The path of self-knowledge
through the practice of Restorative Yoga
by Liliana Nuñ0
We are meant to explore
“We spend our days in the familiar world of our five senses, but what lies beyond that, if anything, we have no idea. There is a vast world, perhaps, waiting to be explored. We are meant to explore, to seek, to push the limits of our potential as human beings. The world of the senses is only a base camp: we are meant to be as much at home in consciousness as in the world of physical reality.”
– Eknath Easwaran
This training is right for you!
Activity hours and rest hours must be balanced for mental clarity and resilience. Since health is balance, it is necessary to maintain a balance between activity and rest because the two must be in harmony.
This training is organized in a way to deepen the practice of restorative asana from a somatic perspective. It also includes the investigation of breathing (pranayama techniques). This will help us to connect with the present moment and to release tensions step by step.
Restorative yoga postures are approached through complete passiveness. We begin to create space within the body using only the necessary muscular activity, thus gently restoring the structural and functional integrity.
In a restorative yoga session, we generally practice just a few postures and we spent more time in the posture. This helps us to be more attentive to the inner movement of the body, discovering the sensations that during this process will deeply relax the mind.
As we cannot transmit something if we have not practiced and experienced it ourselves, in this training you will acquire the necessary knowledge to design Restorative Yoga classes and workshops. You will be able to support your students with more confidence in the treatment of different physical and emotional difficulties.
We will use cushions, belts, blocks, etc. objects that will help us to organise the weight of the body to nourish the nervous system.
What others say about this training
The aim of the restorative sessions is to guide each person to access a path of self-knowledge through the body.
Each session will provide new tools to reach inner well-being, to explore the body in an organic way, an experience of mindfulness, where the person begins to discover a new space of comfort and rest; a process that will slowly lead to a release of physical and psychological tensions through the liberation of the breath where the body will become the centre of a structural and cognitive reorganisation.
Restorative practice has an inclusive approach, we all need to rest. It brings immense benefits for children and adolescents with lack of concentration, it accompanies pregnant women in their gestation process, it allows adults who do intense physical activity to find a balance, and it also helps people with physical or psychological limitations, the elderly to have a better quality of life. It is especially recommended for people with depression, insomnia, stress, cognitive disorders.
In these times where we are receiving a lot of stimuli from the outside world, this practice becomes essential to recover our inner balance. Directing our energy inwards through the body as an instrument of attention will bring us health and vitality!
This restorative yoga training is divided into four modules:
Module 1- Inner space
The first step will be to learn how to regain structural integrity by releasing tensions in the joints. You will be invited to become more sensitive to the spaces of the joints through simple and repetitive movements. Through deep and thorough observation we will assimilate the physiological process (creation of new neuromuscular pathways) that takes place within the body.
In this first module we will focus on supine postures exploring the relationship between head, thorax and pelvis and thus stimulating somatic and cognitive recalibration.
Module 2- Body awareness and connections
Fluidity and structural reorganisation:
In this module you will learn how to stabilise structural integrity by creating connections between body parts focusing on specific restorative postures. The weight of the body will be supported from the centre of the bones facilitating the reorganisation of the flow of energy which then contributes to the release of the breath. We will address restorative asanas that will allow us to recover the integrity of the spine (through twisting), essential to keep us physically and mentally healthy.
In the second module you will be guided to discover actions and impacts, cultivating discernment so that you can then truly assist in teaching.
Module 3-Research on Breathing
In module three we will discover the deep muscles of the spine and their relationship to the breath by opening our attention to the interrelationship between body, mind and breath.
To do this we will approach breathing techniques (Pranayama), observing the internal movement of the breath, accessing the restorative forward bending asanas and opening to what is actually happening in each moment, exploring deep muscle activity.
In this module you will be invited to cultivate deep attention to create intimacy with the breath and the muscles involved in this process.
Module 4- Transforming the Quality of Attention
The possibility of transformation only arises when we are fully present in each moment. Opening and bringing the mind closer to what is happening in the body allows us the possibility to contemplate its internal movement, receiving the flow of thoughts, sensations and emotions.
In this module you will learn meditation techniques on the path of equanimity (Samatha) exploring the relationship with the senses.
