Restorative Yoga Teacher Training February 2021
Learn Together. Grow Together.
Learn to teach Restorative Yoga!
What is Restorative Yoga?
Restorative Yoga is a calm yoga practice which makes use of props to fully support the body in order promote relaxation, release tension, calm the mind and soothe the nervous system. This practice is perfect for those of us who feel the need to decompress, relieve stress, and restore our body and mind to a state of health and inner calm. Supported by blankets and bolsters, your instructor will guide you through a sequence of resting poses designed to leave you feeling peaceful & rested. This practice is beneficial for reducing stress and anxiety, promoting the health of spine and the organs as well as assisting with digestion, circulation, fertility, promoting sleep, as well as many other health conditions.
Restorative Yoga is a great way to find balance in our busy lives or for those looking for a healing practice which promotes rest.
Who is this training for?
Yoga Teachers and serious students who wish to deepen their knowledge of this practice.
Join Alix Schmitt-Gupton, an experienced restorative yoga teacher and trainer, for this 20 Hour Foundational Restorative Yoga Teacher Training.
In this training, you will learn a variety of restorative poses based on her trainings with Judith Hanson Lasater as well as variations for each pose. We will explore how to use props to fully support the body as well as learn how to sequence a class based on individual health conditions. We will explore various ways to elicit the relaxation response with breathing exercises and guided meditations and learn gentle exercises to include in a restorative yoga practice.
Learn the benefits of restorative yoga on the body and mind and its effect on the organs and nervous system. Through direct experience, practice teaching, and feedback, you leave with the ability to confidently teach a restorative class and learn how you can incorporate restorative yoga in your personal practice.
In this training your will learn:
The benefits of restorative yoga
A variety of restorative yoga poses to calm and restore the body
The benefits and contraindications for each pose
How to use props to fully support the body and variations with minimal props
A basic understanding of the nervous system: para-sympathetic vs. sympathetic state
How to elicit the relaxation response
Sequencing a restorative yoga class
Different variations of Savasana
Conditions for calm
Physiology of relaxation
The effects of stress on the body and the benefits of finding calm
Poses for various health conditions (I.e. anxiety, depression, fatigue, menopause, back pain, digestive, circulatory, and reproduction imbalances)
Poses for emotional healing (soothing grief, stress, anxiety)
A certificate will be provided upon completion of the course + a project which will be assigned to you during the training.
Two weeks before the course you will receive an email providing a reading assignment.
1 Yoga Mat
What to bring:
3-5 blankets (preferably 4 or 5)
2 hand towels
1 yoga strap
Friday, March 5 6:00 - 9:00PM
Saturday, March 6 10:30 – 5:30 PM (with breaks and 45 mins for lunch)
Sunday, March 7 10:30 – 5:30 PM (with breaks and 45 mins for lunch)
Alix is an E-RYT® 200, YACEP® and has been teaching many styles of yoga for the past seven years including flow, gentle, yin and restorative yoga.
Alix specializes in offering yoga that allows you to restore physically, mentally, and emotionally and has dedicated almost a decade to teaching people how to relax and helping them heal and cope with stress, grief, anxiety and depression.
Since opening Bella Yoga, she has accumulated over 1000 teaching hours, and completed several trainings focusing primarily on restorative and yin yoga.
Alix has studied with Judith Hanson Lasater and is a certified Relax and Renew® Restorative Yoga Trainer and recently completed Advanced Restorative Yoga Teacher Training. In her Restorative Yoga classes, Alix guides you through a sequence of restorative poses which will bring your mind and body back to a state of calm so you feel relaxed and rested.
In her classes, Alix’s calm voice guides you through a practice that is suitable for beginners and advanced students, offering various options throughout the class. Focusing on proper alignment, breathing techniques, Alix’s intention is to create a safe and welcoming environment where students are comfortable and feel supported and safe throughout the class.