A Practical Guide to Teaching and Sequencing a Restorative Yoga Practice

Having learnt and experienced the joy and benefits of practising Restorative Yoga, and maybe considering to deepen your understanding, or possibly teach it to others?

Adelene Cheong with Student in Restorative Inversion

So, where do we begin? When is a good time to practice?

  • How to modify for varying conditions?
  • Which pose comes before or after supported child’s pose?How could the practice be varied?
  • What about prop improvisations?
  • What about music or verbal guided relaxation?
  • Having guided students in Savasana with safe alignment instructions and setting up, how do we then support mental or emotional relaxation?·

Seeking answers to these questions and more?

Course Description

In this workshop, Adelene will share her experience in teaching and sequencing this magical practice of relaxation and rest.

The focus of this weekend is on class management, practicality and potential challenges of teaching Restorative Yoga. Learn the art and science of sequencing a complete Restorative Yoga practice, and hone your skills to teach in a one-to-one or a group setting, in-person and online. There will be two Practical Lab demonstrations and debriefs to support our learning, and lots of opportunity for Q&A.

Adelene has been researching, experimenting and teaching Restorative Yoga since 2005. She offers Beginners Courses to Advanced intensives on Relax and Restore internationally. Please note that the intention for this workshop is on the practicality and management when practising and teaching Restorative Yoga.

It is highly recommended and encouraged to explore the Level 1 & 2 intensives (35 hours x2) for in depth study of Restorative poses, setups and alignments, principles, philosophy and theory.

Who is the Course for?

This weekend is suitable and open to those who have some experience with Restorative Yoga, and especially helpful for those who intend to teach Restorative classes or to incorporate Restorative Yoga into general classes.

What Will I Learn?

• learn conditions to support relaxation and rest

• Principles of Restorative Yoga and the Five Kosha

• Sequencing a RY practice

• Creative use of props and management in the classroom

• How to teach one-to-one or group, in-person and online

• You will participate in practice lab to experience, observe and learn

Meet the Teacher

Adelene is a leading teacher of restorative yoga, with a particular specialism in yoga for scoliosis. She sees yoga as a journey of continuous, liberating experiences, open to everyone, and continues to be inspired by her main teachers, Judith Hanson Lasater and Donna Farhi, who she regularly assists on workshops and trainings.

Adelene believes in supporting and guiding her students to unveil their fullest potential, through embodiment and experiential exploration. She is particularly interested in the therapeutic applications of yoga. As a leading Restorative Yoga Trainer, she is absolutely committed to a balance of both active asana and restorative practices.

Based in London, Adelene teaches internationally, with a special interest in Yoga for Scoliosis / Backcare, Restorative Yoga, Yoga Nidra and mentoring.

Adelene Cheong in forward bend

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