Restorative Yoga Training


- In-depth study of a Restorative yoga practice
- In-depth study of restorative/relaxing postures, props, pranayama, and meditation
- How to sequence a Restorative yoga class
- Understanding the difference between Yin, relaxing hatha/vinyasa, and Restorative
- Understanding energy (including anatomy of the nervous system, subtle body)
- Classroom set up and safety
- Handling trauma, emotion, disease, and special populations

What to expect:

Restorative Yoga Intensive Training is designed to teach active yoga instructors the unique style of Restorative Yoga. During this weekend program, participants will study the methodology of Restorative Yoga and how to utilize yoga postures and props to curate a transformative experience for their students. Participants will learn how to create a nurturing space, sequence a balanced class, and utilize numerous tools to provide a deeply restorative practice. The goal of this training is for teachers to leave with a deep understanding of the subtle body, the balance of energy, and how to craft a practice that is deeply nourishing and experiential for their students.

Dates / Hours:

Friday, 10/13: 5-9pm

Saturday, 10/14: 10:30am-7:30pm

Sunday, 10/15: 12-8pm


$450: full payment received by October 6
$500: full payment received by October 13
Yoga Alliance registered program; 24 Continuing Education Hours
*Must be a registered yoga teacher to participate*

Led by: Marisa Atula

Marisa Atula was always intrigued by yoga, but for years was too intimidated to try.  When a studio in her hometown offered a beginner’s series, she decided to give it a chance. Her initial curiosity proved worthwhile and she found herself feeling better with every practice, in body and mind. This grew into a deep desire to understand how and why yoga felt so transformative. As a result, in early 2013  she enrolled in her first 200 hour certification through CorePower Yoga. This certification offered her the foundational skills needed to teach and the Baptiste Power sequence with which to do so. That training really only scratched the surface and peeked her interest even further. In late 2014, Marisa decided to take a step further and ventured to India for her 300 hour certification. She studied under the guidance of Himalayan Yoga Master Yogrishi Vishvketu at Anand Prakash Ashram. Vishva-ji (as his students lovingly call him) literally spent portions of his childhood at a yoga ashram in the woods of northern India and later earned his Ph.D. in Yoga Philosophy - so suffice to say he was able to offer Marisa the depth of knowledge she had been seeking. Vishva-ji’s yoga style is rooted in tradition - where there is no separation between hatha, meditation, kundalini, mantra, restorative, pranayama, and so on. Any and all of these yoga tools can be and traditionally were practiced together to work synergistically. In this 300 hour training, a deep emphasis was placed on the study of energetic bodies and subtleties, from the chakras to the koshas. This emphasis was further inspected in their study of Restorative Yoga where much of the practice focuses on the subtlety of energy and how it translates to the nervous system and the physical body. Marisa has taught Restorative Yoga since becoming a 500hr Instructor and loves weaving restorative aspects into other class styles. As a student first, and teacher second, she continually pursues her own self study in all aspects of yoga.