with The Flow & Restore Collective
A 200-Hour Yoga Alliance Accredited Training Program, for people who want to learn to teach yoga or to adopt a Yogic Lifestyle.
Flow and Restore's Spring 2023 Yoga Teacher Training begins on Sunday, April 16, 2023. Registration is now open.
The Flow and Restore Collective, Yoga Alliance Accredited, Remote 200-Hr Yoga Teacher Training makes the best of all possible worlds. Small, live clinics take place throughout the course over Zoom Conference line, which create an intimate and high-touch environment for your personal training and development, culminating in a retreat-style final weekend of teaching and fellowship.
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5 Out of 5 Stars, Yoga Alliance Rating
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A Two-Week Holistic Immersion into Ayurveda & Conscious Eating, leading to Continued Studies in an Ayurvedic Lifestyle...
An Introduction to Ayurveda with Cory Tixier
Cory Tixier is a designated Experienced 500-Hr Yoga Teacher, an Ayuryoga Practitioner, and Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner. Self-Care Sadhana is a weekly workshop series that focuses on the life-preserving practices or Ayurveda called "Dinacharya" (or Daily Routine) and is something that, as a student with Flow and Restore, you'll participate in on a monthly basis.
Your 200-Hr Flow and Restore Yoga Teacher Training will begin in its first weeks with in-depth self-reflection through the lens of Ayurveda, Yoga's holistic sister-science. And the opportunity to continue to study and reflect on Ayurvedic lifestyle philosophy will continue throughout the program.
A Deep Dive into the Eight Limbs of Yoga
Pancha Kosha; the five koshas or sheaths of our being.
A Three-Week Personal Exploration of the Yoga Sutras, with a focus on Books 1, 2, and 4. And an introduction to the Bhagavad Gita.
A Complete Guide to Crafting & Delivering Yoga Nidra and nearly fifteen hours of concentrated study on how Yoga Nidra works and how to construct our own Yoga Nidra practices for delivery. This module culminates in an assignment to facilitate your own 30-Minute Yoga Nidra Session to the public.
The branches of yoga (bhakti, karma, etc.), paths of yoga lineage, and the Modern Schools.
Yoga Anatomy Course Components
For the anatomy component of your training, we're partnering with world-renowned Yoga Educators & best-selling authors of Yoga Anatomy, Leslie Kaminoff & Amy Matthews.
Using what they've learned in their combined 50-years of experience training yoga teachers, they've created a unique online + in-person course that's exclusively available through Teacher Training programs: YogaAnatomy.net Fundamentals.
And an Asana-Library filled with supplemental study on 20 additional Pose-Specific Workshops.
A Closer Look at These 20-Hours of Study
In this section of our course, you can expect to be lead through movement experiments that will help you experience advanced anatomy ideas to your own personal practice, and give you tools to access those ideas as a guide and teacher.
This will take you everywhere from foundation study of bones, muscles, connective tissue, and the breath to Asana Philosphy and a Mind-Body Perspective on how to work with pain in Standing and Seated Postures.
In-depth study and training on Anatomy & Physiology for Yoga Teachers in partnership with YogaAnatomy.net*
Angelus Teacher Enhancement Course
A deeply moving journaling and sequencing workshop with Erica Jago.
This short course includes: Four pre-recorded and elegantly guided group sessions via Zoom, to ensure you stay in practice and ready to rise and lead, plus a well-designed PDF course manual to guide your studies filled with hours of independent and introspective study and practice.
Whether your participation in our teacher training is the resolution of a lifelong personal practice, or you are participating to take your first deep dive into yoga studies, this 8-hour enhancement course is the perfect send-off before your final weekend, to help you create your teaching vision, in your own way.
Un-pack more than 50 Yoga Postures
Over the course of our weekly posture clinics, you will unpack the meanings, benefits, contraindications, restorative adjustments, sanscrit names, and mythology of over fifty of the most utilized yoga postures practiced today. . .
And more than ten unique breathing and meditation practices...
Over the course of our weekly philosophy clinics, you will develop a personal practice in several pranayama techniques and a facility with guiding others through them. . .
