Relax and Renew®: Learning to teach Restorative Yoga

October 10, 2013 - October 14, 2013
at Yoga Yoga Westgate
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Call to register: 512-358-1200

THIS COURSE IS SOLD OUT. Please call the studio to be added to the wait list.

We work very hard in our lives, and while we may sleep, we rarely take time to rest. Restorative yoga poses help us learn to relax and rest deeply and completely.   During this relaxation, all the organ systems of the body are benefited, and a few of the measurable results are the reduction of blood pressure, serum triglycerides and blood sugar levels in the blood, the increase of the “good cholesterol” levels, as well as improvement in digestion, fertility, elimination, the reduction of muscle tension, insomnia and generalized fatigue.

In this 22 hour course we will learn the art and skill of teaching Restorative yoga. All aspects of the subject will be covered, including the physiology of relaxation, as well as the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of the subject, including special poses for menstruation, pregnancy and menopause, and how to sequence and teach a class in Restorative yoga. At this time, more than 1200 teachers have been trained in Restorative yoga in the United States, Japan, Canada and England.
The course is open to all teachers and serious students, however, if you wish to become certified as a Relax and Renew® Trainer, you must fulfill the following: attend all sessions (no exceptions), complete a project to be submitted by mail approximately six weeks after the workshop, including a required additional $100 check for a lifetime listing on Judith’s web site exclusively promoting Restorative yoga teachers  ( It is also possible to take the course for learning only and not submit the project.

Required text:   Relax and Renew: Restful Yoga for Stressful Times by Judith Hanson Lasater, Ph.d, PT
Recommended reading: Blink by Malcolm Gladwell

 12:00pm - 5:00pm each day
(each day will include a 30 minute break.  Monday class will end at 4:30pm)

Required props: each student needs to bring or purchase one sticky mat, one personal eye cover, one six foot long yoga belt, two “fat” yoga blocks, one firm bolster and five firm yoga blankets, either wool or cotton.
Yoga Yoga will offer discounted prop bundles for sale.

In addition, it is strongly suggested that each student bring a camera to the training.
COST:  $695 (register 30 days in advance and save 10%)


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Advanced Training
If you are a 200-hour Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher and are interested in becoming a 500-hour Registered Yoga Teacher please contact Yoga Yoga Teacher Training, or (512) 326-2273, to learn how this course can apply! To receive your Advanced Training credit, you will register through Yoga Yoga Teacher Training, not through this web page.

Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT)
Apply these hours towards your CEU requirements.


Judith Hanson Lasater

Judith Hanson Lasater has taught yoga since 1971. She holds a doctorate in East-West psychology and is a physical therapist. She is president of the California Yoga Teachers Association, and serves on the advisory boards of Yoga Journal and Healing Lifestyles and Spas. Her yoga training includes study with B. K. S. Iyengar in India and the United States. She teaches yoga classes and trains yoga teachers in kinesiology, yoga therapeutics, and the Yoga Sutra in the San Francisco Bay Area. She also gives workshops throughout the United States, and has taught in Australia, Bolivia, Canada, China, England, France, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, and Russia.

She writes extensively on the therapeutic aspects of yoga. She is the author of 8 books including Relax and Renew and Yogabody: Anatomy, Kinesiology and Asana.

Currently, Judith is consulting on four studies being conducted by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). These studies focus on the use of restorative yoga to reduce hot flashes in menopausal women, to reduce metabolic syndrome, to reduce anxiety during drug rehabilitation, and for women in treatment for breast cancer.

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