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Restorative Yoga Teacher Training
Restorative Yoga Teacher Training

Most 200 hour teacher trainings barely scratch the surface when it comes to Restorative Yoga. Expand your knowledge! Learn how to help yourself, your students, family and friends with the healing power of restorative yoga.

In Yoga Haven's 20 hour, Restorative Yoga Training you will learn and experience:


  • The benefits of restorative yoga and deep relaxation.

  • The conditions the body needs to relax fully.

  • How to elicit the body's natural, healing and relaxation response.

  • Restorative poses that may speed healing for many physical ailments and illnesses.

Even if you do not plan to teach a traditional Restorative Yoga class, the tools you gain from this training will serve you in general classes, work with your private clients, and deepen your own practice and understanding of yoga. 


This training is also recommended for non-yoga teachers, including: nurses, doctors, hospice workers, caregivers & social workers. Understanding how to help those that you work with quiet their nervous system is an extremely valuable skill.

Contact Hours

  • Day #1, 6:00-9:00 pm 

  • Day #2, 2:00-7:00 pm

  • Day #3, 1:00-6:00 pm

  • Day #4, 1:00-6:00 pm 

  • 18 Contact hours 

  • homework assignment

  • take home quizzes

  • develop lesson plan

  • class observation

  • independent practice with classmates

  • book assignment

  • 11 contact hours

Non-Contact Hours
For information and updates on future dates, please email
Instructor: Karen Safire

Karen first got her first taste of yoga in the 1970’s by tagging along with her father to his yoga class at the local “Y” in southern California. She began studying seriously in New York City in 1994 and received her Hatha Yoga teaching certification from Cyndi Lee, director of OM Yoga Center, in New York City in 1997. She became certified in Yoga of the Heart, yoga for cardiac rehabilitation, created by Nischala Joy Devi in 1999. In 2003 Karen received her Relax and Renew, restorative yoga, teaching certification from Judith Lasater and in 2006 she received her advanced Relax and Renew teaching certification also from Judith Lasater. Now, she regularly studies yoga and yoga therapeutics with Karin Stephan and Yoga for Scoliosis with Deborah Wolk. Karen is also a registered yoga teacher with the national certifying organization Yoga Alliance. Currently she teaches group and private yoga classes in New York City and Westchester. She is also the co-founder of Receptive Nest, a yogic approach to fertility which offers workshops to people thinking about or trying to conceive. The beneficial affects yoga has on the physical and emotional challenges many of us face has always interested Karen. In Karen’s class one can expect to find healthy anatomical alignment, a feeling of calmness and clarity, freedom of breathing all with a touch of humor.

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