with Rachel May
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This training is open to all YA certified teachers for 30 hours of continuing education. It is ALSO open to any students and wellness/ healthcare/caregivers professionals who want to learn more about restorative practices: for non credit hours.
This two day training will give all 200 hour certified yoga instructors the opportunity to immerse themselves in the art of restorative yoga. The hours spent in training, plus the take home project due within 30 days of the training’s end, will give the instructor 30 CEUs through the Yoga Alliance; as well as the confidence and skill to teach restorative to their yoga communities!
We will cover 16 common restorative asanas, as well as some unique variations. Each pose will be experienced using a wide variation of props and assisting; as well as appropriate sequencing and timing for restorative classes. We will cover pranayama practices (breath work) to help connect students to softening and restfulness, as well as to the subtle body. This training will include learning meditations that are applicable to restorative classes, both seated and reclined; including a basic yoga nidra. This training will also include an Ayurvedic component, giving the instructor a whole new viewpoint to restorative from the perspective of the doshas, the seasons, and the time of day. We will learn mudras and mantras to guide a restorative class with and create a deeper energy; as well as and poetry and sacred, soothing music to create an even more restful and delightful atmosphere for our restorative setting.
- to give yoga teachers an in depth experience and understanding of restorative yoga
- to give teachers a wide variety of practices to include in their restorative yoga teaching
- to give committed students the opportunity to discover new ways of elevating and enhancing their practice
- to give those in the wellness/healthcare/caregiving world new tools for supporting their work and their clients
- to give all attendants the opportunity to move inward and explore receptivity, softness and effortless presence
Who this training is best for:
Yoga teachers, yoga students, wellness/healthcare/caregivers
Rachel May has been teaching yoga since 2001. She is a 500ERYT through the Yoga Alliance; and received her initial 500 hours through Saraswati River Yoga. Rachel is a direct student of Shree Vidya adept Parvathi Nanda Nath Saraswati. She studies continuously in the Shree Vidya lineage; a merging of tantric yoga methodology and the science of liberation. Rachel is also an Ayurvedic consultant; continuously studying under the American Vedic Institute and Dr. David Frawley. She teaches at various studios in the Bucks County area; as well as in rehabs, offices and many other spaces in need of healing and love. Restorative Yoga and /meditation have always been Rachel’s personal favorites to practice; and have been a significant part of her teaching experience for 15 years. Subtlety, softness and restful presence are integrated in all of her classes; and she feels they are essential to all yoga practice. Rachel lives in Hatboro PA.