The best way to understand something is to live it. That’s why Veda Ela’s Restorative Yoga is more than just a teacher training course. It’s a Life Training that uses the language of yoga and other disciplines to take participants on a journey of Self-inquiry and Self-discovery.
Besides instructing participants in how to teach the techniques of Restorative Yoga, the course will:
Demonstrate how to peel the layers of the personality that are holding them back.
Offer them the tools to be able to let go of self-limiting beliefs and manifest their boundless potential.
Reveal how to unblock emotions and let go of stagnant and poisonous energy.
Show them how to let go of that which keeps them from feeling limitless and powerful and go beyond the mind’s boundaries to meet themself.
Enable students to use Self-enquiry in daily life and how to apply it to the practice of Yin and Restorative Yoga.
Beyond just lessons for the yoga studio, the course will:
Veda Ela’s Restorative Yoga and Meditation Teacher Training doesn’t just improve participant's personal yoga practice and yoga teachings. It also helps them expand awareness, discover their dreams and broaden their focus to include the environment and it’s creatures.
These are essential elements to embodying yoga on and off the mat. After all, as yoga means union, we must join Body, Mind and Spirit with Mother Earth.
Though not religious, the work is spiritual.
Restorative yoga is an oasis in our active and often chaotic lives. It nourishes and rests the body, soothes the incessant mind, reduces anxiety and relaxes the nervous system. Through it, you’ll discover the path to your true self and infuse your life with energy and clarity.
Restorative Yoga is a Yin (feminine/passive) form called the “yoga of Being”, which opposes yet balances the Yang style (masculine/active) practice.
The Restorative Yoga poses are held for several minutes at a time and supported with blankets, blocks, bolsters, and other props. This makes them ideal for releasing deeply held tension, freeing blocked energy, and cultivating mindfulness.
Restorative asanas help reduce the fight-or-flight response; thereby lowering adrenaline levels as well as other body-taxing hormones and harmful toxins. This restores the internal hormonal balance and boosts the immune system.
Restorative Yoga focuses on the nervous system. By practicing it regularly, we help the nervous system to escape the “flight” or “fight” mode which brings it back into balance and bolsters our well being.
The Restorative Yoga and Meditation Teacher Training isn’t just for yoga teachers or people currently taking part in a Yoga Teacher Training. It is also highly relevant for body workers, therapists, and experienced yogis looking to change and reset their lives.
Do note, this training is not for beginners. It expects a certain level of experience from participants without which students might struggle to get the most from the training.
looking to extensively develop their Restorative Yoga and Meditation teaching skills.
who would like to dive into learning Restorative Yoga and Meditation.
wanting to go deeper into self-understanding, and self-knowing.
and other professionals familiar with the Yoga practice who would like to build upon their skills and the depth of their work.
The insights, ideas and practical advice students receive can be applied far beyond the yoga studio. Many have used what they’ve learned here to not just transform their own lives, but also to inspire and uplift those around them; be it in their communities, offices, schools, hospitals or elsewhere.
Not just to teach the technical aspects of Restorative Yoga, but also how to make Restorative Yoga a part of your life.
To use Meditation and the training’s therapy tools to confront and dissolve the self-limiting conditioning you’ve accumulated throughout your life.
How to be present in the moment and open up the body and mind to their incredible healing capacities.
The use of asana, pranayama, conscious movement, music, meditation techniques, Self-Enquiry and tools from therapy to still the mind. Restorative Yoga both prepares you for Meditation and IS a meditation technique in itself.
How to create safe spaces. Here, participants can be themselves, share, and ask for and receive support as they heal, open up and express themselves.
To interweave Self-inquiry into your yoga practice through the Zen Koan “Who I am?”. This will heighten your awareness of the difference between personality and your true nature.
Ways of slowing down the frantic mind, so it will be easier to stay focused and present. After this course, you’ll be able to listen to the Body’s voice, surrender to the pose and accept the present moment as is.
That spiritual expansion has no limits. Experience the life-changing effects of integrating these beliefs into your Being. Learn how to live life in a higher vibration through awareness, acceptance of oneself and others and taking care of planet Earth.
How to hold space; for yourself and for your students. By simply being present, listening without judgement, and being silent, practitioners can access the true nature and freedom that lies within us all.
This is a 100-Hour Yoga Alliance certified Training which counts towards continuing education hours with the Yoga Alliance International (YACEP). The participant gets a certificate after the completion of the “Fundamentals 4” module.
This Restorative Yoga and Meditation Teacher Training consists of 100 hours divided into 4 modules (or Fundamentals). Each module requires 21 hours of class participation and 4 hours of homework over the space of a weekend. This includes assignments, readings, class-observation and teaching practice.
All the modules require a solid foundation in yoga. Participants should not assume Fundamentals 1 means beginner-level yoga. As each fundamental forms the foundation for the next, participants must take and complete the Fundamentals in order.
As the training is intense and the student will go through a self-challenging process to bloom into a flower of awareness, it is advisable not to wait too long between the modules. To receive the greatest benefit, it is recommended to complete all 4 Fundamentals within a year.
A certificate is given after the completion of the fourth Fundamental.
No matter if you're new to yoga or are an experienced teacher, Veda Ela's teacher training courses, workshops, events, retreats and classes will have something for you.