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.


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300 Hour Advanced Residential Program


Expand Your Repertoire & Build Confidence and Knowledge Base as a Teacher.

Hosted at Ramashala - A sanctuary of Peace across from Black Sand Beach on the Big Island. Swim with the dolphins, study yoga and become certified at the 500 hour level.


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.


200 Hour Iyengar Yoga Teacher Training and Programs


Casey Health offers a unique yoga teacher training program.

We are an integrative primary care medical practice featuring

traditional and non-allopathic treatment modalities, including yoga and

yoga therapy. Casey Health also teaches many yoga and fitness classes and health workshops year-round.

Committed to preparing yoga teachers with a deep-seated

knowledge of and commitment to the practice and teaching of yoga, our

program includes:


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.


This 200-hour program is offered over multiple weekends in the Los Angeles area beginning in late January. Inspired by the teachings of T. Krishnamacharya, an individualized approach to each student is at the heart of this training. During your time with us, you will learn how to teach or deepen your own practice in many different forms of hatha yoga. Rather than mold you into our style, we believe it is important to support you in discovering your own unique style and path in your yoga journey.


Amba & Don Stapleton, Ph.D. originated the principals of “inquiry-based, experiential learning for the multi-dimensional self”, to describe their innovative teacher training methodology. Internationally acknowledged as a new standard in yoga education, their non-authoritarian methodology inspires all 200, 300, 500, and 1000-hour YA approved trainings.


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:


"I am forever changed because of the program. I view myself, my loved ones and the world differently. I think before I react. I am more open-minded, accepting and kind. I feel that all of this shows through in my teaching.” ~ PC

The Kunga Yoga School holds a leading reputation as one of the largest schools for yoga in the Southeast. Our approach to yoga is that by making conscious individual choices that serve the body + mind, we are also serving our relationships, the planet + all of its inhabitants. Building from this source of inner awakening, our training offers you the fundamentals of solid yoga teaching skills, including posture instruction + sequencing, posture assisting, pranayama + meditation + basic elements of yoga philosophy + practice.

January 01, 2015 to December 31, 2015
Retreat Yourself & Unite Your Mind, Body & Soul in Radiant Costa Rica!
Deepen your yoga practice in the jungle where the abundance of oxygen seeps through your pores giving you the ultimate re-energizing experience. Learn customized yoga asanas (poses) to enhance your surfing. Or conquer your fear and surf for the very first time. Explore other passions such as SUP, running, zip-lining, and/or
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All Inclusive Packages Starting at Only $1,899 per person

Specialists in teaching: restorative, gentle, adaptive, chair, and safe traditional hatha yoga. Known for our effective stress reduction techniques, owner Lanita Varshell is known fondly by our students as the "queen of relaxation", Her work with larger bodies, beginners, the health-challenged and aging populations has attracted teachers from all over the world to her unique trainings.

Focus: Meditation in Movement Style® gentle yoga, chair yoga, South Indian-style traditional Hatha Yoga, Restorative, Adaptive, and Yin-Style Yoga.


Anamaya is an exotic tropical boutique resort in Costa Rica specializing in yoga teacher training and a variety of yoga retreats.

We are located in the Pacific Coast beach town of Montezuma, on a point overlooking the ocean, next to a large three-tiered waterfall, Montezuma Falls.  Some of Costa Rica's most beautiful white sand beaches are a short distance away, and the resort is surrounded by a jungle nature reserve, filled with monkeys, parrots and other exotic creatures.

February 01, 2015 to July 26, 2015

Retreat Dates

* February 2015

* July 2015

Private, affordable lessons in hatha, Anusara, Kundalini, Tantra, restorative, vinyasa, yoga for mental health, chair, adaptive, and rehabilitation yoga. Devoted to enhancing your yoga practice.


Asheville's premier yoga studio has been spreading the yoga love since 1997. Benefit from the brand new state-of-the-art green-built yoga studio. Three yoga rooms accommodate 90+ weekly classes, Yoga Alliance-registered teacher training certifications, donation-based yoga and amazing weekend workshops with world-renowned yogis.


BALI YOGA RETREATS - Yoga, meditation, spa, discoveries. More than 50 retreats held every year attracting people from the world over.

May 01, 2015
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.

Mountain View, CA

Twice yearly we offer a fantastic opportunity to awaken or deepen your yoga practice becoming, in essence a magnetic teacher.

Six-Month Course:
October through March
Fee: $2,900.00. Reserve your spot today.
Class Schedule:
Mondays (first, third and fourth of the month): 7:00-9:30 p.m.
Wednesdays: 7:00-9:45 p.m.
Two Sundays per month: 12:30-7:00 p.m.