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:

  • restorativettdetailed 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.


Training includes a spiral bound 30-page Restorative Yoga Teacher Training Manual.


Upcoming Trainings:

DATES: Saturday, January 5 and Sunday, January 6
TIME: 1 pm-7:30 pm each day (with a 30-minute break around 4 pm)
LOCATION: Branches of Yoga in Sykesville, MD
COST: $285 for both days; $160 for January 5 only. Attendance at both days is highly recommended.


DATES: Saturday, February 9 and Sunday, February 10
TIME:2 pm-8:30 pm each day (with a 30-minute break around 5 pm)
LOCATION: Ananda Shala in Frederick, MD
COST: $285 when registered by January 15; $325 after January 25


DATES: Saturday March 30 and Sunday, March 31
TIME: 1 pm-7:30 pm each day (with a 30-minute break around 4 pm)
LOCATION: Willow Street Yoga Center in Silver Spring, MD
COST: $285 when registered by February 1; $350 after February 1



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, VA, 3/2/17


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, 1/8/18


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, 3/4/18


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, MD, 3/2/17


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, MD, 3/4/18


One of the most useful yoga training classes I have taken.

-Rebecca Berg, 4/15/18


Do you want to bring this training to a studio near you? Contact Tara.