with Jodi Boone & Heather Danso
March 15 – 17, 2024 @ The Yoga Tree, Located in Seattle’s Fremont Neighborhood
Join us for an immersion into the art and practice of Restorative Yoga. Resting deeply is at the foundation of Restorative Yoga. To rest, we need to feel fully supported. Resting in fully-supported postures allows for us to let go of tension and stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system, which is why the practice of Restorative Yoga is profoundly healing. We have known this for years: now research done by various institutions, including Harvard Medical School, offers proof that restorative yoga is a profound antidote for stress.
There is an art to helping students prop themselves in a supportive and restful way. During this training, we will cover more than 20 restorative postures, as well as innumerable variations. Our focus is on experiential and individualized learning; we help each student find a supportive position in each pose that will allow their bodies to relax and their nervous systems to rest. This deep rest is transformative and offers the same benefits we receive from meditation. In addition, our training includes trauma informed cuing, as well as other considerations that are intrinsic to creating spaces that are welcoming, safe, and supportive.
You will also receive a beautiful and extensive manual created by Heather and Jodi.
Friday, March 15: 4 to 7 pm
Total Training Hours: 15
Skills & Knowledge
- Restorative yoga philosophy, benefits & methodology
- The art of propping practitioners in postures
- Sequencing, including how to address stress
- Effective, clear, and inclusive cuing
- Practical application of trauma informed methods
- Functional anatomy
- Working with students with special physical needs or injuries
- Teaching online, or with limited props
Schedule / TBD
Total Training Hours: 26
Mind Body Hum [More Details Here]
Total Cost: $
Heather Danso, GCFP, E-RYT
Heather is devoted to helping people lower stress and find new possibilities for health, through restorative yoga, through mindfulness, as well as through honoring the intuition and experience of each individual. She incorporated and Yoga and the Feldenkrais Method® into her life as part of her development of strength and stability after multiple injuries. Her 35 years of dancing experience, 15 years of Vinyasa, Hatha, Yin, and Restorative yoga practice, as well as intense work in physical therapy through multiple modalities, inform her understanding of the body and movement mechanics. Her journey to healing has led her to seek a mindful approach to moving—an approach based on body-awareness, compassion, intentionality, expressiveness, and fun. Her formal training as a dance teacher and high school educator gives her a deep understanding for how the brain learns and that, as well as her extensive experiences with physical therapy, Feldenkrais, and yoga, informs how she structures classes. http://winddancemotion.comREGISTER ONLINE HERE