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Restorative Yoga


Why Restorative Yoga?

Our body is hard-wired to react to stress in ways meant to protect you against threats from predators and other aggressors. Such threats are rare today, but that doesn't mean that life is free of stress.

On the contrary, you likely face many demands each day, such as taking on a huge workload, paying the bills and taking care of your family. Your body treats these so-called minor hassles as threats. As a result, you may feel as if you're constantly under attack. But you can fight back. You don't have to let stress control your life. Restorative Yoga is a tool that can support you to manage these daily stresses, which over time, can contribute to dis-ease and imbalance within your body.

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Why It Is Important To Effectively Deal With Life's Stressors

When you encounter a perceived threat — such as a large dog barking at you during your morning walk — your hypothalamus, a tiny region at your brain's base, sets off an alarm system in your body. Through a combination of nerve and hormonal signals, this system prompts your adrenal glands, located atop your kidneys, to release a surge of hormones, including adrenaline and cortisol. 

Adrenaline increases your heart rate, elevates your blood pressure and boosts energy supplies. Cortisol, the primary stress hormone, increases sugars (glucose) in the bloodstream, enhances your brain's use of glucose and increases the availability of substances that repair tissues.


Cortisol also curbs functions that would be nonessential or harmful in a fight-or-flight situation. It alters immune system responses and suppresses the digestive system, the reproductive system and growth processes. This complex natural alarm system also communicates with the brain regions that control mood, motivation and fear.


When the natural stress response goes wild, the body's stress response system is usually self-limiting. Once a perceived threat has passed, hormone levels return to normal. As adrenaline and cortisol levels drop, your heart rate and blood pressure return to baseline levels, and other systems resume their regular activities.


But when stressors are always present and you constantly feel under attack, that fight-or-flight reaction stays turned on.  This long-term activation of the stress response system and the overexposure to cortisol and other stress hormones that follows can disrupt almost all your body's processes. This puts you at increased risk of many health problems, including:


  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Digestive problems

  • Headaches

  • Muscle tension and pain

  • Heart disease, heart attack, high blood pressure and stroke

  • Sleep problems

  • Weight gain

  • Memory and concentration impairment


That's why it's so important to learn healthy ways to cope with your life stressors. 

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In This Program You Will Learn:


  • The importance of restorative yoga and the impact it has on our entire being

  • The 7 Bodies Method™️ and how to integrate this connecting philosophy into your restorative yoga classes

  • Effective use of props, meditation & pranayama in your restorative yoga classes

  • Posture lab our restorative yoga posture guide

  • Restorative Yoga Sequencing & Themes

  • Our powerful teaching techniques and feedback system anchored in western psychology  

  • Our curated Personal Development Program, that will evolve your teaching & your human-being.

  • How to market yourself as a Restorative Yoga Teacher.

Some of the Therapeutic Benefits 
of RESTORATIVE Yoga can include

Boosts your immune system

Can help ease depression

Can help reduce the chance of type 2 diabetes 

Can ease anxiety and stress

Promotes a healthier lifestyle 

Can add balance to a busy life

Encourages transition to healthy practices such as meditation

Provides recovery time and space

Decrease the stress hormone: Cortisol

Can improve sleep

Promotes mindfullness

Promotes a greater sense of self awareness

Can support overcoming addiction 

Balances nervous system

Enhances flexibility

Promotes relaxation

​What You Get​​​​​

✔️ Program theory

✔️ Downloadable & printable theory PDF's

✔️ A 30-Day Unlimited class pass to all classes held at Playa Negra Yoga Centre (zoom in or in person)

✔️ Lifetime Access to online program material

✔️ Lifetimes Access to Hali Love's recorded Yoga, Meditation & Yoga Nidra Class Library, updated regularly

✔️ Your initial meet up to give you your program access & introduction

✔️  Unlimited email support

✔️  3-Hours of 1:1 zoom meet ups that you can use for program questions, or for your own personal development

✔️  Scheduled meetings to review your detailed feedback for your class certification submissions

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Our Promise To You​

You can expect to leave your Restorative Yoga Teacher Training with the necessary tools to teach inquisitive, rejuvenating and healing Restorative Yoga Classes, infused with the rich knowledge of emotional healing, meditation & yoga philosophy. 


30 Hour Certification Program $450 USD​​

Certification Requirements

  • Arrange 3 x 60 minute Restorative Yoga Classes, each with a different theme, with your lead facilitator; you will receive detailed feedback for each class.  

  • Complete your final written assignment, which is a list of questions from your program theory; this is to be submitted to your lead facilitator.

  • Upon successful completion of all requirements, you will receive your 30-hour continuing education certificate. 

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