Restorative Yoga Training
December 15-17, 2017 at the Arlington Center, 369 Mass Ave, Arlington, MA
Restorative yoga is pure relaxation for the body and the mind. Through the use of props such as blankets, blocks, and bolsters, the body is completely supported to promote the relaxation response, and reduce stress. Relaxation is a skill one can learn. The Friday night session will allow you to have the experience of a restorative yoga session for yourself. On Saturday, we will study the spirit of restorative yoga, why it is an important aspect of a well rounded yoga practice, and how to teach it.
We will study sequencing and each pose in depth, focusing on benefits and precautions.
When doing asana for restoration we look for a quality of non-action, or rest, in the poses so the proper use of props is an integral part of this teaching. Teaching others to relax is a great skill and an essential aspect of teaching restorative yoga.
Schedule: Friday evening, 7:00-9:30 pm, Saturday, 12:00-7:00 pm, Sunday, 9:00 am-1:00 pm
Billie Jo Joy, Ed.M., R.Y.T. is co-founder and co-manager of Art & Soul Yoga in Cambridge, MA (since 2000). She has studied Iyengar yoga for over 20 years and is Kripalu certified. She offers public and private classes, and retreats in Mexico and Italy. Her teaching is ornamented with yogic philosophy, experiential anatomy, and poetry. She offers a safe and friendly environment for deep practice. Having earned a master’s degree in education from Harvard University, specializing in leadership and creativity, she also studied trance dance and healing and then worked there in the fields of international education and mind–body medicine. She worked on projects with the Dalai Lama in India and Qi masters in China. The research confirmed her initial belief in the potential of the contemplative and expressive arts to improve health, raise consciousness, solve problems, and deepen joy. Billie Jo also has numerous credits for her work in dance, theater and film and is a member of the Screen Actors Guild. She continues to work creatively on a number of projects, and is a well-loved teacher, creating classes that aim to address embodiment, the mind-body connection, and expressivity. Billie Jo has taught at Emerson College, Salem State College, and The Boston Conservatory. Contact Billie Jo at firstname.lastname@example.org