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Restorative Yoga: Teaching the Art of Stillness
October 12| $340 – $400
Steeped in the lineage of Iyengar, and the style of Judith Lasater, Restorative yoga has become one of the most sought-after class styles in the US, particularly in urban areas. The reason is obvious—relaxation. With the speed of modern life, people desire efficient, effective, and transformative ways to rest and rejuvenate.
Restorative yoga is a receptive practice where the body is passive while completely supported by props. By stimulating the parasympathetic nervous system, Restorative yoga allows students to release physical, mental, and/or emotional exhaustion, tension, and patterning, all while cultivating compassionate attention. Among its benefits are improved sleep, digestion, and blood pressure, as well as reduced stress, anxiety, and depression.
Embrace and explore the art of relaxation with Claudette and Nicole as they weave lecture with practice for this nourishing and experiential weekend. During these three days, you will:
- Define Restorative yoga and how it is distinct from other forms of yoga
- Gain an understanding of the science behind why Restorative yoga works
- Master traditional Restorative postures, and learn to adapt them to meet individual needs
- Learn to plan thoughtful sequences and mindful transitions between poses
- Develop and refine your teaching skills to create attentive physical support for different bodies
- Sharpen your observation skills, and make adjustments and assists to optimize your students’ experience
- Learn how to create an appropriate setting for a Restorative yoga practice, including cultivating spaciousness in the classroom
- Friday, Oct 12, 1:30 pm – 7:30 pm
- Saturday, Oct 13, 1:30 pm – 8:00 pm
- Sunday, Oct 14, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Hours: 16.0 (includes 6.0 hours of integrated Practicum)
Please plan to be present for the entire weekend; partial enrollment will not be allowed.
- $340 Early bird pricing through October 7
- $400 Full price October 8 & after
*This training includes an opportunity to add on a 3.0 hour mentorship with Nicole Bratt. Full details available below. Please note that the mentorship requires a separate registration.
This workshop is open to anyone, qualifies for Continuing Education Credits through Yoga Alliance, and is part of our 300-hour Advanced Teacher Training. To receive credit toward your SYA 300-hour Teacher Training, you must be enrolled in the program.
About the Teachers:
Claudette Evans: Claudette has a genuine passion for meeting students where they are, helping guide them toward an experience of greater strength and freedom, while allowing them to discover the wisdom that lies within their own bodies. You’ll find Claudette’s classes infused with her warm, integrative, and creative spirit. Her enthusiasm and curiosity are catching, and it’s clear that her teaching draws on her own love of physicality and mental engagement. Through a deft weaving of precise alignment, thoughtful insight, and a great sense of humor, Claudette’s classes create space for self-expression, clarity of focus, and the sheer joy of movement.
Claudette, E-RYT 500, has been practicing yoga for more than 15 years, and has taught yoga to children and adults for nearly 6 years. She has been influenced by many teachers, but credits her bold style with her foundational and advanced trainings with Catherine Munro at YogaWorks, as well as her studies of the Universal Principles of Alignment with her beloved teachers, Denise Benitez and Elizabeth Rainey.
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