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Restorative Yoga Teacher Training

Deepen your understanding of a wide array of Restorative Yoga postures, relaxation and meditative techniques, physical alignment, nervous system function, breath physiology, and energetics. This will provide you a wide scope of tools to use in your practice. Our holistic approach along with lots of individualized guidance and attention will help you deepen your understanding of the key postures, how to sequence them for the greatest effect, and how to use restorative yoga to assist with common challenges such as insomnia, headaches, anxiety, back pain and menstrual difficulties.

After immersing in the practice of Restorative Yoga, an additional weekend of training will prepare yoga teachers, bodyworkers, and therapists to share this wonderful practice with students and/or clients.

Restorative Yoga Teacher Training $500+hst

  • Immersion: Nov 9-11 (Fri 7-9pm, Sat & Sun 10am-5pm)
  • YTT: Nov 24-25 (Sat 12-6:00pm & Sun 9:30am-2pm)
  • The Immersion & YTT is currently SOLD OUT. Give us a call to get on the waiting list. 

More about the Immersion

Restorative yoga is a powerful healing tool that helps to reduce stress and support the body’s innate responses toward balance and health. As a very gentle form of yoga,restorative yoga integrates resting postures, breath techniques, and meditative relaxation. In restorative postures we use props such as bolsters and blankets to fully support the body in different resting positions.

While resting in these fully supported poses, tightness and tension in muscles and connective tissue can gently release and areas of stiffness can gradually unwind leading to more ease, greater range of motion, and better whole body alignment. Many restorative postures help to create more space and free in the movement of the respiratory diaphragm, and therefore can facilitate deeper, more easeful breathing. In each restorative posture we encourage awareness of breathing and meditative focus to help calm the nervous system, and profoundly relax the body and mind.

Restorative Yoga techniques may be helpful in the treatment of nervous system disorders such as insomnia, hypertension, anxiety, and specific ailments such as skin conditions and hormonal irregularities, and may be especially helpful for improving mental health. Restorative postures and sequences can be modified to target specific organ systems, sensory integration, mental/emotional qualities, and the energetic qualities of each unique season.

Immersion Curriculum: Focus on self-practice

  • How to set up a wide variety of restorative postures with numerous modifications depending on the needs of the person and available props.
  • How to set up and feel empowered and inspired to practice Restorative Yoga and relaxation techniques on your own.
  • How to improve your ability to see/feel imbalances in the body more clearly and to use restorative poses and breathing techniques to bring greater balance.
  • How to find comfort, ease agitation, and increase mental and emotional calming.
  • How to balance and sequence postures for particular therapeutic effects.

More about the Restorative Yoga Teacher Training

Training Curriculum: Focus on teaching

  • In-depth sequencing for Restorative Yoga
  • Techniques for guiding relaxation
  • Modifications, adjustments, and hands-on assistance
  • Practice teaching skills
  • Recommended reading/resources
  • Opportunities to observe or assist in Restorative Yoga classes (depending on level of experience)

Yes. The Immersion will cover the poses and pose set-ups in depth, whereas the YTT weekend will dive more deeply into sequencing, specific teaching skills for Restorative Yoga, and working with individual students’ needs. We also recommend taking a minimum of five Restorative Yoga classes at Queen Street Yoga, in order to deepen your led experience of Restorative Yoga.

Yes. There will be required reading, a practicum component (observing or assisting a Rest & Renew class, based on level of teaching experience) and a few short assignments. This homework is intended to help you integrate your understanding of Restorative Yoga and apply it effectively to your teaching. You will receive feedback on your homework. Homework and readings will take you between 4-6 hours. 

The Restorative Yoga Teacher Training weekend will dive more deeply into sequencing, specific teaching skills for Restorative Yoga, and working with individual students’ needs.

Learn modifications, adjustments, and hands-on assistance for restorative poses.

Practice and hone your teaching skills with your peers. 


Leena and Emma care deeply about the experience of their students.I sensed this throughout in their attention to every nuance, be it the thought put into the whats, whys and hows of their offerings to their considered responses to my explorations and queries.As promised, I had all the time and space I needed to fully practice and allow the many gems of restorative yoga to resonate in body and mind.I am happy for their influence on my journey to softening and more easeful living.