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Restorative Yoga Teacher Training

This 15 hour course is open to not only teachers and teachers in training but is also available for people who want to take it as a retreat for their own personal care. This course is also a great opportunity for those who want to learn the art of teaching restorative yoga to just add a few poses into the start or end of an active asana class. Yoga instructors earn 15 CEUs for Yoga Alliance. Those taking the course as a retreat will not receive a certification.


Restorative yoga is intended to take the mindfulness that is found in all disciplines of yoga to the next level. It’s still and slow, and it’s as much (or more) about the mind as it is the body. Restorative yoga allows us room to see clearly, find our natural state, and to heal. For additional information on the benefits of this style of yoga visit:




Instructor: Judy Curiel

 This restorative yoga training will be taught by Judy Curiel PhD, ERYT 500, YACEP (Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider). Judy has studied over 2,500 hours beyond her original 200 hour yoga teacher training. She specifically studied Restorative Yoga with Judith Lasater, Shannon Paige, Sudha Lundeen and Jane Fryer.


She is the only person in Pennsylvania who has earned the title of Advanced Relax & Renew Trainer from Judith Lasater. She taught weekly restorative classes for many years and has now trained over two hundred instructors how to teach this style of yoga. Her Restorative trainings are now offered several times a year.

To learn more about Judy's qualifications and to read an array of testimonials from part students feel free to visit her website at:


In this 15 hour course one learns:

  • to teach well balanced classes
  • to think critically about the poses in order to be able to adapt and modify for each student
  • to use sandbags, blankets, bolsters and blocks
  • to teach prop intensive classes
  • to teach minimal prop classes
  • to use restorative yoga as a gateway to meditation
  • how to hold the space and take the seat of the teacher
  • how to use your voice as a restorative tool
  • to use silence and sacred music
  • tricks and tips for marketing
  • intelligent sequencing
  • how to modify and adapt poses
  • to substitute poses based on energetics


There will be two full restorative classes led by Judy in which she demonstrates a plethora of ways to encourage relaxation and a meditative state.



A 63 page color manual with 55 photos is included. There is an opportunity to practice teach. There is a resource guide and we will discuss contraindications. 

The cost for this training is $350. One can register by calling the Center at 570-966-2484 or by clicking below.

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