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Restorative - 40 Hours

Many yoga practitioners experience injuries and illness throughout the course of their everyday lives and find that they must adjust their practice during recovery. Similarly, new practitioners often begin yoga because they are looking for gentle practices to help in the healing process.


Restorative yoga uses props like chairs, blocks, straps, sandbags, bolsters, and blankets to completely support the body and enable the mind and body to release tension, stress, and blockages. It is slow-paced and passive and is particularly effective at calming the nervous system.


Restorative yoga is a beneficial practice for all practitioners, but particularly for teachers. Understanding this practice will enable you to help all your students, no matter their health or ability.

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Program Overview

Phoenix Community Yoga's restorative yoga training is designed to give you the tools to address and bring balance to your and your students' health and wellness issues, including physical and mental stress and injury. Particularly in our overwhelming, face-paced world where we are subject to constant stimuli (traffic, media, people, jobs, families, etc) and stress, our sympathetic nervous systems tend to be in a state of constant arousal. This contributes to conditions ranging from anxiety to insomnia to burnout to inflammatory diseases such as diabetes and Alzheimer’s. Restorative yoga helps you make space to destress and promote parasympathetic activity. 

Through gently nudging the nervous system towards parasympathetic tone, restorative yoga allows the “rest and digest” system of our bodies to work and heal. With these tools of physiological understanding, you will be able to help your students relax and move away from constant "fight or flight" nervous activity.

Upon Completion

After receiving your certificate, you can count it towards your continuing education units with Yoga Alliance and towards your 300/500-hour Phoenix Community Yoga certificate. In addition, you may integrate aspects of restorative yoga into your teaching method if you are already a 200-hour certified instructor.

  • History and lineage

  • The purpose of Restorative Yoga

  • Anatomy

  • Fascial theory 

  • Functioning of the nervous system

  • Myofascial self-release

  • Sequencing and blending with Yoga Nidra

  • Therapeutic alignment and adjustments

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Upcoming Trainings
Dates TBD
Fri 6-9pm, Sat Sun 8a - 5p

Send your $300 deposit to reserve your spot

Tuition and Payment Plans

$785 - ($300 non-refundable deposit + $450 + 5% GST [$35])


To inquire about rates and payment plans, please contact

Typically, the final payment must be made before the training start date, but we do consider special circumstances on a case-by case basis.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

$300 deposits are non-refundable, but are transferable to another program or workshop.


Up to two weeks prior to training, any payments (less the $300 non-refundable deposit) may be returned to you. Withdrawals with less than 2 weeks notice before the start date will be refunded up to 50%.


After the training start date, no refunds will be made.

*Exceptions are at the discretion of the Board of Directors and YTT Coordinators.