20-HR Restorative Yoga Teacher Training with Lisa Sandquist

Learn Advanced Skills to Teach Restorative Yoga

Are your yoga students feeling overwhelmed and stressed out? Do they have difficulty sleeping? Do they leave class before savasana?

Sometimes traditional Western remedies for stress fall short of our expectations. Learning how to relax can support the healing process. Restorative yoga is a practice of conscious, supported relaxation that is quiet yet powerful. Incorporating restorative yoga into your life can also spark creativity and problem-solving, enhance focus, and fortify emotional wellbeing.


The Modules


In Module 1 of this training, you will experience a full restorative class and dive into the science of relaxation and how to embody it in foundational restorative yoga poses. You will get hands-on practice in setting up poses, modifying to mitigate pain and/or promote comfort, and Lisa will discuss how to sequence restorative yoga within an active asana class, as well as how to plan an entire class focused on relaxation. You will get feedback on your set-ups and also hone your observational skills.

In Module 2 of this training, you will build on the knowledge and experience gained in Module 1 by focusing on more advanced fully supported inverted restorative poses. As in active asana, you want to move your body in all directions. You will get hands-on practice in setting up supported inversions and further refine your observational skills. You will also touch on the ways in which fully supported inversions can be therapeutic.

Throughout both modules, you will learn how to articulate the importance and benefits of relaxation on and off the mat.

This workshop is open to teachers and teachers-in-training. This training is also eligible for Continuing Education (CE) credits in accordance with Yoga Alliance standards. See YogaAlliance.org for more information. All hours are contact hours.

20 hr Restorative Yoga Teacher Training Schedule for 2020


Module One: Foundational Restorative Poses


Dates TBD

Module Two: Inverted Restorative Poses


Dates TBD

Attendance Policies


A Certificate of Completion for the 20-hour Restorative Yoga Teacher Training is available to participants who complete Modules 1 and 2 (Module 1 is a pre-requisite for Module 2). To be eligible for the certificate, participants must attend all training hours and complete all homework assignments.

Tuition for 20 hr Restorative Yoga Teacher Training



What You'll Need:


The following props and textbook are required (Bloom will provide chairs and sandbags):

  • 6 Mexican cotton blankets

  • 2 bolsters (flat preferred)

  • 2 foam or bamboo blocks

  • 1 strap (clip on belt strap preferred)

  • 1 eye pillow

  • 1 yoga mat

  • Restorative Yoga Visual Guide. by Lindsay Sisti


Recommended Text


  • Relax and Renew: Restful Yoga for Stressful Times by Judith Hanson Lasater

​A limited supply of props will be available for rent for $30 (one-time fee for one or both modules). We will also supply props for purchase at a 20% discount for trainees.

Lisa Sandquist, Restorative Yoga Instructor

Advanced Relax and Renew® teacher

Lisa Sandquist has been practicing yoga since 1997 and teaching since 2004. She has studied extensively with senior teachers in the hatha and Iyengar traditions and has received over 1,000 hours of training in teaching techniques; asana; pranayama; anatomy; physiology and kinesiology; and yoga philosophy. Lisa specializes in restorative yoga and is the only certified Advanced Relax and Renew® teacher in Journal and a leading voice of restorative yoga in the world, in workshops across Chicago. She has been assisting Judith Hanson Lasater, one of the founders of Yoga the U.S. since 2007.

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