An Introduction to Teaching Restorative Yoga
This program is designed for those who are looking for an immersive introduction to teaching Restorative Yoga.
This two-weekend immersion is designed to offer an Introduction to Teaching Restorative Yoga. Restorative Yoga is the yoga of Non-Doing. We support the poses with blankets, bolsters and other props to restore balance and ease.
“When the body is fully supported, in a soothing and trusting environment, it will eagerly let go, releasing tensions and toxins.” – Judith Lasatar
We are a very active, highly stimulated culture. While we may sleep, we rarely take time deeply rest. Many of us don’t even know how to completely relax. During deep relaxation, all the organ systems of the body are benefited. A few of the measurable results include the reduction of blood pressure and the improvement of immune function, as well as improvement in digestion, fertility, elimination, and the reduction of muscle tension and generalized fatigue.
This workshop includes:
- cooling pranayama: emptying breath, hissing breath, 3-part breath, square breath
- physiology of stress and relaxation
- sequencing restorative postures
- integrating postures with breathwork and guided imagery
- use of props: bolsters, blankets, blocks, chairs, sandbags, and eyebags
- creating a restful environment
- appropriate touching and adjustments
- and several basic restorative postures
Homework: 3 sessions of 3 poses, includes client history, photographs of poses, client response, and questions
Required Text:Relax and Renew: Restful Yoga for Stressful Times by Judith Hanson Lasater, Ph.d., PT.
Props: 1 Sticky mat, 1-3 eye bag(s), 1-2 bolster(s), 3-5 firm blankets, 2 yoga blocks, 1 yoga belt (6 feet long), 1-2 sandbag(s), and a headwrap if you have one.
Location: EVOLVE Movement, 219 Oberlin Rd, Raleigh, NC 27605
Cost: Early bird price $450 before May 10th / $500 Afterwards Register here.
Dates: Summer TBD 2018
Schedule: Friday 6-8pm, Saturday: 12:30-4pm, Sunday: 12:30-4pm