Restorative Yoga Teacher Training
Restorative yoga invites us to bring more softness and ease to our bodies and mind. When our restorative yoga practice nourishes this stillness and steadiness, it begins to imbue into our lives. We, most importantly, rest, especially in a time and society where achieving, accumulating, and doing more is celebrated. We become more inclusive of all parts of ourselves (and others). We’re given the gift to respond and interact with our emotions and life from a place of spaciousness and compassion.
As teachers, sharing this experienced wisdom of restorative yoga with others is an incredible gift that can create ripples in the fabric of society.
In this 65-hour training, learn how to use props, your voice, poses, and more to create an environment for yourself and students to move into deeper states of rest. In an intimate group setting, you will learn the traditional wisdom of moving into these more profound states of relaxation, the science behind the nervous system, and how this beautiful system keeps us protected. We learn anatomical aspects and breathing techniques to recalibrate the nervous system. We will also learn to teach with minimal and lots of props and how to sequence classes to evoke a specific benefit or theme.
Join us for a deeply enriching training.
WHO IS THIS TRAINING FOR?
For new and experienced yoga teachers, fitness instructors, massage therapists and bodyworkers, health coaches, health care professionals, and those who work in healing professions. Full certification will require all four (4) in-studio modules & two (2) online modules, see "Registration Options" for full detail.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT?
This is mainly an in-person training so you can physically see and experience the poses. Teaching from an embodied place is essential in transmitting the richness of the practice. We will be in an intimate setting (limited to 15 students). The training is meant to be a space to learn but to also feel immense support and safety to rest for yourself. Some sections are online and can be completed at your own pace. Online sections are charged separately (and are transferable for the Yoga Nidra Training).
To receive the full certificate, you will need to complete all sections (in-person and online) and homework assignments. You will be able to attend and assist restorative classes. A highlight of the training is attending the Sound Healing workshop (while you rest in poses, a guest instructor will use sound to add to your healing journey).
WHAT WILL I RECEIVE??
Downloadable, beautiful manuals for each section.
Five (5) Restorative classes for free at Inye Yoga during the duration of the training (can attend in-person or virtually).
Scripts for deeper relaxation, as well as guidelines on how to create your own teaching practices.
Access to online sections that can be transferable for the Yoga Nidra Training.
Assist a restorative class (and more if you wish to receive further mentorship).
Enjoy a Sound Healing & Restorative workshop.
Two free short guided restorative practices for personal use.
10% discount off new props through Inye Yoga. Gently used props are also available through Shanine Dennill.
RESTORATIVE & SOUND HEALING JOURNEY
Sound and Restorative is a beautiful pairing. Restorative yoga releases tension, cultivates more space, softens the edges we experience in ourselves and life, and opens up new energy to invigorate us. Sound Healing allows us to sink into a higher frequency. The mind and body surrenders into the vibration. Enjoy the exquisite sounds of singing bowls, tuning forks and more.
This workshop is part of the training, also available for all other members to participate. Please see the Registration Options to sign up for this delicious workshop!
Saturday / Sunday
9:30AM - 5:30PM (w/ 1hr lunch)
TUITION (*full certification requires completion of In-studio & online modules)
In-Studio Modules: 1, 4, 5, 6
teachers & YTT grads receive 10% off
$700 +hst in full
or 4 monthly payments of $200+hst
Ready to commit?
Online Pre-recorded Modules: 2 & 3
$160 (hst inclusive) for each module. If taking the Yoga Nidra Training (coming soon), you will NOT need to retake these two modules.
Restorative & Sound Healing Journey
Workshop is included in the Tuition.
Date: Dec 9th, 2023 2pm-4pm
This workshop is included in the Restorative Training tuition - cannot be deducted off the total investment if choose to opt out)
PROPS YOU WILL NEED
Your yoga mat, 1 strap, 2 yoga blocks, 4 blankets, 2 bolsters, 1 light cloth to cover the eyes, and journal. More props are welcomed in aiding in rest.
This training is eligible for 65 hours of Yoga Alliance’s continuing education credits.
