Restorative Yoga is a simple, effective antidote to relieve stress, tension, and anxiety. Learn to teach this practice of placing the body into specific Yoga asana (postures) using the support of props such as bolsters, pillows, blocks, blankets, or chairs.
These gentle asanas literally hold and maintain the position of the body as one releases mental and physical tension. In this supported state, the asana can be held for a significantly longer period of time, which facilitates a state of deeper relaxation. This extended duration allows the innate intelligence of the body to reintegrate the system to its natural state of balance and peace as the tension dissolves and melts away.
The Restorative Yoga poses may be offered as an alternative to regular asanas, when one is low in energy, during times of mental or physical stress, as well as during a time of physical illness, healing, or crisis. The supported poses enable one to receive the benefit of the asana without exerting muscular effort.
In Part 1, you will learn how to:
- Teach a complete, balanced, 90-minute Restorative Yoga class
- Adapt the basic poses for shorter classes and incorporate restorative poses into regular Hatha Yoga classes and practices
- Instruct, modify, and adjust poses for individual needs
- Create a safe, relaxing, one-on-one restorative session
- Practice stress management with Restorative Yoga
- Safely and effectively use props, including what props to use, when to use them, care, and storage
- Teach Restorative Yoga Nidra (supported relaxation poses)
- Incorporate other healing aspects of Yoga into your practice
- Develop a personal Restorative Yoga practice
All props will be supplied for your use and practice during the course.
Satya is a fantastic teacher—her style makes sense in my brain. Her understanding of group dynamics and social psychology is a joy to watch. She just knows when to/how to hold space. She creates a safe environment for learning that makes it possible for people to arrive on Sunday and be teaching within 24 hours. — Tami
Satya Greenstone is highly knowledgeable and experienced in all realms of yoga and yoga instruction. She is also compassionate, sensitive and encouraging so that her teaching inspires continued practice and curiosity regarding yoga and personal health. — Leonora Weimer
The best part is spending time with Satya. Her beautiful loving energy shines through all of her teachings. Her knowledge of detail of the poses, her experience, and her love of teaching give everyone she touches the very best. Her presence invigorates and freshens my practice. — Deborah Samson
After (Aug. 14, 2022) the deposit and program tuition is non-refundable and non-transferable. If canceling before (Aug. 14, 2022), the balance will be refunded minus $125 administration fee. This course may be cancelled two weeks prior to the start of the course due to low enrollment, in which case you will receive a full refund for the course tuition.
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Satya Greenstone has been a student of Sri Swami Satchidananda since 1971. She has shared the teachings of Integral Yoga® in many diverse settings with students of all ages and backgrounds and combines a natural, practical, down-to-earth approach to Yoga with a gentle humor. Since 1999 she has been a primary teacher for the 200-hour and the Intermediate Integral Yoga Teacher Training programs. While serving as teacher training coordinator, she helped to develop and teach the first Gentle Yoga Teacher Training program. She has also developed and teaches training programs in Restorative Yoga, Adaptive Yoga, and Yoga and Meditation for Children. In 2005, she received certification in Therapeutic Yoga and is currently certified by the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT). She also is certified in Yoga for the Heart and Yoga for Osteoporosis.
She gently adapts the Yoga practices to individual needs and always finds a way to encourage and inspire her students who soon recognize that, for her, Yoga is an experience, not a subject for academic study. First and foremost she is a yogini, and her teaching is an extension of the experience gained from her Yoga practice. Satya exudes the joy and exemplifies the benefits that come from living the yogic lifestyle and she shares that joy and those benefits with her students.
Always thankful to her Guru Swami Satchidananda, Satya believes that he has created the perfect environment in which to practice Yoga and experience the peace of one’s true nature. It is that personal recognition of one’s true Self that she tries to facilitate in every program.