoga can be described as a stabilizing, de-stressing, feminine and contemplative practice.

Yin yoga is based on the Taoist concepts of balancing the Yin and the Yang, the opposite and complementary principles in nature. With our busy lifestyles, our bodies tighten up from mental tension and cause all sorts of ailments and lack of mobility leading to discomfort and pain. Yin yoga postures give an opportunity for deeper tissues such as connective and fascia to release long-held tensions allowing for the Prana/ life force to flow more easily through previously blocked areas increasing overall energy and well-being.
Yin Yoga helps us to play our edges, unwind, breathe more consciously, and turn inward. There is less instruction to listen to, much to discover within oneself and more peace to be found. Yin is a wonderful complement to any other form of yoga or any other activity in our life.

Benefits of Yin yoga are:

• Calming and balancing to the mind and nervous system

• Regulates energy, balances hormones, deeper relaxation

• Increases mobility in the body, especially the spine and major joints 

• Lowers stress levels, reduces anxiety, improves sciatica, tmj tension and migraines

• Greater stamina, better ability to sit through meditation

• Better lubrication, protection and flexibility of joints and connective tissue

• Release of fascia throughout the body

As a teacher you will learn:

• to help students ease agitation and promote relaxation

• explain organic and emotional/energetic benefits of postures 

• suggest specific postures therapeutically

• assess the comfort of your students

• develop an understanding of the healing process

• offer verbal cues and hands-on adjustments

• to re-align and restore the root of the imbalance

• to guide students through 4 sequences of yin yoga postures 

This 20 hour Yin Yoga teacher training comes with a manual, 8 hours of teaching videos, and 12 hours of video classes to give you a well-rounded experience in Yin yoga. It is a valuable addition to your teaching repertoire.

                       Restorative Yoga Teacher Training $249 USD or CAD

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 which leads to healing.

Restorative Yoga techniques are helpful in the treatment of nervous system disorders, such as insomnia, hypertension, anxiety, and also with specific ailments such as cancer, although it 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 as a stand alone practice

  • 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 and 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 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 to 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 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 the 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 affect of deeply calming postures Restorative Savasana.

 

Yoga Nidra

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.

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