Rest for All: Restorative Yoga Teacher Training with Tara Lemerise

Some of our students’ deepest experiences of yoga happen when we can give them the opportunity to stop working to control their body and mind and instead help them rest with support, awareness, and intention. The deep, purposeful kind of resting possible with restorative yoga can eliminate fatigue, expedite recovery from injuries, ease experiences of anxiety, and develop resistance to the impact of stress on physical and mental health, among other things. This teacher training will provide the tools you need to teach restorative poses with confidence and ease, both in a group setting and to one-on-one clients.

You will learn:
– detailed alignment and propping instruction of at least seven restorative postures
– the benefits, applications, and energetics of restorative yoga asanas
– when and how to use props to initiate a relaxation response
– how to address injuries, limitations, and special conditions during restorative practice
– ways to identify physical and energetic misalignment in restorative poses
– skills for physical and verbal adjustments during restorative practice

This training is ideal for:
– new and experienced yoga teachers who want to expand their teaching skills
– anyone currently enrolled in an immersion or yoga teaching training program
– anyone interested in deepening their understanding and experience of restorative yoga

This training is eligible for 12 hours of continuing education credits with Yoga Alliance and, after completion, there are opportunities to join Tara’s apprenticing program.

Cost includes a PDF copy of Tara’s 30-page Restorative Yoga Teacher Training Manual.

Restorative Yoga is a prop-heavy practice. This is one of the things which differentiates it from other styles of practice. As such, you will need the follow props to participate in this training:

– 6 yoga blankets: At minimum 1 yoga blanket and 5 yoga blanket substitutes such as towels or small throw blankets. At least two of these substitute items should be identical.
– 4 4-inch yoga blocks: At minimum 2 4-inch yoga blocks and two other 4-inch high stacks of sturdy books (such as dictionaries/encyclopedias/textbooks).
– 1 yoga strap: Could be substituted by a long (not stretch) scarf, belt, or tie that can be tied tightly.
– 1 sturdy rectangular bolster, such as this. You could substitute 2 firm bed pillow; 3 4-inch yoga blocks and one blanket tied together with a strap (in additional to what is listed above);
– 3 to 4 additional yoga blankets (in addition to what is listed above).

Date, Time and Location

Saturday and Sunday, August 29-30, 2020, 1:00–7:30pm online

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