Restorative Yoga Directory

Welcome to the Yoga Journal Restorative Yoga Directory page. In this section you will find yoga studios, retreat centers, and teachers who specialize or incorporate Restorative Yoga into their practice and philosophy.

Restorative yoga is devoted to helping a person drop into deep relaxation. A typical class will include four to six floor poses held passively. Restorative Yoga uses a lot of props such as bolsters, straps, blocks, eye pillows, and blankets to support the person in each pose. Comfort is key when actively relaxing. Savaasana is usually 20 minutes allowing the person to rest completely and deeply. Restorative yoga might best be described as a supported conscious relaxation practice. Restorative yoga offers many benefits that can help a person with many different ailments such as insomnia, asthma, migraines, and chronic pain. This type of yoga is incredibly healing and beneficial to all body types.

Ongoing
Generally runs one weekend per month, Sept. through June

Our mission is to bring forth mindful guides who share yoga in its whole form, as a means of healing and maintaining the health of mind, body and spirit, and the cultivation of the soul.

Samdhaana Yoga Teacher Training is an integrative study of yoga philosophy, anatomy and anatomical movement, sequencing of the Asana practice, and the dynamics of teaching. Samdhaana trainees gain the knowledge of creative sequencing and rotational movement on the mat. It can be taught in multiple formats, beginner, alignment-based, or vinyasa.

Ongoing
3 or 4 Week Intensives

Every Yoga Teacher Training Certification Program at our tropical paradise in the Nicoya Peninsula’s Blue Zone of Costa Rica is a life empowering adventure in Living Yoga.Join us abroad on one of our 3 week 200 hour Yoga Instructor Training Intensives to become a certified Hatha Vinyasa Flow Yoga Instructor or attend our 4 week 300 hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Program while enjoying The Sanctuary at Two Rivers Yoga Retreat and Yoga Teacher Training Wellness Center.

Every moment at The Sanctuary at Two Rivers is Yoga, not just the time on the mat or in the classroom. We live in harmony with the exotic tropical flora and fauna that make their homes all around our 40 acre property. In the jungle our connection to Mother Nature is very clear. The Howler Monkeys and melodiously singing birds wake us up every morning at sunrise, we eat lovingly prepared organic vegetarian or vegan food with produce from local farms, we harness energy from the sun for our solar powered electricity and take time to express gratitude for the abundant beauty that surrounds us. 

Ongoing
Residential intensive programs offered in January, February, April, June, July and August. Upcoming advanced program weekend format in Orange County, CA

Our 200 Hour Program includes Alignment Based Vinyasa Flow, Therapeutic Elements, & the Path of Yoga as a Framework for Holistic Health. If you have a love and passion for Yoga, then you are welcome to participate, whether it is with the desire to deepen your own personal yoga practice or with the intention to teach yoga to others.

Already an RYT200?  Take your teaching to the next level and THRIVE as a yoga professional!  Join our 300 hour Yoga Teacher Training and:

Ongoing

200/300 hour certified training programs — Enhance & deepen your knowledge of yoga & gain the confidence & skills needed to safely experience & teach yoga.

Ongoing

Fall in Love with Yoga and Hawaii during one of our 25 Day Immersion Training on Hawaii's Big Island. Our 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Trainings take place in a fun and creative environment where you will have the time and space to dive deeper into your practice and learn to spread your Love of Yoga. Peak Beings Yoga is a Registered Yoga School with Yoga Alliance and all graduating teachers will be qualified to register with the Yoga Alliance as a Registered Yoga Teacher.  We also offer this same training in Mexico and Brazil.

September 07, 2017
Ongoing

If the thought of teaching yoga ever hovered in your mind, then this October, turn your thought into action by becoming a certified yoga teacher. Join 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program offered by Rishikesh Yogis Yogshala in the serene atmosphere of Rishikesh. The Yoga Alliance approved program will span from 7th October to 4th November 2017.

 

Ongoing

Whether you feel inspired to share yoga with others as a teacher or to simply dive deeper into your own personal practice as a student, Asheville Community Yoga’s 250-hour teacher training program will be a transformative and supportive next step on your path.

Our 250-hour program encourages a beautiful balance between the self-discovery of exploring your body and self through personal practice, and the outward expression of explaining yoga postures and philosophy to others.

October 02, 2017 to October 25, 2017

The objective of Ashtanga Yoga teacher training in India is to provide beginners and experienced Yoga students with strong technical and theoretical experience. This will enable them to perform Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Primary Series with perfection and correct alignment. The course will equip the future teachers to be completely autonomous and ready to run their own yoga classes at the highest standards.

Ongoing
We offer multiple sessions for you to choose from. Commuter and residential options available.

Kula Kamala Foundation is a non-profit educational and philanthropic movement dedicated to non-violence and to the experience of healing. Our educational programs serve the general public and professional from diverse specialties and focuses. Many of our programs are donation based, including a regular weekly schedule of over 12 healing education classes and experiences. We integrate Yoga, Yoga Therapy, Mantra, Mudra, Meditation, Satsang, Kindness, Ritual, and a broad range of holistic approaches into our programs.

January 15, 2017 to February 10, 2017
Ongoing
Program begins at 7 PM January 15. Plan to depart from PYC on February 11th.

As human consciousness evolves, our understanding of our deep connection with the natural world also grows. Through yoga we discover keys within ourselves that naturally begin to heal our hearts, minds, bodies, and by effortless extension, the world around us. Through Pavones Yoga Center's unique 26-day intensive yoga teacher training in Costa Rica, we merge the physical and contemplative practice of yoga with principles of conscious living that are crucial to long-term survival of life on our planet.

