300-Hour Teacher Training

Restorative & Trauma Informed Yoga Teacher Training

Restorative yoga is considered the true antidote to stress because it allows you to relax deeply with awareness. Relaxing with awareness is the key to bringing the mind-body into a state of balance or homeostasis, similar to the effect of meditation. It’s easy to be swept away by the demands of modern life. Today’s pace of life means we are often in a state of high alert, causing our bodies to release stress hormones that stimulate the ‘fight or flight’ response. This affects our ability to sleep soundly, digest our food, focus, feel grounded, and even our ability to conceive a child.
Come experience the profound, yet subtle power of restorative yoga in this program, and learn to craft thoughtful sequences for yourself and others.
Learning Objectives
•Restorative yoga philosophy, benefits & methodology
•The art of propping and supporting practitioners in the postures
•Functional anatomy
•Trauma informed yoga philosophy & practice
•How to work with students who have special physical needs or injuries
•Sequencing, including how to address stress, pms, perimenopause symptoms and insomnia

Trauma Informed Yoga Methodology & Practice

In this three-day training, you will learn the true importance and benefits of including trauma informed techniques into your teaching and personal yoga practice. Trauma is about what has happened to the body, not what is wrong with the body. We will cover the neurobiology (brain and nervous system) and physiology (body operating systems) of trauma and prolonged stress (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and how to apply this wisdom into your teaching. This approach will also provide support with verbal cueing and set up of postures, sequencing, and creating a safe space for all students.

Total Training Hours: 15


The training is held at Two Dog Yoga Studio in Lake City. This Restorative Training is also part of Synergy Yoga’s 300-Hour Teacher Training Program. You don’t have to be enrolled in Synergy’s YTT to take this training.

Cost: $450, which includes a training manual

Heather Danso, GCFP, E-RYT, YACEP

Heather is devoted to helping people lower stress and find new possibilities for health, through restorative yoga, through mindfulness, as well as through honoring the intuition and experience of each individual. She incorporated and Yoga and the Feldenkrais Method® into her life as part of her development of strength and stability after multiple injuries. Her 35 years of dancing experience, 15 years of Vinyasa, Hatha, Yin, and Restorative yoga practice, as well as intense work in physical therapy through multiple modalities, inform her understanding of the body and movement mechanics. Her journey to healing has led her to seek a mindful approach to moving—an approach based on body-awareness, compassion, intentionality, expressiveness, and fun. Her formal training as a dance teacher and high school educator gives her a deep understanding for how the brain learns and that, as well as her extensive experiences with physical therapy, Feldenkrais, and yoga, informs how she structures classes. http://winddancemotion.com

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