Beyond the Asanas and Techniques

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.

Applicable to Life

Beyond just lessons for the yoga studio, the course will:

  1. Provide students with Meditation Techniques as a way to improve their Lifestyle by focusing on what is relevant. Meditation can improve life quality by teaching us how to be fully alert, aware, and alive. It is a celebration of the self.
  2. Reveal how to become a green yoga teacher.
  3. Deal with stress through conscious movements and other techniques, which will enhance participant's physical health and emotional well-being.
  4. Help students find and align to their life’s mission.
  5. Encourage participants to spread the essence of this work into the world by bringing it into different areas like yoga studios, homes, schools, hospitals, prisons, business and so on.

Expand one's Self-Awareness

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.

What is Restorative Yoga?

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.

Yin/Yang Aspect

Restorative Yoga is a Yin (feminine/passive) form called the “yoga of Being”, which opposes yet balances the Yang style (masculine/active) practice.

The 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.

Healing Properties

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.

Who is this course for?

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.

Yoga Teachers

looking to extensively develop their Restorative Yoga and Meditation teaching skills.

Yoga Students currently doing a YTT course

who would like to dive into learning Restorative Yoga and Meditation.

Experienced Yoga Students

wanting to go deeper into self-understanding, and self-knowing.

Body workers, therapists & care givers

and other professionals familiar with the Yoga practice who would like to build upon their skills and the depth of their work.

Lessons Go Beyond the Mat

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.

In this training you'll learn:

The Yoga Lifestyle

Not just to teach the technical aspects of Restorative Yoga, but also how to make Restorative Yoga a part of your life.

Unleash Your Potential

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.

Powerful Tools

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.

Safe Spaces

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.

Holding Space

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.

Course Syllabus

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.

Complete Fundamentals in Order

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.

Complete them on time

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.

Fundamentals 1

Introduction to Restorative yoga
Restorative Yoga floor orientated poses and Yin Yoga Poses
The use of “props” in Restorative Yoga and its modifications
Breathing exercises in a Restorative Yoga practice to support the holding of the poses and the cleansing process
Mindfulness the meaning of letting go during the Restorative Yoga poses
Meditation and Meditation techniques

Fundamentals 2

Review of Contents Fundamentals 1
Restorative Yoga and Yin Yoga poses
Visualization: Directing the power of the Mind towards healing and wholeness
Exercises of Self-Inquiry: Working with the Zen koan “Who Am I?”
Alignment & yoga: Adjusting through touch in Restorative Yoga
Practicing & developing teaching skills

Fundamentals 3

Review of Contents Fundamentals 2
Restorative Yoga and Yin Yoga poses
The use of music during a yoga practice
Observing other teachers in Restorative Yoga and Meditation classes
Healthy Lifestyle: Restoring and re-setting the body into its natural ways of healing
Practicing & developing teaching skills

Fundamentals 4

Review of Contents Fundamentals 3
Practice of Yin Yoga asanas and Restorative Yoga Asanas
General Anatomy in the practice of Yin and Restorative Yoga
Methods for Body Cleanse & Detoxing process
Environmental awareness and the contribution of yoga teachers to a more kind and friendly treatment of our planet
Body movement and emotional release: from movement to stillness
Reflection and the practice of Silence and Meditation
Essential skills of a yoga teacher in the practice and teaching of Restorative Yoga

“Drop the idea of becoming someone, because you are already a masterpiece. You cannot be improved. You have only to come to it, to know it, to realize it.”


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