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Restorative Yoga: Teaching the Art of Stillness with Nicole Bratt & Claudette Evans
Jan 28, 2022| $385 – $470
Teacher Training with Nicole Bratt & Claudette Evans
Steeped in the lineage of Iyengar and honed by Judith Hanson Lasater, Restorative yoga has become one of the most sought-after class styles in the United States, particularly in urban areas. The reason is obvious—deep relaxation. With the speed of modern life, people have difficulty slowing down, and need effective and transformative ways to rest and rejuvenate.
Restorative yoga is a receptive practice where the body is passive and completely supported by props. Designed to intentionally stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system, Restorative yoga allows students to release physical, mental, and/or emotional exhaustion, tension, and patterning, all while cultivating a habit of compassionate attention. This potent practice of stillness allows us to cultivate intentional pause so that we can receive our inherent wisdom. Among the many benefits are improved sleep, digestion, and blood pressure, as well as lower levels of stress, anxiety, grief, and depression.
Embrace and explore the art of teaching relaxation with Nicole and Claudette as they team up to weave lecture, discussion, and practice together for this delicious, experiential weekend. Embody the practice of Restorative yoga in order to teach it.
Join us during these three deeply restful days to:
✓ Define Restorative yoga, learn the science behind why it works, and discover how it is distinct from other forms of yoga
✓ Master several 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 clear and attentive 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
“So much hands-on and application support for our learning. I appreciate your building in time for Q&A, – and your candid, practical sharing! You held an immaculate container of space for us. Beautifully paced and you work so well together!” ~ Past Participant
All hours are in studio unless noted.
✓ Friday, January 28th, 2:00-8:00 pm
✓ Saturday, January 29th, 1:00-7:30 pm
✓ Sunday, January 30th, 8:00-11:30 am – Live Streamed (via Zoom)
✓ Sunday, January 30th, 1:00-4:00 pm
19.5* (includes 8.0 hours of integrated Practicum)
Plan to be present for the entire weekend; partial enrollment will not be allowed.
+ 5.0 additional non-contact hours will be available with the completion of the optional homework
✓ General Public = $385 early bird (through Jan 15) // $440 full price
✓ 300hr YTTs* = $415 early bird (through Jan 15) // $470 full price
*300hr YTT Enrollees: Note your private Opening & Closing Circles (+1.0 credit hour) will be scheduled in addition to the course hours listed above:
✓ Opening Circle: Friday, January 28th, 1:30-2:00 pm
✓ Closing Circle: Sunday, January 30th, 4:15-4:45 pm
This teacher training is open to anyone, eligible for Continuing Education Credits through Yoga Alliance, and is part of our 300-hour Advanced Teacher Training program. If you are taking this module toward your advanced teaching certification, please register for the 300-hour program in advance.
Please plan carefully: Refunds of 90% are granted up to 5 days prior to the event start; after which, no refunds are given.
About the instructors: Nicole Bratt & Claudette Evans
Nicole, a Midwest native, is committed to holding space for students so that they may benefit from this elegant practice we know as yoga. She is deeply honored to be doing just that as the Studio Manager at Seattle Yoga Arts. Her life passion is cultivating vibrant and inclusive community wellness, and she is excited to bring her diverse background as a graphic designer, yoga teacher, event planner, photographer, volunteer coordinator, and small business owner to SYA.
As a group fitness instructor, Nicole explored yoga briefly in her 20s, but initially there was little resonance. When yoga crossed her path again in her 30s, she discovered she was ready to fully embrace its life-changing gifts. Her path led to completing both 200-hr and 500-hr teacher trainings at Yoga Tree San Francisco, and she now specializes in Restorative, gentle, therapeutic, and prenatal modalities. She is passionate about the power of stillness as a transformational experience, as well as an antidote to urban living. After 12+ years living, working, and studying in San Francisco, Nicole transplanted to our lush, beautiful Seattle. When she’s not at the studio, you are likely to find Nicole outdoors, listening to live music, creating art, making/eating delicious food, adventuring near and far, or taking a nap.
What to expect in Claudette’s classes: 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, along with explorations in mantra and vibration. 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.
Main Influences/Styles/Traditions: Anusara, Iyengar, Ashtanga, Sanskrit. She also has been strongly influenced by Douglas Brooks, Christopher Hareesh Wallis, Christina Sell, Sianna Sherman, Amy Ippoliti, Ross Rayburn, Jason Crandell, and Meghan Currie.