Tantra-Inspired Restorative Yoga Teacher Training led by Sarah Diedrick, E–RYT 200 | January 3-5, 2020
Tantra-Inspired Restorative Yoga Teacher Training led by Sarah Diedrick
Friday – Sunday, January 3-5, 2020 at Sangha Studio – North (237 North Winooski Ave, Burlington, VT)
Restorative yoga uses props to set up the body in positions of comfort and ease. These particular set ups promote deep relaxation and healing in the body, mind and spirit.
Amidst the hustle and bustle of today's world, our bodies and minds crave space and time for true, undisturbed rest. The stress that we carry around contributes to fatigue, lack of inspiration, illness, sleep deprivation, and many other challenges. The restorative practice aims to mitigate these stresses while simultaneously promoting longevity, ease and vitality in our entire system.
In this training, you will learn precise positioning of props in order to give the body ultimate support and release. Learning how to set up props in such a way triggers our parasympathetic nervous system (PNS) which is responsible for repairing injury, relieving stress and allowing our body's systems (digestive, endocrine, immune, etc.) to function more efficiently and sustainably. This contributes to our overall quality of health and adds a greater level of ease to our daily life.
With a consistent, prolonged restorative practice, you might notice a number of the following benefits:
reduced muscle tension
sharper focus, greater inspiration, and more efficiency in daily activities
greater presence, better communication and compassion
a deeper connection to yourself, your instincts and your intuition
a greater capacity to serve others
a higher functioning digestive system, endocrine system, immune system and respiratory system
a greater ability to combat stress, illness and injury
healthier, hydrated, more radiant skin
greater levels of happiness, increased libido, and overall excitement for life
In this 20-hour training, you will learn:
How to confidently lead students through a full restorative class or incorporate restorative postures into another style of yoga
The fundamental principles of restorative yoga and which components are crucial for every class
The art of using props, how to set them up, and how to adjust them to suit a student's specific needs
Assisting restorative postures
How to sequence a class based on full prop access versus minimal prop access
The science behind how it benefits both the body and brain
About the parasympathetic nervous system and why it is so crucial that we turn it on
Breathing techniques in restorative postures
Philosophy that can accompany your restorative practice and teaching. This philosophy is rooted in Tantra and intends to offer heart-centered themes that you can weave into your practice, into your teaching, and into your day-to-day life.
The difference between restorative yoga, yin and yoga nidra
Writing exercises and contemplations to help you go deeper into the practice and training
What do you do when you have ALL the props? What do you do if everyone shows up and you can't use as many props? Learn to modify each posture so you're ready for either situation.
How to hold space for your students and cultivate a safer, loving environment for them to rest in
How to cultivate your own authentic language and voice
How to maintain your own home practice so you can show up for your students and the world in a bigger, more helpful way
This training is best suited for:
This training is intended for anyone wishing to deepen their understanding of restorative yoga and how to practice on their own. It is ideal for anyone wishing to teach this style of yoga to a group class, a private client, or incorporate it into other healing modalities. Anyone who is interested in yoga philosophy or heart-centered themes and contemplation (specifically rooted in the Tantra tradition) will enjoy the addition of philosophy dharma discussions in this training. No pre-requisites are required.
Location: Sangha Studio - North, 237 North Winooski Ave.
Dates: Fri-Sun, January 3-5, 2020
Times: Friday 7-9:30pm, Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 10:30am-5pm (note: times may be adjusted slightly based on studio schedule, times will be confirmed closer to the date)
Before November 1: member $225, non-member $275
After November 1: member $275, non-member price $325
Training price includes all props, detailed training manual, visual guide for pose set ups, and a follow up one-on-one session with Sarah to refresh your training
Payment plans available, email Caitlin at firstname.lastname@example.org to get one set up
Scholarships available. Check back for details!
VSAC Non-Degree Grants eligible
Eligible for 20 CEU credits (17 contact and 3 non-contact hours)
You do not need to be a certified yoga teacher to attend!
Training takes place at Sangha Studio — North, 237 North Winooski Ave.
In order to receive your 20-hour Restorative Yoga certification, you will be required to complete 3 hours of homework, or non-contact hours after the training session is completed. You will be asked to teach two separate restorative classes, one with only 1 student (private yoga style) and the other with a minimum of 3 students (group class style). You will also schedule a one-on-one call with Sarah to follow up on training (ask questions, go over material, or anything else you might need).
Register for the Training You can sign up using the widget below or by calling us at 802.448.4262
About Sarah Diedrick Sarah Diedrick teaches from the belief that yoga is a way to access the ecstatic and inspiring qualities of life. She is passionate about the restorative practice because it allows us to move into the kind of stillness that initiates a conversation with the more subtle aspects of body and mind. With a degree in English and Creative Writing, Sarah threads poetic language through her classes as a way to highlight the many artistic aspects of yoga.
Sarah is trained in Restorative Yoga by Judith Hanson Lasater and has taught Restorative yoga classes, workshops and trainings. Sarah utilizes many props in her style of teaching so that students can not only understand what true Restorative yoga is, but also experience the full and deep benefits of the practice. She firmly believes in Restorative yoga's ability to reduce stress, soothe the nervous system, heal injuries and promote an overall ease in daily life. Sarah has had the pleasure of studying with and assisting her mentor Amy Ippoliti, and studies Tantric philosophy with teachers such as Douglas Brooks and Bill Mahony.