Yoga University of Florida
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Restorative Yoga Teacher Training

February 7-9, 2014

Join our Yoga Therapy students for a healing, restorative teacher training experience.

Restorative yoga is a gentle inward form of yoga that invites participants to move towards greater balance, control and participation in their life. The participant's body is placed in yoga postures that are supported with props. The mind is invited to slow down with the use of pranayama, visualization and mantra allowing the individual to turn inside. A restorative practice is a complement to any yoga practice or other form of exercise and perfect for almost any practitioner looking to experience a deeper state of relaxation and healing than Savasana or sleep. It is also a perfect practice for those recovering from injury or illness or anyone who experiences stress on a daily basis.

This 20-hour training is for teachers, teacher trainees and students interested in delving deeper into restorative yoga. Participants will learn how to teach restorative yoga classes and how to incorporate restorative yoga into asana group classes and privates. Students will learn how to develop a restorative home practice and how to apply it therapeutically for stress related illnesses such as anxiety, asthma, high blood pressure, etc.

The training will cover:

  • the science behind restorative yoga
  • benefits and contraindications of key restorative poses
  • how to work with a variety of props to set up key restorative poses for classes, privates, and home practice
  • hands-on adjustments
  • class sequencing
  • how to design a restorative practice

This training will focus on developing practical skills. Trainees will work with fellow students to develop an “eye” to see physical misalignments and know how to adjust them. Trainees will learn hands on adjustments and practice teach restorative poses.

Because of the extensive use of props class size is limited. Please register for this training as soon as possible to reserve your space.


Friday evening - experience a restorative yoga class

Saturday morning - presentation of the science behind restorative yoga - anatomy, alignment, and yoga props.

Saturday afternoon - introduction, benefits and contraindications, and demonstration of key restorative poses + practice teaching.

Sunday morning - experience a restorative yoga class and then presentation of how to design a restorative yoga class, sequencing, special populations.

Sunday afternoon - continue introduction, benefits and contraindications, and demonstration of key restorative poses + practice teaching.

Date: February 2014

Non-YogaU Teacher Training Students
$300 Early
$350 Late

CURRENT YogaU Teacher Training Students
$250 Early
$300 Late

Register via PayPal or online

Refund Policy - one month prior to event FULL refund less $150 - after 1 month prior to event NO REFUNDS

This training is required for our 850 Hour Yoga Therapy Program.

Suggested Reading:
Relax and Renew: Restful Yoga for Stressful Times by P.T. Judith Hanson Lasater Ph.D.

Required Props:

1 Rectangular Bolster

1 Round Bolster

2 Small Round Bolsters

4 Yoga Blankets

2 - 8” or 10” Yoga Straps

2 – 3 inch blocks

2 – 4 inch blocks

2 – Sandbags

1 Eye Pillow

1 Backless Yoga Chair

1 Full Size Bath Towel

1 Hand Size Bath Towel

2 Wash Cloths

We have yoga props for sale at the studio and we have a limited number of props you may borrow during training which we give out on a first come first serve basis.