Restorative Yoga Teacher Training
The intention of this 30 hour course is to gain the key skills for developing your own Restorative Yoga practice and for learning how to share this practice with others.
The course is taught by senior teacher Dr Kristen MacPherson. Kristen trained directly by Judith Hanson Lasater, the teacher who is widely credited with bringing Restorative Yoga to prominence. This training has been approved by Judith Hanson Lasater, those successfully completing this program are eligible to attend her Level 2 Restorative Yoga intensive.
The training includes a yoga project, which will be completed after the course, and returned for feedback before a completion certificate is awarded. If already registered with Yoga Alliance, successful completion of this course will allow you to apply for Continuing Education credits.
With the health and well-being of everyone in mind, our existing course has been adapted to include both online content and in-person content. The training is made up of 4 online modules, each with lecture/video/practice, and 1 in-person module. We are limiting our group numbers to allow for social distancing in our in-person module.
If you would like to express your interest and be kept informed about dates for this training, please click the following:
Modules 1-4 will be available on our interactive online learning platform.
Module 5 will take place in person.
Props required for this training: 2 bolsters (the second bolster may be made out of a pillow and blankets), 2 blocks, 4-5 blankets (these do not all need to be uniform), a chair (without a back), and an eye pillow. Props may be purchased at wholesale cost by those participating in this training via www.kurma.eu
Dates for this training will soon be announced. If you would like to be kept informed about dates, please click the button ‘I’m interested’ (above).
The total cost of the training is €620. This price is all inclusive.
A non-refundable deposit of €100 will secure your place in the training. The remaining €520 is due before your log-in details for the online learning platform are issued.
To apply, please complete the form at the bottom of this page.
Testimonials from graduates of this course:
“This training was such a great experience! It filled my expectations and even more. The content is clear and well defined. The atmosphere is such a heart-warmer, it created a cocoon full of kindness in which we could practice and learn together. I would definitely recommend you to follow this amazing training!” – Eugenie
“This restorative teacher training was a unique journey into softness, silence and self-discovery. It was an opportunity to study the methods and techniques of restorative yoga within a safe setting, guided by teachers who are passionate about sharing their experience and knowledge. Attending this training has given me a deep understanding of the subtleties of restorative yoga, and an inspiration to practice it everyday. Absolutely loved this training.” – Sara
“I really, really loved the restorative teacher training at Radiant light yoga. The TT was created with very great care and Kristen just breathes restorative yoga! The TT days were both intense and relaxing. I learned so much I can apply to my yin and other classes as well… Savasana for everyone!” – Saskia
Founder RLY Antwerp + Brussels
Certified Yoga Teacher: Advanced Restorative Yoga, Experiential Anatomy, Kundalini Yoga + Meditation, Pregnancy Yoga, Mindfulness Meditation, Yin Yoga, Fertility Yoga, Children’s Yoga.
Kristen was born in upstate New York, but has spent the majority of her life living in Europe. After completing her doctorate at the University of Oxford, she was working in London doing academic research when her husband was offered a diplomatic posting to Brussels. The move to Belgium allowed more time for the study of yoga (which she had been practicing since she was a teenager). Her first teacher training was in Kundalini Yoga (as taught by Yogi Bhajan), followed by specialist trainings in Prenatal, Postnatal and Yin Yoga. Having studied with Judith Hanson Lasater, Kristen developed a special interest in Restorative Yoga, and is also certified in Advanced Restorative Yoga. A few years ago she returned to study in Oxford, this time at the Oxford Mindfulness Centre, to complete her foundational study of teaching mindfulness. She is now a lead trainer for the 200hr Yoga Fundamentals teacher training.
Kristen is founder of Radiant Light Yoga and is now based in the UK, where she works as the Head of Training Programmes for Yogacampus.