Restorative Yoga Teacher Training Certification

Restorative Yoga Teacher Training Certification

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20 hours

In this course, you’ll learn straightforward techniques to practice and teach Restorative
Yoga, how to set up your class and share this practice with others.

Restorative yoga is a practice in and of itself for people of all ages, at all levels of yoga experience and in all states of health. This healing practice benefits every types of body, reduces stress and soothes the sympathetic nervous system. It gives time and space to your body so it can restore itself.
In our culture of constant activity and distraction everything seems to accelerate, and we find ourselves overstimulated and constantly trying to catch up and keep pace. In this training you’ll learn how to work with your nervous system and breath to decelerate, slow
down and discover spaciousness and stillness within. It is by experiencing this relaxation state first that you’ll be able to guide your students into a similar experience.

Who is this course suitable for?

• Those who wish to learn how to create Restorative yoga sequences
• Those believing in the power of relaxation
• Those who want to live a happier and calmer life

Is this Yoga Alliance certified?

Yes, registered yoga teachers can submit this course to the Yoga Alliance to fulfill their continuing education requirement. If you are registered with the Yoga Alliance, you must complete 30 hours of yoga related training every 3 years.

Will this course certify me to be a yoga instructor?

200-hour teacher training is required to be a yoga instructor registered through the Yoga Alliance. As this is 20 hours, you will receive 20 hours of credit toward your 200 certification with us. If you are already a yoga teacher, you will receive 20 continuing education credits.

Are exams required for course completion?

If you would like to receive the CE credits, there will be a final assignment due at the end of the course. If you are just taking the course for your personal journey, or are not registered with any Yoga Alliance, then you do not need to complete the final assignment.

Available resources:

• Online instructional videos and lifetime access to all the material.
• Downloadable PDFS
• Some audio lessons
• Workbooks


1. Welcome & Overview
2. Recommended reading
3. 5 days Recommended Schedule

Restorative Yoga: The Practice

1. What is Restorative Yoga?
2. Why do we practice Restorative Yoga
3. The use of props to support the body
4. What is happening during the practice?
5. Homework

Restorative Yoga: The Shapes

1. Handbook
2. The Neck & Head Support
3. Salamba Balasana
4. Supta Baddha Konasana
5. Supta Matsyendrasana
6. Salamba Uttanasana
7. Salamba Adho Mukha Svanasana
8. Salamba Prasarita Padottanasana
9. Salamba Upavistha Konasana
10. Salamba Sukhasana
11. Salamba Urdhva Dhanurasana
12. Salamba Setu Bandhasana
13. Viparita Karani
14. Urdhva Paschimottanasana

Restorative Yoga: The Power of Savasana

1. What is Savasana? Introduction & Handbook
2. Savasana 1: Basic Relaxation
3. Savasana 2: Burrito
4. Savasana 3: Stonehenge
5. Savasana 4: Side lying
6. Savasana 5: Elevated chest


1. Overview
2. Breath awareness
3. Diaphragmatic breathing
4. Nadi Shodhana
5. Sama vrtti
6. Bhramari breathing
7. Homework


1. Overview
2. Create a safe space
3. Inner wisdom
4. Metta meditation
5. Stress release
6. Developing peace
7. Homework

Restorative Yoga: How to Teach?

1. The 3 Stages of Savasana and the role of the teacher
2. Language & Touch
3. Setting up your class
4. Sequencing principles
5. Integrating Restorative Yoga into other classes
6. Homework

Restorative Yoga: Classes

1. Led class – 45 minutes – Looking Inward
2. Led class – 75 minutes – Heart Opener
3. Self-practice – 90 minutes – Mulahara Chakra
4. Self-practice – 90 minutes – Expand & Contract
5. Self-practice – 2 hours – Open & Release

Meet your Instructor!

Gwen Ferreira (E-RYT500 & YACEP). She completed her last 300hr YTT with Monica Gauci and Gregor Maehle who are KPJAYI certified and published authors. She also trained with Laruga Glaser, Janet Stone, Saul David Haye, Sienna Sherman, Paul Grilley and Jason Crandell for example.

Gwendoline is as well trained in Restorative Yoga in the tradition of Iyengar with Judith Hanson Lasater, Lizzie Lasater and Cyndi Lee. Gwen teaches Ashtanga and Restorative Yoga classes, Anatomy courses for 200 and 300 hours YTTC, traditional Pranayama and Meditation.

She is trained in Yoga Anatomy by Physiotherapist and Chiropractor such as Monica Gauci, Judith Hanson Lasater, Paul Grilley and David Keil. Her teaching style combines a traditional approach to yoga with the needs of each individual student.

Upon completion of this course, you’ll be able to teach Restorative Yoga classes for all bodies and ages. You’ll also be able to integrate restorative poses into other styles of classes, introduce prop-usage techniques, design practice sessions with respect to each different body type and be able to assist safely students during their practice.

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