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Kate Brushwood

My yoga classes are designed to build strength, resilience and mobility in the body and these are linked together in accessible sequences. A major element of classes is working with the breath, which is one of the best ways of managing stress and promoting overall well-being. I hold a 500 hour diploma from the British Wheel of Yoga.

Yoga Alliance UK Yin & Restorative Yoga Teacher

50 Hour Training Accredited Yoga Alliance Professionals

50 Hour Restorative & Yin Teacher Training

Sussex Yoga Training’s 50 Hour Restorative & Yin Yoga CPD course, registered with the Yoga Alliance UK & is for established teachers or those working towards a level three diploma or 200 hours certificate. It is a four day training that will enable you to deliver two entirely useful methods of yoga to your students.

This special four-day training will consist of three days of practical explorations, presentations & discussions with senior teacher, Kate Brushwood. On day four you will teach a Restorative & Yin class to students at Lake View Yoga Studio observed by your SYT.

Restorative: The anatomy & physiology of Restorative Yoga, nervous system regulation & the relationship with other body systems. The physiology of stress & relaxation, vagal tone & how to elicit the relaxation response. You’ll practice teaching, whilst considering environment, postures, props, modifications, progressions, intention, sequencing, theming, class planning, breath & language.

Combining Yin and Restorative Postures in a class: Guidance on sequencing, planning & delivery. The “Putting it all together – teaching from the heart” & Yin Yoga versus Restorative Yoga – what makes them different & why they work well together.

Yin Yoga: In context, it's purpose & benefits. The anatomy of Yin Yoga – “Yin tissues”, flexibility, fascia & the heart-mind connection. You’ll work on practical delivery of Yin Yoga postures whilst looking at intention & attention, the energetic body, duration, breathing, use of props, sequencing and themes.

What the syllabus covers

  • Context, Purpose & Benefits
  • Differentiating Yin from Restorative
  • Combining Yin & Restorative Postures in a class
  • Anatomy of Yin Yoga, Yin tissues, Flexibility & Fascia
  • Paraysympathetic & the Energy Body
  • Environment
  • Postures & Props
  • Sequencing safe classes
  • Contraindications, Modifications & Props
  • Intention, Sequencing & Theming

What will be expected of me?

Our Yoga Alliance Professionals approved 50 hour Yin & Restorative Yoga Teacher Training is open to qualified yoga teachers.

Of the 50-hours, 30-hours are face to face & 20-hours are non-contact. For the non-contact hours, you will be asked to read & complete two short precourse writing assignments. You will also be asked to design a four week course of 60 minute yin & restorative yoga classes & for your final assessment you will be asked to teach elements of one of your class plans, whilst your SYT observes.