In a restorative yoga practice, we open our awareness and access a state of potent healing. Through lecture, experiential learning, group discussion and practice sessions, we will learn to systematically release tension, allow our breath to flow and our minds to quiet. Our stress response eases and our nervous systems are regulated. This process supports deep healing from chronic stress and trauma, as we are able to rest and digest life. Measurable results of restorative yoga practices can include reduction of blood pressure, anxiety, muscle tension, and fatigue. These states are also known to improve immune function, digestion, strengthen vagal tone, increase heart rate variability, and regulate the nervous system.

You will learn:

  • To teach a variety of restorative shapes with variations

  • To effectively use props to support releasing tension

  • Breath anatomy and awareness to support regulation

  • Introduction to trauma theory as it relates to restorative yoga

  • Basic anatomy of the nervous system and trauma

  • Introduction to class sequencing, holding space as a teacher, and special consideration related to trauma

This training is intended for anyone seeking to understand restorative practices and benefits on a deeper level. Many yoga teachers, mental health clinicians and individuals seeking to deepen their own practice find this course beneficial. No prerequisites are required. Please note that this is a professional training. While some personal processing is expected, participants should come ready to learn and engage with the content.



With BodyWise Foundation

The 25 hr. Trauma-Sensitive Restorative Yoga Training - Level 2 with BodyWise Foundation is for participants who have completed the level 1 training or have previously completed comparable restorative training. This training will offer a deeper understanding of the nervous system, trauma and the benefits of restorative yoga through lecture, experiential practices and practicum.

Participants will explore:

  • Additional shapes to include in group classes or one-on-one work

  • Touch theory in Trauma Sensitive Yoga

  • Assists to support students with deepening their experience in various shapes

  • Breath & Meditation practices to support relaxation, nervous system regulation and holding the space of a teacher

  • In-depth sequencing and warm-ups for restorative shapes

  • Working with special populations