An urban retreat experience in which to learn about Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra whilst reaping all the benefits of these healing and nourishing practices.
This Course is Appropriate for:
Qualified yoga teachers, trainee yoga teachers, aspiring yoga teachers.
Also for massage therapists, physiotherapists, body workers, counselors… in fact, anyone who works with minds and bodies, and who would like to deepen their understanding of the nervous system, the importance of rest, and the mind-body connection, including those who are keen to practice rest and relaxation at home, or to encourage friends and family to do so.
Stress, Anxiety and Depression are so prevalent in our society, often as a consequence of our culture of being ‘busy’, bombarded by reasons to fill our time with activities and external stimulation that is neither nourishing nor nurturing The practices of Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra help to counter-balance this, guiding us towards clarity, peace and creativity, and ultimately more efficient use of our energy.
This training will take place at Goldendoor Yoga Studio in a small group of up to 10 people to maximise availability of props.
Thursday 17th- Sunday 20th October 2019
Thursday 23rd-Sunday 26th April 2020
Cost: £360 early bird until 31st January then £395
What the last group said:
“Dina’s so knowledgeable and generous with her knowledge. There was so much practice setting up poses for different bodies. And the led sessions in the morning were a fantastic way to start the day ” Holly
“I loved the relaxed, informal approach…enough structure alongside flexibility to have a balanced experience. So helpful hearing about Dina’s own experiences with each component and coming away with new skills, techniques which I can use personally and with others” Anna
“I had never practiced Yoga Nidra before and will definitely include it in my life and in my teachings” Zoe
28 contact hours over 4 days (plus 12 hrs self-study for full YAP accreditation). This is an intensive training, with a maximum group size of 10 participants to ensure a fully interactive and immersive experience tailored to those present. There will be loads of Restorative and Nidra practice, so you’ll feel like you’ve been on retreat, as well as instruction in:
- The principles of Restorative Yoga
- What is Restorative Yoga
- Restorative vs Yin Yoga
- The benefits of Restorative Yoga
- A look at the Nervous System & Subtle Body
- How stress affects us
- Physiology of relaxation and the relaxation response
- Subtle anatomy, energy body and layers of consciousness
- Using Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra to balance the nervous system
- Restorative Yoga
- Setting up poses
- Variations and adaptations of the poses for all bodies/conditions
- Creative use of props
- Managing a Restorative Yoga class or one-to-one
- Moving between/in and out of poses
- Verbal cues and hands-on adjustments
- Yoga Nidra
- What is yoga Nidra
- Setting up, safety and structure
- Delivery of basic script
- Script variations and therapeutic possibilities
- States of Consciousness
- Sleep, hypnosis and Yoga Nidra
- Practical applications of Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra
- Depression, Anxiety, Insomnia, ME, Cancer
What the last group said:
“I loved the variety of teaching styles from her own experience, practice and discussion as well as lots of our own practice to see how things felt for us and our partners” Maddy
“I enjoyed the fluidity of the teaching which allowed me to make it my own and hopefully become a conscious and authentic teacher. Lots of time to experience and teach both Yoga Nidra and Restorative Yoga with great feedback from Dina and peers” Emma
“I benefited so much from being in the poses and enjoyed putting others in them too. It was a great introduction to Yoga Nidra and has inspired me to practice and investigate further” Angela
39 Fairbridge Road, London N19 3EW view map
020 7700 7428
Close to Upper Holloway Overground station and Archway Tube.
Buses 17, 43, 271, 263.
There are plenty of supermarkets and cafes nearby.
Truely excellent teaching creating a really lovely learning environment. Struck by the genuine insights for learning that came out of this course
Very clear, thorough and relatable. A great mix of theory, practice and experience. This has given me confidence and desire to undertake more training with Dina
I found the course really informative and inspiring. Looking forward to integrating some of these ideas into my regular classes
The balance between exploration and practice was just right. Enjoyable and very informative.
I feel solid with the upskills and sequences offered. Your studio is lovely and enjoyed the harmony of all the participants. I’m so pleased to have attended.