With Colleen Dibden and Jeanette Ward
November 17-19, 2023
Friday 5:30-9:00pm | Saturday & Sunday 8am-5pm
Restorative Yoga rejuvenates vital life force energy (prana) by deeply calming the nervous system and quieting the mind, reconnecting us to our essential vitality. Supportive props are utilized in long comfortably held postures, deeply soothing the central nervous system while creating subtle openings and releases in the physical body. This effective practice easily helps the body to reset and tap into its own innate healing abilities. This is the “art of relaxation” where doing less is truly more… more clarity, energy and balance!
In this 25 hour Restorative Yoga Training, you will learn through first-hand experience the healing benefits of the restorative practice. We’ll explore the “what, why and how” for the application of restorative yoga as a method of regulating the nervous system.
The autonomic nervous system: Fight, Flight & Freeze vs. Rest & Restore
Decoding the stress response including the “window of tolerance” and how it pertains to restorative yoga
Understanding common Chronic Health conditions and the role restorative yoga can play
In-depth exploration of poses, their purpose and how to set up the pose with ample props
How to design, cue and adapt postures for individual needs including precautions and contraindications
Pranayama techniques that deepen the restorative yoga experience
Mindfulness and meditation within the postures
There is no required reading and a manual is included.
Please note: There is a final assignment requirement prior to certification.
This training fulfills 25 CEUs and is an elective for the Prana Yoga Studio 300 hour Yoga Teacher Training.
“The restorative training with Jeanette and Colleen was one of the best training I have ever taken. The weekend was so blissful and educational, with both teachers emitting such a caring and attentive energy to all participants. They were able to create such a safe environment for everyone to share and learn. I would highly recommend this training to anyone interested in learning more about restorative yoga. ” ~ Ali
“Colleen and Jeanette offer a memorable and nourishing weekend intensive. The class is organized and well structured, the material is detailed and comprehensive, and the instructors are attentive and prepared. Colleen and Jeannette include scientific evidence which helped me understand and activate my body’s natural healing response. I’ve incorporated the lessons learned into my personal and professional practice. If you have trouble calming your mind/body, or if you simply seek to deepen your practice, please do yourself a favour and take this restorative training.” ~ Jordan
“The Restorative Training was fabulous! Jeanette and Colleen provided a gentle, nurturing space to practice and learn how to teach Restorative Yoga. Their manual was easy to follow and very informative. They were able to answer all of my questions and guide me through the process… The practices were so renewing and rejuvenating… They provided many resources as well. I fell in LOVE with Restorative Yoga and had some profound healing experiences… I would highly recommend this phenomenal training.” ~ Dawn