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Pose-itively Yoga - Restorative Yoga Teacher Training

CEU's offered may be applied to your Yoga Alliance Membership

WHAT IS RESTORATIVE YOGA? Pose-itively Yoga - Restorative Yoga Teacher Training

The short answer is, Restorative Yoga is about reducing the amount of stimulation to your body and senses, so you can experience and enjoy a more mindful and fulfilling Life.

Our Life experiences are moving faster than ever as even our commute times to and from work have been narrowed to minutes as we show up for work straight from bed or still in our pajamas. We are accelerating faster than ever and are still left with little time for ourselves, much less time for our families. How quick can we make 'it' happen?

Restorative Yoga teaches us to dial down our lives to a mere 24" x 68" (the size of our yoga mat) and enjoy paying attention to the moment of stillness. Restorative Yoga gives our body peace and rest while in the state of maximum comfort. Restorative Yoga is all about, 'How perfectly comfey can I be?' This is considered a radical practice to the nth degree of supreme and lushish comfort. Not only will blood pressure drop, the stress hormones will drop as well.

Each Restorative Yoga Training Module builds on the next - Level I, II, III and IV with each module consisting of 25 hours and building up to a 100 Hour Restorative Yoga Certification. Each level is a certification in and of itself. You can stay at Level I or work your way up to Level IV.

You absolutely will have plenty of teaching built-in, which you will also be able to apply to your 'E' designation with Yoga Alliance.

Dr. Loretta Standley is an 'Experienced' Registered Yoga Teacher through Yoga Alliance

This training program will involve alignment, pranayama, sequencing, theory, the yoga sutra's and the energetics of Restorative Yoga.

The first rule of teaching Restorative Yoga is learning to practice Restorative Yoga. Often times we teach what we need to know. This yoga practice is perfect for the power yoga teacher, the teacher who teaches a lot of flow, the teacher carrying the weight of the world on his/her back or the yoga teacher who seeks more peace and less pain in their yoga practice and in Life.

Throughout the 4 Levels of this Teacher Training you will also learn some anatomy, some physiology, about the Systems of the Body, and you will learn how this yoga practice can and will stimulate your intuition.

  • Cardiovascular System
  • Central Nervous System
  • Digestive System
  • Endocrine System
  • Human Hair
  • Immune System
  • Integumentary (skin) System
  • Lymphatic System
  • Muscular System
  • Peripheral Nervous System
  • Respiratory System
  • Skeletal System
  • Special Senses
  • Urinary System
  • Your Restorative Yoga Teacher's Testimony "I had been a hot power yogi taking a minimum of one (1) hot power class a day, often times two (2) hot power classes a day. Every yoga challenge that was offered, I was at the head of the pack. My body was sore, tired, whipped and beat. I never felt Good and always felt as though I had been hit by a truck. I never gave my body rest. Maybe on the weekends I rested, but that was not the rest I needed. I was hot-power-yog'ing like someone who would go to the gym and work the same muscles, in the same way, over and over again. Same thing, just the next day. Same muscles, just the next day. Sometimes the same day. Once I was introduced to Restorative Yoga, I was hooked. Dr. Loretta Standley is an 'Experienced' Registered Yoga Teacher through Yoga Alliance I had been doing Gua-Sha, a type of muscle stripping to increase circulation and relieve pain. Within a week into my Restorative Yoga practice my body felt better than ever and within a couple of weeks, my 'bruised feeling' and beaten body no longer felt like ancient ruins. Why hadn't I known of this practice before? I didn't know because the people around me didn't know otherwise I would have known. We learn from our surroundings. It is my feeling that the more yoga teachers who know of this practice, the more teachers who will not only help themselves, they will help others as well, simply because they will not be able to keep this practice to themselves. They will want to share it. Living in such turbulent, uncertain and angry times, as yoga teachers it is our duty to get out there and teach yoga, and be the example. This is one more practice in your yoga bag that you can use to help the masses, including those in your own bubble."

    ~Dr. Loretta Standley - FIAMA, E-RYT200, RYT500, YACEP


  • Completed a 200 Hour Yoga Alliance Certified teaching program
  • Show up in a 'teachable' mindset
  • Completed a pre-interview with the studio owner
    Loretta Standley - DC, E-RYT200, RYT500, YACEP
  • Completed the application and paid the $50 application fee
  • Signed Confidentiality, Liability and Photo Agreement
  • **Must be a member of Yoga Alliance
  • **I have heard from a few CYTs (Certified Yoga Teachers) who, for one reason or another, was unable to obtain their certificate from the yoga school where they took their training. By making Yoga Alliance Membership a requirement, thereby giving the RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) designation the certificate will be on file with Yoga Alliance and they will have record of the yoga school where the training occurred.


  • You will be treated as an equal, and as a peer, no matter who you are
  • You will be expected to show up on time and be ready to learn

  • Restorative Yoga
  • Gentle Flow and Guided Meditation
  • Restorative and Yoga Nidra
  • Yin Yoga (to experience how one is completely different than the other)
  • S-T-R-E-T-C-H class


  • This is a go-at-your-own pace certification. Each module should be completed within one (1) month.
  • You will be required to submit eight (8) - 1 hour video's of you teaching Restorative Yoga to a class, family member, friend, etc.

  • Unlimited Monthly Yoga Membership at Pose-itively Yoga ($89 value each month) during the training
  • One-on-one personal guidance and instruction

  • Relax and Renew: Restful Yoga for Stressful Times - by Judith Hanson Lasater
  • The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali - Translation and Commentary by Sri Swami Satchidananda
  • **These are a must without exception

    Dr. Loretta Standley is a Yoga Alliance Certified Education Provider through Yoga Alliance


  • Each Restorative Yoga module - Level I, II, III and IV is 25 hours and will last as long as it takes you to complete 25 hours
  • This should take you 4 months to complete all four (4) training modules.


  • Each 25 Hour Certification Module is fee is $325.00
  • If all four (4) modules are paid at the start of the first module, the full 100 Hour Certification is $1100 (saving $200)
  • You will receive a Pose-itively Yoga Restorative Yoga Certificate upon completion

  • Pose-itively Yoga Restorative Yoga Teacher Training


  • Each Restorative Yoga certification module will continue on no matter what as we will be working with one another one-on-one in-person and/or through Zoom, Facetime, SKYPE or phone.


    **This web site's goal is to provide you with information that may be useful in attaining optimal health. Nothing in it is meant as a prescription or as medical advice. You should check with your physician before implementing any changes in your exercise or lifestyle habits, especially if you have physical problems or are taking medications of any kind.