60hrs The Soothe Method
Somatic Restoring Education
Starts April 10th to April 15th ' 2024
This Training is designed for Yoga Teachers, Therapists or Individuals who wish to receive an education to reorganize the nervous system, calibrate and reset the body. This Training consists of a blend of:
6 days in-person immersion
3 post-training online monthly meetings to follow up the training
You will learn the Restorative Yoga style that is based in deep relaxation of both body and mind by the use of different tools and yoga accessories (props). We will deepen the learning through integrating somatic practices that work from a bottom-up perspective mapping and expanding the body-mind connection. The therapeutic element in this training teaches us to attend to the different unique needs of the body and how to work with disbalances and applications.
These practices are designed to help sleep, improve posture, support healing in chronic pain, digestion, clear brain fog while making the practitioner feel grounded and realigned.
What You Will Learn
What is Restorative Yoga?
To teach this style of yoga, we need to understand the different characteristics that differentiate Restorative from ANY other style. Breaking the myths of passive styles is key for you to embrace this practice as it is commonly defined as: too gentle, for beginners, going to sleep, laying down. My goal is to take you to the wide spectrum of therapeutic tools you can gain from these practices.
2. Restorative Poses and Practices with Specific Characteristics
To experience a restorative and somatic yoga practice each day during your training is key, as you will gain insights from your personal adaptations and from your peers unpacking the numerous variants a pose can take. From practicing and observing you will learn the therapeutic aspect of adapting a posture to each unique body and mood states. For you to excel at being a professional teacher is to refine your eye and see what your student will need.
3. Anatomy Understanding
Whether you have done a training in the past or not, we will review the body structure, articulations, fascial system, and functionalities so you feel secure to guide and offer your classes as a teacher. Anatomy is a key backbone in becoming a teacher in order to feel confident having conversations with your students about their unique body. Your therapeutic view will comprehend why some people will benefit from more or less props and more or less time in certain postures.
4. Nervous System Functionality
Yoga allows up to tap deeper into the connection between our minds, bodies, and our reality by working with the nervous system. We will learn the parts and functions of our nervous system to assist our understanding of self-regulation practices in this training.
5. Breathing techniques for Restorative practices
Breath is a fundamental aspect of influence to our nervous system. It is key to know which breathing practices can provide greater access to incite a relaxation response thereby affecting the mental and physical health.
6. Understanding Stress
Stress is a mayor cause of why people feel drained, tired, tense and overwhelmed. If we are seeking to offer our students a practice to recharge, regenerate and gain energy it is important we take a dive to understand the way stress builds up in our body and its effects. This will provide you confidence to set the right language and environment for your classes.
7. Somatic Practices
Somatics is a way to teach our muscles and tissues to relax and to stay that way. I call this in my classes the passive warm-up. You will learn that some people will find it quite challenging to enter a passive pose and remain calm/meditative. Somatics is a beautiful conscious way to navigate movement that is restful, fluid and nourishing while lengthening tissues and addressing tension.
8. Cultivating Positive Emotions
Restorative and Somatics on their own and combined are a systematic way to create connection to our body, cultivate loving kindness as a foundation to all our experiences in life.
9. Group practices and one-on-one sessions
Practice, practice, practice. That is what will take you to the next step to start offering your knowledge into a classroom or one-on-one setting. We will have time to prepare classes, review, discuss and give each other feedback amongst peers so that you feel experienced as you step out into your teaching.
About The Soothe Method
The education provided in this training is a way to connect body to one's mind and mental health. Because somatics and restorative practices teach the practitioner to regulate their nervous system, they can feel safer to slow down, lean into a sensation, release emotions and ground into their body and present moment.
Restorative yoga may have the appearance of being a very passive practice but it has powerful and wide-ranging benefits. During a Restorative yoga sequence, we could explore a sensation of stretch, but we’re invited to relax fully in the stretch with the aid of the props so that we can release tension and focus on the breath. This helps us to activate the parasympathetic nervous system (responsible for the rest / digest process), which helps combat that feeling of ‘overdrive’ that we often find ourselves in.
Because our body and minds become softer, we can also create the space to connect with our natural qualities of compassion and understanding of others and self. The mind and body are invited to tune into a state of goodness and safety, where the student can return creating inner resourcing.
Focusing on the senses can bring the person into the present moment, breaking out of their thoughts and tuning into the body and what they are experiencing. Somatic practices cultivate a capacity for people to check in with themselves in how they navigate emotions, how emotions shift, and to build a toolbox to be able to release distress.
Deeply relaxes the body
Stills a busy mind
Releases muscular tension, improving mobility and flexibility
Improves capacity for healing and balancing
Balances the nervous system
Boosts the immune system
Develops qualities of compassion and understanding toward others and self.
What You Will Need
A previous understanding and practice of Yoga is desired for each participant. Yoga is a very broad system of learning, in which a basic Yoga Teacher Training sets the foundations of practice. This course is designed to deepen that understanding.
If you have not done a Yoga Teacher training before, get in touch with us so we can chat about the details required so that you feel you can absorb all the learning that is offered in our Training.
We will cover a lot of different skills and techniques. As such everyone is encouraged to develop their own style and gifts within this field.
In the course we will provide the following equipment:
If you wish to bring your own mat and props you are welcome to do so. We will explore and play with a variety of options so you can learn how to use all these equipment.
1st Early bird Price fully paid before October 1st' 2023 $1,600
2nd Early bird Price fully paid before February 1st' 2024 $1,700
Full Price $1,880
We offer 10% discount if you have done our Sound Therapy Training
Payment Plans available, please contact directly
Accommodation is included.
What it includes:
Price Includes shared Accommodation for 6 nights (enquire for extra night), all training and Training Manual
Meals are not included but there is a small kitchen available for use and shops nearby. We will have a couple of shared dinners which will be provided.
3 post-training online monthly meetings to follow up the training
Typical Daily Schedule
8.45am - Therapeutic Practice
9.45am - Tea Break
10.ooam - Theory
12.00pm - Lunch Break
1.00pm - Breakdown of Postures
2.45pm - Tea Break
3.00pm - Theory
5.00pm - Restorative Practice
5.30pm - Freetime/dinner
7:00pm (some days we will have evening group practice)
This is a general guideline but may change from day to day.
If you’re a yoga teacher registered with Yoga Alliance then you’re probably already aware of the continuing education requirement that must be met every three years to remain a member in good standing.
As a E-RYT500 and Yoga Therapist, Bhavani's The Soothe Method training is approved by Yoga Alliance and provides students with CEUs needed to maintain registration. This course is to increase your skills and prepares you to teach with confidence.
About The Instructor
Bhavani has been involved in the wellness industry for over 15 years. She became interested in Yoga as a form of exercise in her teenage years. As a young adult she deepened her understanding and became more curious in learning about the mind and body relationship. After practicing more dynamic and traditional practices, she leaned into the art of pausing. This opened her up to the journey of Restorative, Somatics and Therapeutics.
Bhavani has trained with many great teachers in this field such as Dr. Ganesh Mohan, Donna Farhi, Neal Goshal, Lisa Petersen, and more. She has also trained with Svastha Yoga Therapy school for several years, is a Certified Yoga Therapist, runs a Back Care Clinic each year at Sanctuary Hill and is a registered Yoga New Zealand Level 3 Teacher and E-RYT500 Yoga Alliance Registered and YACEP. She has a very intuitive approach to this healing art.