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20-Hr Gentle & Restorative Yoga Teacher Training with Kerry Maiorca

About the Training

This dynamic and experiential training will teach you to create safe, engaging, and satisfying gentle and restorative yoga poses, principles, and sequences (for yourself and your students!). With a balance of discussion, experiential work, and practice teaching your fellow trainees, you'll come away from this weekend feeling rejuvenated, inspired, and empowered to share what you've learned.

In this training, you'll learn:


  • why the in-between gentle approach is so important for today's student

  • how to incorporate stronger work in a balanced way

  • the secret to creating a soft practice that isn't one-dimensional

  • the best restorative poses to teach for group classes

  • accessible ways to incorporate breath work and meditation

Break free from your routine and learn a new approach to practice that your students (and your own body) will love! This training will provide you with a new specialty that will make you more versatile as a teacher, while also enhancing and refining your teaching of other styles. And perhaps most importantly, you will come away feeling inspired to apply a gentler approach in your own practice and life - because it's essential to walk the walk as a teacher!



Five of the total workshop hours will be conducted virtually. Prior to the training you will receive two pre-recorded instructional classes: one gentle & one restorative. After the training concludes Kerry will offer a 2 hour group mentorship session via Zoom to be scheduled based on trainee availability (mentorship session will be recorded).


Students will receive an information-packed 100+ page PDF handbook that includes color photos of poses as well as tips for practicing the techniques shared in the training.


This workshop is open to yoga teachers, yoga teachers-in-training, and dedicated practitioners. This workshop is also eligible for Continuing Education (CE) credits in accordance with Yoga Alliance standards. See for more information.

20 hr Gentle & Restorative Yoga Teacher Training

May 31 - June 2, 2024
Friday, May 31st 6:00 - 9:00pm
Saturday, June 1st 11:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday, June 2nd 11:00am - 5:00pm

Remaining 5 hours conducted virtually


A Certificate of Completion is available for this 20-hour Gentle Strength Yoga Teacher Training. To be eligible for the certificate, participants must attend all training hours and complete all homework assignments.


$450, or $400 if paid in full by early payment deadline. Early payment deadline is April 30, 2024. Tuition for current Bloom 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Trainees is $375. 


2 $100 scholarships are available. Apply for the scholarship by April 30, 2024 to be eligible for review. We are seeking applicants who do not feel represented in the current depiction of yoga practitioners and teachers, whether that refers to skin color, body size, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical ability, socioeconomic status, or otherwise.

Kerry Maiorca, E-RYT 500, RPYT

Kerry specializes in teaching Gentle and Restorative Yoga as well as accessible approaches to pranayama (breath work) and meditation. An E-RYT 500 as well as an Advanced Trainer in Relax & Renew™ Restorative Yoga, Kerry also holds a certificate in Curvy Yoga. She welcomes and embraces the needs of all bodies in her classes, and loves to customize each practice with the skillful and creative use of props and modifications. Kerry has been training teachers since 2011, and it's her passion to mentor teachers to help them authentically shine.


Kerry is the founder of Bloom Yoga Studio and she's passionate about sharing the depths of the practice in an accessible, individualized, and down-to-earth way. Learn more at

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