Relax and Renew™: How to teach Restorative Yoga, Level 1

Learn the art and skill of teaching restorative yoga postures and deep, complete relaxation with one of the world's foremost authorities on restorative yoga.

Judith Laster Relax and Renew 2020

Course Description

We work very hard in our lives, and, while we may sleep, we rarely take time to rest. Restorative yoga postures help us learn to relax and rest deeply and completely. During deep relaxation, all the organ systems of the body are benefited. A few of the measurable results of relaxation are the reduction of blood pressure and the improvement of immune function, as well as improvement in digestion, fertility, elimination and the reduction of muscle tension and general fatigue.

In this Level 1 workshop, you will learn the art and skill of teaching Restorative Yoga. All aspects of the subject will be covered, including the physiology of relaxation, the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of Restorative Yoga, special poses for menstruation, pregnancy and menopause, and how to sequence and teach a class in Restorative Yoga.

Thousands of yoga teachers from all over the world have been trained by Judith. Join us to see what drew them to learn about Restorative yoga and the magic is creates for their students.

***PLEASE KINDLY NOTE, regarding attendance requirements:***


  • the minimum attendance requirement for the live sessions is 18 of the 20 hours.
  • That means you can miss a maximum two hours in total during the six lives session days.

Course Structure

This blended live online workshop contains three parts and is structured specifically to aid learning in an online environment:

Preparing the Soil

Introduction, workshop intention, learn Basic Relaxation Pose, introduction to props, and a full length savasana practice. This material is pre-recorded and will be available February 1st.

Planting the Seed

Learn, practice, and integrate into your body the setup for 10 key poses in Restorative yoga. This material is pre-recorded and will be available February 1st.

Sharing the Fruit

Focus on teaching this powerful practice. Includes philosophy of teaching, breakout rooms with partner work, and how to teach a private session. This material is 20 hours taught live via Zoom on two consecutive weekends: March 10th, 11th, 12th, and March 17th, 18th and 19th

Course Schedule

The required preparatory pre-recorded material will be release on February 1st.

The six live sessions will be as follows:

  • Thursday, March 10 from 10:00 to 12:00 Pacific time or 18:00 to 20:00 UK time
  • Friday, March 11 from 8:30 to 12:30 Pacific time or 16:30 to 20:30 UK time
  • Saturday, March 12 from 8:30 to 12:30 Pacific time or 16:30 to 20:30 UK time

Please note, the UK and EU start times are one hour earlier the second weekend due to daylight savings.

  • Thursday, March 17 from 10:00 to 12:00 Pacific time or 18:00 to 20:00 UK time
  • Friday, March 18 from 8:30 to 12:30 Pacific time or 15:30 to 19:30 UK time
  • Saturday, March 19 from 8:30 to 12:30 Pacific time or 15:30 to 19:30 UK time

Please use this handy timezone converter to find your local time.

What Will I Learn?

The intention of this course is to provide yoga teachers and serious yoga students with the knowledge to teach ten basic Restorative poses which includes, but is not limited to, learning the following:

  • how to set up the poses,
  • when and how to choose the poses and their sequence,
  • an introduction to the physiology of Restorative yoga,
  • special poses for menstruation, pregnancy and menopause,
  • the psychology of Restorative yoga and the spiritual aspects of the practice, and more.

Who is the Course for?

For yoga teachers or yoga therapists who wish to incorporate Restorative yoga into their teaching. Also open to serious yoga students who wish to learn about Restorative yoga.

Replay

The live sessions will be recorded and replay access offered to all students for 1 year after the course ends. You will also have 1 year access to the pre-recorded material.



Pre-reading

Please note that you are required to read and have with you each day of the training, a copy of Judith’s book Relax and Renew: Restful Yoga for Stressful Times, and Restore and Rebalance: Yoga for Deep Relaxation, plus the Reading Packet that will be emailed to you with the booking confirmation email when you register.

Contact Hours and Attendance Requirement

If you wish to apply for certification, the minimum attendance requirement for the live sessions is 18 of the 20 hours. That means you can miss two hours in total during the six lives session days.

We agree, time zones are frustrating…whilst we will record the sessions you will miss the partner work if you do not attend at least 18 hours of the sessions live. The live sessions are a critical part of the training.

If you do not wish to pursue certification, it’s not a problem to miss some of the live sessions and catch up on the reply.

Props

As part of this course you will need the following props – please see the Reading Packet that will be emailed to you with the booking confirmation email for more details:

  • 1 bolster (ideally 2 if you have them available)
  • 2 bricks
  • 5 firm blankets
  • 1 strap
  • a yoga type chair suitable for propping your legs
  • an eye bag / eye cover
  • 1 hand towel
  • yoga mat

Certification

On completion of this intensive, as well as receiving a Yogacampus certificate of completion, you will also have the option to gain certification from Judith as a Relax and Renew™ Teacher. For this you will have to attend 18 of the 20 total live hours minimum in order to submit your report and apply for full certification.

If your report is completed successfully, you will be entitled to certification from Judith as a Relax and Renew™ teacher of Restorative yoga and to a lifetime listing on the www.restorativeyogateachers.com teachers directory. There will be a fee of £115 payable for the marking of this project and lifetime listing on www.restorativeyogateachers.com and Judith will explain all about the Certification during the training and how to pay the £115 (which will need to be paid before 20 March 2022).

Meet the Teachers

Judith Hanson Lasater PhD., PT is credited with establishing restorative yoga as a modern yogic discipline and has taught Restorative Yoga teacher trainings around the world since 2001. Her Yogacampus intensives invariably sell out quickly. In this training we will learn the art and skill of teaching restorative yoga.

Raised in San Francisco, and educated at Columbia University, Lizzie Lasater is a yoga teacher, producer, and designer, who shares her work via live online events, her Sunday Savasana Series newsletter, a spirit jewellery collection, YouTube, and Instagram. Lizzie lives in Salzburg with her Austrian husband and twin toddler boys.

Judith & Lizzie Lasater

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