Restorative Yoga | IN STUDIO

Learn the art and skill of teaching restorative yoga postures and deep, complete relaxation. This course is exclusively for our Level 2 students

Relax and Restore Level 1 | IN STUDIO | 35 hours

For Level 2 students | 5 sessions | 13-17 January 2022 | 9-5 pm | with Adelene Cheong

35 hrs certificate | In-studio | £650 includes Video series | Exclusive for Level 2 students only

Learn the art and skill of teaching restorative yoga postures and deep, complete relaxation. Students will be introduced to the practice of relaxation and Deep Rest for physical, emotional and mental healthy living and vitality. This course is exclusively for our Level 2 students.

"Restorative Yoga is a Relaxation practice for Conscious Deep Rest. Rest is not self-indulgence, Rest is not optional; Rest is self-preservation, Rest is respect for life."​- Adelene Cheong

Course Overview

To ‘rest’, to ‘relax’ and to ‘restore’ is a natural vital process in our lives. Rest supports optimal physiological functioning, and promotes healing and growth. During rest, one’s autonomic nervous system switches from sympathetic-dominance to parasympathetic-dominance, regeneration and restoration is accelerated. Research has shown that relaxation and rest is essential to everyone of all ages and culture, size and shape.

Why do we practice Restorative Yoga?

  • To support health and vitality, an antidote to stress
  • To replenish moments of depletion and fatigue at every level
  • To restore mental clarity and resilience
  • To reconnect to our innate true nature
  • To live with capacity for greater awareness and equanimity
  • To offer the best version of ourselves to the world

Come and learn the science and art of Restorative Yoga, the skills to practice active relaxation. This immersion supports ample space and time for learning, reflection and integration. Whether your intention is to deepen personal understanding of restorative practices, or to offer it to family / friends, or to teach and share this healing practice, there will be comprehensive coverage of both the theoretical and practical application of restorative yoga.

Course Content

This comprehensive immersion offers 35 hours of study and practice of :

  • Fundamental Restorative Poses: Alignment, Energetic expression, Emotional and Psychology of each pose
  • Physiology of relaxation, and the Autonomic Nervous System
  • Continuum of consciousness
  • Relaxation skills / tools
  • Sensory & somatic intelligence
  • Sequencing a practice
  • Variations to adapt and modify, creative use of props ​
  • Teaching skills (In-person and online)
  • Adjustments and touch
  • Self Practice, Group vs One-to-one Practice
  • Five Kosha (Physical, Energetic, Emotional, Mental, Pure Being)
  • The process of reflection and integration​

This training qualifies for CPD with YogaAlliance CEP and YAP.

Practicalities

  • A 200-hour yoga teacher training is usually a prerequisite for joining any of our Level 2 trainings but not essential for this particular course
  • This course can be taken as a stand-alone course or as part of our 300-YA accredited programme
  • Students can either register the hours as YACEP if the teacher is registered OR as part of the 300 hr Level 2.
  • To gain a certificate of completion students need to complete at least 75% of the course

Teacher Bio

Adelene Cheong

E-RYT / YACEP / SYT / BWY Teacher / Adv R&R® Trainer / Certified iRest® Teacher

Adelene is a passionate practitioner and senior teacher of Yoga. As a leading Yoga for Scoliosis and Restorative Yoga Trainer, she believes in supporting and guiding her students to unveil their fullest potential through somatic embodiment and experiential learning. Adelene draws inspiration through an inquiry-based somatic approach, including integrated movement exploration, living and being in stillness. A movement educator and student of life, she is particularly interested in the therapeutic applications of yoga from a physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual level.

Her teachings are clear, educational and fun. She finds joy in guiding and supporting others through the process of self-inquiry, allowing space and time for reflective exploration. Since 2000, Adelene has carefully organised an integrated non-invasive approach to practising and living with scoliosis through extensive practice, study and research, experiential learning and teaching. This is now offered through online programmes and in-person intensives. She also teaches Restorative Yoga trainings internationally. Adelene believes and commits to a healthy balance of movement, rest, play, stillness, joy, curiosity in life and being in community.

