Anna Ashby restorative yoga

restorative yoga 2: going deeper: an intensive training for teachers

with Anna Ashby and Chris Swain

29 april – 1 may 2020



This teacher training is for teachers who have attended a restorative yoga training in the past and wish to build on their existing knowledge and experience of the practice. The training focuses on going deeper into the practice, art and teaching of restorative yoga and also includes simple meditation practices.

The course further explores ‘stress’ as the body’s response to being knocked out of homeostatic balance, and the ‘stress response’ as the body’s mechanism for returning back to equilibrium. Three broad areas of learning – recognition, responsibility + resilience – form the architecture of the training, while an empowered learning environment in the company of fellow teachers helps build confidence and creativity in teaching ongoing restorative yoga classes.

course content

Each day includes:
– restorative yoga practice
– dialogue + journaling
– meditation practice and how to teach simple meditation practices
– further study of restorative asana including use of chairs, set-up + assists
– seeing and understanding bodies + stress
– review of essential and functional alignment
– anatomy/physiology of postures + the physiology/psychology of stress
– practical tips for creating an environment conducive to relaxation + healing

Pre-course reading will be provided.

course structure

Day 1: Recognition involves understanding better how stress impacts the nervous system + overall health and what to do about it. Not only does this day cover how to recognise the signs of stress, it also covers how stress becomes acclimatised and no longer seen. By understanding the complexity and pervasiveness of the stress response in relation to modern living, we as teachers can help students learn to recognise + manage stress through understanding and various restorative + meditation practices.

Day 2: Responsibility looks at understanding/shifting unique stress holding patterns through the lens of non-judgemental self-evaluation combined with empowered action. Using self enquiry as a means to reveal: unconscious or negative thought constructs; tensional holding patterns; behavioural tendencies contributing to ill health, this day addresses the language and culture around imbalance and offers methods for taking responsibility and shifting these patterns. Once seen, known and felt, a dialogical ‘felt’ process helps to shift self-limiting patterns without assigning blame.

Day 3: Resilience addresses the ability and skill of moving back into balance. As teachers we create safe spaces that ‘give permission’ for moving back into wholeness. This day draws upon personal ethical precepts such as gratitude and forgiveness as means to cultivate a compassionate self stance. By addressing challenges such as feeling vulnerable and not in control, to be able to open up and feel safe creates a powerful current for moving back into centre.

The timetable will be as follows:

Wednesday 29th April 9:00am – 5:30pm
Thursday 30th April 9:00am – 5:30pm
Friday 1st May 9:00am – 5:30pm

additional hours

Participants are encouraged to observe/assist restorative classes with Anna Ashby and other triyoga restorative teachers. This can be done prior to or after the training.

eligibility + pre-requisites

This training is for qualified yoga teachers who have taken a level 1 Restorative Teacher Training or equivalent and are actively teaching restorative yoga. If you are unsure of your eligibility, please contact


This training meets, Yoga Alliance USA, Yoga Alliance Professionals requirements for CPD

additional information

Anna Ashby, a leading triyoga teacher and senior faculty member of the triyoga teacher training programme, will lead the restorative yoga practice sessions and art of teaching sessions, while Chris Swain, the anatomy and physiology teacher for the triyoga’s teacher training programme, will cover the physiology of the nervous system, breathing, and the anatomy of the six key restorative postures.

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next course

dates: 29 april – 1 may 2020
teachers: Anna Ashby and Chris Swain
cost: £325

course start: Wed 29 April 2020

course fee: £325


triyoga Camden

020 7449 3151


Anna Ashby

Chris Swain