Restorative Teacher Training

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Restorative Yoga and Meditation Teacher Training by Veda Ela

The best way to understand something is to live it. That’s why Veda Ela’s Restorative Yoga is more than just a teacher training course. It’s a Life Training that uses the language of yoga and other disciplines to take participants on a journey of Self-inquiry and Self-discovery.

What is Restorative Yoga?

Restorative Yoga, because of its passive nature prepares the body-mind system for Meditation. We learn to listen to the body surrendering to the pose,  accepting the moment as it is. It is a Yin (feminine/ passive)  form called the “yoga of Being” opposite and yet balancing the Yang (masculine/ active) practice. Restorative Yoga is an oasis in our active lifestyle as it works mainly on the nervous system bringing calmness, relaxation, and clarity to make decisions and act. This training will provide you with new tools to take onto your own practice, teachings and into everyday life. It is an in-depth learning for a life in a higher vibration with awareness, acceptance of oneself, others and care for the planet Earth. One of the great advantages of this training is that it gives you at the practical and energetically levels the space to take your time to integrate and move on as you are ready for the next step.

Veda Ela’s Restorative Yoga and Meditation Teacher Training doesn’t just improve your personal yoga practice and yoga teachings. It also helps to expand your awareness, discover your dreams and broaden your focus to include the environment and its creatures. These are essential elements to embodying yoga on and off the mat. After all, as yoga means union, we must join Body, Mind and Spirit with Mother Earth. Though not religious, the work is spiritual.

Lessons Go Beyond the Mat

The insights, ideas and practical advice students receive can be applied far beyond the yoga studio. Many have used what they’ve learned here to not just transform their own lives, but also to inspire and uplift those around them; be it in their communities, offices, schools, hospitals or elsewhere.

Who is this course for?

The Restorative Yoga and Meditation Teacher Training isn’t just for yoga teachers or people currently taking part in a Yoga Teacher Training. It is also highly relevant for body workers, therapists, and experienced yogis looking to change and reset their lives.

Yoga Teachers
looking to extensively develop their Restorative Yoga and Meditation teaching skills.

Yoga Students currently doing a YTT course
who would like to dive into learning Restorative Yoga and Meditation.

Experienced Yoga Students
wanting to go deeper into self-understanding, and self-knowing.

Body workers, therapists & care givers
and other professionals familiar with the Yoga practice who would like to build upon their skills and the depth of their work.

Do note, this training is not for beginners. It expects a certain level of experience from participants without which students might struggle to get the most from the training.

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In this training you'll learn:

The Yoga Lifestyle
Not just to teach the technical aspects of Restorative Yoga, but also how to make Restorative Yoga a part of your life.

Unleash Your Potential
To use Meditation and the training’s therapy tools to confront and dissolve the self-limiting conditioning you’ve accumulated throughout your life.

How to be present in the moment and open up the body and mind to their incredible healing capacities.

Powerful Tools
The use of asana, pranayama, conscious movement, music, meditation techniques, Self-Enquiry and tools from therapy to still the mind. Restorative Yoga both prepares you for Meditation and IS a meditation technique in itself.

Safe Spaces
How to create safe spaces. Here, participants can be themselves, share, and ask for and receive support as they heal, open up and express themselves.


To interweave Self-inquiry into your yoga practice through the Zen Koan “Who I am?”. This will heighten your awareness of the difference between personality and your true nature.

Ways of slowing down the frantic mind, so it will be easier to stay focused and present. After this course, you’ll be able to listen to the Body’s voice, surrender to the pose and accept the present moment as is.

That spiritual expansion has no limits. Experience the life-changing effects of integrating these beliefs into your Being. Learn how to live life in a higher vibration through awareness, acceptance of oneself and others and taking care of planet Earth.

Holding Space
How to hold space; for yourself and for your students. By simply being present, listening without judgement, and being silent, practitioners can access the true nature and freedom that lies within us all.

The Restorative Yoga and Meditation Teacher Training by Veda Ela consists of 100 hours divided into 4 modules (or Fundamentals). Each module requires 21 hours of class participation and 4 hours of homework over the space of a weekend. This includes assignments, readings, class-observation and teaching practice.

In April and May 2021, Veda Ela will offer the first 2 Fundamentals (Fundamentals 1 and 2) in our studio. You can choose to join only Fundamentals 1 or you can join both Fundamentals.

Fundamentals 1

Dates: April 30, May 1 & 2
Investment: EUR 495 | Fundamentals 1 & 2: EUR 900

  • Introduction to Restorative yoga
  • Restorative Yoga and Yin Yoga poses
  • The use of “props” in Restorative Yoga and its modifications
  • Breathing exercises in a Restorative Yoga practice to support the holding of the poses and the cleansing process
  • Mindfulness: the meaning of letting go during the Restorative Yoga poses
  • Meditation and Meditation techniques

Fundamentals 2

Dates: May 7, 8 & 9
Investment: EUR 495 | Fundamentals 1 & 2: EUR 900

  • Review of Contents Fundamentals 1
  • Restorative Yoga and Yin Yoga poses
  • Visualization: directing the power of the mind towards healing and wholeness
  • Exercises of Self-Inquiry: working with the Zen koan “Who Am I?”
  • Alignment & yoga: adjusting through touch in Restorative Yoga
  • Practicing & developing teaching skills