Restorative Yoga - Level I - October 6-8

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Limited to 5 Trainees

Level I – East Hampton

Student Assessment & Certification:

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. 

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.

CEU hours credit towards Yoga Bloom 200-Hour, 300-Hour and 1000-Hour Preventative & Therapeutic Yoga Training Program with completed assignments and practicum.

Modules focus on mentorship and personal development as a teacher and practitioner; students are required to complete all hours and assignments.

Yoga Bloom Restorative Level II – click here


Preventive & Restorative Yoga Certification



This in-depth specialty program breaks down theory, practice and implementation. Learn how to take your students through a deep restorative practice with Restorative Yoga Teacher Training from a pioneer in the field of Yoga Therapy. This is a 100-Hour program consisting of Modules of 20 Hours each.

Yoga Bloom 100-Hr Preventive & Restorative Yoga Certification is an intense curriculum of how to understand and address the practical and real life experience of work and family stressors.


Stress disorders, including insomnia, anxiety and depression, are the most common mental illness in the US, affecting 40 million adults18 and older (18% of US population.)

Restorative Yoga provides deep physical and subtle emotional support, so it is the perfect antidote for anyone who is overly busy, stressed, exhausted, depleted or feeling disconnected from themselves. This is designed to refine your teaching, or as a way to deepen your own personal experience. Learn the scientific and somatic language of the body and apply this knowledge through practical experience.

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

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Modules are held in 2-Day and 3-Day format. October session begins Saturday Oct 6 9:30a and ends at 4:00p on Monday Oct 8.

  • 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

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


Level I – Foundations of Restorative Yoga

October 6-8, 2018

All sessions will be held in Cora’s private yoga studios in East Hampton, NY. Classroom is limited to 5 attendees to promote a positive collaborative learning experience in an intimate, safe environment.

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.

Prerequisites are required for acceptance into program – Application available here.

Here is a link to a video of Cora teaching a Restorative Yoga pose

If you are travelling to our location in New York, there are motels and options nearby. AirBnB is a good alternate – Zip codes: NY 11937

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.

Application & Certification

Settling into a Restorative pose with Stacy

Settling into a Restorative pose with Stacy

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.

Prerequisite :

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

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.