A 40
 Hour Teacher Training with Senior Teacher Andrea Peloso

Part One May 4-6, 2018 (20 Hours)
Part Two  May 25-27, 2018 (20 Hours)

* Students have the option of registering for Part 1 only, Part 2 only (for those who have previously completed Part 1) or both.  Certificates will be issued for 20 or 40 Hours.


Learn to effectively and safely teach restorative poses.

restoreThe Restorative Teacher Training at Breathe Yoga Studio is a multi-faceted and rich exploration to inform the personal study as well as teaching skills of each student. Students will learn the joys of Restorative through first-hand experience of the postures, and will also learn hands on experience in how to teach students of all levels.

Understanding the scientific reality of the human nervous system and how it affects the body will help students to compose classes which are effective for deep and long lasting healing rather than simply relaxing experiences for students.

The art of reading bodies, and communication with students is essential to a well propped restorative pose.  Students will gain hands on practice in understanding how each pose relates to different bodies, as well as classical alignment that enables the student to rest more deeply.

A comprehensive repertoire of postures will be passed on to students with the detail necessary to bring depth and life changing benefits to students.

Teaching methodology as a result of personal practice and right relationship with ourselves and others will be explored throughout the training.  As follows deepening our compassion as well as our ability to communicate will be a theme throughout the course.


Part One  May 4-6, 2018

Please note that during each class, students will both receive and learn to set (up restorative postures with increasing independence as the program progresses. Each pose will have many modifications to accommodate different bodies, which in turn will help students with a myriad of adjustments and props that can be also applicable in other settings.

Reading Bodies, and assessing Restorative Set Ups will be a key theme throughout this course.  While each individual week has a specific theme, various issues, doshas, and elements will arise as slightly recurring but varied themes throughout the course.

Fundamentals of Restorative Yoga

  •    Understanding the Nervous System: Parasympathetic and Sympathetic.
  •    How Restorative Yoga Affects the Nervous System

 Fundamentals of Support:  arms, legs, pelvis, neck, and shoulders

  •     The well-propped pose: to prop or not to prop and why?DSC_0583
  •     Understanding the role of traditional wisdom and scientific understanding as it informs the Restorative Yoga Practice.
  •     A detailed look at proper support of the hands, knees, back, pelvis, arms & neck.
  •     Classic restorative Savasana.

Chest Openers:  Doors to Deep Release

  •     Why Chest Openers are the gateway for students to rest deeply.
  •     Variations of Support in Elevated Chest Pose and Supta Baddhakonasana

Forward Bends and Twists:  To Soothe and Calm the Organs and Spine

  •     Supta Balasana
  •     Supported Twist

Supported Backbends for  Bliss and Ease

  •  Supported Backbend and the use of Sandbags:  How to support everyone,   regardless of their back mobility into an effortless backbend.
  •  Balancing the Pelvis – postures to support pelvis and sacrum, and ground the femurs.

Inversions for Deep Stillness:

  •     When and where Inversions belong in the Restorative Practice
  •     Why Inversions can provide a deeply calming repose for the mind
  •     Viparita Karani with and without a chair.  Depending on time we will explore further inversions.

Students completing this training will be honoured with a Certificate of Completion for 20 Hours.  A Part 2, 20 Hour Training will offer a deeper immersion and more advanced training for students who have completed Part 1.  Teachers completing Part 2 will be awarded with a 40 Hr Certification.  The date for this will Training be announced shortly.  Both trainings fulfill the Yoga Alliance requirements for Continuing Education.

Part Two May 25-27, 2018

The second portion of the Restorative training delves more deeply into traditional wisdom as it pertains to the healing art of Restorative Yoga.  We will look at Ayurveda and the application of Restorative Yoga from an Ayurvedic perspective.  Many important aspects of health such as menopause, pregnancy and a balance pelvis will be explored.  Also Restorative Yoga to calm the emotions and for mental health including anxiety, depression, grief and anger management will be touched upon.  Teaching methodology including special issues will be touched upon.  This will be an opportunity to greatly deepen and expand upon the preliminary studies in the first part of the training.



andrea (1)Andrea Peloso discovered yoga at the age of 15 and has taught since 2002.  Her teaching has brought her across Canada, as well as the United States and Japan.

Andrea has over 1500 hours of yoga training and 560 hours of study  with Judith Lasater, an internationally renowned authority on Restorative Yoga to whom Andrea is an assistant (click here)  in trainings across North America.  She also has studied with Ramanad Patel with whom she has completed a 200 hour three year teacher training program as well as 60 more hours of study.  Andrea recently completed a 200 hour teacher training with Francois Raoult.  She has also studied Vinyyasa yoga, Restorative yoga, as well as Yoga for Spinal Health, and Prenatal yoga.  She is certified from the  Downward Dog Yoga Center  in Vinyasa Yoga and Ashtanga Yoga, and has studied intensively with Chuck Miller and Maty Ezraty.  She has also studied Ashtanga yoga with Matthew Sweeney, Chuck Miller,  David Robson, and Ron Reid.   She is trained in yoga for pregnancy with Sasha Padron and Judith Lasater and has past initial doula training.  Andrea has a love of, and interest in Ayurveda and has studied its application in Restorative Yoga with Judith Lasater, as well as completing other studies with Matthew Remski.   Andrea has a bachelor degree with honours in Philosophy including Indian and Eastern Philosophy, and a minor in Women’s Studies.

Andrea seeks to make her classes healing, fun,  and inclusive so that each student can experience optimal health and happiness.


Part 1  only MAY 4-6, 2018
$450 +hst Register Now
Part 2 only May 25-27, 2018  $450 +hst  Register Now
Part 1 &2  $875+hst  Register Now
LOCATION: This training will take place at MindBody Works Studio located just a 10 min drive from Breathe