Gentle and Restorative Teacher Training
Gentle & Restorative Yoga Teacher Training
Welcome to the North Carolina School of Yoga's Gentle and Restorative Teacher Training Course. Gentle and Restorative practices are specialty classes incorporating supported asanas, appropriate pranayama and specific concentration techniques to assist in healing, recovery, relaxation and restoring the mind, body and spirit.
This training is designed for yoga teachers, teacher trainees, fitness professionals, and anyone interested in developing a greater knowledge of these specialty types of classes. Yoga can help to relieve common discomforts, strengthen muscles, improve circulation and blood flow, stabilize emotions and develop concentration and focus - all valuable tools for life.
Learn to teach gentle and restorative yoga by bringing together elements of hatha yoga postures, breathing awareness and meditation to help students new to the practice, those recovering from injury or illness, expectant mothers, and anyone who wishes to simply slow down. Students in this training will learn how to incorporate supportive yoga props (blankets, bolsters, blocks, straps, sandbags, etc) into each class as well as anatomy and intelligent sequencing for each type of gentle or restorative class. Join us for this comprehensive and thorough training in gentle and restorative yoga.
September 27-29, 2013
The fee for this course is $295, paid in full at the time of application.
If you prefer incremental payments, you may instead pay $150 at the time of application, plus one payment of $175 (due 45 days before the training begins) — for a total of $325.
|Injuries and Conditions||Developing Gentle Yoga Classes||Adjustments and Modifications|
|Developing Restorative Yoga Classes||Specialized Anatomy||Appropriate Pranayama Techniques|
|Proper Use of Props||Appropriate Meditation Techniques||Yoga Philosophy and Ethics|
|Relaxation Visualizations and Techniques||Class Sequencing||Teaching Clearly and Specifically|
|Prerequisites for this training are that you have completed a basic teacher training program and that you understand the core yoga poses (standing, sitting, forward bends, backbends, and inversions. If you are not a certified yoga teacher but believe your foundation and knowledge of yoga is strong, we will consider on an individual basis if this program is appropriate for you.|
|Students wishing to be fully certified must attend at least four weekly gentle and/or restorative classes and one 2-hour class/workshop with Leslie for full certification. Special arrangements will be made for out of town students to fulfill these requirements where they live.|
|There will be required reading to complete before the training program begins.|
To be eligible for certification you must attend all training sessions, complete assigned readings and successfully pass the practical and written exams.
Leslie Blackwell is a 2005 graduate of the NC School of Yoga and a senior teacher at the school. She has been teaching gentle/restorative specialty classes since 2005 and has more than 20 years of background experience in fitness teaching/training. Her teachings are inspired and are in gratitude to her Guru, Chandra Om. She believes teaching is an extension of her spiritual journey through the holy science of Yoga.
Lakshmi Om is a beautiful example of living Yoga. A senior teacher at the school, she is also a licensed massage therapist and a direct student of Chandra Om. Lakshmi has been practicing massage since 1999 and has been practicing yoga at the NC School of Yoga since 2003. She has dedicated her life to the service of humanity.