What is Prevention and Restorative Yoga?
Yoga Bloom 100-Hr Prevention & Restorative Yoga is the first Specialty Certification of its kind. This is a 100 Hour Yoga Certification Program, with a comprehensive curriculum of Restorative Yoga and Prevention Yoga techniques. There are over 50 hours of Restorative Yoga and additional 50 hours of Prevention Yoga to complete Yoga Bloom 100-Hr Prevention & Restorative Yoga.
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 skills in a constructive manner.
Restorative Yoga – 50 Hours
Foundations & Theory – Level I, 20 Hrs 3-Day
Art & Science – Level II, 10 Hrs 2-Day
Yoga for Stressful Times, 10 Hrs 2-Days
Brain on Yoga, 10 Hrs 2-Day
Prevention Yoga – 50 Hours
Architecture of Anatomy, 10 hrs 2-Day
Hubs of Movement I – Torso & Upper Limbs, 10 hrs 2-Day
Hubs of Movement II – Pelvis & Lower Limbs, 10 Hrs- 2 Day
Carpals & Tarsals: Hands & Feet, 10 Hrs 2 Day
Injury Prevention, 10 Hrs 2 Day
We will work with key elements: Technique, Sequence, Timing, Benefits and Contraindications.
- Technique – precision of body alignment & prop use
- Sequence – specific sequencing and combination of poses and techniques
- Timing– time spent in each pose or pranayama
- Benefits & Contraindications – therapeutic techniques for props and sequencing
2-Day: 9:30a-12:30p, 2:00p-4:00p
3-Day: 9:30a-12:30p, 2:00p-5:00p
Prerequisites are required for acceptance into program – Application available here.
I have introduced Foundation of Restorative Yoga – Level I in San Francisco, Nashville, Asheville and New York. Brain on Yoga is taught in San Francisco and New York. Please contact me if you are interested in hosting trainings at your studio.
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
All sessions will be held in Cora’s private yoga studios in San Francisco, CA and East Hampton, NY. Classroom is limited to 6 attendees to promote a positive collaborative learning experience in an intimate, safe environment for contribution and inclusion.
Yoga Bloom Foundations is mandatory entry level for all participants.
Each session 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 Certificate after completion of all course work required for each session. ALL sessions apply to Yoga Bloom 200RYT, 300RYT and YBLAB 1000CYT Programs.
Each session requires attendance of all hours, written assignments, practicum and mentoring hours to complete coursework. These programs are registered with Yoga Alliance 200RYS & 300RY.
Prerequisites are required for acceptance into program – Application available here. 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
Prevention & 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.
CEU hours towards Yoga Bloom 200-Hour, 300-Hour and 1000-Hour Preventative & Restorative 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
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