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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.

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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.

Presence
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.

Self-inquiry
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.

Focus
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.

Limitless
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.

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ABOUT VEDA ELA

“International Yoga Teacher and dancer Veda Ela (www.vedaelayoga.com) is passionate about sharing her path of yogic lifestyle. She has decades of experience in supporting people to get in touch with their body, mind, and soul to find more clarity and joy in their lives. Veda trained in Classical Ballet, Contemporary Dance and various forms of Hatha Yoga. She also holds a degree in Philosophy and Literature.

Years back  while living in India, Ela fell in love with yoga under the guidance of yoga Master Indra Devi (from the Krishnamacharya tradition). She studied yoga in the Indian tradition and in Europe with renowned American teachers like Judith Lasater, Shiva Rea, John Friend, Rodney Yee and Sarah Powers amongst others.

Using the tools of yoga practice, meditation, creative movement, dance, healthy lifestyle, self enquiry and tools from therapy, she guides people to get in touch with themselves, finding out about their dreams and mission in life to get them aligned and come through! Her teachings have been continuously evolving, finally leading into the creation of her own style that merges the Eastern and Western traditions. She works according to the level of the students mainly with a gentle but powerful flow of asanas, Yin & Restorative Yoga, Breath Awareness, Meditation and Self-enquiry, creating space to rest within moments of stillness and opening the door to Silence.

Veda Ela loves music and considers it essential in her daily life. “Music can change your mood, heal and help transform your life, ” she says. As a Dj she feels that music is an inspiring element in her yoga work.

Ela brings passion, sincerity and presence into her classes, workshops and Yoga Teacher Trainings, imparting a sense of enthusiasm, curiosity and acceptance towards the yoga practice. Se lives and teaches in PachaMama (www.Pachamama.com), being one of the pioneers of this Eco-village with an alternative lifestyle located in the pristine forest of Costa Rica. PachaMama is based in awareness, meditation and the respect for Mother Earth and the environment.

Ela also travels to Argentina and Europe every year as part of her yoga tour. She shares classes, workshops, retreats and mainly her Restorative Yoga and Meditation Teacher Training. Veda Ela is a Yoga Alliance Certified Teacher and so are her Teacher Trainings

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

PARTICIPATION ONLINE VIA ZOOM

There are 2 options to join:

Option 1: April 23, 24, 25
Option 2: April 30, May 1 & 2 


Fundamentals 1: 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

PARTICIPATION ONLINE VIA ZOOM

There are 2 options to join:

Option 1: May 14, 15, 16
Option 2: May 21, 22, 23

Fundamentals 2: 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

FUNDAMENTALS 3

Dates:

Fundamentals 3: EUR 495
Fundamentals 3 & 4: EUR 900

  • Review of Contents Fundamentals 2
  • Restorative Yoga and Yin Yoga poses
  • The use of music during a yoga practice
  • Observing other teachers in Restorative Yoga and Meditation classes
  • Healthy Lifestyle: Restoring and re-setting the body into its natural ways of healing
  • Practicing & developing teaching skills

FUNDAMENTALS 4

Dates:

Fundamentals 4: EUR 495
Fundamentals 3 & 4: EUR 900

  • Review of Contents Fundamentals 3
  • Practice of Yin Yoga asanas and Restorative Yoga Asanas
  • General Anatomy in the practice of Yin and Restorative Yoga
  • Methods for Body Cleanse & Detoxing process
  • Environmental awareness and the contribution of yoga teachers to a more kind and friendly treatment of our planet
  • Body movement and emotional release: from movement to stillness
  • Reflection and the practice of Silence and Meditation
  • Essential skills of a yoga teacher in the practice and teaching of Restorative Yoga
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