Restorative Yoga Teacher Training – Part 2: Therapeutic Applications
with Satya Greenstone, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT
September 22 - 27, 2019
In Restorative Yoga Teacher Training – Part 2, you will explore the therapeutic applications of the rejuvenating practice of Restorative Yoga.
Restorative Yoga is the practice of placing the body into a specific Yoga asana (posture) using the support of props such as bolsters, pillows, blocks, blankets, or chairs. These gentle asanas literally hold and maintain the position of the body as one releases mental and physical tension. In this supported state, the asana can be held for a significantly longer period of time which facilitates a state of deeper relaxation. This extended duration allows the innate intelligence of the body to reintegrate the system to its natural state of balance and peace as the tension dissolves and melts away.
The Restorative Yoga poses may be offered as an alternative to regular asanas, when one is low in energy, during times of mental or physical stress, as well as during a time of physical illness, healing, or crisis. The supported poses enable one to receive the benefit of the asana without exerting muscular effort.
Part 2 curriculum:
- Learn a complete sequence of restorative poses to enhance the breath
- Learn to use restorative poses to teach pranayama (breathing exercises) and other more subtle practices of Yoga
- Discover modifications and adaptations of restorative poses and learn sequences for specific needs
- Practice using Nada Yoga (Yoga of sound) with Restorative Yoga
- Learn about the 5 koshas (layers of Self) in respect to Restorative Yoga
- Create effective therapeutic restorative sessions for individuals and groups
- Deepen your understanding and experience of Restorative Yoga
All props will be supplied for your use and practice during the course.
Completion of Integral Yoga Restorative Yoga Teacher Training Part 1 or equivalent. Restorative Yoga teachers from other traditions will be considered on an individual basis.
Continuing Education (CE) Opportunities
- Yoga Alliance (YA): Approximately 50 contact hours.
You can input your contact hours using your YA log in information.
- Integral Yoga 300-hour Mentored Program: 50 hours towards RYT 500 designation
- Integral Yoga Teachers Association (IYTA) can provide you a CE certificate with your program’s total contact hours for a $10 fee (free for IYTA members.) For more information, email [email protected].
- Healthcare and Related Disciplines: Although CMEs are not offered, a certificate documenting CE hours may be available for your discipline. Please contact [email protected] for details.
Certification in Restorative Yoga is received for completing each segment.
Both parts must be completed to apply for the Integral Yoga Therapy 800-hour certification.
An application is required if you didn’t take Part 1.
Satya held such a large healing and supportive space for us. She teaches from the heart (and leads me to my own) while sneaking in academia under the radar… [Her students are] blessed with knowledge, support, and growth.— Past Participant
Satya is so fresh in her teachings, she has beginner’s mind and is the embodiment of Sat-chit-ananda! — Program Participant
Satya Greenstone has been a student of Sri Swami Satchidananda since 1971. She has shared the teachings of Integral Yoga® in many diverse settings with students of all ages and backgrounds and combines a natural, practical, down-to-earth approach to Yoga with a gentle humor. Since 1999 she has been a primary teacher for the 200-hour and the Intermediate Yoga Teacher Training programs. While serving as teacher training coordinator, she helped to develop and teach the first Gentle Yoga Teacher Training program. She has also developed and teaches training programs in Restorative Yoga, Adaptive Yoga, and Yoga and Meditation for Children. In…
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