The curriculum will include:
Body Systems (endocrine system, nervous system, etc)
Business of Yoga
Some Thai Yoga
“Restorative Yoga; was for me, cathartic. I feel it enables us to offer classes and workshops that touch something deep within us all, at the very least the need to feel nurtured, to take for oneself. In these busy times looking after ourselves is vital and Restorative yoga does that on a profound and deep level. Stephanie’s class gives us that ability. It gives us the underpinning knowledge to make the class seem simple but is yet delivered with great knowledge of the body’s systems to ensure that people can surrender to the deep relaxation it offers. They have no need to understand that their para-sympathetic nervous system has been bought on line to enable such a sense of well-being they just know they feel the best they’ve felt for months, maybe longer, that’s for us to facilitate.
The course is a great balance between theoretical and practical enabling us to understand exactly what the student needs on all levels.
Take the course and experience it for yourself it can change your life and others too, how great is that.” JB-
“Stephanie’s restorative training was amazing. We went deep into the subtle body to learn about the Koshas and the Nadis and how everything connects with our physical anatomy. Stephanie is very knowledgeable about how our mind and body work together with our spirit and how it can affect our health. We learned about the benefits of restorative yoga and how doing everything in a loving manner is what is most important. I loved the session on Thai yoga massage and also the one on different essential oils used in restorative classes. The group demonstrated on each other, so we got to experience how it feels to be in a restorative class as well as hands on experience. We even were given the opportunity to assist Stephanie in one of her very popular and powerful workshops. If you are looking to receive your certification in “Restorative yoga”, I highly recommend you train with Stephanie Pafford.” TJ-
“Dear Akasha family,
I want to express my gratitude for such a loving community which continues to provide classes, workshops and certification programs that can not compare with the mainstream offers. Recently I had the privilege
to participate in a Restorative Certification given by Stephanie Pafford whose heart and integrity is always felt. This intimate and educational session left me with a clear understanding of Restorative and how I can integrate this into my class…everyone can benefit from a Restorative session. As with all classes at Akasha you leave with a sense of gaining more than what you signed up for and a longing for it to go on…..with love……Namaste Peace be with you..” KY-
– Energy Body
– Body Systems (endocrine system, nervous system, etc)
– Business of Yoga
– Some Thai Yoga
Yes, Stephanie is a certified Continuing Education Provider thru Yoga Alliance.
Registration is $800 contact Stephanie
Q: What is Restorative Yoga?
A: Restorative yoga has best been described as “active relaxation” and is a method par excellence for attaining deep relaxation, tranquility and the many benefits of “de-stressing”. Using blankets, bolsters, pillows, blocks, straps, and other “props” to support the body, practitioners generally experience profound shifts in their nervous system, thus allowing a physiological shift to deep restfulness, calm abiding and well-being. Gravity does the “work” as the body progressively relaxes and softens. As this occurs, so do the signs and symptoms of stress, such as depressed or elevated moods, hypertension, muscle tension, digestive problems, high cholesterol levels, eyestrain, headaches and more.
Q: Who Can Benefit?
A: Everyone! Whether you are a competitive athlete, marathon runner, or someone recovering from addition, a debilitating illness, or emotional upset, these modalities can benefit you immensely. They will “meet you where you are.”
Restorative Yoga is also very helpful for people who are working with the following situations:
– Irritable Bowel Syndrome
– Nervousness, Anxiety, Panic
– Sciatica, Muscle tension
– Over-achieving, Perfectionism
– Sleeplessness and Insomnia
– Autoimmune illness
Possible Benefits also include:
– Improved Posture
– Relief from Back pain
– Relief from physical exhaustion and Fatigue
– Relief from chronic stress related condition (insomnia, headaches, digestive problems, etc.)
– Better Resistance to injury
– Release of lactic acid and or other toxins from areas of accumulation
– Improved circulation, metabolism and immunity
– Lower cholesterol levels
Excerpts from Relax and Renew By Judith Lasater, Ph.D., P.T.