Teacher Training



Master Teacher Training Courses 2021

Learn Together.  Grow Together.

Chair Yoga Teacher Training - Spring 2021 with Jess 

Saturday March 20 - Sunday March 21 11:00 - 6:00 PM 

Chair yoga is an accessible practice for students, clients or patients
who need the support of a chair for a number of reasons, including age, weight,
temperament, ability or situation.

This certification is for yoga teachers. However, we will have a few
spots for health care/wellness professionals with a consistent yoga practice
and dedicated yogis interested in adapting yoga postures. Phone interviews will be necessary for non-yoga teachers.

You’ll learn the skills to teach chair yoga, understand the
considerations for a variety of students including in a yoga studio setting,
corporate environment and retirement facility and injury/condition management. 

You will also learn how to add resistance training and props into the practice.
This hands-on intensive qualifies for 14 CEUs with Yoga Alliance. Health
care professionals will need to confirm with their certifying body if this
workshop qualifies for continuing education credit.

Investment: $250 or $300 after March 1, 2021

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About Jess

Jess is the Founder of WellSpace TX which brings well-being services into the workplace including meditation and chair yoga. WellSpace TX works with small non-profits to large companies and everything in between, including Vinson & Elkins and the Houston Food Bank.


Before moving to Texas in October 2017, she lived in New York City where she taught meditation for stress management, mat-based yoga  and chair yoga in corporate and studio settings as well as to private clients. Her corporate clients included Spotify, Tiffany & Co., JP Morgan Chase, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Penguin Random House.  Before making the switch to teaching full-time, she served as the Senior Director of Business Development at a healthcare organization in Manhattan.  Prior to this, Jess worked in the field of gerontology and productive aging.  She holds a BSBA, MBA (management and entrepreneurship) and MSW (social and economic development with a focus on gerontology)  from Washington University in St. Louis. She’s originally from Little Rock, Arkansas and is a perennial student of the French language. 


After working with her beloved meditation teacher, Alex, for a number of years, she began teaching meditation in 2011.  She received her 200 hr yoga training in 2012 from ISHTA Yoga, as well as her 300 hr training in 2013 and restorative training in 2016. She was trained in sound meditation in Kerala, India. Jess has been teaching vinyasa and chair yoga since 2012.

Restorative Yoga Teacher Training - Spring 2021 with Alix

Friday May 21 - Sunday May 23

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 18 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.

Eligible for 18 CEUS.  Investment:  $300/$350 after May 1.


Course Date/Time

Friday, May 20, 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Saturday, May 22 11:00 - 6:00 PM

Sunday, May 23 11:00 - 6:00 PM

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About Alix

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.

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