Radical Relaxation

Restorative Yoga Teacher Training

Whether we wish to admit it or not, overstimulation, anxiety, exhaustion and their attendant symptoms are a toxic pandemic in our society. Individuals have supplanted restful leisure time with an ever expanding to do list and the ‘off’ button seems further out of reach. This systemic depletion sabotages our health and desire to thrive. The drive to do and be more cannot be supported unless we understand and engage in activities that deeply relax and nourish our depleted minds and bodies.  

Enter Restorative Yoga: a compendium of practices that can provide just what we need to feed, cherish, revivify and rejuvenate, but done haphazardly or without a deep understanding, its effectiveness is diminished. Yoga Vidya offers a carefully researched, comprehensive program that examines not just the ‘how’, but the ‘why’ of this deeply rejuvenative branch of hatha yoga. If you are a teacher, therapist or health worker who wishes to serve in a more healing and profound way, or if you just want to learn more about how to serve yourself, this program is for you!

Includes Manual, Faculty Support and Certificate of Completion

What you will learn:

  • The Science of Relaxation and Restoration
  • Anatomy and Physiology, current theory and the subtle (yogic) body as it relates to restorative yoga
  • The Principles and Practices of Restorative Yoga
  • Alignment and Prop Usage for Restorative Asana
  • Detailed examination, breakdown, contraindications and modifications of key restorative asanas
  • Specific sequences for conditions including: Anxiety, Menstruation, PMS, Headache, Insomnia, Mood Improvement  
  • How to teach restorative yoga, including teaching challenges, adapting to suit the individual and when and how to add restoratives into a public class
  • Visualization and Meditation to enhance the experience
  • Intro to the Science and practice of Yoga Nidra

This workshop is eligible for 25 Yoga Alliance Continuing Ed credits

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