What is Art and Science of Restorative Yoga?
Yoga Bloom 100-Hr Art & Science of Restorative Yoga is the first Specialty Certification of its kind. This is a 100 Hour Restorative Yoga Certification Program, with a comprehensive curriculum of Restorative Yoga and therapeutic techniques.
There are 4 Levels of Yoga Bloom 100-Hr Art & Science of Restorative Yoga. Each Module is 4-Days with 25-Hours of classroom. Modules are held from Friday evening thru Monday afternoon.
This in-depth specialty program breaks down Restorative Yoga theory, practice and implementation. Modules focus on mentorship and personal development as a teacher and practitioner; this also requires students to be held accountable for their participation. Trainees will be required to demonstrate understanding of lesson planning for specific issues and themes. Demonstrations on students will help trainees’ understanding and ability to apply yoga therapy skills in a constructive manner. Prerequisites are required for acceptance into program – Application available here.
We will work with three key elements: Technique, Sequence & Timing.
- Technique – precision of body alignment & prop use
- Sequence – specific sequencing and combination of poses and techniques
- Timing– time spent in each pose or pranayama
In 2016, we introduce Restorative Yoga – Level I & II in San Francisco and New York.
2017 will add Level III & IV, along with additional locations.
If you are travelling to our locations in San Francisco and New York, there are motels and hotels nearby. AirBnB is a good alternate – Zip codes: CA 94116 & NY 11937
How Do Modules Work?
All sessions will be held in Cora’s private yoga studios in San Francisco, CA and East Hampton, NY. Classroom is limited to 8 attendees to promote a positive collaborative learning experience in an intimate, safe environment for contribution and inclusion.
Yoga Bloom ASRY Level I is mandatory entry level for all participants.
Completion of Yoga Bloom ASRY Level II and Level III are required before completing the final Level IV Module.
Each 4-Day Module focuses on therapeutic applications, and ways to address chronic and acute ailments including lower back pain, sciatica, fibromyalgia, joint reconstruction and ways to support and assist students. Learn to observe body misalignment, and ways to assist rehabilitation and pain management.
Here is a link to a 40 min video of Cora teaching a Restorative Yoga pose
Application & Certification
You will receive a 25-Hour Certificate after completion of all course work required for each module. Completion of ALL Modules will apply to Yoga Bloom 200RYT, 300RYT and YBLAB 1000CYT Programs.
Prerequisites are required for acceptance into program – Application available here.
Each module requires attendance of all hours, written assignments, practicum and mentoring hours to complete coursework. These programs are registered with Yoga Alliance 200RYS & 300RY
Daily Schedule – Friday thru Monday
Fri 6:00 – 9:00p
Sat 9:00a-12:30p, 2:00p-6:30p
Sun 9:00a-12:30p, 2:00p-6:30p
Mon 9:30a-12:30p, 2:00p-5:00p
All Yoga Bloom trainees are required to have a minimum of 16 months of teaching weekly public classes. (A public yoga class is defined as applicant teaching yoga in a public space, with 8 or more attendees relying on teacher expertise. A teaching schedule is expected to consist of 6+ classes per month.)
OR a valid Yoga Alliance 200RYT certification
Art & Science of Restorative Yoga – 100Hr Certification :
Level I – Foundations & Theory of Restorative Yoga
Level II – Aging & Introduction to Preventative Yoga; Stress Disorders and Pain Management
Level III – Womens Health: Menstruation through Menopause (includes Pre-Natal and Breast Cancer); Mens Health: Prostate and Testicular Cancer.
Level IV – Restorative Yoga for Emotional Stability – Grief, Anxiety & Depression.
Student Assessment & Certification:
Trainees will be required to demonstrate understanding of lesson planning for specific issues and themes. Demonstrations on students will help trainees’ understanding and ability to apply yoga therapy skills in a constructive manner.
As a 2016 Introductory Special, I’m offering Tuition of $595 per Module or $1,000 for 2 Modules paid in advance. In some Modules, additional specialists will be added to the faculty.
25 Hour CEU hours towards Yoga Bloom 200-Hour, 300-Hour and 1000-Hour Preventative & Therapeutic Yoga Training Program with completed assignments and practicum.
Yoga Bloom Restorative Level I :
- Observing & reading bodies
- Overview of nervous system
- Relaxation response & Stress
- Why restorative yoga works
- Use of props and proper blanket folding
- Savasana variations
- Back and front body focus of Restorative poses
- Restorative backbends, twists, and inversions
- Sequencing restorative practice for general and specific issues
- Proper use of language to assist in the relaxation process
Yoga Bloom Restorative Level II – click here
Trainees will earn 25-Hour CEU hours with a Yoga Bloom Certificate of Art and Science of Restorative Yoga – Level I, II & III. Yoga Bloom Art and Science of Restorative Yoga Level IV requires Completion all other Modules.
Completion of all four Modules of Yoga Bloom Art and Science of Restorative Yoga 100-Hr Certification will give you a 100-Hr Yoga Bloom Restorative Yoga Certification. This Certificate meets Yoga Alliance standards for 200RYT & 500RYT.
Required Reading Level I & II :
Relax and Renew, Restful Yoga for Stressful Times by Judith Hanson Lasater
Back Care Basics by Mary Pullig Schatz
The Women’s Book of Yoga and Health: A Lifelong Guide to Wellness by Linda Sparrow & Patricia Walden