Restorative Yoga Teacher Training, taught by Satya Greenstone, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT (Integral Yoga Master Teacher & Trainer), is for Yoga teachers and health professionals. In Restorative Yoga Teacher Training Part 2, you will explore the therapeutic applications of the rejuvenating practice of Restorative Yoga. It will be held from September 10 – 15, 2023 at Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville.
Restorative Yoga is the practice of placing the body into a specific Yoga asana (posture) using the support of props such as bolsters, pillows, blocks, blankets, or chairs. These gentle asanas literally hold and maintain the position of the body as one releases mental and physical tension. In this supported state, the asana can be held for a significantly longer period of time which facilitates a state of deeper relaxation. This extended duration allows the innate intelligence of the body to reintegrate the system to its natural state of balance and peace as the tension dissolves and melts away.
The Restorative Yoga poses may be offered as an alternative to regular asanas, when one is low in energy, during times of mental or physical stress, as well as during a time of physical illness, healing, or crisis. The supported poses enable one to receive the benefit of the asana without exerting muscular effort.
More information and registration here.
In Part 2 you will:
- Learn a complete sequence of restorative poses to enhance the breath
- Learn to use restorative poses to teach pranayama (breathing exercises) and other more subtle practices of Yoga
- Discover modifications and adaptations of restorative poses and learn sequences for specific needs
- Practice using Nada Yoga (Yoga of sound) with Restorative Yoga
- Learn about the 5 koshas (layers of Self) in respect to Restorative Yoga
- Create effective therapeutic restorative sessions for individuals and groups
- Deepen your understanding and experience of Restorative Yoga
All props will be supplied for your use and practice during the course.
Certification in Restorative Yoga is received for completing each segment. Each part may be taken individually for approximately 50 hours towards RYT 500-hour certification. Both parts must be completed to apply towards the Integral Yoga Therapy 800-hour certification. An application is required if you did not take an Integral Yoga Restorative Yoga Teacher Training Part 1.
Completion of Integral Yoga Restorative Yoga Teacher Training Part 1 or equivalent. Restorative Yoga teachers from other traditions must submit an application and will be considered on an individual basis.
Continuing Education (CE) Opportunities
- Yoga Alliance (YA): Approximately 50 contact hours.
You can input your contact hours using your YA login information.
- Integral Yoga Teachers Association (IYTA) can provide you a CE certificate with your program’s total contact hours for a $10 fee (free for IYTA members.) For more information, email [email protected].
- Integral Yoga 300-hour: 50 hours towards RYT 500 designation
- Yoga Therapy: This is one of the required modules to become certified as an Integral Yoga Therapist
- International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT): Approved Professional Development (APD) course eligible for IAYT continuing education credits. (It is the students’ responsibility to request a certificate of completion and submit all required documents, hours, syllabus, etc. on the IAYT website.)