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CPD05 Restorative Yoga Teacher Training: Restorative Yoga Therapy (October 27-30, 2023)

December 19, 2023 @ 8:30 AM December 19, 2024 @ 5:00 PM

Sleep deprived, exhausted, and over-worked many clientele within our society come seeking a sense of relief from chronic illness, inflammation, anxiety, depression, or a sense of unease. Learning to teach restorative practices and to focus classes on the benefits of self-care enables a richness within the practitioner’s services that allows for integrative well being in their clientele.

Practice is not about what you get, it is about what you give. Whether you are driven or resistant, the medicine is the same: do what is truly possible with unwavering commitment to giving yourself to the moment. Without this intention, practice becomes another task to be completed, and it loses its ability to transform. And, transformation, or freedom, is the reason for all discipline.

Judith Hanson Lasater

What You Will Learn

  • Understanding the philosophy behind practice principles including an exploration of the healing power of savasana in its many forms.
  • Understanding the physiology behind practice including the body’s response to stress as well as how and why intentional relaxation is imperative for holistic wellbeing. Moreover, a deeper understanding of the HPA-Axis and the Vagal Complexes will be provided.
  • Understanding the psychology behind practice including interpersonal neurobiology and the therapeutic relationship, understanding the connectivity the conduits of mind-body connectivity – the neurobiology of relaxation and the effect of restorative yoga on well-being.
  • Understanding from a complete immersive experience the foundations, applications, and teaching methodologies of restorative yoga – including an experiential, hands-on approach to learning the nuances of long-hold restorative poses, the adept use of props, sequencing, and practicalities of working within the group environment.

BIYOME’s Specialty Intensive Teacher Training can be undertaken as Continuing Professional Development (CPD) with Yoga Australia and/or the Meditation Association of Australia, as well as obtaining Continuing Education (CE) recognition with Yoga Alliance. The course contact hours, and non-contact hours (CPDs and CEs), allocated across Meditation Australia and the two registering yoga bodies do, however, differ. Please contact us for more information. Should you wish to complete a full meditation certification (110 hours – 1000 hours) or yoga certification (150 hours – 650 hours), please view this Specialty Intensive Training as an elective within our full course offerings.  Details are available here.

Upcoming course dates: 

October 27 – 30, 2023 

October 25-28, 2024

About the teacher

Marian Cavanagh

Registered Relax & Renew Instructor 

Marian Cavanagh is a senior yoga teacher with a wide range of training. Marian is a registered Relax and Renew Trainer, certified by Judith Lasater and is passionate about sharing this nurturing, healing practice. 

Marian specialises in long, deep, quietly held poses. She has been teaching yoga for over 10 years, and restorative yoga for over 6 years, with hundreds of hours of restorative teaching practice. 

With BIYOME Marian provides workshops that emphasise the need for deep internal rest. Her practices incorporate a focus on long-hold, quietly held spaces, with the use of props to truly support holistic relaxation.


December 19, 2023 @ 8:30 AM AEST
December 19 @ 5:00 PM AEST
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Celia Roberts
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166 Pacey Road
Upper Brookfield, QLD 4069 Australia
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