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Mindfulness Based Restorative & Yoga Nidra Teacher Training Immersion (Head & Heart Immersion 1) ~
Feb 19, 2021 - Feb 21, 2021

This comprehensive Teacher Training Immersion is part of a Three Immersion series (that can be taken in any order or as a stand alone) This immersion can be taken as purely personal development and self healing or for those wanting to add this to their Teaching Toolkit (or Certfication Elective toward Yoga NRG 500 hour Teacher Training) Teachers from other schools that have Level 1 Certfication are also able to apply to commence on the 300 or 500 hour Training Pathway.

The Three Immersions : Head over Heels, Heart over Head, & Supported Integration of the Subtle Body. Each Immersion will cover a different series of Restorative Sequences and Varied Adaptations of Yoga Nidra ranging from the Gross (Anamaya Kosha) to the Subtle (elaboration on other Koshas / aspects of Mind, Emotions and more)

This Immersion in particular ~

Will include :

Lead Master / Feature Classes, Theory, Posture Clincs and Practice Teaching

(For those who wish to take this module purely for self healing they can opt out of the practice teaching as there will be both certficates offered reflecting personal &/or professional development) There are pre-post requisites for those using this as part of the Certification Process)

Topics Covered :

  • Physiology of relaxation & the autonomic nervous system
  • Foundations of Restorative Yoga
  • Foundations of Mindfulness
  • Integration of Restorative Yoga Poses within general classes, feature classes and private sessions
  • Integration of Mindfulness within Restorative Yoga
  • Introduction to Yoga Nidra
  • Similarities and Differences between Mindfulness and Yoga Nidra
  • Pranayama for restorative yoga
  • Key restorative poses & their therapeutic applications ~
    • Short and Medium Hold Restorative Poses (and a look at variations between short and long and appropriate use of same)
  • Mindfulness-based teaching methods
  • Therapeutic Sequencing & transitions
  • Use of props (both formal and informal / studio equipment and home equipment)
  • Sensitive touch & adjustments
  • Expanding your Yoga Business ~ Special Considerations / Q&A to maximise your ability to be of service
  • Introduction to using Mindfulness & Restorative Feature classes & Restore More Classes with speciaised groups Eg - Cancer Clients




Marian Cavanagh

Marian Cavanagh is a Level 3 Yoga Australia registered yoga teacher with a wide range of training. Marian is a registered Relax and Renew Trainer, certified by Judith Lasater (one of the world’s leading authorities in restorative yoga) Marian has run hundreds of workshops, and has taught well over 1000 restorative students.

Marian is passionate about sharing this nurturing, healing practice. She specialises in long, deep, quietly held poses. She has been teaching yoga for over a decade, and restorative yoga for over 6 years, with hundreds of hours of restorative teaching practice. Her workshops emphasise internal rest with a focus on long-hold, quietly held spaces.




Tammy Williams

Tammy Wiliams is the Founder / Author & Program Manager of Yoga NRG & Mindfulness Teacher Training Programs. She is also a Clinical Nurse and continues to work specifically in the feild of Mindfulness & Yoga used as a Therapeutic Approach for clients wanting ways to help with anxiety, depression, relapse prevention and various forms of trauma. Tammy noticed huge benefits when combining her Mindfulness Programs with Restorative Yoga Postures and Yoga Nidra Integration & it was this that birthed the first Mindfulness Based Restorative Yoga Teacher Training Program . "Not everyone knows how to rest , however everyone needs to and benefits from rest. What stops us from truly resting and being supported is worth being mindful of. And anything that improves the quality of our life and our relationships is worth practicing and worth sharing. Learning how to weave different ways of offering Mindfulness and Practicing it will have a long lasting ripple effect.

Katie Adams ~ Katie has been delivering Mindfulness Based Restorative Featue Classes on a regular basis with Yoga NRG and has adapted various teaching styles to suit both small and large groups. Katie is currently completing her 500 hour Yoga Teacher Training with Yoga NRG including our Mentorship and Apprenticeship Program. She is passionate about self care and being of service to help people make space and recieve supported rest.



Doctor Emilia Dauway

(Guest Speaker / Author) Dr. Emilia Dauway is the former Chief of Breast Surgery and the director of the Breast Cancer Program at Baylor, Scott and White Healthcare in Texas, USA. She is an American trained surgeon who has taken the opportunity to practice general and oncologic surgery in Australia. She is interested in tumor biology differences across cultures and ethnic groups, as well as, the impact of cancer treatments on quality of life. This interest has sparked a passion for teaching and volunteering her surgical skills. She has worked with medical missions internationally in Peru, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Haiti and Cameroon, Africa.

Dr Dauway completed her Yoga & Mindfulness Teacher Training with Tammy Williams (Yoga NRG & Mindfulness Training Aust) and has integrated Mindfulness and Yoga into her Restore More events and Centre for Personal Renewal Programs for Breast Cancer Patients. She has recently released her first book Live Fearlessly

My final words are those of Fred Rogers, “If only you could sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet. How important you can be to the people you may never even dream to meet. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person.” For me, each mission I leave something of myself behind, a bit of knowledge and some healing for someone that matters.

Dr. Emilia Dauway, MD, FACS, FRACS

Feb 19, 2021
4:00 - 8:00pm
Feb 20, 2021 - Feb 21, 2021
Sat, Sun
8:00 - 4:00pm