To ‘rest’, to ‘relax’ and to ‘restore’ is a natural vital process in our lives. Rest supports optimal physiological functioning, and promotes healing and growth. During rest, one’s autonomic nervous system switches from sympathetic-dominance to parasympathetic-dominance, regeneration and restoration is accelerated. Research has shown that relaxation and rest is essential to everyone of all ages and culture, size and shape.
Come and learn the science and art of Restorative Yoga, the skills to practice active relaxation. This immersion supports ample space and time for learning, reflection and integration. Whether your intention is to deepen personal understanding of restorative practices, or to offer it to family / friends, or to teach and share this healing practice, there will be comprehensive coverage of both the theoretical and practical application of restorative yoga.
This comprehensive immersion offers 30 hours of study and practice of :
– Physiology of relaxation, and the Autonomic Nervous System
– Continuum of consciousness
– Relaxation skills / tools
– Sensory & somatic intelligence
– Sequencing a practice
– Variations to adapt and modify, creative use of props
– Teaching skills and ethics
– Adjustments and touch
– Group vs One-to-one
– Relaxation and Five Koshas (Physical, Energetic, Emotional, Mental, Pure Being)
– The process of reflection and integration
Fees : Early Registration : 470 € Full Payment
After 31st January 2017 : 520 € Full Payment
(It is also possible to pay a non-refundable Deposit of 260€, and to pay the remaining Balance of 250€ before the training)
Option for certification (fee = 100 euros) :
Upon successful completion of 30 hours immersion and a follow-up project, trainees will receive a certificate of completion, be offered to join an invitation-only online forum for restorative practitioners internationally, and also be listed on www.restorativeyogateachers.com, which is a widely promoted site by Judith Hanson Lasater and Adelene for this work.
Location : Radiant Light Yoga – Rue Saint Quentin 36 – 1000 Brussels
For more information: email@example.com
+32 485 69 53 05
Adelene Cheong (SYT / E-RYT200 / BWY / iRest Level II)
Having studied various styles of yoga, Adelene’s practice in the recent decade has been greatly inspired by her teachers Judith H. Lasater and Donna Farhi. She has trained extensively with both Judith and Donna, and continues to study and assist them annually.
Adelene integrates her experiences in her teachings, and is particularly interested in the therapeutic application of yoga. Her teaching focuses on anatomy, organic support and healthy alignment, with an emphasis on breath and spinal integration within the body, promoting a harmonious relationship with gravity. She is absolutely committed to a balance of both active asana and restorative practices.
Restorative yoga has been and still is a big part of her practice to restore and reset balance at every level. Adelene believes that rest is not a luxury, it is a physiological need. When the body is hungry, we feed our body with food. When the body (and mind) feels depleted or stressed, it is a vital need to feed the body with rest… to relax and restore.
This Training is organized by Galini Yoga & Radiant Light Yoga
- the rapidly growing scientific evidence suggesting that yoga is useful for dozens of health conditions from cancer to heart disease to autoimmune conditions
- mechanisms of action explaining yoga's therapeutic benefits that conform with western, scientific ways of knowing the physiology of stress, stress-related disease and stress relief the use of the breath to modulate the autonomic nervous system and thereby potentially affect the functioning of all internal organs and bodily systems
- the additive and potentially synergistic benefits of different yogic tools from asana (poses) and pranayama (breathing techniques), to chanting and various types of meditation
the yogic technology for rewiring ingrained neural patterns
- contraindications to safe practice with different health conditions what isn't known and the limitations of science in investigating yoga how to talk about yoga in a way that won’t make scientists roll their eyes.
Timothy McCall, M.D. is a specialist in internal medicine, the medical editor of Yoga Journal and the author of the bestselling Yoga as Medicine: The Yogic Prescription for Health and Healing (Bantam). He is one of the co-editors of the just-released medical textbook on yoga therapy, The Principles and Practice of Yoga in Health Care (Handspring Publishing). He teaches Yoga As Medicine Seminars and Teacher Trainings in the U.S. and worldwide.
15-16 October 2016 (8:30-17:00 each day)
The Science of Yoga
A Weekend Immersion with Timothy McCall, MD
at RLY Brussels
Yoga practitioners don’t need to be convinced of the health benefits of this ancient Indian mind-body discipline. They can feel it, and that evidence can seem pretty persuasive. Yet to make the case for yoga to skeptical scientists, governmental agencies, as well as doctors and other health care professionals, one needs to explain how yoga works using the language of science.
Join physician, yogi and bestselling author Dr. Timothy McCall as he guides you, through specialized yoga practices and lively lectures and discussions toward greater understanding — both intellectual and experiential — of how yoga works.
Yoga has been documented to have hundreds of beneficial effects on the body and mind, from lowering cholesterol to improving the functioning of the immune system. Here, Timothy will mix practice with theory to give you a better understanding of:
Appropriate for yoga students of all levels, yoga teachers from any tradition, as well as health care professionals.
Cost: €280 (€250 early bird before 15 Oct, plus €25 euros off each booking if you come with a friend)
22-26 October 2016 (8:30-17:00 each day)
Yoga As Medicine
A 5 day training with Timothy McCall, MD
at RLY Antwerp
Yoga As Medicine is a 5-day, 30-hour, hands-on, roll-up-your sleeves intensive workshop, with much of the time spent doing yoga therapy in small groups under Timothy's supervision. Practice observing bodies, study breathing patterns, analyzing doshas (body-mind types as described in ancient Ayurvedic medicine), and tailoring personalized therapeutic yoga practices. Lectures, yoga practices, writing exercises and guided meditations complement the group case work. In addition, on Sunday, Timothy will demonstrate an in-depth yoga therapy evaluation of one of the workshop participants. For those unable to join us for the full 5-days, there are a limited numbers of spots available to attend the weekend-only portion of the training.
During case work, which begins Monday, and in detailed discussions of selected cases, we evaluate "patients" in five categories, using the acronym SNAPS: Structural, Nervous System and Breath, Ayurveda, Psychology and Spirituality. This holistic roadmap allows for a systematic assessment of function on all levels of body, mind and spirit. YAM uses the full palette of yogic tools including poses, breathing techniques, meditation and philosophy as well as dietary and lifestyle advice.
Past attendees have included healers, health care professionals, yoga students and teachers, as well as those seeking yoga therapy for such conditions as back pain, cancer, arthritis, heart problems, Parkinson’s disease, anxiety and depression. Familiarity with basic yoga concepts and practices is helpful, but not absolutely necessary.
Cost: Full training €720 (€650 early bird before 20 Oct) or weekend only €280 (€250 early bird before 20 Oct) plus €25 euros off each booking if you come with a friend.