Restorative Yoga 25-Hour Teacher Training


Led by Heatwise Senior Instructor Libby Nicholaou, this training is designed for yoga teachers, clinicians, and yoga students - all are welcome. The practice can be used in a variety of ways both inside and outside of a studio restorative yoga class setting.

The 25-hour training takes place over 2 weekends in October. Sessions will include practice, lecture, partner work, and group discussion.


How to embody the practice

How to cultivate a relationship with rest

Yogic philosophy from Pantanjali’s Yoga Sutras

The nervous system and anatomy related to rest

The koshas and their role in creating the conditions for rest

How to hold space for cultural stress through a social justice lens led by Tonie Warner

How to skillfully use props to create the conditions for rest in the body


  • Care for stress, anxiety, trauma, and physical ailments
  • Balanced nervous system
  • Deep and smooth breathing
  • Healthy digestion
  • Clarity of mind
  • Ability to access creativity

the schedule

October 6 - October 15, 2023

Fridays 8p - 9p: Restorative Yoga class at Park Slope studio

Saturdays 2p - 6p: Heatwise Bowery studio (274 Bowery)

Sundays 2p - 6p: (virtual)


Includes 25 hours of instruction and Heatwise Certification upon completion of the program

Minimum 6 months of consistent yoga practice required

Attendance is required at all training sessions

Missed hours must be made up in accordance with our make-up policy and will be considered on a case-by-case basis

Trainees must commit to a 40-day restorative practice on their own (outside of scheduled group sessions)


*tuition is non-refundable


  • Restorative Yoga for Ethnic and Race Based Stress
  • Restore and Rebalance, Yoga for Deep Relaxation, Judith Hanson Lasater

Suggested Reading:

  • The Relaxation Response, Herbert Benson
  • The Secret Power of Yoga, Nischala Joy Devi

Register here


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