Our energetic bodies have two states of being… Yin and Yang. Most of our days are spent in the Yang muscular effort, rushing from task to task and place to place. Our Sympathetic (Fight or Flight) nervous system is constantly in a state of arousal. By balancing out the energies of the body, we find “peace.”
Restorative Yoga helps us to move out of the Yang and into the Yin effort of grounding and calming mind and body. It creates relaxation and rejuvenation of the body and mind through opening pathways within the body that stimulate the Parasympathetic nervous system (Rest and Digest). In Restorative Yoga, the body is placed into postures of back bending, forward folding, side bending and twisting using the full support of bolsters, blankets, straps, blocks and eye pillows. Each pose is held for 5-10 minutes, allowing the body to completely settle in and open up.
This training is designed for new and experienced yoga teachers, health professionals and anyone working within a healing profession.
The training will cover through lecture, demonstration, partnered exercises and practice-teaching how to bring Restorative Yoga to your clients and students.
This training will allow participants to learn the roles of the nervous system and the subtle energy body in relation to the relaxation effect. Participants will learn how to guide students into the postures in a way that will fully support and nurture.
Upon completion, participants will be able to create, guide, and practice a customized Restorative Yoga practice for themselves and others.
Yoga teachers will receive 13 CEU credit hours to submit to Yoga Alliance.
Pre-Registration by ...: $275
Cost of training after ...: $325
Cost includes training weekend and a copy of Relax & Renew by Judith Hansen Lasiter
A Notebook and a camera (can be your phone)
Bridget Rawls Peterson, E-PRYT 500, began her yoga practice in college in North Carolina as a compliment to her dance training. She had been a technically trained dancer for her entire life and the power poses really challenged her in a way her body had never been challenged before. When she obtained her BA in Dance Education, she began teaching movement to people of all ages and physical abilities, incorporating many of the yoga poses she had learned into her teachings. She found a fun way to bring poses to children, a way to challenge professional dancers, and even a gentle way to bring movement to the elderly using yoga. When Bridget moved to NYC to pursue her professional dance career, she kept connected to her yoga training and began to explore more into the many styles of yoga. Bridget quickly attached herself to the Vinyasa style because of the similarity to dance it holds. It is a fluid approach to the traditional yoga poses she had begun to love. The precise attention to alignment and breath also helped her to connect deeper to movement within her performing and choreography. While choreographing and performing with a small dance company, Bridget attended the 200-hour certification program at Om Yoga Center in New York City under the direction of Cyndi Lee. While there she began to delve more into meditation and Buddhist spiritual studies as well. She also obtained her Prenatal Certification while studying at Om Yoga under Janice Clarfield and later her deeper Prenatal Training Certification under Leah Hartofelis at Breathe N Flow Yoga . Bridget also completed her 500-hour Yoga Teaching Certification at Om Yoga Center, including her Restorative and Pranayama certifications. She also holds a second Restorative Yoga Certification with Judith Hanson Lasater. She holds her Yin Certification through Wake Up Yoga under the direction of Corinna Benner, her Meditation Certification through Cyndi Lee and David Nichtern and completed her Kids Yoga Certification through Karma Kids Yoga in NYC. She is also proud to be a member of United We Om, a non-profit organization, brining trauma informed yoga to underserved populations. Bridget is the owner and founder of Lucky Elephant Yoga and Wellness. Through her teaching she hopes to inspire her students to see the beauty and joy that is around them and within them through breath and movement.