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20 hour Yoga Alliance Continuing Education

Course Description

Restorative Yoga allows for the space and time to relax, resting deeply and completely. During deep relaxation, all the organ systems of the body benefit! A few of the measurable results of deep relaxation are:

  • Reduction of blood pressure, serum triglycerides and blood sugar levels in the blood.
  • Increase of the “good cholesterol” levels.
  • Improvement in digestion, fertility, elimination.
  • Reduction of muscle tension, insomnia and generalized fatigue.

In this 20 hour program, designed for yoga teachers and bodywork practitioners, you’ll learn the basics of facilitating conscious rest in students and clients with the use of props, breathwork and easeful positioning.


  • Dates TBD
  • Friday, 5pm – 9pm
  • Saturday and Sunday, 9am – 6pm
  • 20 in class hours
  • Textbook: Relax and Renew by Judith Lasater (Not provided)
  • Prerequisite: A 200hr YTT or accredited bodywork program
  • $375 Tuition + GST
  • $50 credit/discount for Restorative Level 2

Topics Covered:

  • The history and lineage of restorative yoga
  • Sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system
  • The effects of restorative yoga on mind and body
  • Classic restorative yoga poses
  • How to skillfully use props for optimal support and rest
  • Classroom set up and organization
  • Restorative pranayama and meditation techniques
  • Basic assists for deepened rest
  • Assist common misalignments that counter conscious rest
  • Sequencing the restorative yoga practice
  • Practice teaching one-on-one and in small groups
  • Practice sequencing and teaching a short restorative session

Instructor: Rebekka Walker

Rebekka has been working in groups and one on one as a Yoga Therapist, Yoga Teacher Trainer and meditation guide for over 16 years. She holds a Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500 certification, and was formerly accredited as a CYT 1000 with The International Association of Yoga Therapists, utilizing a background in Iyengar, Vinyasa, Restorative, Anusara Yoga, & over 2500 hours of teacher training in these methods.

As the Program Director of VSOHA’s 200/240 hour & 300 hour advanced Yoga Teacher Training programs; and internationally through her unique trainings; Rebekka has developed a reputation as a teacher of teachers for over a decade. Her lifelong study and exploration of tantric and buddhist philosophy, Ayurveda, holistic healing and therapeutic bio mechanics, informs all aspects of her life and her teaching. With a focus on alignment and inspiration, the alchemy of Rebekka’s programs is relevant and revelatory.

Rebekka Walker Yoga Program Director


Prerequisite: A 200 hour yoga teacher training or completion of an accredited bodywork program. Tuition must be paid in full at the time of registration. Fee does not include required textbook.

Cancellation Policy

Tuition is fully refundable until one week prior to the course at which point no refunds will be made. If a student is unable to attend for any reason, payment received will be kept on file as a credit and can be used for any other VSOHA bodywork and massage program or course within one year.