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.

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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:

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

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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.

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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.

January 15, 2017 to February 10, 2017
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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.

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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.

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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!

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.

May 02, 2016
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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. 

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.

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.

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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April 26, 2018 to April 29, 2018

Bermuda Yoga Festival is an intimate 4-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.

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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.

Joshua Tree Meditation

Candie Crespo is an avid practitioner who is drawn to the core technique of the Krishnamacharya lineage (asana, bandha, pranayama, meditation) while being true to the other streams of influence that have deepened her experience of yoga. In 2011, she trained in the Hatha Tradition at the Yoga Vidya Gurukul Ashram and University in Nasik, India and then decided to continue her education with studies in Yoga Nidra and Kundalini.  In 2014, she became a certified Aerial Yoga Instructor through Art of Flying Aerial in Torrance and continued onto level 2 in 2016.

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
Upcoming 200 hour training Oct 29 - Nov 26, 16 and May 6 - June 3, 17

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.

“I had the honour and privilege of teaching Cezar throughout his 200-hour yoga teacher training course in June/ July 2016 at Chandra Yoga International in Dharamsala, India. 

 

From day 1, it immediately became apparent to me that Cezar had an incredible energy, discovered a devotion to his yoga practice and studies and was keen to dive deeper into his knowledge, understanding, and spiritual awareness. 

 

Christina is a Yoga Alliance certified RYT-200 and insured yoga instructor. She completed her training at Lotus House of Yoga in Lincoln, NE in 2015, and began teaching in early 2016. Christina specializes in Vinyasa and Astanga yoga, with additional training in Yin, Restorative, and yoga for special popluations.   

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I specialize in Restorative, Yin and Hatha Yoga and work primarily with women over the age of 45. My signature program is "Yoga For Osteoporosis". This program helps women reverse Osteoporosis naturally so they can take control of their health without the harsh side effects of pharmaceutical drugs. 

I have been practicing yoga since 2004 and earned my certification through the Amrit Yoga Institute, studying with Master Yogi Amrit Desai. 

I am a 200 hr certified Hatha-Vinyasa teacher based in Ann Arbor, MI.

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