Date / Time: April 5 – 7, 2023
Friday: 6 pm ET – 9 pm ET
Saturday and Sunday: 9 am ET – 5 pm ET each day
Instructor: Anne
Location: Education Centre and online
For ALL Yoga Teachers and Students!

Our body needs rest!

Join Anne Wanda Tessier, an experienced restorative yoga teacher and trainer for this 20-hour foundational Restorative Yoga Teacher Training and learn about the benefits of rest on the body, mind, and nervous system.

Everyone experiences various levels of stress in our daily lives, from having too much on our to-do lists, navigating through big life changes and challenging situations, or experiencing stressful environmental and physical conditions. We can sometimes feel overwhelmed, tired, depleted, or even burnt out. We need to rest.

Restorative yoga is a style of yoga which uses props to support the body in various poses to help the body relax and to facilitate health and overall well-being. This practice is useful to soothe the nervous system, help reduce anxiety and stress, and bring the body back to a state of calm where the body functions properly. It is an opportunity to find balance in our busy lives.

Through direct experience, practice teaching and feedback, you leave this training with the ability to confidently teach a restorative class and learn how you can incorporate restorative yoga in your personal practice.

Topics Covered

  • The benefits and history of restorative yoga ; 
  • The short-term and long-term effects of stress; 

  • Restorative yoga poses for various health conditions: menopause, digestion, headaches, insomnia, ADHD, tech-neck, reproduction, immune function, muscle tension, respiratory and heart conditions, chronic pain, back tension, circulation, etc.; 

  • Variations on the use of props and support for ALL body types; 

  • Practice setting up poses on others and yourself; 

  • Contraindications for restorative yoga poses; 

  • Modifications and use of props for various injuries;  

  • Reducing anxiety, relieving stress with restorative yoga; 

  • How to soothe the nervous system and elicit the relaxation response; 

  • The physiology of restorative yoga; 

  • Soothing emotions with restorative yoga (grief, sadness, anger);  

  • Conditions for calm;  

  • How to sequence and teach a restorative yoga class; 

  • Breathing techniques to help calm the body and mind; 

  • Mantras and guided meditations to use in your restorative yoga practice; 

  • Gentle yoga movement to use in a restorative yoga practice; 

  • Qualities of a restorative yoga teacher; 

  • How to teach restorative yoga online and with minimal props;  

  • Importance of self-care for yourself and others.   

Learning objectives

  • How to sequence and teach a restorative yoga class. 
  • How to use breathing techniques to help calm the body and mind. 

  • Learn mantras and guided meditations to use in your restorative yoga practice. 

  • Learn gentle yoga movement to use in a restorative yoga practice.

  • How to teach restorative yoga online and with minimal props. 

Dates and Times

Friday, April 5, 2024, to Sunday, April 7, 2024

The training hours are:

  • Friday 6 pm ET – 9 pm ET
  • Saturday 9 am ET – 5 pm ET
  • Sunday 9 am ET – 5 pm ET


$525.00 per person. SAVE $50.00 by registering on or before December 31, 2023 for $475.00 per person.

Fee includes the training, manual, hand-outs, homework project (for 300 Hour Hatha Yoga Training participants) and certificate.

Please have and/or bring with you your own props (a bolster, 2 yoga straps, 2 blocks, 6 blankets) and eye pillow, if you have them. 


This course is open to the general public. 6 months to 1 year of regular yoga practice is recommended for participation.

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


Thank you so much for all of the valuable information you shared during the training. You are a true giver and I appreciate all the gifts you sent our way during your training. You teach from the heart, and that is what I valued the most from my experience. I will remember your teachings from it.
Dominique, Yoga Teacher

Thank you so much for the amazing weekend – the course was highly informative and transformational for me. Your teaching style is wonderful: very clear, calm and patient, and warm as well. I will recommend studying with you to all my fellow yogis.
Erin, Yoga Teacher