Creating Sanctuary
Restorative Yoga Teacher Training
with Full & Minimal Props

with Narisara Vanichanan

2021 dates:
Thursday, April 29, 7–8:05pm
Friday, April 30, 6–8pm
Saturday, May 1, 10am–5pm   
Sunday, May 2, 10am–5pm  

Tuition also includes these live online workshops in addition to training hours:
—Renewing Intentions: A Celebration of the Equinox / March 2021
—Calm, Free & Fearless: Strengthening the Brahmaviharas—Lovingkindness, Compassion, Altruistic Joy & Equanimity / May 2021

Tuition:
$475 (includes a 1-week pass of unlimited classes at Now Yoga)

Students will receive a certificate of completion, which may be applied as 24 CEUs for registered yoga teachers or toward our Yoga Alliance accredited 300-hr RYT certification.

about the training

Slow down, disconnect from the turbulence of modern life, cultivate subtle awareness, and reconnect. Nourish your students through the practice of restorative yoga.

In this live, online training, immerse yourself in the nourishing practice and science of teaching restorative yoga. Restorative yoga is a practice of receiving support and guiding the body into tranquility & healing. With the aid of props, the practitioner is placed in poses which soothe the nervous system, relaxes the mind, calms the spirit, boosts the immune system, and helps hormonal balance. Through demonstration, lecture, additional workshops, and practice-teaching, participants will:

—Practice several, luxurious Restorative Yoga postures, deepening one’s personal understanding
—Offer minimal prop, no-prop, and substitute prop variations for online classes
—Learn the science and anatomy behind stress and its detrimental effects on health
—Understand the importance of rest for the mind, emotions, physical and energetic bodies
—Create set-ups and adjustments for mental, emotional & physical conditions, as well as different body types.
—Questions & discussion on Trauma & Race-based Trauma and Restorative Yoga
—Discuss environmental cues (music, sound, scent) that may enhance relaxation and renewal
—Best practices and suggestions on teaching online Restorative classes vs. in-person classes
—How to sequence Restorative postures into public classes and with private clients

This training is open to certified yoga instructors and enthusiastic restorative students who have a dedicated yoga practice.

Props for this training are:

—a firm yoga bolster (appropriate length for your spine)
—2 yoga blocks (foam or cork)
—2 yoga blankets
—a yoga strap
—a chair or wall
—an eye pillow or hand towel. 

Additional blocks, and a yoga sandbag are optional but not required. Firm pillows, couch cushions, beach towels, large pots, or thick, hard books will suffice but are not ideal for in-depth, long-term practice.  

All students will receive a Restorative Yoga manual. 

Required reading: 
Restorative Yoga for Ethnic and Race-Based Stress & Trauma, by Dr. Gail Parker, Ph.D. 

Homework will be assigned in teaching & personal Restorative practice to receive CEUs. 

about the teacher

Narisara Vanichanan (E-RYT 500) blends anatomy studies, poetry, dharma, and the arts into her classes and draws inspiration from everyday urban life.

 Narisara received her 200-hour and 500-hour vinyasa yoga teacher training from Om Yoga in New York City, and advanced anatomy studies at The Breathing Project under Amy Matthews and Leslie Kaminoff. She has certifications in yin yoga, hand mudras, Yoga Tune Up® therapy balls, Yoga4Cancer, restorative yoga, prenatal yoga, and meditation. She also holds a 200-hour certification in therapeutic yoga from Abhyasa Yoga Center, and has been practicing vipassana (insight) meditation for over 14 years with Downtown Meditation Community. She has taught yoga at Zen residential meditation retreats for the Village Zendo, and is a guest teacher trainer in hand and foot anatomy, restorative yoga, and yin yoga.