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Introduction to Restorative Yoga (online training)

RYS 300/CEUs 12 hours (8 “contact” hours and 4 non-contact hours through photo project)
Pricing $125, $150 if earning CEUs
Saturday, August 1, Sunday, August 2, 2020
Morning and afternoon sessions 9:00-11:00 a.m., 1:00-3:00 p.m.

During the last few months, our tolerance for uncertainty has been tested. We all want security and to have a sense of control over our lives and well-being. Uncertainty can leave us feeling anxious and overwhelmed. Practicing self-care can reduce our stress and anxiety, allowing us to cope more effectively with the unknown. The practice of Restorative yoga can calm the mind as the body rests in supported postures with a focus on the breath and the release of tension.

This 8-hour workshop is appropriate for those who want to start a home practice or deepen an existing Restorative practice, and for teachers who might want to add Restorative yoga to their toolkit. There will be a discussion as to how Restorative yoga can positively affect the body and mind on a physiological level and the necessary conditions for relaxation. We will practice how to set up and support basic Restorative postures, use props effectively, and modify to address individual student needs. Tips and tricks for using household items will also be discussed.

Saturday and Sunday sessions will be from 9:00-11:00 and 1:00-3:00 with a break from 11:00-1:00 for lunch. These sessions will breakdown the setup, benefits, and cautions for several basic restorative poses. The Sunday afternoon session will feature a 90-minute restorative practice.

Jenn’s belief in the healing power of yoga for the body and mind inspired her to earn her RYT-200 in 2015 and her RYT-500 in 2019. Recently, she qualified for her E-RYT-200 and YACEP certifications. She completed 30 hours of study in Restorative yoga with Judith Lasater in 2019 and is a Certified Level 1 Relax and Renew® trainer with a listing in Judith’s directory of Restorative Yoga Teachers.

Props needed for the training and practice: mat, 2 blocks, 1 bolster, 3-4 blankets or beach towels, 2 hand towels, 1 washcloth or eye bag, 1 chair (or practice near a sofa)

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