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Rest for All: Restorative Yoga Teacher Training with Tara Lemerise


12 Hour Restorative Yoga Teacher Training

  • Saturday, January 4, 2020, 2-6pm

  • Sunday, January 5, 2020, 2-6pm

  • Saturday, January 11, 2020, 2-6pm

Some of our students’ deepest experiences of yoga happen when we can give them the opportunity to stop working to control their body and mind and instead help them rest with support, awareness, and intention. The deep, purposeful kind of resting possible with restorative yoga can eliminate fatigue, expedite recovery from injuries, ease experiences of anxiety, and develop resistance to the impact of stress on physical and mental health, among other things. This teacher training will provide the tools you need to teach restorative poses with confidence and ease, both in a group setting and to one-on-one clients.

You will learn:

  • detailed alignment and propping instruction of at least seven restorative postures

  • the benefits, applications, and energetics of restorative yoga asanas

  • when and how to use props to initiate a relaxation response

  • how to address injuries, limitations, and special conditions during restorative practice

  • ways to identify physical and energetic misalignment in restorative poses

  • skills for physical and verbal adjustments during restorative practice

This training is ideal for:

  • new and experienced yoga teachers who want to expand their teaching skills

  • anyone currently enrolled in an immersion or yoga teaching training program

  • anyone interested in deepening their understanding and experience of restorative yoga


This training is eligible for 12 hours of continuing education credits with Yoga Alliance and after completion, there are opportunities to join Tara’s apprenticing program.


Cost: $285 includes all three training days a spiral bound 30-page Restorative Yoga Teacher Training Manual.

Tara Lemerise, E-RYT 200, is known for offering clear, light-hearted, and encouraging instruction to students of all levels. Tara has a deeply calming way of teaching restorative yoga and brings a strong understanding of anatomy to all of her classes, which helps her students understand and appreciate their bodies in new ways. From restorative postures to arm balances and everything in between, Tara encourages her students tune in to their body’s messages and she helps them seek out the delight in each moment, even the challenging ones. Students leave feeling more joyful and more at ease after each class.


After completing her first teacher training in 2005 at Willow Street Yoga Center, Tara went on to complete restorative yoga teacher training certificates with Judith Hason Lasater, Jillian Pransky, and Cyndi Lee. Since 2014, Tara has been "Rest for All: Restorative Yoga Teacher Training" based on what she has learned from all of these wise restorative teachers, as well as her own 5,000+ hours of teaching experience.

Testimonials: "Tara Lemerise’s Rest For All Restorative Training is incredibly comprehensive. She covers everything an instructor needs to lead a well sequenced restorative class, from anatomy and why we need restorative yoga to setting up poses with props to how to sequence and even offered music selections. Not only does she make it informative and interesting but fun as well! It was time well spent!" -Rosemary Fatovic

"This teacher training was great! One of my favorite things I learned was how to guide people to sit with their own feelings that come up during a restorative practice instead of telling them how to feel and telling them to clear their mind. I like the idea of letting them sit with whatever comes up and just trying to make them feel as safe and comfortable with props during that process." -Carrie Dennison

"Tara has a vibrant, playful spirit that infuses her teaching and makes her an engaging trainer. Her extensive background in various styles of hatha yoga serves to inform and support the deep rest for both body and mind provided in a restorative pose. There was time for instruction, discussion and a manual was provided to facilitate note taking as needed. We were able to work as partners or groups of three both to experience and to practice providing each other assistance to find the most comfort in the poses. This is a training well worth taking." -Mary Lou Middleton

"Tara’s Restorative Teacher Training was thoughtful, engaging, and enlightening, with the perfect balance of discussion and practice. Her materials are informative and easy to use and the training structure started us off learning and propping restorative postures and ended with us planning and leading our own restorative class. I am so glad to have taken this training to deepen my own understanding and practice of restorative yoga and to be able to share it with my students!" –Tracy Buro

"This was such a magnificent training. I truly loved every moment of it and learned so much. Tara’s teaching style is tremendously effective. I would highly recommend it to any teacher looking to diversify and add to their yoga teacher toolkit." -Stephanie Crane