We know yoga helps us feel better, but do you know why? Come learn with me...
Due to COVID-19, this immersion and teacher training has been postponed to a future date yet to be determined.
RESTORATIVE YOGA IMMERSION AND TEACHER TRAINING
Restorative Yoga helps us learn to relax and rest deeply and completely, benefiting all the systems of the body. Results include improved immune function, digestion, elimination, and the reduction of muscle tension and generalized fatigue. (Judith Hansen Lasater, Rest and Renew)
In this immersion, you will experience the benefits of Restorative Yoga, and deeply explore the practice, including: - the relaxation response and the central nervous system - alignment to support optimal energy flow - dynamic use of props - restorative yoga postures and sequences to support deep relaxation, rest and self-care
In the first weekend, participants will learn: 1. What is Restorative Yoga? Define Restorative Yoga and how it differs from Yin Yoga and other styles of yoga 2. The physiology of relaxation - activating the relaxation response 3. The physical and emotional benefits of restorative yoga 4. Time in the postures 5. Restorative postures 6. Experience the practice
In the second weekend, participants will build on the first weekend, learning: 1. A review of the central nervous system and the relaxation response 2. The importance of proper alignment in the poses 3. The importance of propping and how to effectively prop and support the body 4. The restorative postures and modifications 5. The importance of transitions 6. Restorative Yoga “language” 7. Setting up the space for Restorative Yoga 8. How to sequence and teach a Restorative Class
This immersion is appropriate for yoga teachers who are interested in learning the “how’s” and “why’s” of teaching Restorative Yoga, and the importance of properly propping and modifying the postures for their students.
(RYT 200 and 500 teachers who attend both weekends will receive 35 CEUs toward their registration renewal with the Yoga Alliance. Those who successfully complete additional student-teaching hours and homework will be certified by Althea to teach Restorative Yoga classes.)
The workshop is also appropriate for serious yoga students who would like to deepen their knowledge of Restorative Yoga, and develop a personal self-care practice including the restorative postures.
Introduction to the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali with Kim Orr, E-RYT500, C-IAYT, YACEP
You have a practice for your body. Did you know that your yoga practice is rooted in a philosophy whose aim is nothing short of human happiness? You already know the ways in which your physical practice improves your life. Study the philosophy that underlies your practice and gain insight into your mind and your body. Enhance your physical practice with intellectual understanding as you explore an ancient yogic text which addresses how to create a tranquil mind. This course is an Introduction to Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, one of the foundational texts of Yoga which teaches about integration as complete human beings unified around a silent and unbounded center. This course is a required module towards the Yoga Therapy Training and Certification Program with Althea.
The course includes:
Materials which will be emailed to you in advance of each weekly session.
Practices to deepen your grasp of the concepts in the text.
Group participation and discussion during and after the session.
Where:Distance Learning Course. Information and instructions for participation in the live conference will be given to you upon registration. If you miss a live session, don’t worry. Live sessions will be recorded and available to you to review at your convenience. When: May 2020, one call each week on 4 consecutive Saturdays (times given here are Mountain Time) — May 9th, May 16th, May 23rd and May 30th, from 11:00 AM Mountain Time, to 1:00pm Mountain Time. Price: Early Registration, Discount before April 15th, $165.00 Regular price, after April 15th $200.00 Who: This contemplative class is offered by Kim Orr, M.A. E-RYT 500 – C-IAYT, certified Contemplative Practice Yoga® Therapist.
“May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.” — Nelson Mandela