Restorative Yoga Training

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.

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40 Hour Restorative Yoga Training – SPRING 2020

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
  • Physiology, psychology and benefits of restorative yoga
  • Teaching trauma informed restorative yoga
  • Empowering self-care and healing strategies to support rest, resiliency and improved health
  • Sequencing restoratives for therapeutic applications
  • Sequencing using the chakras + TCM seasonal organ system practices
  • Somatic movement warm-ups to deepen the rest state, and support interoception
  • Developing teaching qualities, reading bodies, communication and developing rapport


  • Attend 4 drop-in restorative classes at any studio (complimentary at Union Yoga + Wellness)
  • Online readings
  • Practice teaching assignment

Suggested 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


Saturday, April 4th, 9 – 6
Sunday, April 5th, 9 – 5
Saturday, May 8th, 9 – 6
Sunday, May 9th, 9 – 5

Cost: $735 + HST

  • 10% discount for Union Yoga + Wellness teacher training alumni, and Union members ($661.50)
  • There are currently 3 sliding scale spots available (choose between $475, $550, $625). Please pay what you can. Paying more supports our ability to offer more discounted spots to others who cannot afford full price. Contact for more info.

Tuition includes:

    • Kim McBean 40-Hour Restorative Teacher Training manual
    • 4 drop in 75-minute restorative classes at Union Yoga + Wellness

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


Please note that this training will be held at 681 Markham Street (TTC: Bathurst Station) at Somatic Stretch. Accessibility info: This studio is at street level with one step to enter. There is one private bathroom on the lower level, only accessible by stairs (8).

“Kim McBean’s restorative teacher training equips trainees with the foundational science related to the nervous system, the essentials of the asana and sequencing – all with a trauma-informed perspective. Kim as a teacher is compassionate and knowledgeable. I can’t recommend this training enough.” ~ Indu
“Kim teaches from the heart! She combines solid knowledge and experience to create a comprehensive training course led with empathy. I would encourage any teacher curious about restorative yoga to attend Kim’s training” ~ Danielle

“Kim is a natural teacher who offers deep wisdom, grown from years of learning, practicing and embodying Restorative Yoga with a genuine respect and love for it. She creates and holds an incredibly safe space where students are encouraged to be curious and share their own experiences. She is patient, humble, thorough and curious herself. I recommend this training with my whole heart.” ~ Lisa

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

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