25 Hour Modular Training Course

Restorative Yoga Teacher Training Course for yoga teachers, graduates and current trainees (also open to non-yoga teachers) – add Restorative Yoga to your teaching skill set and personal practice

4 Day Residential at Byron Yoga Retreat Centre

Dates Register
March 12 - 15, 2020

2019 Course priced from $1190 (includes tuition, all meals and 3 nights in quad (4) share room with shared bathroom, other accommodation options subject to cost and availability)

Earlybird Price from $1040*

2020 Course priced from $1250 (includes tuition, all meals and 3 nights in quad (4) share room with shared bathroom, other accommodation options subject to cost and availability)

Earlybird Price from $1090*

*Earlybird – offer only available for bookings made more than 8 weeks prior to course commencement.

This 25 Hour Restorative Yoga teacher training course offers the opportunity to explore the methodology and the benefits of Restorative Yoga whilst also learning how to share the practice with others.

Modular Training Courses

50 hour Yin Yoga 17-22 February 2020

25 hour Pre Natal Yoga with Emma Grant 5-8 March 2020

25 hour Restorative Yoga 10-15 March 2020

50 hour Meditation Teacher Training with Swami Pujan 23-28 March 2020

25 hour Practical Anatomy Training with Andrew Olson 30 April – 3 May 2020

50 hour Remedial Yoga Training with Maria Kirsten 8-13 June 2020

25 Hour Trauma-Aware Yoga with Chris Thompson-Lang 20-23 August 2020

Restorative Yoga

Restorative Yoga is a wonderful way to address and balance many issues, including physical, mental and emotional. It can be a valuable tool to de-stress from our often hectic lifestyle, to assist those working with injuries, conditions such as high blood pressure, adrenal and chronic fatigue and is particularly useful for women’s health and for pregnant women. Restorative yoga uses supported postures that facilitate the passive release of tension stored in the body, activates that parasympathetic nervous system, and allows for deep, nourishing rest. 

Many people confuse Yin and Restorative Yoga, for a detailed explanation see here

Course Overview

This course is suitable for both teachers and practitioners. The course is taught from an experiential platform so you will enjoy sessions in Restorative Yoga and practical workshops on the benefits of key poses. There will also be theoretical sessions on the teaching methodology and the anatomical aspects of Restorative Yoga. You will learn how to correctly use props, set up the postures and how to sequence classes or your own personal practice for maximum benefit. A key focus will be on how to structure a class and how to guide students through the practice with your voice and with hands on adjusting skills.

Course Content

In the residential course there will be an opportunity for practical teaching experience in the afternoons. You can choose to participate in these sessions or opt to relax by the pool or go to the beach. Then the evening sessions will offer you time to relax and reconnect to yourself through guided meditation, pranayama and Yoga Nidra.

  • Learn to practice and teach a range of key Restorative poses and variations
  • Learn the benefits, contraindications and variations of each pose
  • Be guided in the correct use of props and how to offer modifications
  • Explore the background, theory and benefits of Restorative Yoga
  • Learn how to structure a class and ways to sequence sessions effectively
  • Develop skills to guide students in to poses through using demonstrations, verbal instructions and adjustments
  • Take the opportunity for practical teaching opportunities or enjoy some extra free time
  • Time to relax by the pool and enjoy the retreat centre
  • Evening sessions of guided meditations and yoga nidra

Course Accreditation

yacepYou will receive a certificate of completion and this can be counted as 25 hours towards your Level 1, Level 2 or Cert IV certification.

This 25 hour training can be counted as your CPD (Continuous Professional Development) as required by Yoga Alliance (YACEP) and Yoga Australia.

Note: There are no assessments or online requirements for this course.

Your Teachers Trainers

This course will be facilitated by Byron Yoga Centre Senior Teachers. Led by Caitlin Harris and Aurora Knight

I feel confident to now deliver a rounded restorative class when I get home. I would recommend this course to others, I loved it! – Alli

Sample Program – 4 Day Restorative Yoga Training

In this 25 hour training, you will enjoy yoga classes, theory sessions and practical teaching opportunities to further your teaching skills plus time to relax and reflect.

Day 1:

2:00pm - Arrive and settle in to your accommodation
3:00pm - Welcome Circle
4:00pm - Restorative yoga class
6:00pm - Dinner
7:00pm - Meditation/Pranayama

Day 2-3:

6:45am - Asana Flow Class
8:00am - Breakfast
9:00am - Theory session eg Asana methodology
10:30am - Break
11:00am - Practical session eg Sequencing
12:30pm - Lunch
2:00pm - Practical workshop eg Adjusting Skills
4:00pm - Restorative class / Practical session
6:00pm - Dinner
7:00pm - Meditation/ Teaching practice

Day 4:

6:30am - Restorative yoga class
8:00am - Breakfast, check out of rooms
9:00am - Theory session eg Restorative Yoga Language
11:00am - Closing circle
12:30pm - Lunch

* Daily program may vary slightly

Course Venue

This fully residential training will be held at the Byron Yoga Retreat Centre, Byron Bay.


For information on the Byron Yoga Retreat Centre accommodation and food, plus to find out more about Byron Bay – click here