Restorative Yoga Teacher Training
The Art of Conscious Relaxation
Join us for an immersive and experiential Restorative Yoga Teacher Training Level 1 with Adeline Tien. This Restorative Training features 5 days of daily restorative practice and more time to explore the beauty of rest, for a deeper experience. Understand the science behind Restorative Yoga, and learn the artful skills of practicing and teaching this wonderful restful style of yoga.
What is Restorative Yoga?
Restorative yoga is the yoga of “doing- less” that focuses on ease and tension release. Yoga props such as bolsters, blankets, blocks and eye pillows are strategically placed to safely support the body in various poses. When the body is fully supported in this manner, it begins to relax and release deep layers of tension. This process invokes a natural state of balance, replenishment, and healing rest.
Otherwise, for teachers who would like to learn about general yoga teacher basics, please see our main 200 hour Yoga Instructor Training Course.
Why Do Restorative Yoga?
Importance of Rest
Rest is more important now, more than ever. We are grappling with covid-19 pandemic stress; adapting to long social distancing isolation; coping with increased use of technology in our lives and the never-ending quest to survive in these challenging times. We are stressed out, impatient, and intolerant with our frazzled nerves.
Stress related illnesses are on the rise - depression, anxiety, migraines, insomnia, irritable bowel syndrome, ulcers, heart disease, obesity and fertility issues, to name just a few.
Know Your Body
Once you finish your training, you will be officially certified and internationally accredited as a yoga instructor. You are given the license to teach other aspiring yoga practitioners out there. Spread the experience and knowledge!
Meet Our Lead Yoga Teacher
E-RYT 500, YACEP
Adeline Tien (E-RYT 500, YACEP), has been teaching Restorative Yoga at COMO Shambhala Urban Escape since 2008 and brings almost 15 years of restorative yoga teaching experience, into this training.
She trained with the amazing Jillian Pransky and the knowledgeable Judith Hanson Lasater (Relax and Renew®). She is a certified Advanced Relax and Renew® Trainer, a certified Yoga Tune Up® teacher, Level 1 iRest Yoga Nidra Teacher and a Reiki practitioner.
Adeline has been practising yoga since 1994 and teaching since 2002. Her students often describe her as a teacher who keeps the yoga practice safe, with simple, clear and precise instructions.
This Teacher Training Will:
In This Hands-On, Experiential Training, You Will Learn The Essential Principles And Practices Of Restorative Yoga, including:
Recommended Reading List
Participants Will Receive
Certificate of Completion
As you finish your teacher training courses, you are awarded a certification of completion. This is the document proving your accomplishment and official title as a certified Restorative yoga teacher. It is a stamp to your milestone as a qualified yoga instructor that can teach in yoga classes after this intensive 50 hr yoga training.
Display your certificate by hanging it proudly on your new yoga studio, using it as a reference, or even putting it on your resume to show the yoga world what you’re capable of.
Why This is a Must-Take Course
Experience Learning Yoga
This course is for any yoga teacher interested in understanding restorative yoga in a deeper way; who would like to teach restorative yoga classes; or incorporate restorative poses into their regular yoga classes. More so it is for any one (non-yoga) who is interested in experiencing and learning more about restorative yoga
Teachers who complete this training will feel confident in their knowledge and understanding of Restorative Yoga, and will be able to lead a Restorative Yoga class safely and effectively. Many 200 hour yoga teacher training programs barely scratch the surface when covering Restorative Yoga and many yoga teachers are teaching restorative yoga classes without the proper training. The Art of Conscious Relaxation 50-hours teacher training provides yoga teachers and practitioners with a clear understanding of Restorative Yoga and its many benefits.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I do this training if I have not done restorative yoga before?
Yes. This training is meant to immerse yourself in the restorative yoga experience. You do not have to have any yoga experience to try Restorative yoga.
What if I am really stiff?
Perfect. Restorative supports you where ever you are with blocks, blankets, bolsters, pillows and any other prop you need to be comfortable enough to relax into the pose.
Do I have to bring any props for the training?
You will need (available for rent)
- 4 Blankets
- 2 Foam blocks
- 2 Bolsters
- 1 Strap
The above can be rented from the studio daily at $45 a day. Alternatively, you can also buy your own props and bring it to the studio for the training
You will ALSO need to bring (not available for rent)
1 big towel
Can I miss any days of the training?
To receive your certificate of completion you must attend 100% of the classes
Are books and materials included in the price of the training?
The costs of books are not included in the fees.
What is the age range and group size?
Students generally range in age from 20-70 years of age. Class sizes will range from 8-16 participants depending on location. Trainings are limited to help maintain an interactive student-teacher relationship.
What should I look for in evaluating a Restorative Yoga Teacher Training Program?
We recommend you look for a teacher who speaks directly to you and that you resonate with. Very often students seek out programs merely because of the training schedule or price but just like yoga classes at one yoga studio are different from another, so too are yoga teacher training programs.
Study with a teacher who has experience in leading yoga teacher training programs and has taught several thousand classes over many years. Notice if they are kind and loving.
Adeline (E-RYT 500, YACEP), has been teaching Restorative Yoga at COMO Shambhala Urban Escape since 2008 and brings almost 15 years of restorative yoga teaching experience, into this training. She trained with the amazing Jillian Pransky and the knowledgeable Judith Hanson Lasater (Relax and Renew®). She is a certified Advanced Relax and Renew® Trainer, a certified Yoga Tune Up® teacher, Level 1 iRest Yoga Nidra Teacher and a Reiki practitioner. Adeline has been practising yoga since 1994 and teaching since 2002. Her students often describe her as a teacher who keeps the yoga practice safe, with simple, clear and precise instructions.
Will I be a certified restorative yoga teacher?
You will be able to register with the Yoga Alliance after receiving your certificate of completion.
Does the restorative yoga training count towards CET (continuing education training) Hours with Yoga Alliance?
I’m not a Yoga teacher, what qualifications does the restorative training give me?
Upon successful completion of this training, you will receive a certificate of completion in the study of restorative yoga only. Please note, the restorative yoga teacher training on its own will not qualify you as a yoga teacher or restorative yoga teacher. To be a yoga teacher, you require further studies. Sweatbox Yoga offers a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training course, this will fulfil the yoga teacher study requirements as outlined by Yoga Alliance.
What happens if I’ve paid but cannot attend the course?
Your course deposit is non-refundable. As numbers are limited in our trainings, this deposit holds your place. Should an emergency arise and you can’t complete it, the course may be completed in the next training course.