Restorative Yoga

Saturday 8th – Sunday 9th February 2025

9am – 530pm 
20 Hours

with Bel Harvey  

Why undertake this Restorative Yoga Teacher training with an experienced teacher?

Undertaking this Restorative Yoga Teacher Training, under the guidance of such an experienced and knowledgeable teacher, offers a range of benefits, both personally and professionally.

Deepen Personal Practice:

– Restorative yoga involves holding gentle poses for extended periods, allowing the body to relax and release tension. Undertaking YTT can deepen your personal practice, helping you understand the nuances of each pose and how they contribute to relaxation and restoration.

Stress Reduction and Relaxation:

– Restorative yoga is known for its stress-relieving and relaxation benefits. This YTT will equip you with the knowledge and skills to guide others in achieving a state of deep relaxation, promoting overall well-being and enhancing the mind-body connection.

Healing and Recovery:

– Restorative yoga is often recommended for individuals recovering from injuries or dealing with chronic conditions. Restorative Yoga provides insight into the therapeutic aspects of yoga, helping teachers tailor practices to support healing and recovery.

Enhance Teaching Skills:

– If you are already a yoga teacher, Restorative Yoga Teacher Training can add a valuable dimension to your teaching repertoire. Learning how to guide students through restorative practices can diversify your offerings and attract a broader range of students.

Understanding Anatomy and Physiology:

– This course includes an in-depth exploration of anatomy and physiology relevant to restorative yoga. This knowledge is crucial for ensuring safe and effective practices, especially when working with individuals with specific health concerns.

Mind-Body Connection:

– Restorative yoga emphasises the mind-body connection, encouraging practitioners to be present in the moment. This course deepens your understanding of how yoga can be a holistic practice, addressing both physical and mental aspects of well-being.

Holistic Approach to Teaching:

– Restorative yoga is often seen as a holistic approach to wellness. This course will enable you to develop the skills to guide students not only in physical postures but also in breathwork, meditation, and relaxation techniques, contributing to a well-rounded yoga practice.

Personal Transformation:

– Beyond the physical and professional aspects, we invite you to take this course as part of your own transformative personal journey; for guided introspection and self-discovery leading to greater personal growth and a deeper connection to yourself.

Meet Bel

Bel first fell in love with restorative Yoga in her own personal practice more than 15 years ago. She gained her official qualification in this discipline 4 years ago under the tutelage of Adelene Cheong.

Since this time, Bel has enjoyed sharing the practice with our regular community, teaching aspects of this style to YTTC200 students, and crafting deeply nourishing workshops and retreats in which she weaves in other skills and passions, such as sound healing and menopause education.

What you will learn

Anyone who has practiced this style before, probably has an inkling already that the art of Rest, forms an essential aspect of our well-being. Recognising that rest supports good physiological functioning and fosters healing and growth,  this course has been developed to  explore the science and techniques employed by Restorative Yoga to promote a deep and lasting connection to ourselves.

This immersive experience unfolds over 20 hours of study and practice, aiming to provide students with the confidence, skills and experience to practice active relaxation and share this transformative practice with others.

The Curriculum

This comprehensive immersion unfolds a rich tapestry of knowledge and practice across various dimensions of Restorative Yoga.


The Science of Relaxing – The Nervous System – Delving into the science behind relaxation, understanding how the autonomic nervous system responds during restorative practices.

Hypnogogic Space – Exploring the subtle shifts in awareness and consciousness that occur throughout a restorative practice and how the brain activity alters.

Skills and Techniques to create a container for the experience – Building a toolkit of techniques to enhance the experience of conscious deep rest.

The Body Remembers it all – Developing an understanding of the body’s memory of lived experience (both good and bad) and how this is transmuted in restorative practice.

Eastern Anatomy – Delving into the holistic understanding of the five Koshas or layers of the self in the context of restorative yoga.


Keystone Postures – Exploration of mental, physical, spiritual and emotional character of each posture.

Teaching skills

Sequencing – Unraveling the art of creating well-rounded and effective sequences for restorative yoga sessions.

The Props– Learning how to customise for individuals, utilising props creatively for enhanced comfort and support.

Language of Instruction – Acquiring the skills to effectively guide and communicate restorative practices, both in physical and virtual settings.

Touch and Cueing – Exploring the subtle art of adjustments and the role of touch in enhancing the restorative experience.

Personal Growth

Reflective Practice – Cultivating and integrating a reflective practice to assimilate the learnings and experiences into one’s personal and teaching journey.


We welcome practitioners and teachers of all yoga backgrounds to enrol. This course would primarily benefit qualified teachers, trainees and teachers of other disciplines, such as pilates, who want to add a new dimension to their offerings. This course is a great for those who may have studied this topic on a 200 TT but want to refresh and/or expand their knowledge.

It’s also a wonderful course for those who have, or would like to develop their personal practice and want to enrich and expand their yoga. (Please note, this course is otherwise intended as a supplement to existing teaching qualifications and does not qualify you as a teacher in it’s own right).

If you are unsure of your eligibility, feel free to contact us and ask us any questions.

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Courses include Yin Yoga (40 hours), Chair Yoga (20 hours), Hatha Yoga (200 hours), Aerial Yoga (20 hours), Yoga Nidra (30 hours), Trauma Informed Yoga (20 hours)

What is included 

Comprehensive colour manual

2 days in-person learning

Props (please bring your own mat)

What’s not included 

Accommodation, travel, food, snacks, insurance.

Cancellation Policy / refunds

Courses are non refundable and non transferable. No partial refunds will be given for non attendance or non completion of the course.

In rare and extenuating circumstances, a transfer may be possible but is at the discretion of the course leader.

This in-person training takes place in our beautiful yoga shala in the centre of the city in Derby.

14 George Street



Exclusive customer parking available – all day parking just £3 (paid on arrival at reception) 

Breathing Space School of Yoga

High-quality, Ethical Teacher training in Derby, East Midlands


  • The great-value fee reflects quality and is a sign of an ethically run Yoga School (no random discounts and gimmicks to sell courses – what you see is what you get – quality and excellence).
  • Your trainers will have a minimum of 8 years teaching experience.
  • Your lead teacher will teach the majority of the training and holds ERYT500 (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher with a level 2 qualification)
  • Your courses are accredited by Yoga Alliance International and count towards your ongoing CPD
  • Your course complies with elevated Yoga Alliance Standards
  • Our faculty comprises a number of Internationally recognised Trainers who are experts in their field and write their own modules.
  • A personalised, friendly and inclusive learning environment.
  • Quality ongoing, expert mentoring.
  • A luxury, fully equipped Yoga Shala in which to undertake your trainings.