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)
- Sunday, September 24th, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. (full)
- 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
- Sheeting/eye and body pillow placement
Sunday, 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. :
- Body awareness
- The chakras
- 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.**
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