The great benefit of restorative yoga is deep relaxation. We allow the body to loosen layer by layer, to surrender to the supports that hold it, to access the deeper tissues, releasing tension and stress.
It is excellent for activating the parasympathetic nervous system, also known as the relaxation response, allowing the body to leave the state of fight or flight, giving it space to rest and digest.
The Restorative practice stimulates mental clarity and perception of how we relate to the outside world, it develops a state of greater equanimity which brings more calm, confidence, and joy.
✔ Increased concentration
✔ Improved digestion
✔ Improvement of sleep quality
✔ Increased breathing capacity
✔ Alkalinisation of blood
✔ Stabilisation of blood pressure and heart rate
✔ Improved immune system
✔ Physical and emotional relaxation
This training will provide you with:
✔ Create intimacy with matter, the physical body
✔ Cultivating sensitivity
✔ Cultivating mindfulness
✔ Somatic and cognitive recalibration
✔ Sequence of practice
✔ Presentation and variations of postures in Vinyasakrama (step by step)
✔ Approach the body gradually, respecting its rhythms
✔ Investigate the relationship between actions and impacts
✔ Learning how to cultivate integrity in teaching
✔ Many Restorative Yoga Poses
✔ You will learn from experienced yoga teacher Liliana Nuño
We keep the groups small in order to offer the personal attention needed for a high-quality training.
Click on the button below to register for the Yoga Nidra Teacher Training.
Training September (FULL)
September : 9 & 10 | 30 & 1 Oct
October: 14 & 15 | 28 & 29
Time: 10.00 – 17.00 uur
Location: Tula Bos en Lommer (Bos en Lommerplein 175, Amsterdam)
€1.000,- including course material
Liliana Nuño is a Yoga teacher and Somatic researcher born in Argentina. She was a professional dancer, dance teacher and choreographer in Buenos Aires in the 90s. She has been studying and transmitting her experience in form of Hatha Yoga, based on equanimity, for over three decades. She practices Vipassana Meditation for more than thirteen years.
Her journey in yoga started in Argentina, simultaneously to her dance career, with the initial study of Hatha Yoga. She deepened her studies in Europe and India in various Hatha Yoga approaches – such as Viniyoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Dynamic Yoga and Iyengar Yoga – and in New York she started her somatic studies.
For the last twenty years Liliana lived in Lisbon where she founded OSSEUS (https://www.liliananuno.com/) – Investigation and Somatic Education association, which explores Gravity Research and a method of Somatic Consciousness. OSSEUS integrates Hatha Yoga and Restorative practice. For the last ten years Liliana has been facilitating restorative classes for people with challenged mobility and cognitive difficulties. In her personal work, she is interested in recovering of the structural and functional integrity of the body in an organic way.
Recently, Liliana moved to the Netherlands and focuses on teaching group classes and individual somatic sessions as well as giving workshops and Teacher Trainings. Simultaneously, she collaborates with several dance companies and artistic institutions in Europe and Latin America.
Liliana is a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT).
Who is this training intended for?
This training is for anyone who wants to immerse themselves in the path of self-knowledge, yoga students and teachers, people involved in somatic education and movement, therapists, educators and health professionals. It is a useful experience whether your goal is to: deepen your personal practice, become a restorative yoga teacher.
This training is also recommend for professionals who use the body as a working tool: musicians, actors, singers, dancers and athletes, as it will allow to release habits of tension and thus ensure a more effective use of the voice, the practice of instruments or the movement of the body.
Can I follow this training with the STAP-budget?
Unfortunately it is not possible to apply for the STAP-budget anymore, since the government has changed the regulations.
Is there an exam?
There is no exam at the end of this training, but a final assignment.
I will miss one or more days of the training. Is it possible to make up the days in a next training?
Unfortunately it is not possible to make up missed days in a next training.
Will I receive a certificate after completing the training?
Yes, you will receive a Tula Yoga certificate when you have completed the training.
What is the study load of this training?
The study load for the Restorative Yoga Teacher Training is 50 hours.
Is lunch included?
Lunch is not included and cannot be provided by the yoga studio.
You can bring your own lunch or have lunch somewhere in the neighboorhood in one of the many amazing places.
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