Slowing Down:  20 Hr - Restorative Yoga Teacher Training

with Charlene Yeh

Teaching restorative yoga to your students offers them a chance to rest deeply and to learn self-care. In a fast paced society, this practice allows for a much needed respite from daily activities and demands.


This training, with senior teacher and Relax and Renew trainer Charlene Yeh, will teach you how to use yoga props to support your own practice of healing rest, and in turn, how to do this for your students in an effective and profound manner.

This course is open to all teachers, bodyworkers, therapists, healthcare professionals and keen yoga students who are interested in learning how to enrich their personal practice and teach this wonderful modality.

Winter 2019 - Dates TBD

Times:  Fridays 6-8:30pm, Saturdays 1-6pm, Sundays 2:45-6pm


Course Fee:  $440 + HST


Registration Deadline:  April 15th, space permitting.  

Payment plan available.  Contact us for details.

In this comprehensive training, you will learn:

  • the basic postures of the restorative yoga syllabus: backbends, forward bends, side bends, twists and inversions

  • the skillful use of props and how to prop a pose in multiple ways

  • how to sequence, teach a full Restorative yoga class or incorporate a restorative practice into your classes

  • simple ways to “body read” and improve observation skills

  • how to adapt poses and sequence for specific therapeutic needs (prenatal, spinal conditions, injuries, illness)

  • the theory and physiology behind an effective restorative yoga practice

Required reading: Restore and Rebalance by Judith Lasater

Required components to receive certificate:

  • One homework assignment. Due by June 30th, to be emailed directly to Charlene or dropped off at Roots Yoga. 

  • Full attendance at both training weekends, which includes participation in 2 of Charlene's Sunday restorative classes.  

*Mentorship* (extra cost) - upon successful completion of the course, students may apply for a two month mentorship with Charlene. Contact us for details.  


Meet Charlene Yeh


I have been a student of yoga since 2003 and began teaching in 2007. I am also a Certified Rolfer. I have completed trainings with Jivamukti Yoga (vinyasa), Open Sky Yoga (Iyengar-style) and am a certified Relax and Renew trainer (restorative yoga). I have also had the privilege to study with and assist my teachers Francois Raoult and Judith Lasater in their trainings and retreats. My practice and teaching are very much influenced by my explorations into functional and creative movement, structural integration, and anatomy and physiology.

I aim to offer a yoga practice that is intelligent, wholistic and functional. My goal is to provide a safe learning environment in which students of all ages and abilities can step onto the path of yoga and explore what it has to offer.

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