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RESTORATIVE YOGA TEACHER TRAINING LEVEL I- The Foundation

This training offers a comprehensive understanding of restorative yoga principles, techniques, poses and practices.  Upon completion of the training, you will be fully prepared and certified to teach a restorative yoga class or offer a private restorative yoga session.

Restorative Yoga Teacher Training Level I is open to anyone wanting to understand and incorporate restorative practices into their work and/or personal lives including yoga students, body workers, physical therapists, nurses, and health professionals in the field of body-mind medicine and psychology.

About the program
You will discover how this simple practice offers powerful personal transformation. You will gain a deep understanding of the science behind restorative yoga and the specific techniques and structures of the restorative yoga practice. 


You will learn the powerful art of restorative yoga; how to work with subtle energies to enhance or deepen each individual person’s experience, including restorative assists using therapeutic touch. You will experience how restorative yoga stimulates the body’s natural healing mechanisms, cultivates inner calm as well as a deep connection with Self.
Upon completion of the training, you will be ready to teach restorative yoga within a class setting or as a private, one-to-one 
session.

Curriculum

  • The history and yoga lineage of Restorative Yoga

  • The autonomic nervous system; sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system

  • Theory and application of the Relaxation Response

  • Neurological, psychological, physical, energetic effects of Restorative Yoga

  • Classic restorative yoga poses

  • How to skillfully use props for optimal support and rest

  • Restorative pranayama, meditation visualization techniques

  • Restorative assists; the art of therapeutic touch

  • The language of restorative yoga; choice of language to deepen the restorative experience

  • Develop specific skills of observation to understand and assist misalignments that inhibit deep relaxation

  • Optimizing the environment; classroom and studio set-up to support the restorative experience

  • Understand how to support special conditions including pregnancy and injury

  • Sequencing the restorative yoga practice

  • Integrating restorative yoga into hatha, power and yin style yoga classes

  • Practical experience working one-on-one with clients

  • Practical experience sequencing and teaching a restorative class
     

Comprehensive learning
Practical experience, lecture, discussion, experiential exercises, partner and group work.

 

Upon completion

  • Restorative Yoga Teacher certificate, eligible for Yoga Alliance CEU hours.

  • Invitation to a private on-line community of Restorative Yoga Teachers for on-going support

  • Comprehensive training manual

  • Listing of recommended resources for further learning and support.

Testimonials from graduates

" Exceeded my expectations. The course material was very well integrated and woven into a beautiful tapestry. Most helpful for me was the detailed descriptions of each pose plus the hands-on experience". - A. Anderson

 

RESTORATIVE YOGA TEACHER TRAINING LEVEL II- Therapeutic Applications

 

Building on the foundation of Restorative Yoga Level I, this training explores the therapeutic benefits of restorative yoga. Gain knowledge, skills and confidence to offer restorative yoga for specific therapeutic benefits, supporting whole body rejuvenation and healing.

Restorative Yoga Level II-  Therapeutic Applications is open to anyone wanting to understand and incorporate restorative yoga therapeutic practices into their work and/or personal lives including yoga teachers, body workers, physical therapists, nurses, and health professionals in the field of body-mind medicine and psychology. 

About the program
This training deepens our understanding of the science of restorative yoga and introduces the application of restorative yoga therapeutics as powerful, transformative, healing processes.


You will deepen your knowledge of the nervous system, specifically as it is affected by stress, illness and injury.  You will come to understand how and why the mental/emotional state can inhibit or stimulate healing.  You will learn how to apply restorative yoga therapeutic practices to optimize the body’s natural healing for a wide range of health challenges and conditions.


You will develop skills to safely support healing both as teacher and practitioner.

Upon completion of the training, you will be ready to teach restorative yoga therapeutics to special populations within a class setting or as a private, one-on-one session.
 

Prerequisite
This training requires completion of a Restorative Yoga Teacher Training Level 1- The Foundation. If you have taken a Restorative Yoga teacher training program other than Tianne’s, it will be considered on a one-to-one basis.  Please send request to tianneallan@gmail.com.

Curriculum

  • Neurological, psychological, physical, effects of chronic stress, illness and injury

  • Modern perspective of the mind-body state as relates to chronic stress, illness and injury

  • Yogic perspective of the mind-body state as relates to chronic stress, illness and injury

  • Principles and techniques of Restorative Yoga Therapeutics; poses, pranayama, meditation, visualization

  • Kosha model of assessment for understanding unique mind-body experience of the individual client

  • Principles and techniques of Yoga Nidra and its application as a therapeutic process

  • Adapt Restorative Yoga poses for special populations

  • Restorative Yoga chair poses and sequencing

  • Adapting Restorative Yoga poses to various environments; hospital, home care

  • Restorative Yoga Therapeutics for special conditions:

  • PainCare

  • Hormonal Balance

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Injury

  • Mobility limitation

  • Design and teach an individualized restorative yoga therapeutics program

  • Design and teach a restorative yoga therapeutics class

Comprehensive learning
Practical experience, lecture, discussion, experiential exercises, partner and group work.

 

Upon completion
Restorative Yoga Therapeutics certificate, eligible for Yoga Alliance CEU hours.

Invitation to a private on-line community of Restorative Yoga Teachers for on-going support. 
Comprehensive training manual
Listing of recommended resources for further learning and support

Testimonials from graduates

“The course met my expectations and beyond. I took it for knowledge reason and feel it has offered my life transformation as well. I found Tianne’s presence and quality of being very helpful and meaningful, as well as her inviting nature and soft/strong heart. I also appreciated the experiential learning. Very well rounded program. Tianne is a very gifted and wonderful teacher”.
- C. Mathews

 

PAIN CARE YOGA TEACHER TRAINING


This training provides an in-depth understanding of the latest pain science and pain care techniques. This comprehensive program covers pain science, yoga philosophy, therapeutic yoga, restorative yoga, therapeutic breath and meditation practices.  Participants come away with a solid foundation in understanding pain science, the biopyschosocial model of pain and yoga pain care tools, techniques and practices.


PainCare Yoga teacher training  is open to anyone wanting to understand and incorporate  therapeutic practices for pain care into their work and/or personal lives including yoga teachers, body workers, physical therapists, nurses, and health professionals in the field of body-mind medicine and psychology. 

About the program
This training deepens our understanding of the science of restorative yoga and introduces the application of restorative yoga therapeutics as powerful, transformative, healing processes.

 

Prerequisite
There are no prerequisites for this program. 

Curriculum

  • Understand basic pain neurophysiology as well as key neuroplasticity changes related to pain

  • Understand how to guide students with key techniques for safe movement when experiencing pain

  • Experience and learn how to teach therapeutic breath and meditation practices specifically for pain care

  • Experience and learn how to teach therapeutic yoga poses including gentle hatha and restorative yoga

  • Understand the vital difference  between gentle hatha and restorative yoga,  related to the mechanism of healing

  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of the lived experience of pain and its effect on the brain, the body and the soul

  • Apply the pain care principles and techniques through practice teaching

Comprehensive learning
Practical experience, lecture, discussion, experiential exercises, partner and group work.

 

Upon completion
PainCare Yoga Teacher certification, eligible for Yoga Alliance CEU hours.

Comprehensive training manual, including a list of resources for further learning and support
 

Testimonials from graduates

" Tianne is a wonderful, knowledgeable, experienced instructor with a beautiful presence.  I enjoyed the format; well-paced and very practical".
T.J.

Therapeutics Yoga for Pain Management
Langara College, Vancouver
February- March 2020
www.langara.ca

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