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Movement in Stillness: A Restorative Yoga Training

  • Breathing Room 864 Broadway South Portland, ME 04106 (map)

Restorative Yoga draws upon the use of yoga props to allow a profound release of tension on several layers of the mind/body network.  By giving students a space to settle into their experience on a physical, emotional and energetic level, they begin to turn on their own capacity to heal; to bring their overtaxed nervous systems into a space of balance and harmony.  

This training is designed using the koshas (5 layers of the energetic body) as a container to develop as a Restorative Yoga teacher.  Moving students’ awareness from simple to complex allows for a gentle unfolding of their own unique experience.  Practitioners begin to embody a deep sense of rejuvenation, even at a cellular level. A shift in emotional holding patterns is initiated, thus relieving the effects of anxiety and depression and reducing overall levels of stress and tension.

Teaching any style of yoga, is both a science and an art.  Therefore we will discuss the latest in research surrounding relaxation tools and techniques. In addition, guidance will be given on the use of theme, environment and voice as a way to create a nourishing experience.

This training is appropriate for yoga teachers, massage therapists, social workers, psychotherapists, physical therapists, nurses, caregivers . . . or anyone with a curiosity about tapping into a space of relaxation.  

This 20 hour course (15 contact/ 5 non-contact hours) will include practice, discussion, lecture and practicum. (Meets Yoga Alliance requirements for Continuing Education hours.)


    •    the benefits of restorative yoga

    •    how to appropriately sequence a Restorative Yoga class to maintain the quality of ease

    •    how to incorporate a theme to create an experience of guided imagery and meditation

    •    appropriate Pranayama for a Restorative Yoga class

    •    hands-on assists and verbal cueing 

    •    a reference of Restorative Yoga poses

In Person:

Friday, Sept. 6 5:30 - 8:30 

Saturday, Sept. 7 11:00 - 6:00

Sunday, Sept. 8 10:00 - 5:00


Regular: $300

Please register at Maine Yoga School.

I highly recommend the following books to enhance your understanding of the practice of Restorative yoga:

Relax and Renew by Judith Hanson Lasater

Yoga for Emotional Balance by Bo Forbes

Restore and Rebalance by Judith Hanson Lasater

Movement in Stillness Manual (will be provided)


“I received so many benefits from studying Restorative Yoga. I am extremely grateful for being welcomed into the training, despite not being a teacher. It was so inviting and informative. I enjoyed connecting and learning from every single person in the group. You fostered a very nurturing environment and welcomed every contribution from the participants. I am a hand’s on learner and loved the experience of knowing and feeling why Restorative Yoga is so essential to my self-care. I specialize in coaching women about self care and the importance of developing a love of self. Receiving your work book and reading the suggested books, helped to provide me with additional language and insights that I can use in my coaching work, especially around the effects of stress and suffering on the body. ” ~ Katie P.

“Thank you so much for your immense gift of restorative training!! You are such a gifted teacher! Your passion for the topic is so apparent and the wealth of knowledge that you present in your trainings is always rich, throughtful and full of clarity. Thank you so much for your consistently amazing (and fun!) offerings.” – Nina D