Come join us in community to deepen your understanding, practice, and teaching of Restorative Yoga + Slow Flow Yoga in this virtual training (that can be completed live or on-demand) led by Ciara Desmond, owner + founder of Wicked Om Yoga, 500-Hour E-RYT, Ayurvedic Wellness Coach and YACEP provider with over 10 years of experience leading trainings grounded in yogic philosophy, neuroscience and Ayurveda.
You’ll receive live online instruction that includes lectures, discussions, guided practices, posture tutorials with detailed propping breakdowns, teaching methods and techniques, and small-group exercises to practice receiving and leading Restorative Yoga + Slow Flow Yoga.
You’ll take home a comprehensive digital manual and supplemental reading for a deeper, self-guided study into research, techniques, and practice.
Through this training, we’ll also discover how to sense into the depths of our own postures and practices. As a result, we’ll be able to offer more nuanced guidance and support through cues that address the physical, energetic, and mental body—inviting students to welcome a greater sense of well-being and wholeness. Upon completion, you’ll be able to create, guide, and practice a customized Restorative Yoga + Slow Flow Yoga practice for yourself and others.
Together we’ll thoroughly examine how to build restorative experiences using restorative + slow flow postures, mindful movement and stillness, breath awareness exercises, and guided relaxation to help heal and transform ourselves and our students. We’ll also learn to bring students into deeper states of relaxation through the use of voice, verbal cueing, props, and sequencing. We’ll also talk about how to adapt and evolve when teaching yoga online.
This virtual training (that can be completed live or on-demand) offers the foundations of designing and teaching an effective Restorative Yoga + Slow Flow practice and prepares you to offer full Restorative Yoga + Slow Flow Yoga classes, incorporate restorative postures into your current yoga classes, develop a deeper personal practice, and integrate restorative postures with other types of therapeutic modalities. We’ll focus on creating sessions that harness the therapeutic impact of Restorative Yoga + Slow Flow Yoga to create balance, reduce stress, nurture inner quiet, and create conditions for self-awareness, compassion, and healing.
Tailored mentorship from me based upon what you need. Unique use of verbal cueing and vocal skills to guide students into deeper relaxation.
Leave with a solid foundations for building a restorative + slow flow yoga practice for private clients and group classes online and in person. Learn how to weave both restorative + slow flow yoga practices into your current teachings + practices.
Participants will finish the training with creative inspiration to bring into personal practice, flow classes, and even private lessons.
Trainees will be able to take this training live as well as on-demand.. Pre-recorded lectures and practices will be uploaded to our community platform weekly.
This training includes live lecture, discussion, demonstration and mentorship. and downloadable manual.
We will be using two platforms for this training - Zoom + Thinkific. For Live lectures, you will receive the zoom link for each. For pre-recorded content and recordings of live lectures, we will be utilizing Thinkific.
We are so excited for you to join us and most of all, want this training to feel accessible embodying the essence of this practice. Early bird pricing, payment plans, and BIPOC Scholarships with up to $500 in savings are all available to meet you where you are..
Ciara Desmond is a 500-Hour E-RYT, Founder + Chief Yoga Officer of Wicked Om Yoga + Ayurvedic Wellness Coach.
Hey, I’m Ciara, Founder + Chief Yoga Officer of Wicked Om Yoga. To say I LOVE learning and teaching about yoga, movement, and wellness is an understatement - I have more than 5,000 hours of teaching and more than 2,000 hours of training under my belt! I've studied under Katie Silcox, Ally Bogard, Abbie Galvin, Jillian Pransky, Sarah Duvall and many more incredible teachers. I love traveling and lead yoga, ayurveda and wellness retreats all over the world.
Figuratively balancing two girls under four, two dogs, a husband, and a yoga school. Literally balancing on a paddleboard.
Always learning more about: ayurveda, the divine feminine, restorative yoga, herbalism, plants, gardening, hormones, cycles, and women's health..
Yes, this training is accredited for CEUs through Yoga Alliance. If you are already registered with Yoga Alliance, you will be able to upload your cetificate directly into your profile.
Both! We created this training as an opportunity for students to deepen their practice without the pressure of teaching AND for teachers who are eager to honor Yoga's roots or invest in their own studentship. All we ask is that you come as you are — with an open mind, an interest in yoga, and eager to learn.
Sure is! If you are a registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance, we will provide a certificate of completion once you have completed the immersion. Then you just submit your certificate to Yoga Alliance after the training along with hours.
Yes, this training is available live and on-demand. With a blend of live lectures and pre-recorded content, you can live anywhere in the world and attend this training.
Yes! We have a few payment plans available. Please reach out to email@example.com to discuss your options.
You’ll have access to the recordings of all our modules (including live lectures and pre-recorded content) for life.
It will take place on two platforms, Thinkific and Zoom. You’ll access the training through Thinkific, which will prompt you to click on a link to enter the zoom room.
Restore and Rebalance: Yoga for Deep Relaxation by Judith Hanson Lasater
Radiant Rest: Yoga Nidra for Deep Relaxation and Awakened Clarity by Tracee Stanley
Restorative Yoga for Ethnic and Race-Based Stress and Trauma by Dr. Gail Parker
The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk M.D.
Meditation with Intention: Quick & Easy Ways to Create Lasting Peace by Anusha Wijeyakumar MA
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Yes — Our goal is to make this training accessible to anyone who is eager to join us, embodying the essence of this practice. BIPOC Scholarships with up to $500 savings are here to support you. Fill out the contact form below or click the button above to inquire.
YAY! We are so excited to be a part of this amazing journey with you. Once your ready, add the deposit to your cart and check out. This will reserve your spot in our training program.
If you have any questions about anything above or something we haven’t covered, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Self-identify as Black, Indigenous, or Person of Color.
Have a consistent practice and commitment to yoga.
Have a desire to teach yoga.
Are able to attend all dates of the training.
Taking yoga outside the studio to communities underrepresented in a typical yoga class is key to creating
a diverse range of teaching voices – so all students can feel represented in the classroom.
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