Learn the Art of Constructive Rest.
2-DAY TEACHER TRAINING WORKSHOP
REGISTRATION IS OPEN
SATURDAY, APRIL 29, 2022
12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
SUNDAY, APRIL 30, 2022
9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
With over 5,000 combined teaching hours, devoted personal practices which span well over a decade, and an ongoing commitment to remain active in continuous study and development, you can be assured that all elements of our teachings are consistently being delivered in a safe, intelligent, reverent, and restorative manner. Lisa and Kevin, Co-Founders and Co-Owners of Black Cat Yoga, have guided countless numbers of students through the nourishing practice of restorative yoga and are excited to share their experience and wisdom with you in this 15-hour weekend workshop so that you can share it with your students.
WHO ARE WE?
WHAT IS RESTORATIVE YOGA?
"Taking time out each day to relax and renew is essential to living well."
~ Judith Hanson Lasater
Restorative Yoga is a deeply rejuvenating, soothing, and healing yoga experience. This very gentle floor-based practice helps to alleviate the physical and mental effects of everyday stress and brings ease to common ailments such as headaches, backaches, anxiety, and insomnia. The spacious nature of restorative yoga is ideal for someone who may be experiencing grief, high levels of stress, recovering from illness, or have injuries that need an even higher level of mindfulness and extra gentle movement.
Longer-held passive postures (10-15 minutes each) with the body fully supported by blankets, bolsters, straps, sand bags, and foam blocks are key foundational elements in a Restorative Yoga practice. Breath awareness (Pranayama), learning to cultivate an inward turn of the senses (Pratyahara), and exploring the deeper nonphysical layers of the body (Koshas) are some of the more subtle elements of the practice that foster prolonged inner states of Shantih: peace of body, mind, and spirit.
WHO IS THIS WORKSHOP FOR?
This program will be primarily focused on educating teachers who are interested in sharing the deeply rejuvenating practice of Restorative Yoga; however, it is also highly relevant for body-workers, therapists, caregivers, and experienced yogis seeking to understand restorative practices and benefits on a deeper level. Through lecture, experiential learning, feedback, and group discussion, you will leave feeling confident and prepared to lead a thoughtful group restorative practice or to work in a more intimate setting with students privately one-on-one. We will delve deep into the nuances of how to guide a restorative practice that is grounding and nourishing physically, mentally, and emotionally. Learn how to create and offer a restorative experience that leaves your students feeling refreshed and relaxed and wanting to come back again and again. We are limiting the enrollment to 10 participants in an effort to offer the highest level of personalized attention to each of our attendees. We do recommend that you have some prior yoga experience in order to receive the most benefit and understanding from this content-rich interactive workshop.
The physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of restorative yoga
Pranayama variations that are appropriate for a restorative practice
The difference between Yin Yoga and Restorative Yoga
Meditation and relaxation techniques
Finding your voice through mantra
Understanding the nervous system
Threading yoga philosophy into teaching - Yoga Sutras and 8 Limbs of Yoga
The cycle of stress in the body and mind, including the physiology and
neuroscience of stress and relaxation
Basic anatomy of the spine and how to sequence with a strong
understanding of spinal actions and the energetic body
Restorative postures, transitions, and prop utilization
How to lead a full restorative group class and what it means to "hold
Proper setups and adjustments for different bodies
Working with unique populations (pregnancy, injuries, disabilities)
DATES: Saturday, April 29 - Sunday, April 30, 2022
TIMES: Saturday 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm. Sunday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
LOCATION: Black Cat Yoga, 1512 King Street, Jacksonville, FL
TUITION: $375 (Paid in full)
Please bring a yoga mat and a journal or something to write in and make notes. Yoga props will be provided.
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ENROLLMENT AND CANCELLATION INFORMATION
IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ
Black Cat Yoga workshops, trainings, and events are nonrefundable, and your reservation can only be used for the date it was purchased for. In the event that a workshop, training, or event is canceled by us, participants will receive a full refund or a credit to their account. Absence to a workshop or series is nonrefundable.
Full payment is required at the time of sign-up and registration closes on April 28. Enrollment is limited to 10 participants.
Black Cat Yoga Members receive a 10% discount on the $375.
Please refer to our Studio Policies page for information regarding our general studio policies. We thank you in advance for helping us maintain a safe space for us all to grow in as a community.
Please bring your own yoga mat. Studio mat rentals are $3 apiece per day.
Black Cat Yoga has made the conscious decision to no longer affiliate with Yoga Alliance. We stand on our own merit and years of teaching experience to offer high-quality, robust, and effective educational experiences in our school of yoga. You will receive a certificate of completion reflecting 15 hours of specialized study in Restorative Yoga; however, please be advised that this workshop will not count towards Yoga Alliance's required CE hours to be listed in their registry.
BLACK CAT YOGA
1512 King Street
Jacksonville, Florida 32204