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.

July 02, 2016 to July 23, 2016
Magical Locations- Great Retreat Like Settings- Our next program July 2-23, 2016 in Hawaii

Transform Your Life - Immerse Yourself in Yoga

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training with Therapeuic Elements

Includes Vinyasa Flow, Bio-mechanically Sound Alignment Priniciples and the Path of Yoga as a Framework for Holistic Health

July 2-23, 2016 in HAWAII

January 5-22, 2017 & February 11-28, 2017 in COSTA RICA

Ongoing

Fall in Love with Yoga and Brazil during one of our 25 Day Immersion Training on Brazil's Santa Catarina Island near the city of Florianopolis.

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 Brazil.

Ongoing

Casey Health is excited to offer a unique Iyengar yoga teacher training program in 2016.  We are an integrative primary care medical practice featuring traditional and non-allopathic treatment modalities, including yoga and yoga therapy.  Committed to preparing yoga teachers with a deep-seated knowledge of and commitment to the practice and teaching of yoga, our program offers:

Ongoing
2 part training, offered Spring and Fall

We are proud to share with any of you considering our training that Body Language has been voted best Yoga studio 9 years in a row in the metro Detroit area. Our students have voiced that their votes have been in large part due to the warm, friendly environment as well as the caliber of teachers who guide them through their practices and offer them individual attention and support. In fact our teacher training program includes many of our staff who are experts in a variety of fields including a physical therapist who offers our anatomy segments, a Ph.D in psychology who offers several segments on using yoga as a tool to deal with anxiety and depression and a Registered Dietitian who helps students understand the link between nutrition, weight management and yoga. Lastly our training is divided into two 100 hour segments...1/2 in the fall and 1/2 in the spring...allowing students more time to absorb the information. Would love to have you join our training!

Ongoing

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.

June 19, 2016 to June 30, 2016

Our popular 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Intensive will be held again this June at the Four Seasons Resort in Westlake Village, California (just northwest of Los Angeles).  Our program is inspired by the teachings of T. Krishnamacharya and his focus on an individualized approach to yoga for each student.  We value the individual in you and through our program students learn how to teach and practice many different forms of hatha yoga, and to discover their own unique voice and yogic path.

Ongoing

Green Lotus Yoga & Healing Center is the premier integrated wellness center in the Twin Cities. With three locations and growing, Green Lotus has been a registered Yoga Alliance School since 2008 and is licensed by the State of Minnesota Office of Higher Education.

200-hour: Three options are available to complete your 200-hour Yoga Alliance teacher training with Green Lotus:

September 09, 2016 to May 07, 2017
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.

May 02, 2016
Ongoing

Vineyard Arts Project is an arts and wellness retreat space located on the beautiful island of Martha's Vineyard. The center features two incredible 2,000 square foot yoga studios with high lofted barn ceilings and sprung floors. The center has a total of 23 luxurious bedrooms with private en-suite baths, communal dining and living rooms, a spacious kitchen, and expansive sun deck and yard. Available to rent for week-long yoga, fitness, and wellness retreats from May - October each year. 

I have always been interested in healing. I came to yoga while working a rewarding but highly stressful job. I was also seeking an option for low impact fitness, since a serious lower body military injury chronically limited me in some activities. Through yoga, I found improved physical strength, flexibility, and balance. What surprised me was also finding an immense sense of calm, and healing in body, mind and spirit, whether through vigorous flow, gentle restorative yoga, or breath work. I felt benefits both on and off the mat.

Lessons customized to your interests, goals, & abilities. Offering Kundalini, Vinyasa, Tantra, Mental Health, Adaptive/Chair, Restorative, Coaching, & Orgasmic Meditation. Devoted to your yoga practice.

May 01, 2015
Ongoing
This yoga adventure varies in length yearly please check website for details

Bali Yoga Adventure in depth spiritual/cultural immersion and teacher training

Nature, Seva, Bhakti, Bliss, Grounding, Giving, Embracing, Receiving

May 2016 immersion; Yoga Adventure teacher training, Yoga Alliance-registered 200-/300-hour level

Bali embodies a spiritual and cultural existence like nowhere else on earth.

The deep reverence with which the Balinese live in harmony with nature and each other is reflective of their deep roots and the honoring of all life. We go to Bali to join in that honoring.

April 29, 2016 to May 01, 2016

Bermuda Yoga Festival is an intimate 3-day yoga and music festival that brings together a community drawn to follow the path of spirit and the heart. The festival offers traditional and emerging yoga styles, wisdom teachings, transformational workshops, kirtan and live conscious music. Journey out of winter to the subtropical warmth of Bermuda's springtime and immerse yourself in master classes, sunrise meditation, sacred chanting in a magical crystal cave, ecstatic dance, soulful mantra grooves, and the creative possibilities of kirtan and live conscious music.

Ongoing

Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort is located in the foothills of Nosara and is a ten minute walk from the world class surfing beaches of Guiones. Utilizing its unique and tranquil setting in the Nicoya Blue Zone, Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort is the ideal spot to meet your desires of finding peace, relaxation, and rejuvenation.

Brigitte Kouba Neves, better known as Gigi Yogini, teaches yoga in a way that promotes confidence and courage, both on and off the mat. As an advocate for body positivity and healthy body image, her classes are designed to strengthen both the body and the mind with progressive sequencing, options for modifications, and a constant reminder to listen to the wisdom of your inner teacher.

Location: 
Mountain View, CA
My style merges strength and flexibility with moving meditation. This style of practice pulls my students into the present moment and encourages them to be mindful with where they are in their bodies now. My intentions and themes in class will aid you in your yogic lifestyle and path. I teach in ways that allow my students to sink deeper into their asana poses while remaining open and present. My energy creates a healing and supportive space that is key to a deeply connected personal practice.
 
Ongoing
2016 course dates: May 7- June 4, Aug 6 - Sept 3 & Oct 29 - Nov 26

Centered Yoga began cultivating students into teachers in 1999, first based in New York City, and since 2002 from its current home in Thailand. It has, in effect, been a leader in the field of yogic education and training. In recent years a plethora of programs have popped up all over the world. You, as the interested student looking to train are now presented with a disarray of choices. We are not here to “sell” you on our program, nor convince you, as anyone who applies has to go through an involved application process. We seek sincere students.

Courtney Lockwood is an Oklahoma native who actually began her journey with ballet at the age of 5 and knew that becoming a ballet dancer was what she wanted to do. However, in February 2013, a foot injury closed the door to ballet, but then life opened up a new one to the world of yoga. Courtney was immediately drawn to the practice of yoga as it allowed her body, mind, and spirit to completely heal from the foot injury. Through a consistent practice in the studio and at home, Courtney decided to pursue her yoga certification to share her love for yoga with others.

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