On Campus Program

Restorative Yoga Therapeutic Teacher Training

For yoga teachers; bodyworkers; nurses; and physical, occupational, and mental health therapists.

Learn to bring your students into a practice of restorative yoga that helps them release layers of tension and feel at ease in their bodies. Jillian Pransky offers clarity on how the gross anatomy, subtle energy body, emotional body, and mental body work together in restorative poses.

Through practice, hands-on practice-teaching, lecture, and discussion, this training covers

  • Restorative Yoga as a path of insight and spirituality
  • The science of the relaxation response theory
  • Anatomy of the psoas, nervous system, and the subtle body (koshas)
  • Neurological, physical, psychological, and energetic principles
  • How to make skillful propping decisions to support optimal energy flow
  • Adapting restorative asana for different environments and individual needs
  • Therapeutic applications of restorative poses for anxiety, stress, illness, and injury
  • Foundations for building and sequencing a restorative experience in private sessions or traditional yoga classes
  • An introduction to trauma-informed yoga with an emphasis on addressing ethnic and race-based trauma and stress (led virtually by special guest Gail Parker).

Note Tuition includes a manual. Please bring a camera to photograph poses and an eye pillow, if you have one. This program includes extended hours. A certificate will be provided at the end of the program

Included in Your Stay


Daily Yoga Classes

3 All-Natural Meals Access to the Kripalu Grounds

Program at a Glance

Yoga Experience
Suitable For
Program Theme
Professional Training


Jillian Pransky, E-RYT 500, author of Deep Listening, is an international presenter, meditation and yoga teacher, and certified yoga therapist. jillianpransky.com

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Special Guest

Gail Parker, Ph.D. CIAYT, E-RYT 500 is an author, psychologist, educator, and certified yoga therapist. She serves as President of the Black Yoga Teachers Alliance Board of Directors.

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