In-Depth Study of the Root Teachings of Yoga and Trauma-Informed Scientific Study:
We are committed to leaving our graduates with an intimate and authentic connection to, a foundational understanding of, and a reverence for the root teachings of Yoga. We are also committed that, given the state of affairs in our world today, people who engage with our programming leave with a basic understanding and sensitivity toward working with trauma. Those commitments underly our programs' body of required readings:
Light on Yoga
The definitive guide to the philosophy and practice of Yoga by one of its greatest contemporary teachers. Light on Yoga provides complete descriptions and illustrations of all the positions and breathing exercises.
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
Sri Swami Satchidananda
The Sutras in their purest form, with the original Sanskrit, translation, transliteration, and commentary by Sri Swami Satchidananda, one of the most respected and revered contemporary Yoga masters.
The Body Keeps the Score
Bessel van der Kolk
Trauma literally reshapes both body and brain, compromising sufferers’ capacities for pleasure, engagement, self-control, and trust. It's time to explore innovative treatments—from neurofeedback and meditation to sports, drama, and Yoga.
The Yoga Anatomy Coloring Book: A Visual Guide to Form, Function, and Movement (Volume 1)
This fun mix of colouring book and instructional guide demystifies anatomy for the yoga enthusiast and teacher.
What Our Graduates Are Saying About Their Experience:
"The Flow and Restore Yoga Teacher Training was an incredible spiritual journey that enabled me to become more self-aware, grounded, and balanced in my life. It gave me new tools to help guide me through challenges in life, my relationships, my professional career, and my health -- physical, emotional, and mental. I also gained a deeper understanding of the human body, and my body specifically, and how to craft yoga sequences that are restorative, healing, and nourishing."
- Flow and Restore Yoga Teacher Training Participant; Julia Fan
"The Flow and Restore 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training has been an incredible experience. I can identify positive changes in my life as an obvious result of this training. These changes are felt as nourishment for both my mind and body. Ash's commitment to her students is both warm and relentless. There is no doubt in my mind that anyone who joins this YTT will be positioning themselves in a higher vibration to succeed in their lives."
- Flow and Restore Yoga Teacher Training Participant; Brian DelGiudice, LMT
"I have a relationship to my body that was not available to me before this training. I also have a greater understanding of the philosophy of yoga and a passion and drive for deepening that. I had no meditative practices whatsoever before this training and now am designing my own. I'm walking away with exactly what I wanted which was to develop a practice for myself and I'm more in love with Yoga than I imagined."
- Flow and Restore Yoga Teacher Training Participant; Megha Kanwar, LMT
"The Flow and Restore Collective created an amazing virtual program that allowed the participants to go into a deep study and exploration of the different branches of Yoga and Yoga Philosophy. I now have a strong foundation that will support me in teaching, through detailed teachings of the 8 Limbs of Yoga. I recommend The Flow and Restore Collective to anyone who wants a holistic and caring community learning experience."
- Flow and Restore Yoga Teacher Training Participant; Melissa Papalcure, Artist
A few final words...
On the curriculum, the credentials, and what you might expect your experience to be like over the course of these approximately five months together.
"One of the single greatest joys of delivering this teacher training is the opportunity to guide students in cultivating a personal practice and yogic lifestyle from the comfort of their own home.
We created this training program as a way to confront the disconnection between the average yoga class and the lesser-utilized aspects of yoga, from meditation and breathwork to the more subtle aspects of ethical conduct with ourselves and others."
- Flow and Restore founder, Ash M. Straw
Flow and Restore's Spring 2023 Yoga Teacher Training begins on Sunday, April 9th. Registration is now open.
An Opportunity for Work Exchange
Flow and Restore offers rich opportunities for work exchange to cover portions of the 200-Hr Teacher Training tuition. Take a look at some of the student-written articles that were the outcome of our exchange program below:
Yoga & Sizeism
The Flow & Restore Collective
Sep 7 · 10 min read
Unfortunately, Adaptation is Not Sexy...
The Other Seven Limbs
The Flow & Restore Collective
Aug 13 · 13 min read
Yoga is Not a Sequence of Postures...
How does Yoga Nidra work?
The Flow & Restore Collective
Aug 21 · 7 min read
What is Yoga Nidra?