We live in times that can be stressful and exhausting. Restorative yoga offers therapeutic tools to truly rest and restore energy. So much of the way that we regenerate, restore, replenish and reset is determined by the health and functionality of our nervous system and our respiratory system. These restorative poses access the “switch” to parasympathetic dominance, thus creating states of deep relaxation. There are many health benefits in practicing deep relaxation: lower blood pressure and blood sugar levels, reduced insomnia, and improved digestion and fertility.
*This course is also open to students with a steady practice who wish to learn more about Restorative Yoga.
IN THIS 25 HOUR TRAINING, YOU WILL LEARD HOW TO TEACH RESTORATIVE YOGA WITH MAIN TOPICS INCLUDING:>> Architecture of all restorative poses: backbends, forward bends, therapeutic poses and poses for pregnancy, poses for special cases.
>> Emphasis on energetic and physical alignment in the poses.
>> Learn how to guide students into states of deep relaxation.
>> Explore the human nervous system (Sympathetic and parasympathetic) and subtle body systems.
>> Proper and activated breathing patterns.
>> Healthy vagal nerve tone.
>> Deep teaching on the Art of Attention™: how to bring reverence to everything we do as Teachers and Students.
>> How to structure a restorative class, hands-on adjustments and role of music/sound.
>> How to explain the benefits of restorative yoga to your students.
>> You will leave this training able to create and practice a customized restorative yoga practice as well as knowledge on how to incorporate restorative poses in your regular asana classes.
GUEST TEACHER: Ally Bogard
"Relax and Renew: Restful Yoga for Stressful Times" by Judith Lasater
"Tao Te Chin" by Lao Tzu Translated by Stephen Mitchell
"Art of Attention" by Elena Brower
"What We Say Matters" by Judith Lasater
"The Breathing Book: Good Health and Vitality Through Essential Breath Work" by Donna Farhi
REQUIRED OUTSIDE WORK:
>> Take three Yoga Vida Restorative classes
>> Practice teaching with assists - two hours with classmates
>> Approximately one hour of homework
DATES & TIMES: January 13-15, 2017
Saturday: 9:00am-1:00pm & 2:00pm-6:30pm
Sunday: 9:00am-1:00pm & 2:00pm-6:30pm
LOCATION: NoHo: 666 Broadway @ Bond St, 3rd Floor
SELF INVESTMENT: $400
Payment Deadline – Sunday, January 8, 2017
EARLY BIRD RATE: $350 *
Early Bird Deadline – Sunday, December 11, 2016
*For the Early Bird Rate, full payment must be made by the Early Bird Deadline.
TO REGISTER: Fill out an online application, and then pay in full*!
* FREE YOGA CLASSES start the day you pay your full tuition! No refunds within 31 days before the program begins, and refunds requested more than 31 days before the program begins lose $150 processing fee only.
Abby Paloma is a yoga teacher, forever student and local food activist. Abby’s work is to connect people to the source of their nourishment— their breath and food. A graduate of Gallatin at New York University, she holds a self-designed degree in neuroscience and transformational psychology. Abby has been teaching since 2008 as a certified OM yoga and Advanced Restorative Yoga teacher. She teaches restorative workshops and trainings regularly and continues to study with her teacher, Judith Lasater. She has received further certification in Reiki, Permaculture, Prenatal yoga, Yoga for cancer survivors and Anatomy. Abby is the founder of Farm To Yoga, a movement that unites yoga communities with their local farmers. Currently, Abby is studying for her master’s in Chinese Medicine at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine and teaching in NYC.
For the past ten years, Ally has led classes, retreats, alignment immersions, and 200/500 hour teacher trainings for dedicated students and teachers throughout the land. Co-owner of Canadian-based school, Gaiatri Yoga she teaches with an emphasis on thoughtful alignment and sequencing to allow the physical and energetic body to hold and emit higher frequencies of light and power. Asana, meditation, self-observation, shamanic and prayer-based practices, and time spent in deep nature inform her practice and teaching. To her, there is no greater act of creativity than the recreation of the self to be Love.