If you have any questions regarding Restorative Yoga Teacher Training, please contact us:
email firstname.lastname@example.org or
call (905) 829-3443
Curriculum is subject to change. Some modules may cross over (for example demonstrating poses in the art of propping).
Training must be completed within 1 year (including submission of all assignments).
You will receive a detailed schedule on the first weekend.
+ FUNDAMENTALS OF YOGAThe Fundamentals of Yoga guides each student on a journey of inner exploration and outer expression. Deepening one’s understanding of the fundamentals helps expand one’s personal practice on the mat and enriches its relevance in daily living off the mat. The curriculum includes: Consistent study of asana, including: general form, energy flows, breath integration and anatomical nuances of postures Comprehensive study of INYE’s Level 1 Syllabus, which includes 27 principal postures Pranayama (breath practice) Meditation Human anatomy and its functional relationship to asana Fundamental posture modifications and adjustments Applied study through INYE’s Postural workbook assignments and study materials Upon completion of the Fundamentals of Yoga, the student can expect an enriched understanding of a mindful practice that optimally supports the needs of the body. Trainees will experience the profound benefits of a pranayama and meditation practices, and possess in-depth biomechanical knowledge of basic postures.
+ HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF YOGAThis section of the program will: Trace the roots of yoga: The Vedas and Upanishads Examine early yoga teachings and primary source scriptures, including the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and The Bhagavad Gita Define yoga and why we practice Review the 5 major ‘schools’ of yoga philosophy and practice and how they are relevant today. Introduce pranayama and meditation as part of Hatha yoga’s history Incorporate pranayam and meditation into current practice Cultivate the ability to offer pranayam and meditation to others
+ MEDITATION & PRANAYAMAThe study and application of philosophy and practice continues with: A dedicated focus on Raja Yoga and meditation The contemporary practice of Karma Yoga Methodologies and tools for meditation and breath work Specific skills for teaching pranayam and meditation in a yoga class setting.
+ AYURVEDA & DOSHA BALANCEAyurveda translates as Life Wisdom. You will determine your body constitution, and learn how to prescribe diet and Yogasana to bring balance to the system.
+ ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGYThe study of yoga anatomy is vital to understanding and capably teaching the structure of asana and healthy, life-long practice. This unit includes: Mapping the Body: Terms of Movement, Planes of the Body, The Skeleton Key Features of Stretching & Strengthening The Elegance of the Spine: Structure (muscles, bones, ligaments, tendons etc.), Function, Normal Range of Motion (ROM), Common Pathologies Ball & Socket Joints: The Shoulder: Structure (muscles, bones, ligaments, tendons etc.), Function & Normal ROM Ball & Socket Joints: The Hip: Structure (muscles, bones, ligaments, tendons etc.), Function & Normal ROM The Hinge Joints: Powerful yet Vulnerable – the Knee: Structure (muscles, bones, ligaments, tendons etc.), , Function & Normal ROM The Hinge Joints: The Elbow: Structure (muscles, bones, ligaments, tendons etc.), Function & Normal ROM Breath is Life: The Respiratory System: Mechanics of Breathing, Chemical Aspects of Breathing Heartbeat: The Cardiovascular System: The Mechanics of Moving the Blood, Function and Normal Measurements The Nervous System: Form & Function, The Autonomic Nervous System: Fight Flight & Rest Digest
+ THE ART OF TEACHINGLearn how to apply your knowledge of philosophy, anatomy, asana, meditation and pranayama into teaching skillful, inspiring and intelligent classes. This includes understanding how to sequence a class, whether structuring a philosophically-themed or anatomically-focused class. Through discussion and peer teaching, you will learn to adapt your teaching style as needed to support and serve groups and individual students. You will learn to: Communicate clearly and effectively Perceive and appreciate your students and understand their needs Apply effective hands-on adjustments Modify postures to accommodate diverse needs and skill levels Hold the auspicious seat of the teacher Use props effectively to support students Demonstrate postures concisely and powerfully
+ OBSERVATION AND PRACTICE TEACHINGTo hone your skills and increase knowledge and confidence, teacher trainees are invited to observe and assist in certain classes at INYE Yoga.
