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Restorative Teacher Training


Restorative Yoga is the art of active relaxation. By supporting the body with props, we alternately stimulate and relax the body to move towards balance. In general, restorative poses are for times when you feel weak, fatigued, or stressed from daily activities. Restorative Yoga is a practice of reconnecting with the body and breath for a sense of peace, mindfulness and overall well-being.

This Training Covers:

  • What is Restorative Yoga? 

  • Benefits of Restorative Yoga

  • The Physiology of Relaxation

  • When to use and how to maximize Props

  • Creating a restful environment           

  • Adjustments

  • Sequencing 


(attendance required all 3 days for certificate)

Friday: Restorative Class

6:45pm - 9:00 pm

Bring balance back to your life with a fully restorative yoga class. Based on the teachings of Judith Hanson Lasater (PhD, PT) this 2-hour class will move the body through a series of fully supported poses, gently moving the spine in all directions as well as placing the body in a supported inversion. 

Saturday  11:00am - 7:00pm & Sunday 8:00am - 1:30pm

In this hands-on, experiential training, participants will learn the gentle sequencing of restorative yoga techniques and modifications on traditional poses, developing the skills needed to support students at every level of practice in finding health, wholeness and evenness of mind. 


*Suggested Text: Relax and Renew: Restful Yoga for Stressful Times by Judith Hanson Lasater, Ph.D., PT.  (available at Holy Cow)


URSEL SARALA HARMON, E-RYT500 went to her first yoga class in 2002 in the search of stress relief and found just what she was looking for. She began teaching in 2004 after being registered with the Yoga Alliance through independent studies which include certifications in Sports Yoga, Yoga Fit, Gentle & Chair Yoga (from the Satchidananda Ashram in VA), Kids Yoga & Prenatal Yoga (from Holy Cow Yoga Center), Relax and Renew Trainer (Judith Lasater) and more. She believes in the calmer aspects of the asana practice and enjoys working with people who have limitations. Ursel truly believes that yoga is for EVERYBODY.