Restorative Yoga Teacher Training Level 1- May 18-21
May 18 @ 5:00 pm - May 21 @ 5:00 pm
The Subtle art and Science of Restorative Yoga
Join the relaxation revolution! Restorative Yoga is a healing practice that brings the body, mind, and nervous system into balance. Learn to teach Restorative Yoga, guided by Samantha Akers (E-RYT 500), creator of the TheraYoga Method. Sam is passionate about the immensely powerful practice of Restorative Yoga, since it has been a major part of her own journey to health. These trainings are for teachers & students who are looking to deepen their knowledge of Restorative Yoga! Teachers receive a certificate of completion once all homework and assisting is completed.
Restorative Yoga is a healing practice that brings the body, mind, and nervous system into balance. Learn to teach Restorative Yoga, guided by Samantha Akers (E-RYT 500), founder of TheraYoga. Sam is passionate about the immensely powerful practice of Restorative Yoga, since it has been a major part of her own journey to health.
Level 1 of this training covers the main poses of Restorative Yoga, how to adapt them for a variety of students, how to use props, how to design a satisfying class, lead mindfulness meditation and more. Special attention is given to therapeutic applications of Restorative Yoga, and how the practice can benefit people with special needs, or simply relieve stress. The training also includes discussion of the three Ayurvedic Doshas (Vata, Pitta, and Kapha) and how to build a Restorative and breath practice to best suit the needs of all three. You will also learn the basics of a mindful awareness practice to aid those with anxiety and trauma disorders, helping to keep students feeling more grounded, clear and balanced during their experience of Restorative Yoga and beyond. This training is designed to prepare current yoga teachers to teach Restorative classes in studios and other environments, and it is also open to students simply wanting to deepen their knowledge, and for those in allied professions (massage therapists, those in the mental health care field, etc.) interested in sharing this practice with clients. Students will receive a manual and a reading list.
Trainees will be required to attend at least one of Sam’s Mon/Wed Flow and Restore classes between May 1st and May 17th, if not before.
Testimonials ( use what you would like )
“I came to TheraYoga with some spinal injuries and associated back and hip pain, and took a restorative yoga class with Samantha at her studio. After 12 years of being a yoga student, it was such a wonderful surprise to be introduced to this wonderful type of healing yoga. Her classes offer a loving and safe place for all bodies to relax into supported poses and receive the benefits of yoga and a guided mindfulness practice.
After seeing and feeling the results of a regular practice of my own, I had the pleasure of taking both Level 1 and Level 2 Restorative Yoga Teacher Trainings with Samantha in 2015! Both weekends cover a lot of valuable information, and are presented in a manageable way; balanced with guided meditation practices, and practical examples of restorative poses and techniques that can be adapted for group classes as well as private sessions. I enjoyed discussion of special conditions and further modifications of poses, since I work with a unique population of children and adults with special needs including a range of orthopedic impairments.
Samantha truly has a gift for teaching and is very passionate about this practice. She supports which empowers her students to take the best care of themselves so that they can take the best care of their yoga students and loved ones.”
– Melanie Gingerich, M.S., CCC-SLP
” Sam is not only a knowledgeable, skilled leader and teacher, but her warm, positive nature is unmatched. She makes all of her students feel at ease in their own skin. I have had the pleasure of experiencing her as a teacher, mentor, body worker and employer and she has exceeded my expectations in every capacity. Her passion for and belief in Restorative Yoga and back care is contagious and her work honors the complexities of the body and mind, yet are accessible and enjoyable. Plus, she generously provides tools and education; you always leave with a new understanding and applicable skills. Her vast understanding of the body, is unlike anyone I have worked with and this shows in her teaching, trainings and body work sessions. She is the most experienced and intelligent teacher I have met, who truly walks the walk of compassion and kindness. She is approachable, passionate and sincere and embodies all that she shares with her students. She is a true gem; when you work with Sam, you feel like you have hit the jackpot.
-Melissa Brooke, RYT200 and Restorative Yoga Teacher
Dates: May 18-21, 2017
Saturday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday 10:30am – 5:00pm
*$425 Early bird rate by April 15th