This program is open to anyone wanting to incorporate restorative practices into their personal lives and/or work including educators, fitness professionals, manual and physical therapists, health care professionals, mental health professionals, as well as yoga professionals with either a 200- or 500-hour certification working towards upgrading their skills and level of certification.

Program Dates


Restorative Yoga ​Teacher 2-Day Essentials Training 


(tentative dates) June 12-13, 2021


Registration deadline: 

Tuition + HST:

Daily Schedule


Sunday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Program Formats & Content

Restorative Yoga ​Teaching 2-Day Training (Essentials)


  • The essential elements in a successful restorative yoga practice

  • The science behind restorative yoga and the central nervous system

  • ​Practical teaching experience in a variety of restorative postures

  • Effective use of props

Restorative Yoga ​Teacher 4-Day Training (Level 1)


  • The science behind restorative yoga and the central nervous system

  • The energy body and its role in restorative yoga

  • The essential elements in a successful restorative yoga practice

  • Effective use of props

  • Sequencing restoratives for therapeutic applications

  • The art of meditation

  • Practical teaching experience


Restorative Yoga Therapeutics for Specific Conditions ​(4 days Level 2)


  • Advanced Restorative Yoga poses

  • Restorative Chair Yoga series

  • Restorative Wall Yoga series

  • Understanding of yoga therapeutics as applied to:

    • Anxiety & Depression

    • Pain Care: arthritis, back pain, headaches, migraines

    • Cancer

    • Movement Disorders (Parkinsons, Distonia) 

    • Injuries & mobility limitations

    • Modifications for  seniors

  • Meditation & visualization techniques as processes for healing

  • Practical teaching experience

​* Prerequisite for Restorative Therapeutics Level 2 is a Level I Restorative Yoga training with Karen Claffey, Tianne Allan, or equivalent with another school/teacher. Please submit name of Restorative Yoga I training program with application.

This training deepens our understanding of the principles of restorative yoga and introduces the application of the restorative yoga practice as a therapeutic process to assist the body’s own healing. You will learn how to recognize and identify different imbalances and conditions in the body. You will learn the mechanisms to support the therapeutic process with restorative yoga poses, breath work and meditations.  You will learn techniques to safely support this transformational process both as a teacher and as a practitioner.

Recommended Reading:

Relax and Renew, by Judith Hanson Lasater

Optional Accommodations On-Site​ >>

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