Restorative Yoga

Bhadra Yoga is unique in that we are the only yoga studio in Omaha to give Restorative Yoga Teacher Trainings (four times per year) – also unique in that we offer a traditional experience with our Restorative yoga classes, held two Sunday afternoons per month at 2:00 p.m.  It is a full-service, nurturing class taught by Melanie McLeod, with each class assisted by a student-trainee.  We limit participation to 6 participants due to the intense service we provide by setting you up for each pose in the sequence.

A Restorative yoga sequence contains an initial 30-minute body-scan, practiced in Savasana (supported corpse pose), followed by 4 additional poses which are held  from 5 – 20 minutes each, fully supported by props.  The teachers arrange the props for you, sheet and place eye and body pillows.  We use essential oils and body-cueing throughout the class experience.  We give you a “yoga nidra” experience (a state of conscious deep sleep), while your “practice” is to utilize the meditative tools of being present; following your breath, and releasing into the pose.  You do not need to bring your mat to this class; we are fully prepared and set up for YOU.

Restorative Class Schedule 2017: (two months out)

September, 2017

  • Sunday, September 24th, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. (full)

October, 2017

  • Sunday, October 8th, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 29th, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Class space is limited to 6 people; payment is due the Friday before your scheduled class.  Cost is $25 by check or c.c. over the phone when we return your call.  (we prefer, at the time of your registration.)  Please email us at: [email protected], or phone the studio line at 402.553.YOGA to reserve your space.  Please wear socks in the fall and winter months for this practice.

Restorative Teacher Training:  Saturday/Sunday, October 21st & 22nd, 2017

In this weekend training, you will learn how to:

  • Properly place props
  • Relieve stress/tension in your body
  • Set up for 20+ postures
  • More effectively serve your private clients
  • Productively incorporate Restorative Yoga into a Hatha or Yin class
  • Adjust for pregnancy


Saturday, 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. :

  • Restorative yoga history
  • Demographics
  • Sequencing
  • Sheeting/eye and body pillow placement

Sunday, 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. :

  • Body awareness
  • The chakras
  • lunch
  • The business of yoga
  • Assisting a class (2:00 – 3:30p.m.)

In addition to this weekend training, you will be required to assist four classes over a period of no more than 3 months, and also to “take” a class during this timeframe.  During your fourth assist, you will cue the 30-minute body-scan. The cost for this training is $400, which includes a bolster in the color of your choice, training manual, and lunch on Sunday.  There is a non-refundable deposit of $250 to hold your space.  Please contact Melanie at 402.707.YOGA to register.  **The registration deadline is Friday, October 13th, 2017.**

Our Trainee Graduates

Jill Caraway
Denise Chapman
Ece Erdogmus
Radha Golla
Cheryl Kruptki
Mona Lane
Thersa Lehn
Denise Muller
Andrea Porter
Arianne Schneider
Melissa Sucha
Darla Tanner
Shirlee Tourek
Mary Zeleny
Carol Coughlin
Dr. Tracy Bender
Ginny Leeker
Thea Bryan
Maria Herlinda-Sanchez
Jen Francke
Brenda Copenhaver
Stephanie Bell
Deb Holst
Erinn Tighe

Shelly Olson

Cara Lustgarten

Elaine Oetjen

Lauren Robins