Date / Time: November 15-17, 2024
Friday: 6 pm – 9 pm ET
Saturday and Sunday: 9 am ET – 5 pm ET each day
Instructor: Anne
Location: Education Centre and Online
Elevate your restorative yoga practice and expand your knowledge of restorative yoga with Anne Wanda Tessier (E-RYT 500) in this upcoming training for experienced restorative yoga teachers.

We will review popular restorative yoga poses and explore many new ones which require the use of new props, chairs and the wall. 

This training is a great addition to the Foundational Restorative Yoga Training as many new poses will be explored. Learn how to safely support all body shapes in poses such as inversions, backbends, hero pose and several variations of savasana.

You will also learn new themes that can be incorporated in your yoga classes, explore the therapeutic benefits of this practice and how this practice can help sooth emotions and balance dosa types. Expand and diversify your repertoire of restorative yoga poses and dive deeper in the physiology of relaxation and the importance of rest.


In this 20-hour training, we will have the opportunity to practice restorative yoga poses and explore how to use props to fully support the body, including variations and alternatives depending on injuries or other health conditions. We will explore how to safely support the body in inversions and backbends as well as how to modify or offer alternatives for various poses. We will learn how restorative yoga can help restore balance in our lives and how this practice can help to reduce stress, anxiety, anger and depression.

You will leave the training with knowledge on how to sequence a restorative class for their own practice, for private and group classes as well as teaching online.

What will we explore in this training?

  • New restorative poses & use of props
  • Therapeutic benefits of restorative yoga
  • Breathing techniques, mantras
  • How to elicit the relaxation response
  • Physiology of relaxation
  • Safe and supported Inversions
  • Offering modifications or alternatives in a class
  • Soothing emotions with restorative yoga
  • Poses to balance anger, depression and anxiety
  • Several back-bend variations
  • More than 5 variations of savanasa
  • Importance of supporting the head & variations of head support
  • Restorative yoga & the link to the spine, nervous system & organs
  • Restorative yoga with minimal props
  • Sequencing and teaching in-person and on-line restorative yoga


Friday, November 15, 2024, to Sunday, November 17, 2024

  • Friday: 6 pm ET to 9 pm ET
  • Saturday: 9 am ET to 5 pm ET
  • Sunday: 9 am ET to 5 pm ET


SAVE! $475.00 per person before September 15, 2024, $525.00 per person thereafter.

Includes pre-reading, manual and certificate. 

If you live away from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, and would like printed training materials to be sent to you, please ensure you sign up at least 10 days before the course start date in order for us to ship the materials to you. Otherwise e-documents will be provided, where possible.

Maximum Registration

20 participants.


This course is recommended for teachers with a minimum of 1 year teaching experience with a basic understanding and practice of restorative yoga.

For 200 hour certified Yoga Teachers this course provides CEUs with Yoga Alliance.

This course is also part of our Yoga Alliance 300 Hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training.

300 Hour Program Elective Module: 20 Hours

Note About Props

If you are attending online it will be useful to have the yoga props required to fully explore the poses.
Here are the props recommended for this training: 2 bolsters (flat and/or round), a yoga chair, 4-5 (Mexican) blankets, 2-3 blocks, 1-2 straps, eye pillow, 1-2 and sand bags.
Alternative props can also include additional blankets or thick towels to act as bolsters when rolled and folded, thick books as blocks, a scarf or belt as a strap, a face cloth or small folded towel as an eye pillow.
For those attending in-person, all props will be available for you to use during the training and you are also welcome to bring your own.