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Restorative Yoga Teacher Training

with Hali Schwartz

Saturdays, 11:30 – 6pm
Sundays, 11:45 – 3:45pm

June 25, 26; July 2, 3, 9, 10

30 hours – $500

As we have all seen and experienced first-hand, there are many types, versions, brands, schools and lineages of Yoga. Each of them have their own voice, methodology, and technology. Furthermore, each of them describes “Yoga” in their own way and draws upon the awesome history of this science of living we call Yoga, shaping the practice in specific ways to suit the particular intention.

Restorative Yoga belongs to the overall school of Hatha Yoga in that it utilizes the physical body, along with its subtler counterparts, the energy or vital body, and the mental body – the mind. These three bodies, also know as sheaths, (kosha in Sanskrit), working together in harmony and balance, give us what we know of today as the various practices of Hatha Yoga.

In Restorative Yoga in particular, the practice is further particularized to suit those times on our lives when our practice takes on a slower, more adaptive, inward approach. Each asana is designed in such a way as to bring about a sensation and experience of deep inner release. This is achieved by using props to support the body, which is further supported by gravity. This is why Restorative Yoga is predominantly practiced lying down, sitting, or supported by a wall.

This 30 hour course will detail the full body of work that comprises the Restorative Yoga practice as well as learning how to offer it as a viable method to our students when this type of practice is indicated. We will learn how to sequence a class based on individual needs in a private setting, as well as learning to sequence and adapt a class in a group setting where different individuals will invariably have different needs and conditions pertaining to them.

We will also have the opportunity to work with an expert in the field of injury anatomy, detailing the many physical conditions and limitations that we often find in a Restorative class settings.
Finally, we will touch upon the particular quality of language that is used when teaching a method that is slow and meditative so as to offer support to the student as they ease their way into that space of deep release.
Open to teachers who have already completed a standard 200 hour Yoga teacher training course.