Anna Ashby restorative yoga

restorative yoga 1: an intensive training for teachers

with Anna Ashby + Chris Swain

25 – 27 Feb and 25 – 27 March 2022

33 hours


This unique teacher training focuses on the practice, art and teaching of restorative yoga led by Anna Ashby, one of the most experienced restorative teachers in the UK, who has been teaching restorative trainings for over 10 years.

Each weekend will include practice, study and learning of restorative asana, the anatomy and physiology of restorative yoga, as well as how to sequence and teach a restorative yoga class.

The course will be available online only.

Anna Ashby’s restorative yoga teacher training was an excellent course, combining practical teaching experience led by Anna with anatomy and physiology presented by Chris Swain. Chris was informative and presented anatomy in an entertaining way that kept everyone’s attention.

With plenty of time to practice teaching each other, we gained a good foundation in being able to structure a class and present each posture, finding adaptations to suit individual students. I now incorporate restorative yoga postures in my classes, and teach restorative yoga classes, I have found the course manual to be an invaluable resource when planning.

Jacqui Childs

course content

This 33-hour training is for teachers and teacher trainees and includes ample time for exploring, understanding and practising the postures, with emphasis given to adapting the posture set-ups to suit people’s individual needs and bodies.

It meets BWY, Yoga Alliance USA and Yoga Alliance Professionals (UK) requirements for CPD.

Anna Ashby will lead the restorative yoga practice and art of teaching sessions, and Chris Swain will teach the physiology of the nervous system, breathing, and the anatomy of six key restorative postures.

course structure

The training takes place over two long weekends. The weekend schedules will include:

– Restorative yoga practice
– The art of teaching restorative yoga: environment, intention, breath, sequencing and language
– Anatomy + physiology of restorative yoga
– Practicum for adapting and adjusting postures
– Journaling and discussion

The timetable will be confirmed, but is expected to be as follows:

Weekend 1

Friday 25 February 3.30pm–9pm
Saturday 26 February 9.30am–5pm
Sunday 27 February 10am–4.30pm

Weekend 2

Friday 25 March 3.30pm–9pm
Saturday 26 March 9.30am–5pm
Sunday 27 March 10am–4.30pm

In addition to scheduled weekend hours, you will be required to observe two restorative classes with Anna *or recommended teachers) to complete the training. This can be in-person or online.

For this training you will need: 2 yoga bolsters, 2 blankets, 1 yoga strap, 1 brick, 4 foam blocks, 1 chair (you can use additional blankets as bolsters if needed). These can be easily purchased online.

learning outcomes

On completion of the course, you’ll have an understanding of how to sequence and teach a restorative yoga class, the anatomy and physiology of restorative yoga and how to adjust restorative postures to suit individual needs.

eligibility + pre-requisites

This training is for qualified yoga teachers and teacher trainees only. It meets BWY, Yoga Alliance USA and Yoga Alliance Professionals (UKrequirements for CPD. If you are unsure of your eligibility please contact


This online training meets, Yoga Alliance USA, BWY and Yoga Alliance Professionals requirements for CPD.

additional information

Anna Ashby has been studying and practising yoga for over 30 years and teaching since the late 90s. She is one of London’s leading yoga teachers and a dedicated triyoga teacher. As a founder and senior faculty member of triyoga’s teacher training program, she holds the highest level of certification from recognised accrediting bodies, Yoga Alliance Professionals in the UK and Yoga Alliance US (Senior Teacher/E-RYT 500). Anna’s teaching style has evolved from her study of dance, in-depth training with established yoga systems that focus on alignment, and a dedicated meditation practice that developed while she lived for 12 years in a yoga ashram in upstate New York. She has been teaching Restorative Yoga at triyoga for over 15 years using the weekly classes to develop and refine her teaching of the Restorative practices. Her book, Restorative Yoga: Power, Presence, Practice for Teachers is due for release in the Spring of 2022. For more information about Anna’s schedule visit her website

Chris Swain has been teaching yoga for 25 years, initially qualifying as a teacher with the Chinese Yoga Federation in 1987, then as an Iyengar yoga teacher, before being introduced to Ashtanga yoga with John Scott in London in 1999. It was whilst studying for an English Literature degree at UEA in the early 1980s that Chris came across yoga, Kempo (a martial art), Cheirology (hand reading) and meditation. During this time Chris developed a deep interest in natural healing. He moved to London in 1996 to take a 4 year degree in Osteopathy, deepening his understanding of western medical models. He is on the faculty of the triyoga foundational teacher training course and also teaches asana and anatomy based workshops incorporating his knowledge of anatomy as an osteopath. The reason he practises yoga is simple: ‘a day with yoga is better than a day without yoga’.

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next course

dates: 25th – 27th Feb + 25th – 27 March 2022

teachers: Anna Ashby + Chris Swain

course start: Fri 25 February 2022

course fee: £545
discount fee: £495 early bird offer until 31 Jan 2022


triyoga online

020 7449 3151


Anna Ashby
Chris Swain