Restorative Yoga rejuvenates the whole body, mind and nervous system. BKS Iyengar, who was the Father of traditional restorative yoga often said, “Health is not a commodity to be bargained for. It has to be earned”. Our health is earned through addressing every part of the body – every organ every bone- every muscle – and every cell of the body.
Traditional Restorative Yoga looks to use the placement of props therapeutically to support the body in all positions. Restorative Yoga has a strong backing of scientific evidence that has widened its growing popularity. It is suitable to all people of all ages and is a wonderful way to guide anyone into yoga. It is an imperative teaching tool for both personalised therapeutic sessions and class scenarios.
Restorative Yoga offers us all a deep experience of meditative asana – the sacred opportunity to witness ourselves from within. The long and uninterrupted practice of asanas practised with meditative awareness brings us complete mental freedom and heightened personal power.
Restorative Yoga Therapeutics 2017
This year we are offering a restorative teacher training that is flexible and suitable for yoga teachers and practitioners alike. The need to slow down and relax is ever growing so we’ve made it as easy as possible for you to find a structure and pricing option that suits you. The full course is comprised of four weekends (restorative yoga part 1, restorative yoga part 2, yoga nidra, and meditation for the brain & neuroscience) and we have split that into options for two weekends (level 1) or all four weekends (level 2). Each weekend can also be taken individually.
Below you will find more information on each course and level; Dates, pricing, & how to enrol, as well as accreditation info and how to upgrade.
Restorative Yoga Therapeutics Level 1
Level one is comprised of two weekends of restorative yoga asana and physiology. Join teachers Nicole Loxley and Jamie Denham and discover the best of restorative yoga as a modern healing modality and traditional practice.
Jamie Denham is a traditional Iyengar teacher who will guide you through restorative yoga asana. His attention to detail, fine sequencing skills, and Seniority in yoga will enhance your skills beyond measure.
Nicole Loxley is the co-founder of yimi and a dedicated yoga teacher with a wide range of training. Nicole will bridge the traditional asana practice with modern application and teaching methodology to provide you with a thorough and comprehensive understanding of what restorative yoga is today.
Course learning objectives and outcomes
- Restorative Yoga Asanas
- Restorative Yoga sequencing
- Touch adjustments
- Accurate and precise Alignment tutelage
- Correct prop usage – chairs, blocks, straps, sand bags, blankets, straps, eye pillows
- Pranayama with Props
- Yoga for ailments
- Physiology of relaxation
Level 1 of Restorative Yoga Therapeutics is divided into two parts. Workshops are scheduled on the following weekends at Upper Brookfield Retreat:
- Part 1: 8am – 4:30pm Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th March 2017
- Part 2: 8am – 4:30pm Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd April 2017
If you are interested in level 1 only then we recommend doing both weekends to gain a comprehensive understanding of restorative yoga. If you cannot commit to both weekends then there is also an option to enrol in each weekend separately. Enrolment in the 2nd weekend has a prerequisite of the 1st weekend. Contact us if you are unsure.
There are no prerequisites for the full course.
Enrolment in the 2nd weekend has a prerequisite of attendance to the 1st weekend. Contact us if you are unsure or would like to catch up online.
Qualified yoga teachers may add these hours to their training (CPD points apply).
This course is also suitable for anybody with an interest in restorative yoga and meditation, who would like to do the course for their own practice. (Please note; If you are not a qualified yoga teacher this course will not qualify you to get insurance and teach yoga. Consider our 200 hour yoga teacher training with restorative specialty or our 200 hour yoga teacher training alongside this course).
This course attracts CPD points with Yoga Australia and other governing bodies.
Upon completion of this course, you can undertake a range of courses with YIMI to upgrade your qualification.
This course is also part of the upgrade to 500 hour yoga teacher training, and the Advanced Diploma of Yoga and Meditation Teacher Training and credits toward the completion of this course.
- Yoga: The Path to Holistic Health by B.K.S Iyengar
- Relax and Renew by Judith Hansen Lasater
- 1 yoga mat
- 1 yoga strap
- 4 bolsters
- 2 blocks
- 4 blankets
- 3 eye pillows
- 2 sand bags (or 2 extra blankets)
- zafu (meditation cushion)
- zabuton (meditation cushion base)
- 1 Yoga chair
We have lots of further information on our FAQ’s page such as
- how to find our studios
- where to stay if you need accommodation
- where to park
- what to do if you live too far away to attend our studios for class hours*
- what to do if you know in advance that you cannot attend some teacher training days