This training deepens our understanding of the principles of restorative yoga and introduces the application of restorative yoga as a powerful therapeutic process to stimulate and assist the body’s natural healing processes.
You will learn the mechanisms of the restorative therapeutic healing process; restorative yoga poses, breath work and mindfulness meditations. You will learn how to safely support this transformational process both as a teacher and as a practitioner.
Restorative Yoga Level 2 – Therapeutic Applications, is for both yoga teachers and anyone wanting to incorporate therapeutic restorative yoga practices into their work or personal lives. This course is suitable for yoga teachers, body workers, physical therapists and practitioners in primary medical care service.
In order to participate in this course, students must have completed a Restorative Yoga
Level I teacher training.
Restorative II training includes the following topics:
- Restorative Yoga for Pain Care
- Restorative Yoga for Anxiety and Depression
- Restorative Yoga for Hormonal Balance
- Restorative Yoga for Injury Care and Mobility Issues
- Neurological, psychological, physical effects of chronic stress, illness and injury
- Therapeutic principles of restorative yoga practices
- Learn how to integrate and teach pranayama and meditation in restorative yoga
- Learn how to use your voice and presence to powerfully support the restorative healing process
- Restorative yoga for specific health conditions: pain care, anxiety, depression, injury, mobility limitation, hormonal imbalance
- Adaptation of restorative yoga for varied health conditions
- Adaptation of restorative yoga in diverse environments; hospitals, home care
- The Pancha Maya Kosha model for understanding and applying therapeutic restorative yoga
- Principles of Yoga Nidra and how to teach Yoga Nidra as a therapeutic practice
- Special training in restorative chair yoga poses
- Practical experience offering customized, private restorative yoga sessions
- Practical experience teaching restorative yoga classes for specific health conditions
Restorative Yoga for Pain Care
Millions of people live with chronic pain. Arthritis and back pain are two of the most common forms, but others include everything from migraines to cancer.
“Chronic pain is among the most disabling and costly medical conditions in North America,“
says Dr. Mary Lynch, President of the Canadian Pain Society.
Chronic pain impacts all areas of a person’s life; mind, body and spirit. Chronic pain can interfere with and even disconnect the sufferer from their life. It can lead to secondary symptoms such as anxiety and depression. Chronic pain can be complex and debilitating.
Restorative yoga offers an integrated, whole body approach to managing and relieving chronic pain. We combine the understanding of modern science, with traditional yogic philosophy and restorative yoga techniques to offer a unique, powerful and accessible healing process.
- Understand both the ancient yogic and modern perspectives of chronic pain
- Learn restorative yoga techniques for chronic pain including restorative poses, breath work and meditations.
- Design and teach both an individualized and group restorative yoga program for people with chronic pain
Restorative Yoga for Anxiety and Depression
One in five adult Canadians will suffer a mental disorder in their lives, of which anxiety and depression are the most common, (Canadian Mental Health Association). The World Health Organization has predicted that by 2030, more people will be affected by depression than any other health problem.
The causes of depression and anxiety are complicated. While there may be a biochemical cause, there are also psychological, emotional, environmental and social, factors that influence depression and anxiety. Restorative yoga is an integrated whole body approach that addresses each of these aspects. It combines the understanding of modern science, with traditional yogic philosophy and restorative yoga techniques to restore and improve general wellbeing.
- Understand both the ancient yogic and modern perspectives on anxiety and depression
- Learn restorative yoga techniques for anxiety and depression including restorative poses, breath work and meditations.
- Design and teach both an individualized and group restorative yoga program for people with anxiety and depression
Restorative Yoga for Hormonal Balance
Hormones are chemical messengers in the body that affect many of the body’s processes including metabolism, reproduction and sexual function. When hormones are not in balance symptoms can include fatigue, weight gain, insomnia, low sex drive, headaches, joint pain, anxiety, and more.
- Understand both the ancient yogic and modern perspectives on hormonal imbalance
- Learn restorative yoga techniques for hormonal imbalance including restorative poses, breath work and meditations.
- Design and teach both an individualized and group restorative yoga program for people with hormonal imbalance
Restorative Yoga for Injury Care & Mobility Issues
The gentle nature of restorative yoga makes it accessible and inviting for people with injuries and mobility restrictions. Wherever the limitation or pain, we can fully support the body to completely rest, while stimulating the parasympathetic nervous system’s innate, powerful, healing processes.
Learn how to comprehensively support an injury or mobility restriction by further understanding the principles of bilateral symmetry and multi-phase awareness. Explore pranayama practices to powerfully move the healing breath deeper into the body, especially areas with limited mobility.
Restorative yoga offers an integrated, natural, whole body approach to injury and mobility restriction. We combine the understanding of modern science, with traditional yogic philosophy and restorative yoga techniques to support a unique, powerful and accessible holistic healing process.
- Understand both the ancient yogic and modern perspectives on injury care and mobility issues
- Learn restorative yoga techniques for injury care and mobility issues including restorative poses, breath work and meditations.
- Design and teach both an individualized and group restorative yoga program for people with injury and mobility issues
“I have had the joy of having Tianne assist me in teaching Restorative yoga. She is knowledgeable, kind and focused on the students’ welfare. I recommend her highly as a teacher of Restorative yoga”,
-Judith Hanson Lasater, Ph.d., PT, Relax and Renew.
“Exceeded my expectations. The course material was very well integrated and woven into a beautiful tapestry”. A. Anderson
“I was blown away by Tianne’s knowledge and passion for restorative yoga.
I loved the training. I believe that it will allow me to become a more knowledgeable instructor so my students can benefit and find their blissful state”. K. Ward
“The course met my expectations and beyond. I took it for knowledge reason and feel it has offered my life transformation as well. I found Tianne’s presence and quality of being very helpful and meaningful, as well as her inviting nature and soft/strong heart. I also appreciated the experiential learning. Very well rounded program. Tianne is a very gifted and wonderful teacher”. C. Mathew
For 200 hour Yoga Alliance certified teachers the credits of the course can be applied towards the 500 hour certification, and is eligible for 45 hours CEU with Yoga Alliance. Continuing Education Units are required to maintain your status as a Registered Yoga Teacher.
Upon completion of this course and full payment, students will receive a Certificate of Completion documenting participation and attendance. In order to be a certified yoga teacher, students must also have completed a 200 hour Yoga Alliance Yoga Teacher Training.