Restorative Yoga Training and Retreat

Balancing Sequence

Self-Regulation, Meditation, Yoga Nidra, and Post-Traumatic Recovery


A Twelve-hour Learning Respite led by Brooke West, BSc, ERYT, C-IAYT, Certified Yoga Therapist 
Friday, May 20 - Sunday, May 22, 2022 at True Self Yoga, Olympia, WA and Livestreamed

Friday, May 20, 6pm - 9pm PDT

Saturday, May 21, 10am - 4pm PDT

Sunday, May 22, 11am - 3pm PDT

Early bird registration $387 through May 15; Regular Tuition: $440. Includes transaction fees.
Scholarships and payment plans may be available; please contact Brooke.

A self-care retreat to expand your Yoga skill set.

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This training is designed for Yoga teachers, practitioners and anyone with a sincere desire to learn more about Restorative Yoga, meditation, conscious rest and stress management for health and personal development.

New and experienced yoga teachers love this training because they get to practice a lot of Restorative Yoga, and are eligible for Yoga Alliance® Continuing Education Units. Mind-body wellness professionals and those with a servant's heart, such as body workers, nurses, physical and occupational therapists, mental health and public service professionals of all kinds, first responders, life coaches and all Yoga students are all welcome.

Learn to rest, practice and assist others in balanced sequences of restorative body forms ("poses"), guided meditation and yoga nidra for relief of stress, pain, depression, addiction and behavioral issues, anxiety, tension, trauma and more.

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Through Brooke West’s expert guidance, you’ll feel what it’s like to be nurtured and cared for in a mood-regulating Restorative class with guided relaxation techniques for stress, anxiety and depression release.


During this learning retreat, there will be time to:

  • Enjoy guided practice for your own renewal
  • Experience eight fundamental, passive Restorative Yoga forms
  • Understand the use of props and proper alignment of the spine for therapeutic outcomes
  • Use the breath and visualization to cultivate the Relaxation Response
  • Learn modifications, variations and alternatives for bodies and minds with special conditions
  • Practice trauma-sensitive techniques to deepen your own and your student’s experience of conscious, progressive relaxation and deep rest


Join Brooke West, BSc, E-RYT, C-IAYT for a Yoga Alliance CE Approved Course 

Brooke has been teaching Ananda Yoga and Meditation since 2005, and has been training yoga teachers since 2014. A seasoned and certified yoga therapist with IAYT, Brooke shares her knowledge through these unique aspects of the training:

  • 12+ Yoga Alliance continuing education hours
  • Complete Restorative and sensory-enhanced sequences to balance anxiety, depression and mixed mood
  • How to approach Restorative Yoga, including trauma-sensitivity and preparatory practices ("warm-ups"), to therapeutically enhance the well-being of the practitioner
  • Utilization of Yoga systems like chakras, doshas, koshas, gunas and vayus and how to integrate this profound understanding into your restorative sessions
  • Meditation and pranayama techniques (harnessing breath and thought) to raise consciousness and improve mindfulness

"I took Brooke West’s Module 1 Trauma-informed Restorative Teacher Trainer class and it has been incredibly eye-opening for how I facilitate.

The trauma information was incredibly useful and I find myself being more mindful of how I instruct and interact with people. It is useful outside of yoga settings and has been applied to many facets of my life.

Brooke is a master of blankets and has a way to make everyone comfortable with them. She makes restorative yoga extremely accessible. I appreciate her training and its value. What I learned gave me lifelong tools. I highly recommend!"

-Jamie Dubin, Breathwork Facilitator, Sound Healer and Meditation Teacher

A Healing Atmosphere

True relaxation can be the most difficult skill to master. Calm, quiet group recreation rebuilds our sense of self-worth, improves our health, increases longevity, establishes trust in our community and reveals the peace inherent in us all.

The atmosphere of this training reflects Brooke's personality: personal; warm; lively; engaging; relaxing; nurturing; a deep capacity for compassion; rich with resources useful in many areas of life. The atmosphere is conducive to spiritual growth, contemplation and peace.

This practice returns one's mind and body to a sense of balance with slow, restful repose, in a secure environment, feeling cared for and being witnessed - remedies for our time. Even within the group setting, there is a feeling of seclusion.

With an attitude of willingness, Restorative Yoga can be accessed by most any practitioner, no matter their fitness or experience level, because of the tailored support of the blankets. All are welcome.

Restorative Yoga and meditation, cultivated Rāja yoga practices, illuminate ease, love, gentleness and clarity.

The Tone is Calmness

The tone of the training is friendly and casual, while spiritual and serious in focus, with attention to safety and detail. Expect to cover a large amount of material and to spend time resting.

Sessions will consist of lecture, discussion, q&a and partner teaching.The fundamentals of yoga philosophy, meditation and trauma-sensitive skills will be emphasized.

You will leave skilled with tools, experience and confidence to build and teach restorative practices for yourself and others.

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Restorative yoga offers an antidote to today's distractions, promoting calmness, comfort and order in the mind. 

Personal transformation and healing arises from rest, in the spaciousness of inner self-reflection.

Gain knowledge through pleasant experiences in a relaxed, supportive setting.

Open interior windows, reveal your purpose, and drink from the well which offers endless, calm energy.

"Brooke = magic" 

Kellee Rasor, Yoga Teacher and Pole Fitness Instructor, Atascadero, California

"Class was particularly fantastic today! Thank you so much for all your teaching and wisdom and encouragement! I am so stoked to be teaching... Both of my private clients now want two sessions a week!"

— Chelsea Torrone, Restorative Yoga Teacher, Templeton, California

"Really amazing info and excited for more _/\_❤"

— Jillian Delmore, Yoga Teacher, Paso Robles, California

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Restorative Yoga Training and Retreat: Self-Regulation, Meditation, Yoga Nidra, and Post-Traumatic Recovery
 A Twelve-hour Learning Respite led by Brooke West, BSc, ERYT, C-IAYT, Certified Yoga Therapist 
Friday, May 20 - Sunday, May 22, 2022  at True Self Yoga, Olympia, WA and Online
Mask and Vaccination Policy - True Self Yoga Management states: "Our policy is that masks be worn in the facility, and are required UNLESS proof of vaccination has been obtained. Because we share the building and airspace with health care providers, many of whom see infants, we adhere pretty strictly to this." Thank you for your compassion, understanding, patience and cooperation.
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A Twelve-hour Training Course

Friday, May 20 - Sunday, May 22, 2022

True Self Yoga, 2727 Westmoor Ct SW, Olympia, WA 98502 and Available Online

Led by Brooke West, BSc, ERYT, C-IAYT, Certified Yoga Therapist

Copyright ©Brooke West, 2022
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