Join Jenni Chinski, E-RYT, YACEP, Michelle Mann Donegan, E-RYT, YACEP and Dr. Natalie Carrington, RYT for a comprehensive continuing education weekend of Restorative Yoga & Yoga Nidra, as accredited by the Yoga Alliance.
The Yoga Nidra component of this training will be an in-depth look at the philosophy and history of Yoga Nidra from a variety of different lineages, and its practical application in today’s western world to promote healing and relaxation. There will be a special emphasis on ways to access a deeper level of consciousness, as is taught by yogic philosophy (the 5 koshas, dharma, etc.), but also modern neuroscience. We will also explore the effectiveness of Yoga Nidra to facilitate new and lasting belief systems through the practice of Sankalpa. There will be ample opportunity to create and practice teach Yoga Nidra and receive valuable feedback from peers and facilitators.
In addition, students will gain a solid understanding of:
- The benefits of Yoga Nidra and how it aids other forms of meditative practice
- Creating a Sankalpa (resolve) and its role in Yoga Nidra
- Crafting scripts and developing an effective and safe class
- Using your voice as a guide
- Usage of props, postures and music in Yoga Nidra sessions
- Creating workshops that combine asana, Yoga Nidra and other healing modalities
The Restorative Yoga portion of the weekend will include an in depth look at what Restorative Yoga is, why it is useful and how to teach it safely and effectively. We will be discussing over 20 restorative poses, gaining an understanding of their purpose, their anatomy and how to modify as the need arises.
We will also be discussing pranayama, meditation and mindfulness techniques as they apply to restorative yoga specifically. Various relaxation methods will be discussed and hands on assists will be demonstrated. There will be ample opportunity to create and practice teach Restorative Yoga and receive valuable feedback from peers and facilitators.
Dr. Natalie Carrington will be sharing her expertise relating to the anatomy portion of our training, with a specific focus on how Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra contribute to a healthy central nervous system.
Schedule of teacher training:
November 2, 2018:
5:00 - 6:00 pm - Yoga Nidra practice led by Michelle
6:00 - 8:00 pm - The history of Yoga Nidra; Different lineages and schools; The yogic philosophy of Yoga Nidra: The Five Koshas, Sankalpa, Dharma, Pratyahara, etc.; Benefits of Yoga Nidra; Practical applicaton of Yoga Nidra in a modern, western world (trauma, anxiety, depression, poor sleep patterns, etc.)
8:00 - 9:00 pm - Neuroscience and its application to Yoga Nidra
9:00 - 10:00 pm - Creating scripts; Creating workshops in combination with yoga and other modalities; The voice as a healer (Yoga Nada)
November 3, 2018:
8:00 - 9:00 am - Restorative Yoga practice led by Jenni
9:00 am - 11:00 am - Asana break down ( going through each pose individually citing name (Sanskrit), benefits, alignment, contraindications, modifications, assists, etc.)
11:30 am - 1:00 pm - What is Restorative Yoga; The art of relaxation; Preparing your energy to teach; Preparing your space to teach; Understanding students’ needs and holding space; The use of props; Observation of, and reading students’ energy and bodies; Alignment; Mindfulness & pranayama techniques for restorative yoga.
1:00 - 2:00 pm – Lunch
2:00 - 5:00 pm - Anatomy of the nervous system and the positive effects of Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra on all the major systems of the body (skeletal, muscular, nervous, etc.)
5:00 - 6:00 pm - Discuss and prepare students for creating their own Yoga Nidra and Restorative Yoga practice to teach to their peers the next day.
November 4, 2018:
8:00 – 9:45 am – Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra practice led by Jenni and Michelle.
10:00 – 11:00 am – Discussion of practice and answering any questions that have arisen during the training.
11:00 am – 1:00 pm - Practice teach in pairs with light feedback from instructors.
1:00 – 2:00 pm - Lunch
2:00 – 5:00 pm - Practice teach to group with peer and instructor feedback.
5:00 – 6:00 pm – Wrap up and hand out certificates.
You do not have to be a RYT 200 to take the Yoga Nidra component of this training. For example, practitioners from other modalities (i.e. RMTs, etc.) can take this training to add to their toolbox and combine it with other forms of therapy. This training is also open to those who wish to learn more effective ways to meditate and to improve sleep, etc.
You do have to hold a RYT 200 certificate to teach Restorative Yoga.
This training is eligible for CE hours with Yoga Alliance.
Cost EARLY BIRD paid in full prior to August 1, 2018 $395 plus GST
Regular price tuition - $425 plus GST