Restorative Yoga - Empowered U
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During this module we will learn the art of Restorative yoga, how it facilitates healing and how it can be applied therapeutically for numerous stress related and chronic illnesses. The weekend module will provide an understanding of the nervous system, endocrine system and energy body and how restorative yoga can create balance in our sympathetically tuned lifestyles. During deep relaxation, all the organ systems of the body are benefited through the rest and digest cycle of the parasympathetic nervous system improving: blood pressure, digestion, fertility, insomnia, adrenal fatigue, muscle tension an more. We will dissect the restorative postures, explore their therapeutic effects and examine how best to “prop” or support each individual according to their specific therapeutic needs. Upon completion, participants will be able to create, practice and guide Restorative Yoga practices in a therapeutic context. Participants will learn a syllabus of restorative yoga postures, learn what poses to use in what context, and how best to prop and support your students with varying mobility issues and injuries. Finally Participants will learn how to effectively guide interoceptive body scans, bringing self-awareness to areas of tension in the body.

Learning Outcomes

Students will understand the: neurological, psychological, physical effects of chronic stress on the body
Students will understand the modern perspective of mind body states, mental health and stress in addition to the Yogic perspectives on mental states and stress.
Students will learn the basic restorative postures and learn the techniques for prop placement, verbal cuing, time and gentle adjustments.
Students will become familiar with Yoga Nidra and progressive relaxation techniques
Students will learn the various Pranayama techniques, how to instruct them and how they caneither stimulate or relax the body.
Students will understand the importance of creating a safe and nurturing environment.
students will learn to design and teach individualized restorative yoga therapeutics programsand classes

A deposit is required to hold your spot. Deposits are not refundable. Cancelations up to 30 days prior to the event may be issued a credit with Empowered Yoga to be used towards a different program. Unfortunately we are unable to issue a credit or refund the deposit within 30 days of the event. Certificates of completion may be issued upon the successful completion of the requirements above. Once a certificate is issued students may be eligible to register with the Yoga Alliance as an RYT. For more info, contact us at

  • Restorative Yoga Training
    December 2, 2016 - December 5, 2016
    5:30 pm - 6:00 pm