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50-Hour Restorative Yoga Teacher Training

October 7 – 11, 2024
Monday-Friday 9:00 – 14:00


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Your essential guide to skillfully teach Restorative Yoga classes

Discover the transformative power of Restorative Yoga with our 50-hour Teacher Training at Manas Yoga, taking place from October 7-11, 2024. This program, accredited by Yoga Alliance as a Continuing Education course, offers 20 hours of self and group study to deepen your understanding of Restorative Yoga at your own pace.

Whether you’re looking to deepen your personal practice or embark on a journey to become a certified Restorative Yoga Instructor, this training is designed to meet your needs. Learn the principles of Restorative Yoga, explore basic and advanced poses, and gain the skills to teach students of all capabilities in a safe and systematic manner.

This is a 50-Hour Yoga Alliance certified Training which counts towards continuing education hours with the Yoga Alliance International (YACEP).

This training includes:

Day 1: Introduction to Restorative Yoga

  • This chapter sets the foundation for the training by introducing participants to the principles, benefits, and goals of Restorative Yoga. It covers the history of the practice, its therapeutic applications, and the importance of creating a supportive environment for relaxation and healing.

Day 2:  Restorative Yoga Asanas:

  • This chapter focuses on the key Restorative Yoga poses, including basic and advanced variations. Participants learn how to set up each pose with props for maximum support and comfort and explore variations to accommodate different body types and levels of flexibility.

Day 3: Sequencing and Class Planning

  • In this chapter, participants learn how to sequence Restorative Yoga classes effectively to create a balanced and harmonious experience for students. They study the principles of sequencing, including the importance of breath awareness, relaxation techniques, and the gradual progression of poses.

Day 4: Teaching Methodology and Adjustments:

  • This chapter covers the art of teaching Restorative Yoga, including effective communication techniques, verbal cues, and hands-on adjustments. Participants learn how to create a safe and nurturing environment for their students, address common challenges, and provide individualized support.

Day 5: Therapeutic Applications and Modifications

  • This chapter explores the therapeutic benefits of Restorative Yoga and how it can be used to support individuals with specific health concerns or conditions. Participants learn how to modify poses and sequences to address common issues such as stress, anxiety, insomnia, chronic pain, and injury recovery.

Upon completion of the course, you’ll be certified as a Restorative Yoga Instructor, recognized worldwide for your expertise. Join us at Manas Yoga and take the next step towards becoming a skilled and confident teacher in the transformative practice of Restorative Yoga. 

Reserve your spot today and unlock the potential of Restorative Yoga for yourself and your future students.



€ 1,800*


*A non-refundable deposit of € 500 is required to secure your space.
*The YTT must be paid in full 45 days prior to the start date. *Please refer to our Terms & Conditions with regards to cancellations and refunds. *Members get a 10% discount on this yoga teacher training.

Meet your Instructor

Erika Smith Iluszko

I’m a yoga student and English yoga teacher based here in Vienna, Austria. As a young child in Asia, I was treated with either one or a combination of acupressure, acupuncture, moxa, dry cupping therapy, or herbs from my grandmother’s garden whenever I get sick. When this did not work I was given western medicine. When I got a bit older and moved to India, I saw yoga’s holistic way of healing the body. It sees well-being as extraordinarily intricate and that doctors, scientist, and sages do not have all the answers. Yoga and Samkhaya are based on logic and experience of the qualities (Gunas) and functions (Kriya).

These two ancient philosophies have shaped my way of seeing all beings. In combination with my education in psychology and social psychology, they have allowed me to understand that the heart of healing lies in our abilities to listen, see, and perceive the body and mind as one. That ultimately they are the sides of the same coin.

This is what I want to share with you – Traditional Chinese Medicine which at first seems to be a healing science, based on spiritual practices that restore and balance the mind and consciousness, and Yoga which at first seems to be a spiritual practice, but works by first healing the physical body, calming the emotions, focusing the mind and then allowing wisdom of the Self to bloom.

I am convinced that Yoga, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Psychology are powerful attempts to explain the same thing – THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE.