Intro to Restorative Yoga

 

A comprehensive introduction to the healing practice of restorative yoga, this training is open to yoga practitioners wanting to deepen their personal knowledge and home practice, teachers seeking to further develop and upgrade their skills, body workers, therapists and health professionals interested in body-mind medicine.

This full day training in theory and experiential learning will cover the following:

  • understanding the nervous system
  • the stress response
  • philosophy & physiology of restorative yoga
  • therapeutic benefits
  • teaching basic postures with props
  • sequencing basic postures for a class or home practice
  • reading the energetic or subtle body
  • how to cultivate a caring space

Date: Sunday September 29, 9 am – 6 pm
Cost: $150+ HST

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35-Hour Restorative Yoga Training

 

This training is open to yoga practitioners wanting to deepen their personal knowledge and home practice, teachers seeking to further develop and upgrade their skills, body workers, therapists, and health professionals interested in body-mind medicine.

This comprehensive training will include theory and experiential learning to cover the following:

  • Learn key restorative postures: backbends, forward bends, side bends, twists, inversions
  • How to set up restorative postures using props, and how to set up with limited use of props
  • Benefits of restorative yoga and how to activate the relaxation response
  • Physiology and philosophy of restorative yoga • Sequencing restoratives for therapeutic applications
  • Supporting anxiety and depression through restorative yoga
  • Learn how to theme classes via the subtle (energetic) body: The Chakra System & Traditional Chinese Medicine – meridian system plus seasonal practices as it applies to restorative yoga

Curriculum Hours

  • 26 training hours
  • 4 (75 minute) restorative classes attended between weekend training intensives
  • 4 hours for reading and homework 

Required Reading

  • The Web That Has No Weaver: Understanding Chinese Medicine by Ted Kaptchuk
  • Yoga of the Subtle Body: A Guide To The Physical And Energetic Anatomy Of Yoga by Tias Little

Dates: October 27, 28 & November 24, 25, (10am - 6pm Saturdays, 10am - 5pm Sundays)  
Cost: $695 + HST

20% discount for Union Yoga + Wellness teacher training alumni
10% discount for Union Yoga + Wellness members

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Union Yoga + Wellness 225-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program 

 

A comprehensive training with Kim McBean, Ruby Knafo, Erin Wilbur, Audrey Gentile and guest faculty. This enriching program is designed for those looking to embark on a path of self-discovery through yoga, and also equips students with the tools and confidence to teach yoga professionally. 

  • Learn foundational yoga asana (postures)
  • Anatomy, physiology and biomechanics of yoga asana
  • Principles of sequencing for hatha and vinyasa classes
  • Trauma-informed yoga and restorative full day trainings, plus weekly meditation classes
  • Teaching to beginners and special populations, yoga for mental health
  • Yoga history and philosophy, pranayama, mantra, mudras and subtle anatomy  
  • Essential qualities of a teacher, communication skills, boundaries and critical thinking

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