Restorative Ananda Yoga® Teacher Training

  ceu credits Next: Wednesday, May 30 – Saturday, Jun 2

Restorative yoga is a popular way for beginning through advanced yoga students to experience true relaxation - often the most difficult skill to master.

Prerequisite:

  • This program is for certified yoga teachers (200-hour), and requires a completed application and approval of instructor. If you are not a Level I Ananda Yoga® Teacher Training graduate, instructor permission is required.

Course is limited to 8 participants, so register early. 

Expand Your Skill Set with Restorative Yoga

As stress and tension are released, healing and upliftment are promoted in body, mind, and spirit. Whether you plan to offer one or a series of restorative poses, this Restorative Yoga Teacher Training can help you work more effectively with your existing students as well as attract new students.

Learn to Teach Safely, Conscientiously, and Supportively

In Restorative Yoga Teacher Training you will learn:

  • How to teach 2 comprehensive Restorative Yoga routines, including how to guide and give instruction on breathing, proper alignment, and safety mechanics for asanas, their cautions and contraindications
  • How to sequence routines in a therapeutic way to enhance the well-being of the practitioner on all levels
  • How to work with a variety of props you’ll actually be using in real-life situations
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Watch this video and experience the deep relaxation of Ananda Restorative Yoga

For more information, see Course Syllabus.

Nursing CEU Eligible: 19 hours CEU

Recognize Your Students as Individuals

Restorative Yoga can be time consuming and prop-intensive for instructors. In this hands-on training you will explore the importance of knowing how to assist and adjust your students both carefully and efficiently.

Restorative Yoga Teacher Training with Melody Hansen

You will have the opportunity to:

  • Assist and adjust real yoga clients who need individual assistance
  • Observe the common complaints students may experience in restorative poses and offer students alternate ways to practice more safely and comfortably
  • Learn modifications and variations needed for students with special conditions
  • Student-teach restorative poses that focus on releasing specific physical and mental tensions

Experience the Depth

ASY&M Restorative Yoga Teacher Training

Yoga teachers love this training because they get to practice a lot of Restorative Yoga! They also get to feel what it’s like to be nurtured and cared for in a Restorative class. During the course there will be time to:

  • Experience the poses to understand the use of props and proper alignment
  • Use the breath to invoke the Relaxation Response
  • Practice teaching one-on-one and in groups
  • Learn beginning to advanced Restorative Yoga Poses

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Heighten Your Teaching Ability

  • Learn to guide students in energy awareness 
    while teaching Ananda Yoga’s unique Restorative routine for the Chakras
  • Use affirmations, visualizations, meditation, and music to deepen your own and your students’ practice

Restorative Yoga Teacher Trainees will receive a thorough manual for the course, which includes fully illustrated photos of the asanas and their props, instructions and guidelines for: teaching, assisting and adjusting students in the asanas, cautions/contraindications and modifications, and more. All material that is covered in the course is available in the manual.

Ananda Yoga® Teacher Training graduates will receive credits toward the 500-hour Level 2 Certification and also for Ananda Yoga® Therapy Training.

This program begins with a special class at 4:30 pm. 

Course Schedule

Wednesday

4:30–6:00 pm  Orientation & Introduction to Relaxation

7:30 pm           Restorative Class

Thursday

9:30 am–12:30 Introduction to Restorative: The Basics & A Restorative Yoga Class

2–4:30 pm        Review & Practice Teaching

7:10–9:15 pm   Team Teaching

Friday

9:30 am–12:30  Restorative Yoga for the Chakras 

2–4:30 pm         Review & Practice Teaching

7:10–9:15 pm    Team Teaching

Saturday

9:30 am–12:30   Quiz, Q & A, Other Poses, Home Practicum Assignment

Restorative Yoga Teacher Training with Melody Hansen

What our graduates say:

“Melody is a gifted yoga teacher and a joy to learn from.  She clearly articulates the essence of restorative yoga and how to guide others in a safe and supportive environment.  Her enthusiasm for its benefits is infectious and will inspire you to share this treasure with your students.”

— Michelle, Massachusetts

“In over 20 years of practice and 7 years of teaching yoga I have never encountered a technique more effective in calming, centering, and rejuvenating its practioner as Ananda Restorative Yoga. Through the excellent guidance of Melody I felt prepared, in a surprising short time, to incorporate Ananda Restorative Yoga into my classes. The benefits of calm, focus, and heightened awareness were immediate in my students and myself. This training greatly improved my teaching and my personal practice and I highly recommend it to yoga teachers of every style.”

— Stephanie, Israel

Thank you Melody, for all of your energy, insight, and wisdom during our training this past weekend. I was feeling incredibly overwhelmed and nervous about beginning teaching this week after having such a long break since my 200-hr training. The restorative training really helped me rediscover my voice and confidence in my teaching ability and I feel completely prepared and re-inspired to serve my students.

 —Alexandra, Grass Valley

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Restorative Yoga Teacher Training with Melody Hansen


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Melody Hansen

Melody Hansen

Director of Ananda Yoga® Teacher Training, Director of Restorative Yoga Teacher Training, Level 2 Ananda Yoga Teacher, E-RYT 500, Ananda Meditation® Teacher

Melody is an extraordinary yoga teacher, who conveys her great knowledge of yoga asanas—from physical mechanics to spiritual upliftment—with a blend of graciousness, authority, and fun. One of Melody's greatest strengths is the purity of her transmission of Yoga. She has very little egotism to block the clear flow of inspiration she shares. Her inner life is committed and deep, and she's able to help students experience that depth in their yoga practice.

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Yoga Alliance RYTs and E-RYTs receive a 10% discount on the total cost for Restorative Ananda Yoga® Teacher Training. To receive the discount, please tell us when you register: your name as it appears in the Yoga Alliance registry, and your city/state/country.

You can add extra personal retreat days before and/or after your program. Check availability and costs for the days and accommodations that you require.

Restorative Ananda Yoga® Teacher Training starts the afternoon of the first date listed. It’s ideal to arrive before 4 pm, if you are able to. That way, you can join in the afternoon session of yoga and meditation, which begins at 4:45 pm. Dinner is at 6:30. The first real gathering of your group is at 7:30 pm. If you need to arrive here after 5 pm, that’s fine, but it helps us if you let us know at 800-346-5350. We can also put aside a dinner for you if you need to arrive after 7 pm. The program ends with lunch on the last date. Please see our Daily Schedule.

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