in Restorative Yoga
Promote relaxation and regulation of the autonomic nervous system
Restorative yoga is derived from the Iyengar method and was first developed to prevent injuries and pain during overly demanding postures with the use of accessories. The practice evolved into restorative yoga, which aims to rebalance systems, promote homeostasis and support recovery from illness. Indeed, restorative yoga can generate a profound therapeutic effect, reducing the harmful effects of stress and promoting better overall health.
This versatile approach is beneficial for everyone, including people who need to modify poses such as beginners or people with illnesses or injuries. For those who are experienced, restorative yoga deepens the experience of the positions and ensures that the practice can be adapted to each person’s life cycles.
This training will be an opportunity to…
- Learn a solid repertoire of calming and balancing restorative poses
- Understand how to adapt restorative positions with accessories according to the objective and specifics of your body (and those of your students, if you are a teacher)
- Comprehend the effect of poses on the nervous system, muscles, fascia and organs
- Know how to encourage the feeling in the postures, refine body awareness and promote optimal alignment
- Learn to promote the relaxation response and support internal homeostasis
- Know how to apply the concepts of anatomy and physiology to inform your choice of poses and sequences
- Explore modalities of presence during postures (meditative attention, body awareness, breath observation, etc.)
This training is open to everyone. Whether for personal use or to complement an existing professional practice (massage therapy, osteopathy, etc.), this course will allow you to better understand restorative yoga and practice it in safety and with confidence.
If you teach yoga, you will come out of this training better equipped, whether you are looking to teach full restorative yoga classes, learn how to better integrate these postures into your regular classes, or become more proficient in private lessons.
From April 15th to June 20th, 2021
You will get :
- 8 exclusive restorative yoga sessions, guided by Marie-Daphné Roy.
- 8 theoretical presentations to better understand the why, for whom and how of restorative yoga.
- 3 theoretical presentations aimed at making you independent in your restorative yoga practices, and, if you teach, to improve your teaching.
- 1 optional mentoring session with Marie-Daphné Roy.
- One-year access to online training content.
Regularly practicing restorative yoga for at least 1 year is recommended.
Having a minimum of accessories for restorative yoga at home in order to practice the material covered during the training : 2 blocks, 1 straps, 3-4 blankets, a chair, 1 bolster (or extra blankets).
Evaluation Methods :
Assessments are only mandatory if you want a continuing education certificate recognized by Yoga Alliance. Otherwise, all of these assessments are optional.
To be completed and submitted before June 20, 2021 :
- Quizzes related to theoretical presentations.
- A practice journal, to be completed at your own pace during the training.
- Creation of two sequences to be submitted in writing.
- Reﬂective exercise written on your experience teaching restorative yoga.
Teacher Training in Adaptive Yoga
and Therapeutic Elements
with Marie-Daphné Roy, E-RYT 500 & Hélène Doucet-Beaupré, PhD
This specialized training is offered by Marie-Daphné Roy and Hélène Doucet-Beaupré (École Metta-Bhavana), two certified teachers and yoga therapists, specialized in therapeutic elements.
Accredited by the Yoga Alliance (continuing education) and the International Association of Yoga Therapists (continuing education), this training course has been specifically designed to approach yoga from a global health perspective and introduce therapeutic elements through the use asanas, meditation, pranayama, anatomy and Ayurveda.
Prepare to be immersed in the wisdom of yoga as a practice for the sustainable development of physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health. Learn how to meet the specific needs of your students while teaching them how to modify and adapt poses in a kind way, based on their body’s unique needs.
If you answer “yes” to one or more of these questions, this training course is for you:
- Do you want serious training in therapeutic approaches?
- Do you feel short of ideas or resources to adapt the practice to the needs of your students in group classes?
- Do you feel that you are lacking tools in an individual setting?
With the practices and guidance provided throughout this course, you will develop both the confidence and the therapeutic tools necessary to help restore overall health and well-being in your students.
The modular formula of the training program allows you to progress at your own pace.
September 3 to 20, 2020 : Yoga for digestion (Online and face-to-face training)
October 29 to November 22, 2020: Yoga for stress and anxiety (Online and face-to-face training)
Yoga for digestion
September 3 to 20, 2020
This 20-hour continuing education course (Yoga Therapy for Digestion – IAYT) aims to deepen your knowledge and understanding of the digestive and eliminatory systems. We will present the current understanding of digestive and eliminatory physiology, as well as the most up-to-date knowledge on the autonomic nervous system, including the enteric nervous system; we will also present the vayus model, mainly apana and samana. We will teach techniques and develop skills to help regulate nervous system response and the vayus; we will also learn how to educate and help clients understand and modulate their own nervous system response and vayus function. This workshop includes theory (lectures and discussions), yoga practices and personal work.
Thursday September 3, 2020
Reception of theoretical material and guided practices, to be completed at your own pace before September 17, 2020.
