2 Day Restorative Yoga Training

What is Restorative Yoga?

Restorative yoga is a calming and gentle style of yoga that uses props to fully support the body to promote relaxation and overall well-being in body and mind. This healing yoga practice restores energy in the body, releases long-held tension, balances our busy lifestyles, and facilitates stillness and calm.

Learn about the benefits of restorative yoga for the body, mind and soul in this two-day training with Hang Nhan (E-RYT 500) and Sarah Martin (E-RYT 200). During this training you will learn a series of restorative yoga poses, mindfulness techniques, pranayama and other gentle yoga stretches to incorporate in your personal practice as well as your restorative yoga classes.

Learn ways to fully support the body in restorative poses with the use of props (bolsters, blocks, straps and blankets) and variations for each pose based on individual health conditions. You will learn the benefits and contraindications of each pose, sequences and themes for a restorative yoga class, how to guide students with mindful cues to let go and release tension, and how to offer therapeutic touch.

Through direct experience and practice teaching, you will learn how to incorporate this knowledge into your own practice, and learn how to share your practice in a restorative yoga class.

Who can attend the training?

  • All levels of yoga practitioners who’d like to deepen their restorative yoga knowledge and practice.
  • Yoga teachers, physical therapists, body workers, energy workers, Pilates and fitness instructors, stress management professionals, and health counsellors.
  • We will accommodate and differentiate for all levels of practitioners.

What will you learn in Restorative Yoga training?

  • The physiology of muscle relaxation
  • The sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system
  • Stress, trauma, and the impact on the body and mind
  • A variety of restorative yoga poses to relax, rejuvenate and restore the body
  • Benefits and contraindications for each of the restorative yoga poses
  • A guide to props and how to use them to fully support the body
  • How to provide physical support & comfort to students
  • Pranayama: 3-part diaphragmatic breathing and other breath work
  • The mindful art and skill of teaching restorative yoga
  • How to lead meditation and guided relaxation
  • Sequencing and themes for a restorative yoga class
  • Poses and sequences for anxiety, depression, fatigue, chronic pain, back pain, digestive, heart, lung, liver, circulatory, and reproduction imbalances, headaches, insomnia, jet lag, breathing problems, pregnancy, menstruation, and menopause
  • Poses for emotional healing (taking care of anger, grief, stress, anxiety)
  • The art of therapeutic touch (hands-on assists)

This training counts towards 15 hours of Continued Education with Yoga Alliance.


Sarah Martin and Hang Nhan, founders of saigon om – a holistic wellness school offering Yoga Alliance 200-hour yoga teacher training, restorative & yin yoga training, yoga retreats, mindfulness training, and Reiki training. They travel and offer their trainings in Australia, South East Asia and Canada. Sarah and Hang follow the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh, Zen teacher & Buddhist monk. They regularly visit Plum Village Monastery in various parts of the world to deepen their mindfulness practice. To see their courses and training programs, please visit www.saigonom.com
When:  Sunday March 24 & Sunday March 31
Time: 9am – 4pm
Where: Kyo Yoga Garden Room, 73 The Esplanade Ocean Grove
Cost: $385
Register:  saigonom@gmail.com or call/SMS 0459 185 629