Based in London, Adelene teaches internationally, with a special interest in Yoga for Scoliosis, Back Care Therapeutics, Restorative Yoga, Meditation and Yoga Nidra.

  • "

    ​This course was exceptional. The level of detail and knowledge was outstanding. ​The structure and delivery was very well thought out. There was depth and substance in terms of facilitating a well-rounded learning experience for students. There was a perfect balance between a humanistic, person-centred developmental learning experience and the experience of building on knowledge, learning new skills and refining our craft as a Restorative yoga teacher. Adelene is an exceptional teacher and a beautiful person. I am deeply grateful and will attend more of her trainings.

    "

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Course Dates

The course has the following modules scheduled:

Thursday 13 January 2022

Session 1
9-5pm

Friday 14 January 2022

Session 2
9-5pm

Saturday 15 January 2022

Session 3
9-5pm

Sunday 16 January 2022

Session 4
9-5pm

Monday 17 January 2022

Session 5
9-5pm

Pricing

  • The cost is £650 for the full 6 session training IN STUDIO. 
  • A non-refundable deposit of £200 is required on booking.
  • To reserve your place, please >>click the PAY DEPOSIT button select the payment item >> choose deposit or pay in full
  • If you do not pay in full, please ensure that you save your credit card details so we can process the final payment of £450. This will happen 21 days before the start of the course and a receipt will be sent to you when the payment has been taken.

  • Deposit £200, non refundable but can be transferred to another person 
  • The remaining balance is refundable up to 1 month before the event.  
  • Cancellation 2 - 4 weeks before the event: 50 % of the balance in refund only
  • Cancellation less than 2 weeks before the event: no refund
  • Trainings at the Shala are run independently and all payments for training services are accepted on behalf of the individual teachers. 

    • Late cancellations and no shows will be charged as if you had attended. 
    • In the event that a training is cancelled by the Shala you will be offered a refund or the option to be transferred to an alternative event
    • The course leaders and the Shala reserve the right to photograph or film during the programme and to use these images for our website and marketing purposes


    We are fully committed to providing the most accurate experience on the course based upon the description and we encourage open and honest communication throughout. Should you wish to make any complaints or raise any issues, please follow the procedure laid out below so we can find a resolution as quickly as possible.



    You may involve someone else to support you at any stage.



    Stage One: Speak to the teacher training manager by emailing teachertraining@theshala.co.uk concerned within 3 days after your experience and try to resolve informally. The teacher training manager will aim to come back to you within 2 working days with a resolve. If you are not satisfied with the response you have received, follow stage two.

    Stage Two: Outline the details of your complaint by email to the teacher training manager who will investigate the complaint. Your complaint will be acknowledged within 3 working days from the date it is received. Please include the following information in your email:

  • The date(s) that the incident happene
  • Class/course/workshop the complaint stems from
  • Why you are complaining and what resolution you would expect?
  • Whether you want to make the complaint anonymously or not ( in the case of anybody at risk we have the right to break confidentiality in order to try and prevent the risk)


  • The teacher training manager will then investigate the complaint through reviewing the details, and in some cases possibly writing to the tutor or person about whom the complaint has been made. The letter will outline the main elements of your complaint and ask for a full written response.


    At this point, if further relevant information comes to light, you may be asked for your comments to ensure the investigator has a balanced understanding. When your response has been received, the investigator will consider all the information available to them and make a decision.

    The response will include the following information:

  • Details of the investigation
  • A decision about whether the complaint was upheld or not
  • The reason for the decision
  • The re-dress, if appropriate, will be offered to you, for example, an apology, additional help or directing you to other sources of advice or support
  • Any other action that may be taken in light of the complaint


  • If it is not possible to provide a full answer to your complaint within 30 working days, the letter will outline reasons why and give a date by which a full answer is expected.