hour immersion training (18 contact hours) is designed for anyone
interested in a deeper understanding of the techniques and
methodology of restorative yoga, from yoga teachers wishing to
master the art of restorative classes to the casual practitioner
wishing to design a home practice for personal health maintenance.
The weekend covers the gentle, calming therapeutic style of
practice that restores the nervous system. This training covers a
broad range of healing techniques and modalities that can be
incorporated into restorative classes, beginning with how to
strategically arrange props and sequence the practice to promote an
optimum state of renewal and relaxation, and including specialty
healing systems to enhance the experience. YA continuing education
credits (20) and a certificate of completion is provided at the end
of the course.
A curriculum of 18 hours includes:
- Theory and Science of restorative yoga
- Hands on Assists
- Props and poses for restorative yoga
- Breathwork and guided imagery
- Yoga Nidra
- Acupressure yoga and trigger points
- Essential Oils for healing
- Gong and sound therapy for relaxing nervous system
- Restorative Sequencing & class pacing
- Anatomy of the nervous system
- Required Reading: Relax and Renew by Judith Lasater(please bring to class)
Yin yoga training offers 20 hours of continuing education credits (16 contact hours) with a weekend devoted to yin studies that include the yin history, theory, methodology, sequencing and postures of yin yoga as a specific practice for spiritual, physical and energetic enhancement and as a compliment to a traditional yang practice. Two hours are devoted specifically to anatomy with special emphasis on ligaments and fascia tissue .This course also covers meridians and energy pathways as well as the use of essential oils to stimulate the energetic body. Yin Certification is also a module of the Heartwood 300 hour advanced yoga teacher training.
Yoga for Seniors is a 20 hour training (16 contact hours) focused on the specific needs and considerations of older populations to help yoga teachers and those working with older populations to design and lead an appropriate senior yoga practice. The course includes anatomy for older populations, yoga for beginners, and material covering the following issues:
- Knee and hip replacements,
- Wrist & bone density issues
- The side effects of medications and specific emotional and physical challenges facing those age 60 and above.
- What to do in emergencies if accidents or medical problems occur in class.
Posture modifications, props, & sequencing yoga for seniors is reviewed, as well as creative class ideas to keep seniors engaged, developing affirming attitudes and connections to the class and providing new ways to teach core yoga philosophy and practices .
This training will introduce the basics of chair yoga, however, we offer a full weekend chair yoga certification that fully explores seated yoga for those working with students with limited motion or confined to wheelchairs, and we urge our students to take both weekends if they are planning to specialize in working with the elderly and would like to fully explore the options related to teaching this demographic.