+ PERSONAL PRACTICEEmbodying the practice is a vital component of skillful teaching, and students will practice together to refine asana and pranayam. Daily meditation is encouraged. In addition and as a demonstration of their commitment to deep study, teacher trainees are expected to attend additional classes (minimum of one per week) at INYE Yoga during the program.
+ REQUIRED READINGSScience of Yoga: Understand the Anatomy and Physiology to Perfect Your Practice, by Ann Swanson One Without A Second: The Seeds of Yoga Philosophy from Root to Sprout, by Hali Schwartz
After being touched by the death of family members at a young age, Shanine questioned the meaning of life and death. This led her on a spiritual quest and to study with masterful spiritual teachers.
Over the past 15 years, Shanine has helped thousands of people to nourish and restore their body, mind and soul through her classes (having owned a studio for 10 years and now teaching at Inye Yoga), having taught many teacher trainings, workshops, and through her recordings. Her first teaching position was working at a hospice, bringing the healing benefits of restorative yoga to those with life-limiting illnesses. She returned to Restorative when she was so depleted that she could not get out of bed. Restorative and Yoga Nidra restored her back to health (as well as through herbal medicine) and provided so much more.
Shanine is dedicated to bringing Rituals and Rest to her students (a space that cultivates reverence and guides us to slow down and listen to the whispers of our heart). Yoga Nidra has brought her some peace with the aspects around death, which is our most extraordinary transformational transition. In Restorative and Yoga Nidra, we are on a pilgrimage of dissolving to be fully received in the unknown (much like death).
Shanine is an E-RYT 500 and YACEP with the Yoga Alliance. She has received extensive training in Restorative Yoga, Yoga Nidra, and Meditation. Her yoga practices are influenced by Tantra Yoga (from the Sri Vidya lineage). She is also a Reiki practitioner. Her hobbies include: spending time with her Aussie dog, Rihanna; learning and sharing folk herbalism; and playing her didgeridoo.
Shanine's desire is to share the wisdom of soulful healing to live fully and die well.
Guest - The Brain & Nervous System Regulation
Thirty years ago, when Kathleen stepped onto a yoga mat for the first time, little did she know that she was taking the first step into a practice that would transform her life. In the beginning, she loved the physical practice of yoga, developing strength and flexibility, and the feeling of lightness she would have after class. But as Kathleen continued to practice, she became aware that what she really loved was the sense of contentment and inner peace she would feel, not just while she was practising, but also in other areas of her life. These feelings inspired her to delve into learning more about yoga, first by taking the Yoga Teacher Training at Chrysalis Yoga and then to study Yoga Therapy at Vedansha Institute of Vedic Science and Alternative Medicine in Rishikesh, India. This is where her yoga became a deeply spiritual practice integrating breath, mind, and body. She found a place, a way, to inner peace and healing. Kathleen truly believes that Yoga IS Therapy; yoga is a system of healing that works from the outside in.
Kathleen has over 30 years of experience as a Registered Kinesiologist and recently received her C-IAYT. Her original studies in Western medicine taught her anatomy, physiology, and the science of human movement. Still, the ancient Eastern science of life, yoga, taught her to take a holistic approach, simultaneously working on the body, mind and spirit. Currently, Kathleen teaches Chair Yoga and Aquatic Yoga. She is passionate about helping people in pain by integrating yoga into healthcare.
Guest - Introduction to Sound Healing
Preeti has a unique way to life. She sees the world as energy, art and expression. She is an Energy Alchemist and has the gift of Light Language and deeply connecting to spirit. She is a Vibrational Healer, Holistic Health and Beauty Practitioner, with over 22 years of experience in Beauty, Holistic Nutrition, Reflexology and Reiki. She also has a background in Pranayama Yoga, Vipassana Meditation, various styles of breath-work and Sound Healing. Combining all these aspects together really shifts the way she experiences life.
Her mission is to bridge our spirit back to source energy and nature. Reactivating our hearts, connecting us back to the natural planetary rhythms and cycles. Helping us to remember where we truly come from.