12-Hour Restorative Yoga Teacher Training

Yoga Alliance-Approved Continuing Education Teacher Training

January 20th 2-7pm, January 21st 12-7pm

This Restorative Yoga Teacher Training for certified Yoga Teachers.  Experienced students with interest in learning about Restorative Yoga may email Deanna for possibility of attending.

Soak in the practices Restorative Yoga to keep yourself and your students nourished, relaxed, and grounded. 

There are countless studies referring to the rising numbers of people who suffer from issues related to stress and for this "stress response" to be overactive, affecting overall health.  Restorative Yoga plays an important role in balancing the central nervous system, reducing stress, alleviating pain, deepening awareness, resting deeply, boosting the immune system, cultivating mental focus and overall health, and calming the mind and body, among many other benefits. 

Focus of this training is on Techniques & Subtleties of teaching Restorative Yoga.  The magic is in the details... Learn about special topics including:

  • overview of the Central Nervous System, Parasympathetic/Sympathetic Nervous System and the relaxation response
  • how to adapt the practice for beginners, intermediate, and special populations, including an intro on how to modify for back issues
  • anatomy of the spine
  • what to look for and avoid
  • intelligent sequencing
  • indications and contraindications
  • clear directives
  • pranayama
  • how to focus class energy to hold space for relaxation
  • calming the mind
  • how to adapt for studio setting and group vs private classes

Hours from this training can be applied to your Continuing Education for Yoga Alliance.

You can expect:

  • to learn how to sequence and teach a balanced, safe, and serene restorative class
  • to practice with partners and learn how to modify for different bodies and levels
  • to receive clear feedback on your practice teaching

About Deanna:

Deanna has been teaching Restorative Yoga since 2008 and mentoring teachers since 2010.  She is the director and lead teacher of Dhyana Yoga Arts 200-hr Teacher Training in Chester, NJ, and teaches the Restorative Yoga portion of Yoga Union’s 200-hr Teacher Training in NYC.  She specializes in Yoga for Backcare & Scoliosis, Alignment and Restorative Yoga and teaches workshops and trainings throughout the east coast.

Her compassionate, clear, and receptive teaching style is informed by over twenty years of experience in movement and creative arts as well as experience overcoming chronic back pain associated with scoliosis.  She has trained with a range of inspiring teachers who influence her approach, including Alison West, Judith Hanson Lasater, Stacey Brass, Ali Cramer, and Dana Flynn.  She is the founder of Dhyana Yoga Arts in Chester, NJ, the only full studio in NJ to have multiple Yoga for Backcare & Scoliosis classes on their weekly schedule.  She also teaches Alignment Vinyasa and is a certified Ayurvedic Wellness Coach.

Send us a message for details!