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Restorative yoga is a passive form of yoga and prepares the body for meditation. You learn to listen to your body by completely surrendering yourself to the yoga posture and fully accepting the moment. It is a Yin / passive form of Yoga (Yoga of “being”) and balances the more active forms (Yang) of Yoga.


A journey of self-exploration and self-discovery

The training gives you new tools to take with you in your practice, your teachings and your daily life. The intention of the training is to inspire you to live your life on a higher frequency, with awareness, acceptance of yourself and others, and to take better care of the planet.


This Restorative Yoga & Meditation Teacher Training consists of 100 hours, divided into 4 Fundamentals.


Each Fundamental consists of 21 hours of participation in the training and 4 hours of homework. This includes assignments, reading, observations and practice teaching. It is set up in such a way that you can follow it in its entirety within a year. This is recommended to make the most of its intensity. If you are not able to follow the entire training consecutively for personal reasons, it is also possible to spread it over several years.


IMPORTANT: The Fundamentals need to be done in order. Fundamentals 1 needs to be completed before starting Fundamentals 2, and so on. So, even if you do it on your own pace, follow them in order and only move to the next one after fully completing the one before. 


What to Expect?

The Restorative Yoga & Meditation Teacher Training focusses on the following topics:


  • Tools on how to teach the techniques of Restorative Yoga

  • Show how to peel the layers of personality that are holding you back 

  • Provide tools to let go of self-limiting beliefs and manifest your boundless potential 

  • Demonstrate how to unblock emotions and let go of stagnant and poisonous energy 

  • Show you how to go beyond the mind’s boundaries to meet yourself 

  • Encourage ways to spread the essence of this work into the world by bringing it into different settings such as yoga studios, homes, schools, hospitals, prisons, businesses and so on 

  • Explain the use of Self-enquiry in daily life and how to apply it to the practice of Yin and Restorative Yoga 

  • Provide different meditation techniques that teach how to focus on what is relevant and ground you towards an improved lifestyle 

  • Show you how to manage stress. Reducing stress in turn enhances your overall physical health and emotional well-being. 

  • Bring awareness towards how to live a life as a “green” yoga teacher - on and off the mat. 

  • Use conscious movement as a stress releasing technique 

  • Support you in discovering your mission in life and getting aligned with it. Though not religious, the work is deeply spiritual. 


Who is this Teacher Training for? 

  • Yoga teachers looking for extensive development in their Restorative Yoga teaching skills and practice 

  • Yoga students who are participating in a Yoga Teacher Training who would like to acquire specialized Restorative Yoga and Meditation teaching skills. 

  • Yoga students willing to go deeper in their personal growth and apply the restorative yoga principals into their lives


​The training will provide you with new tools for your practice and teachings. This training is taught in English and is part of the Yoga Alliance Continuing Education certification. More information about the how and why of the training can be found at: Below you will find more information about the different Fundamentals. At the bottom of this page you will find the different dates for this training. That's also where you can register for the training.


This is a certified 100-hour Yoga Alliance Training that counts towards the Continuing Education (YACEP) with Yoga Alliance. You will receive a certificate after completing the module “Fundamentals 4”.

Cost overview

​Participation in all 4 Fundamentals in 2023 at YogaSite € 1.500,- (excl. 21% VAT).
Individual Fundamentals require an investment of € 415,- (excl. 21% VAT).

Curious? Then be sure to watch the video below and scroll down

for information about the different fundamentals and the possibilities to register.


FUNDAMENTALS 1 (25 hours)

Fundamentals 1 consists of:

  • Introduction Restorative Yoga (RY);

  • The use of props, the adjustments and the effect on the nervous system;

  • Breathing exercises in RY;

  • Mindfulness & letting go during RY postures;

  • Meditations and meditation techniques;

  • The benefits of meditation.


Optional Reading:
These are not required readings but they are intended to serve as a good reference for students who want to dig deeper into these topics.


  • "The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali" - Translation by Sri Swami Satchidananda (Read carefully about the 8 limbs of yoga)

  • "Relax & Renew: Restful Yoga for Stressful Times" - Judith Hanson Lasater

  • "The Orange Book" - Osho

  • "Meditations from the Mat: Daily Reflections on the Path of Yoga" - Rolf Gates & Katrina Kenison



April 28, 29 and 30, 2023


FUNDAMENTALS 2 (25 hours)

Fundamentals 2 consists of:

● Review of Contents Fundamentals 1

● Restorative Yoga and Yin Yoga poses

● Description and daily practice: Forward bends, back bends, twists, side bends, inversions and their modifications

● Building your own daily practice so that your body requires more of it.

● Visualization: Directing the power of the Mind towards healing and wholeness

● Exercises of Self-Inquiry: Working with the Zen koan “Who Am I?”

● Alignment and yoga - Adjusting through touch in Restorative Yoga

● Practicing and developing teaching skills

● Assisting


Optional reading

These are not required readings but they are intended to serve as a good reference for students who want to dig deeper into these topics.

  • “Relax & Renew: Restful Yoga for Stressful Times” by Judith Hanson Laster (revision from Fund.1)

  • “Awakening the Spine” by Vanda Scaravelli

  • “Yoga Nidra” by Swami Satyananda Saraswati

  • A book on “mindful touch” from the student’s choice.


May 12, 13 and 14, 2023


FUNDAMENTALS 3 (25 hours)

  • Revision of Fundamental 2

  • Restorative and Yin Yoga Poses

  • The use of music during a yoga practice

  • Observing other teachers in Restorative Yoga and Meditation classes

  • Healthy Life Style: restoring and re-setting the body into its natural ways of healing

Optional Reading

These are not required readings but they are intended to serve as a good reference for students who want to dig deeper into these topics.

  •  Watch the documentary: “(Official Movie) THRIVE: What On Earth Will It Take?”

  •  "Eating for Beauty” by David Wolf

  •  “Chakras & the Archetypes .Uniting Energy Awareness & Spiritual Growth”. By Ambika Wauters



May 19, 20 and 21, 2023

FUNDAMENTALS 4 (25 hours)

  • Review of Fundamentals 3

  • Practice of Yin Yoga asanas and Restorative Yoga Asanas

  • General Anatomy in the practice of Yin and Restorative YogaMethods for Body Cleanse & Detoxing process

  • Environmental awareness & the contribution of yoga teachers to a more kind and friendly planet

  • Body movement and emotional release: from movement to stillness.

  • Reflection and the practice of Silence and Meditation

  • Main essential skills of a yoga teacher in the practice and teaching of Restorative Yoga


Optional Reading

These are not required readings but they are intended to serve as a good reference for students who want to dig deeper into these topics.

  • “Light on Yoga” by B.K.S.Iyengar

  • “The Heart of Yoga.Developing a personal practice.” by T.K.V. Desikachar

  • “The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga: The Philosophy and Practice of Yin Yoga” by Bernie Clark and Sarah Powers

  • “Yin Yoga” by Paul Grilley

  • “Insight Yoga” by Sarah Powers and Paul Grilley


June 9, 10 and 11, 2023



“Third year in a row: Restorative Yoga & Meditation Teacher Training with Veda Ela at! A yearly bath filled with silence, warmth, dancing, tears & laughter! Thankful that I got to know this restoring and in depth form of yoga and could share it with myself, my children, teens, and all these people, making this deep connection within! Thank you for your sharing Veda Ela and your southern touch.”

Elly Geyskens, The Netherlands

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