Restorative Teacher Training

We work very hard in our lives, and while we may sleep, we rarely take time to rest. Restorative yoga poses help us learn to relax and rest deeply and completely. 

During deep relaxation, all the organ systems of the body are benefited

– Judith Hanson Lasater


Learn to bring your students into a practice of restorative yoga that helps them release layers of tension and feel at ease in their bodies.

The Restorative intensive offers a retreat-like atmosphere which includes practice, study and learning of Restorative asana, the anatomy and physiology of Restorative Yoga, as well as, how to sequence and teach a Restorative Yoga class. Particular emphasis is given to assisting and adjusting the postures to suit individual needs.

This training is designed for teachers, teacher trainees and health care workers and includes lots of time for exploring, understanding and practicing adjusting the postures.

What students can expect:

  • Restorative Yoga Practices – adapted for one-on-one or class situation
  • Hands-on, lecture and discussion on:
    • The relaxation response and the central nervous system
    • Alignment to support optimal energy flow
    • Restorative yoga as a form of relaxation and to support spiritual practice
    • The koshas and the energy body in asana
    • The relevance of Ayurvedic Doshas
    • Restorative asanas for different environments, special populations, and students with limited physical abilities
    • Meditation and visualization for healing
    • The dynamic use of props
  • Discussion and Journaling
  • Practice Teaching


Homework and Accreditation

In addition to scheduled hours, students will be required to observe and assist one restorative class, as well as submit a  report from one individual case study.  Students will  be given 1 month to complete the course requirements in order to receive the training certificate, after which they are eligible for CEC with Yoga Alliance.


Program Director: Beth Rutty

Beth RuttyBeth has studied with Nesta Falladown, Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher for many years at the Yoga Centre of Burlington. In 2004 she began offering Restorative Yoga to her classes at the YMCA of Hamilton/Burlington/Brantford . In 2012, to deepen her understanding of Restorative Yoga, Beth studied with Tianne Allen, ERYT 500 from BC. She completed a Restorative Yoga and Therapeutics certification with Tianne and felt it was her dharma to pass on to other teachers what she learned. In 2013, she began offering her first training session with Kula Oakville as part of the 300 hour Teacher Training program and has since been offering Teacher Training and Programs.



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