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.
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.
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 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.