Thursday, September 17, 2020, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Live broadcast: Introduction and discussions on the material transmitted
Saturday, September 19, 2020, 12:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, September 20, 2020, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
At Yoga Bhavana: Face-to-face practices and teachings
Price: $400 plus taxes
Yoga for stress and anxiety
October 29 to November 22, 2020
This 30-hour continuing education course (Yoga Therapy to Alleviate Stress and Anxiety – IAYT) aims to advance knowledge and a better understanding of the stress response and anxiety, as well as to develop the skills needed to work with both. We will teach techniques and the knowledge necessary to first become aware of our own stress and anxieties when working with clients, as well as how to modulate stress responses in order to remain fully present for our clients. We will also learn how to educate and help clients understand, recognize and attune their stress reactions and signs of anxiety in their daily lives. We will put into practice the latest knowledge about the autonomic nervous system, as well as current research on stress and anxiety. This workshop includes theoretical courses (lectures and discussions), yoga practices, personal and small group work.
Thursday, October 29, 2020, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Live broadcast: Introduction and start of training
Week of November 2, 2020
Opening of access to online material
Tuesday, November 10, 2020, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Live broadcast: Discussions and Q&A on content
Thursday, November 19, 2020, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Live broadcast: Discussions and Q&A on content
Saturday, November 21, 2020, 12:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, November 22, 2020, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Live broadcast: Theoretical and practical teaching
Price: $750 plus taxes
Yoga for pelvic health
Next dates to come
This 20-hour continuing education course (Yoga Therapy for Pelvic Health – IAYT) will allow yoga teachers and practitioners of therapeutic yoga to better understand the anatomy and proper functioning of the muscles and organs of the pelvic region. Participants will become more familiar and comfortable in recognizing the main difficulties associated with the pelvic floor and in proposing suitable yogic treatment plans. Participants will develop respectful language to address the physical and psychological aspects of pelvic health.
Price: $400 plus taxes
Yoga for lower back health
Next dates to come
This 30-hour continuing education course (Yoga Therapy for Lower Back Pain – IAYT) provides yoga teachers and practitioners of yoga therapy with accessible, evidence-based material to help clients suffering from lower back pain. Epidemiological studies, etiology, and current treatment options (healthcare) will be presented in the study of lower back pain. This workshop includes presentations, yoga practices and co-teaching. By the end of this course, participants will better understand how to approach the problem of lower back pain in an individual session as well as how to reduce the risk of injury in group classes.
Price: $750 plus taxes
1. Meet one of the following three requirements:
– 200-hour certification successfully completed and 2 years of teaching
– 200-hour certification completed with Marie-Daphné Roy or Hélène Doucet-Beaupré
– Other complementary professional experience deemed equivalent by the trainers
2. Have a minimum of yoga equipment in order to practice at home (2 blocks, 2 straps, 4 blankets, a yoga chair, 1 bolster).
1. The participant must complete, hand in on time and successfully pass the homework during the training program, as well as the final work.
2. During the mandatory teacher training periods, the student must demonstrate competence in teaching yoga in an appropriate and therapeutic manner using the methodology presented during the course.
3. The cost of course must be paid in full.
Hours accumulated in the course can be used as continuing education with Yoga Alliance (upon completion of all 4 modules) or as continuing education with International Association of Yoga Therapists. In both cases, you must be a member of these associations in order to have your continuing education hours recognized.
in Yin Yoga
Yin yoga mobilizes the fascia and joints, strengthens vital energy, promotes energy circulation and meditative presence.
Yin yoga is performed on the floor with the muscles mainly passive, in order to reach the connective tissues and mobilize the joints in a way that complements active practices. It particularly targets the lumbar, pelvis, hips and thighs. Yin yoga also targets the main meridians and yin organs of the body, with the goal of supporting the flow of chi and cultivating overall vitality.
Three principles are invariably found in yin practice: in each posture, enter slowly and find the appropriate threshold for your body; stay still and receptive to it; remain in the posture for a while, from one to several minutes. These principles, combined with the right adaptation of postures for each individual practitioner often results in a meditative, contemplative, intimate and balancing experience.
This training course, open to all, will be an opportunity to:
- Understand what distinguishes “yin” yoga from “yang” yoga (and their complementarity)
- Discuss the effects of these postures on muscles, fascia and joints
- Learn about the meridians and yin organs through specific sequences
- Learn how to practice the key postures of yin yoga
- Understand how to adapt these postures with the accessories, according to particular needs and objectives
- Cultivate an attentive and benevolent presence during postures (mindfulness)
- Understand the benefits, limitations and risks of this style of yoga
Whether for personal use or to complement an existing professional practice (massage therapy, osteopathy, etc.), this training will allow you to better understand yin yoga and, if desired, to share it in safety and confidence.
If you teach yoga, you will come out of this training better equipped, whether you are looking to teach full yin yoga classes, learn how to better incorporate these postures into your regular classes, or become more proficient in private lessons.
Upcoming online training schedule.
Practicing yin yoga regularly for at least 1 year is highly recommended.
Have a minimum of yoga accessories at home in order to explore the supported variants of the yin postures seen during the training (2 to 4 blocks, 1 or 2 strap(s), 2 to 4 blankets, 1 bolster).
A continuing education certification recognized by Yoga Alliance will be granted to yoga teachers who are already certified.
Participants must maintain a regular personal practice of yin yoga, in addition to their other personal practices, if applicable.
Participants must complete and pass the homework and final work, and hand work in on time.
During teacher training periods, students should demonstrate competence in teaching yin yoga using the methodology presented during the training course.
The cost of the training course must be paid in full.