Restorative Yoga Training

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Join senior teacher Kim McBean for Restorative Yoga Training at Union.

Restorative yoga soothes the nervous system, strengthens immunity by supporting the vital organs, and promotes conscious relaxation. Slowing down invites more balance into our busy, stressful lives, teaching the body resiliency and recovery as we pulse between the stress response (surviving), and our natural state (thriving). Deep rest is essential to our health and well-being.

There are two levels of Restorative Yoga training offered at Union: Introduction to Restorative Yoga ( a 1 day immersion), and 35 Hour Restorative Yoga Training. It is recommended that students interested in the 35 Hour training attend the immersion first.

Introduction to Restorative Yoga – Day long immersion

A comprehensive introduction to the healing practice of restorative yoga, this training is open to yoga practitioners wanting to deepen their personal knowledge and home practice, teachers seeking to further develop and upgrade their skills, body workers, therapists and health professionals interested in body-mind medicine.
A comprehensive introduction to the healing practice of restorative yoga, this training is open to yoga practitioners wanting to deepen their personal knowledge and home practice, teachers seeking to further develop and upgrade their skills, body workers, therapists and health professionals interested in body-mind medicine.
This full day training in theory and experiential learning will cover the following:
  • understanding the nervous system
  • the stress response
  • philosophy & physiology of restorative yoga
  • therapeutic benefits
  • teaching basic postures with props
  • sequencing basic postures for a class or home practice
  • reading the energetic or subtle body
  • how to cultivate a caring space
Date: Saturday September 29, 9 am – 6 pm
Cost: $150+ HST
Yoga Teachers can may claim CE credits with the Yoga Alliance after successful completion of this training. Certificates will be issued.

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35 Hour Restorative Yoga Training – Fall 2018

This training is open to yoga practitioners wanting to deepen their personal knowledge and home practice, teachers seeking to further develop and upgrade their skills, body workers, therapists, and health professionals interested in body-mind medicine.

This comprehensive training will include theory and experiential learning to cover the following:

  • Learn key restorative postures: backbends, forward bends, side bends, twists, inversions
  • How to set up restorative postures using props, and how to set up with limited use of props
  • Benefits of restorative yoga and how to activate the relaxation response
  • Physiology and philosophy of restorative yoga • Sequencing restoratives for therapeutic applications
  • Supporting anxiety and depression through restorative yoga
  • Learn how to theme classes via the subtle (energetic) body: The Chakra System & Traditional Chinese Medicine – meridian system plus seasonal practices as it applies to restorative yoga

Curriculum Hours

  • 26 training hours
  • 4 (75 minute) restorative classes attended between training intensives
  • 4 hours for readings and homework assignment

Required Reading

  • The Web That Has No Weaver: Understanding Chinese Medicine by Ted Kaptchuk
  • Yoga of the Subtle Body: A Guide To The Physical And Energetic Anatomy Of Yoga by Tias Little

Dates: October 27, 28 & November 24, 25 (10 am – 6 pm on Saturdays, 10 am – 5 pm on Sundays)
Cost: $695 + HST

  • 20% discount for Union Yoga + Wellness teacher training alumni
  • 10% discount for Union Yoga + Wellness members

Yoga Teachers can may claim CE credits with the Yoga Alliance after successful completion of this training. Certificates will be issued.

About Kim McBean 

Kim is a gifted and empathetic educator with a passion for somatic and movement disciplines including yoga and body energetics. Drawing upon this unique blend of dynamic modalities, Kim guides students to inhabit their bodies more deeply through the exploration of Embodied Integrity via slow + strong asana practice, therapeutics, restorative yoga and experiential movement. With an interest in stress and pain management, body mechanics, anxiety/depression, illness and addiction, Kim’s teaching fosters connectedness to body, mind and spirit.
Kim values learning by experiencing. The choice to participate with our rich interior landscape allows each of us to cultivate our natural state of empathy and a deeper understanding of our most vibrant self. 11+ years educational and practical experience in yoga, movement and energetic therapies, Kim nurtures a safe, contained space of self-inquiry empowering others with tools and techniques that support mindful, bodily presence as a means to grow and transform.
Kim has trained at The Nosara Yoga Institute in Costa Rica and the Octopus Garden Yoga Centre in Toronto. She has studied restorative yoga with Judith Lasater and continues to study and practice yoga, somatic-body energetics, and other various forms of experiential movement with her most valued and cherished mentors. Experience Kim’s compassionate and inspired teaching with private yoga, studio classes, workshops, international retreats, mentoring and yoga teacher training in Toronto, Canada and abroad.

For more info on Kim McBean visit www.kimmcbeanyoga.com
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