For 35 years Deborah and David have lived life exploring remote regions of the world, leading international yoga adventures, retreats, teacher trainings; studying with yogis, healers and medicine people; teaching, mentoring in yoga, wilderness and sustainable living.

Ongoing

Prana del Mar is a stunning beachfront yoga and wellness center specializing in yoga retreats and yoga holidays, and featuring many acclaimed international teachers.

It offers luxurious accommodations in wonderfully-appointed rooms and suites, two elegant yoga studios, a community building with reading library and rooftop deck, delicious and healthful cuisine, a swimming pool and hot tub, a desert garden and stone labyrinth, environmental awareness (including being fully-powered 24/7 by an extensive solar electric system), magnificent views, and warm Mexican hospitality.

Ongoing

Boutique, curated yoga holiday retreats around the Mediterranean area & beyond. EAT amazing cuisine, PRAY in mindful contemplation, & MOVE through powerful poses. Join us for an adventure of a lifetime!

 

VENICE, ITALY  - November 6-12, 2016
FORM+FOCUS - Join us for our annual Venetian FORM+FOCUS retreat - a magical, mysterious exploration through ART + YOGA in the floating city of Venice, Italy!

Ongoing

Join us at the Yoga Evolution Retreat Center deep in the heart of the beautiful countryside of central Portugal. Established in 2008 the retreat center is set in 13 acres of a rural Portuguese estate with breath taking views across the valleys of this unspoilt part of the earth.

November 22, 2017 to December 19, 2017

The 300 hours yoga teacher training in India is an advanced course designed to provide a rigorous training that takes students deeper into their Yoga practice and meditation. This course will diligently provide students with tips on how to practice injury free Ashtanga yoga based on Iyengar’s alignment principals and using props, focus on key alignment points and hands on adjustments, easy-to-follow guidelines that you would need to embark your yoga teaching journey.

May 07, 2017 to May 14, 2017

Santillan centrosantillan.com is a world-class yoga centre initiated by Simon Low of The Yoga Academy. 

It has a salt water pool where you can swim lengths, two studios and yoga wall, paddle tennis, spa and overlooks the sea. 

Temperatures in May are perfect. It is near Seville, Alhambra, Granada and Malaga.

September 24, 2017 to September 30, 2017

Nourish your soul and find your inner peace in the rejuvenating environment of Nepal. Join the 7 day Yoga Retreat program offered by Arsha Yoga dham under the supreme guidance of Swami Atmananda Ji who teach yoga with the philosophy of Srimad Bhagvad Gita with equal emphasis on the role of nature in the journey of self-discovery.

 

September 08, 2017 to May 06, 2018
One weekend a month for nine months

The depth and breadth of yoga cannot be experienced in a day, week or year. It is a journey traveled over a lifetime. The Yoga Alliance-registered, 200-hour blue lotus teacher training intensive is a journey of self-study and practice. The program sessions are held one weekend per month, September through May.  As you cultivate inner awareness, you will perhaps come to see that only by living in the heart can we truly thrive.

Alisa Cubic first discovered yoga on PBS Chicago TV every day after elementary school. The teacher looked so peaceful, yet strong. She wanted to be just like her. She dove into the spirituality of it all, and it continued through to her adult life. Life happened though and she found herself separated from yoga asanas until a romantic winter reunion happened in 2013 at Yoga By Degrees. Alisa decided it was time to get serious about, not just her mind and spirit, but her body as well. What better way than to get certified to teach yoga? The yoga community provided her with the space to get to know herself deeper than she ever dreamt possible, all while allowing her to be her. Alisa hopes to bring this same safe haven to her vinyasa and restorative classes: love, kindness, joy and acceptance. Alisa is 200 hour certified in yoga since 2014 & has since then received further certification in Yoga Sculpt as of February 2016.

Alka Kaminer

Alka Kaminer strives to help cultivate happiness and health through yoga, meditation and energy healing.  Having come from India, a culture steeped in the valued traditions of yoga, she brings an energetic approach to movement and a quiet dedication in service to meditation and restorative work.  Alka is a registered teacher with Yoga Alliance and certified (200RYT) in Hatha Yoga. She has additional certifications in Restorative and Chair Yoga instruction.

 Hello! I am a 200-hour certified yoga teacher based in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. I have practiced yoga for 15+ years and continue to practice and teach because I believe in the limitless benefits that come from connecting with ourselves and each other. In my classes, we build strength, flexibility, and balance - physically AND mentally.

I am a Ct based traveling yoga instructor.  I hold certifications as a Registered Children's Yoga Teacher (RCYT), completing a 95 hour training and I have completed my 200 hour training as well making me a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200).  I teach a wide variety of styles that can fit anyone's needs, from a gentle restorative class to an instead power session.  The voice is yours!!! Grab your mat and come join me!!  

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Having resided in the confines of the Midwest for 25 years, it was time to try something new.

Andy's yoga journey began upon his move to San Diego from Iowa in 2014. While he spent most of his time exploring and getting to know his new community through traditional fitness (i.e., running, hiking, biking, etc.). He also found some Southern California inspiration along the way and took up yoga and surf as almost daily practices. 

Angela Lyn is a 200-hour alignment based, Hatha yoga teacher. She teaches beginners, mixed level, slow flow, prenatal, restorative, and yin yoga classes.

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