Restorative+Yoga Nidra Teacher Training// Oslo Autumn 2017

Restorative+Yoga Nidra Teacher Training

Learn how to slow down and cultivate stillness in the Atman Yoga School Restorative + Yoga Nidra Teacher Training program. All levels of practitioner are welcome to attend this training, and it is open to yoga teachers and non-teacher alike. is a 21-hour training that grants a certificate of completion and counts as Continuing Education Units with the Yoga Alliance.

Restorative yoga is a deeply relaxing and slow practice that invites the body, mind, and spirit to release tension and stress. This is an important practice to balance out the fast-paced life of modern society and the chronic over-use of technology, because it is through stillness and turning inward that we cultivate the keys to healing. In this training, learn how and why this practice is so powerful, and learn how to incorporate it into an existing yoga practice or how to start a new practice. This traditional restorative training is informed through the lineages of B.K.S. Iyengar and Judith Hanson Lasater, and teaches how to use props (blocks, bolsters, straps, blankets and sandbags), how to set up postures, and the therapeutic applications of the poses. Restorative yoga is different from Yin Yoga. Yin Yoga encompasses active stretches that are held for 3-5 minutes and are designed to release the facia and connective tissues of the body, while Restorative Yoga postures are completely passive due to the support of all the props, and the poses are held for up to 20-25 minutes.

Yoga Nidra is the “sleep of the yogis” or “yogic sleep”, and is an ancient relaxation technique and guided meditation that allows the student to exist in a state of consciousness that is in-between sleep and being awake. Yoga Nidra is a verbally guided experience that includes body scans, and often, identifying a sankalpa to focus your thoughts and energy on. It aims to reduce stress, fatigue, anxiety, and tension as it deeply nourishes the body, mind, and spirit. No movement is required.

Location: Leela Yoga, Oslo

Tuition*: 4,200 NOK

*students are also required to purchase the textbook “Relax and Renew” by Judith Hanson Lasater, and to provide 2 yoga blankets (wool or cotton, not fleece).

Times: Friday 17.30-21.30, Saturday 8-18, Sunday 8-18 [with breaks for lunch]

Email jessica@jessicawinderl.com to request more information or to register. View www.atmanyogaschool.com for details