Restorative Yoga Teacher Training
April 5th - 7th 2019
Restorative yoga philosophy, benefits & methodology
The art of propping and supporting practitioners in postures
Trauma informed yoga philosophy & practice
How to work with students who have special needs or injuries
Sequencing, including how to address stress, pos, perimenopause symptoms and insomnia
Friday 10/8 - 10am - 7pm
(1 hour break)
Saturday 10/9 - 10am -7pm
(1 hour break)
Sunday 10/10 - 12pm-6:30pm
(30 min break)
Total Training Hours: 22
Included: The presence of 3 teachers at all times, small group (14max) learning, restorative yoga manual + separate trauma informed manual.
The training is held at the Mind Body Sanctuary in Fremont
This training is also part of Synergy Yoga's 300-Hour Teacher Training Program. You are not required to be enrolled in Synergy's YTT for this training. Anyone in the health professions or who is looking to deepen their knowledge is welcome.
Jodi feels that yoga is a precious gift and one of the greatest influences in her life. Initially drawn to yoga for the physical benefits of becoming stronger and more flexible, she soon realized there was something even more profound than the effect it was having on her body. Yoga deeply touched her heart, spirit and mind.
Practicing yoga for many years led Jodi to seek teachers and teachings in many places, close to home in Seattle, as well as in many parts of the world. Yoga became her passion, in addition to the work she was doing with different nonprofit organizations as a grant writer.
Drawn to sharing yoga with others, Jodi began teaching in 2001. Since, she has continued her studies by taking numerous teacher training courses, workshops and retreats. The path also led Jodi to become a certified pre-and postnatal instructor and labor support doula. She has also studied yoga’s sister science, Ayurveda. Jodi offers trainings in Pre and Postnatal Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga and Foundations in Ayurveda annually in Osaka, Japan. Recently, Jodi spent six years in Goa, India where she co-directed a yoga retreat center and taught teacher trainings and community yoga classes.
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.
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.