Restorative Yoga Teacher Training

Learn to effectively and safely teach restorative poses.


The Restorative Teacher Training is a multi-faceted and rich exploration to inform the personal study as well as teaching skills of each student. Students and teachers of yoga will learn the joys of Restorative through first-hand experience of the postures, and will also learn hands on experience in how to teach students of all levels.

Non yoga instructors who are interested in restorative yoga either to inform their own health and wellness or to inform their line of work are welcome to attend.  The training is a rich resource for anyone seeking to expand their knowledge of their own health and looking into non invasive, gentle, affordable, but powerful tools for healing.


“Andrea Peloso is a dedicated teacher who I trust to offer excellent instruction. She cares deeply for yoga students and the practice of yoga.”
Judith Hanson Lasater, Ph.D., PT, yoga teacher since 1971, and author of 8 books

Part One – 20 hours
May 4-6, 2018 

Part Two – 20 Hours
May 25-27, 2018 


Students have the option of registering for Part 1 only, Part 2 only (for those who have previously completed Part 1) or both. Certificates will be issued for 20 or 40 Hours. If you intend on registering for the full 40 hour training it is highly recommended that you do so at the time of registering for Part 1 in order to secure your spot.

Learn to effectively and safely teach Restorative Poses.

The Restorative Teacher Training  is a multi-faceted and rich exploration to inform the personal study as well as teaching skills of each student. Students will learn the joys of Restorative through first-hand experience of the postures, and will also learn hands on experience in how to teach students of all levels.

Understanding the scientific reality of the human nervous system and how it affects the body will help students to compose classes which are effective for deep and long lasting healing rather than simply relaxing experiences for students.

The art of reading bodies, and communication with students is essential to a well propped restorative pose. Students will gain hands on practice in understanding how each pose relates to different bodies, as well as classical alignment that enables the student to rest more deeply.

A comprehensive repertoire of postures will be passed on to students with the detail necessary to bring depth and life changing benefits to students.

Teaching methodology as a result of personal practice and right relationship with ourselves and others will be explored throughout the training. As follows deepening our compassion as well as our ability to communicate will be a theme throughout the course.

Who Can Attend

In addition to yoga instructors, those who have attended the restorative training in the past are police officers, massage therapists, border patrol agents, acupuncturists, social workers, chaplains, nurses, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, teachers or students seeking insight into their own health conditions.



Please note that during each class, students will both receive and learn to set (up restorative postures with increasing independence as the program progresses. Each pose will have many modifications to accommodate different bodies, which in turn will help students with a myriad of adjustments and props that can be also applicable in other settings.

Reading Bodies, and assessing Restorative Set Ups will be a key theme throughout this course. While each individual week has a specific theme, various issues, doshas, and elements will arise as slightly recurring but varied themes throughout the course.

Part One – 20 Hours
May 4-6, 2018

Fundamentals of Restorative Yoga

  •    Understanding the Nervous System: Parasympathetic and Sympathetic.
  •    How Restorative Yoga Affects the Nervous System

 Fundamentals of Support:  arms, legs, pelvis, neck, and shoulders

  •     The well-propped pose: to prop or not to prop and why?
  •     Understanding the role of traditional wisdom and scientific understanding as it informs the Restorative Yoga Practice.
  •     A detailed look at proper support of the hands, knees, back, pelvis, arms & neck.
  •     Classic restorative Savasana.

Chest Openers:  Doors to Deep Release

  •     Why Chest Openers are the gateway for students to rest deeply.
  •     Variations of Support in Elevated Chest Pose and Supta Baddhakonasana

Forward Bends and Twists:  To Soothe and Calm the Organs and Spine

  •     Supta Balasana
  •     Supported Twist

Supported Backbends for  Bliss and Ease

  •  Supported Backbend and the use of Sandbags:  How to support everyone,   regardless of their back mobility into an effortless backbend.
  •  Balancing the Pelvis – postures to support pelvis and sacrum, and ground the femurs.

Inversions for Deep Stillness:

  •     When and where Inversions belong in the Restorative Practice
  •     Why Inversions can provide a deeply calming repose for the mind
  •     Viparita Karani with and without a chair.  Depending on time we will explore further inversions.

Students completing this training will be honoured with a Certificate of Completion for 20 Hours.  A Part 2, 20 Hour Training will offer a deeper immersion and more advanced training for students who have completed Part 1.  Teachers completing Part 2 will be awarded with a 40 Hr Certification.  The date for this will Training be announced shortly. Both trainings fulfill the Yoga Alliance requirements for Continuing Education.

Part Two – 20 Hours
May 25-27, 2018

The second portion of the Restorative training delves more deeply into traditional wisdom as it pertains to the healing art of Restorative Yoga. We will look at Ayurveda and the application of Restorative Yoga from an Ayurvedic perspective. Many important aspects of health such as menopause, pregnancy and a balance pelvis will be explored. Also Restorative Yoga to calm the emotions and for mental health including anxiety, depression, grief and anger management will be touched upon. Teaching methodology including special issues will be touched upon. This will be an opportunity to greatly deepen and expand upon the preliminary studies in the first part of the training.


This course is eligible for YA and CYA credits


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May 4-6, 2018
$450 + hst Register Here
May 25-27, 2018
$450 + hst Register Here
PART 1 & 2 $875 + hst Register Here