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 April 29, 9 am – 6 pm  SOLD OUT
New Date: Sunday June 11, 9 am – 6 pm
Cost: $125+ HST

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35 Hour Restorative Yoga Training – Fall 2017

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

  • 30 training hours
  • 4 (75 minute) restorative classes attended between training intensives
  • 1 hour for homework assignment

Required Reading

  • Relax And Renew: Restful Yoga For Stressful Times by Judith Lasater
  • 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 28, 29 & November 25, 26
Cost: $675 + HST

  • 20% discount for Union Yoga + Wellness teacher training alumni
  • 10% discount for Union Yoga + Wellness members
For more info on Kim McBean visit www.kimmcbeanyoga.com
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