Restorative Yoga & Yoga Nidra Certification

with Lidiya Petkova & Catherine Gallagher

27 Feb – 5 March, 2022

Join us for a week of rest, relaxation, rejuvenation, and learning.  Not only will you receive the personal benefits of both a Restorative Yoga and a Yoga Nidra practice, but you will learn to teach both in this double certification training!

In the demands of our fast-paced high energy lifestyle, restorative self-care practices are becoming not just a luxury but a necessity. Both Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra can have numerous benefits including balancing the nervous system, boosting immune system, healing emotional trauma or stress, and calming the mind. Both can be stand alone practices, utilized together in a session, or incorporated into other systems such as adding Yoga Nidra to the end of an asana practice.

Restorative Yoga utilizes passive stretching and use of props to promote deep relaxation and restoration. Usually poses are held for 5-20 minutes. A restorative class may include 5-6 poses.

Yoga Nidra is also known as ‘yogi sleep.’ It is a deep relaxation technique used while fully conscious and lingering between states of wakefulness and sleep. The practice is usually done on the floor in resting position while words and suggested visualization relaxes the body and mind.

Topics Covered Include

  • Anatomy of the Nervous System
  • Energy of the Subtle Yogic Bodies
  • Science of Relaxation
  • Pranayama Breathwork
  • Sequencing Classes
  • Creating Various Themes
  • Proper Cueing
  • How to Utilize Props Appropriately
  • Simple Hands-on Assists For Relaxation
  • Practice Teaching

We will also have daily practices of both Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra. There are no prerequisites for this training aside from being a certified 200 hour Yoga Teacher. You will be asked for a copy of your certificate upon registration. You will receive a required reading list for the training and you will receive a manual & support materials.

Catherine Gallagher 

Catherine is an Award Winning spiritual business owner of The Empower Method, offering transformational yoga, retreats, spiritual business mentorship and training yoga teachers. Catherine is an extremely experienced yoga teacher who’s classes focus on compassion, acceptance, self-love and deep relaxation taught truly from the heart. Catherine is forever expanding her knowledge of Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra alongside Vedanta, Philosophy, Pranayama, Meditation and the art of Tarot.
FOUNDATION TEACHER TRAININGS: With Bryony Hamerton at BE-YOGA, Sussex; with Rachel Brathen (@yoga_girl) & Lara Heimann at Island Yoga Aruba.

ADVANCED TEACHER TRAINING: With Vidya Heisel at Frog Lotus Yoga International where she assists on 200hr trainings and runs her own retreats.

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Lidiya Petkova

Lidiya is a resident yoga teacher at the beautiful Suryalila Retreat Centre in southern Spain where she also leads various Yoga Retreats and Immersions. Yoga has been a central part of Lidiya’s life since discovering the practice more than twelve years ago.  Her aim is to inspire her students to bring meditation into movement. Apart from being trained in various styles of yoga, including 200 & 300 hour training with Frog Lotus Yoga International, Yin Yoga with Sara Powers, Therapeutic Yoga with Donna Farhi, she has also studied Sound Therapy and Thai Massage which she incorporates into her classes. Read More

Full Cost

These prices include full board (accommodation and three meals a day), tuition fee for the course and the use of the retreat center facilities.

  • Mini Dorm: €1070 (share with three other attendees of the same sex)
  • Twin: €1215 (share with one other attendee)
  • Eco Casa Twin (share with one other attendee): €1100
  • Superior Double (shared bathroom): €1355 single occupancy
  • Deluxe Double (private bathroom): €1460 single occupancy | for two people €1320 p/p
  • Deluxe Suite for two people: €1390 p/p

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200 hour yoga teacher training