RESTORATIVE PART ONE - Teacher Training/Practice: 

One can’t be relaxed and anxious at the same time


      • Essential Nature Restorative Yoga Sequences – General, and focused on twists, backbends, etc.*
      • Passive Restorative sequences for total activation of the relaxation response*
      • Classical Passive poses*
      • Multidimensional nature of restorative experience*
      • Contemplation & journaling*
      • Integrative process throughout the training*
      • Manual enhancements and adjustments for teachers to deepen the student’s experience*
      • Integrating sound, music, and silence*
      • Mediation techniques: focus, witness, combined/ the breath*
      • Introduction to exploring and integrating the 5 Koshas, 3Gunas and 7 Chakras*

Teaching Methodology: covered in part 1 and 2

      • What constitutes a restorative pose?*
      • How to develop flows & sequences*
      • Frequency & duration of restorative practice*
      • Physical alignment*
      • Enhancing alignment with Essential Nature, the Divine, Grace, as well as physical alignment*
      • Relationship with the teacher’s personal practice*
      • Self-observation of teacher’s alignment*
      • Choosing and using  props*
      • How to evaluate your class*
      • Neutralizing the spine to maintain the natural curvature prior to savasana*
      • Using savasana as the bridge from active practice to understand & experience all other restoratives*
      • Creating & holding the energetic space for whatever comes up for the individual students*
      • Honing proprioceptive observation skills - intuitive, visual, student’s response*
      • Individualized variations & adjustments, choosing verbal and nonverbal communication & observation*
      • Communicating with students on many levels - energetically, verbally, physically*
      • Use of the teacher’s authentic voice - tone, volume, speed, and content

Anatomy and Physiology: 

      • Physiology of relaxation
      • Beginning Anatomy of the nervous system
      • How to express the goals, physiology, and efficacy of restorative yoga in simple terms
      • Difference between relaxation and meditation

Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle & Ethics:  

      • Shiva-Shakti Tantra
      • Goddess stories and applications to your life
      • Contemplation & journaling
      • Relevance of the teacher’s personal practice


      • Observing, assisting, co-teaching, and teaching