Next Training Oct. 22nd-24th and 29th-31st!

Restorative Yoga Teacher Training Level 1

This training is open to yoga instructors and students who have had a dedicated practice for at least two years. It is limited to 12 participants.

In this 50-hour training, you will learn the art and skill of teaching restorative yoga. All aspects of the subject will be covered.

Participants will learn:

  • The Art of “seeing” a body and developing your eye and intuition.
  • The cycle of stress in the body and mind, including the physiology and neuroscience of stress and relaxation
  •  The physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of restorative yoga
  • Anatomy of the spine
  •  Basic postures along with therapeutic adjustments
  • Beginning training in what embodiment is and therapeutic presence
  •  How to lead a full restorative group class and how to sequence restoratives into an active practice
  •  The beginning of working 1:1
  • Proper setups and adjustments for different bodies
  • Working with special populations (pregnancy, physical limitations)
  • Sequencing the class/Workshop
  • Working 1:1
  • Sequencing restoratives into an active vinyasa class

A 50-hour certificate will be issued upon completion of the training.

In addition to the group training, students will be required to complete a project for final certification. Students will also receive a certificate of completion indicating 40 Yoga Alliance CEU hours in Restorative Yoga. This training is held in Saratoga Springs, NY at Yoga Mandali studio or may be arranged at your studio. Please call for details.

Coming Soon! A new Restorative Yoga Training Program for Mental Health Professionals!

Tuition (early bird) $825

A nonrefundable $200 deposit is due at time of registration to secure your spot.  Training is limited to 12 participants.

Cancellation Policy:

A nonrefundable $200 deposit is due at time of registration (included in full payment amount).  Full payment is due two weeks prior to the training start date.  Cancellations made after this time (within the two weeks prior to start date) or after the start date, will result in NO refunds.

If you have specific questions about the training, please contact Ann directly at


  • "Ann's Restorative Yoga training should be a mandatory part of any 300 hour training. The depth and scope of her knowledge that she shares provides an equal opportunity for depth in the offerings the new restorative teacher may offer. It is a rigorous group examination and application of the principles of what restorative yoga is meant to be. I recommend this training without reservation to all who truly strive to not only offer restorative yoga to their clients, but also to deeply understand the whys of what they have learned and can offer."

  • "Thank you Ann for your diligent work in this domain of yoga. This training enhances my flow classes and makes me a better teacher."

  • "Ann's restorative training is by far one of the best trainings I have been to. The information is organized, clear, and presented in a concrete manner. The poses are something that benefit everyone. Taking this training for yourself would be well worth the investment."

  • "I feel like I learned a lot in a short period of time. It was a great balance of practice and learning. I loved the organized structure. Thank you for being a wonderful teacher!"

  • "This training is one of the best, if not the best trainings that i have attended. So much information that we received and put into practice, and getting immediate feedback from Ann. This program is well-thought out, thorough and included lots of hands on practice"

    - KB
  • "Ann is a wonderful trainer! Her training structure is so intelligently organized I was able to learn everything without feeling overwhelmed. After her training I was very confident practicing in the community and cannot wait to continue learning and growing in the restorative yoga world."

    - KK
  • "This Level 1 training is an incredible course that introduces you to the medical benefits of this branch of yoga. As a result, I feel more attunded to my own internal balance, holistic health, and global well-being."

    - KTS
  • "Ann brings a depth and breadth of understanding to her teaching that makes this training a very rich experience. I feel very confident to offer restorative yoga without further training"

    - KN
  • "Ann's knowledge is extremely intricate and her scope of understanding is very wide. I feel that the training was super comprehensive intellectually and in practice."