Restorative Yoga Teacher Training

Restorative Yoga docentenopleiding - TULA yoga Amsterdam


Learn the artful skills of how to teach Restorative Yoga in this 50 hour training

This course will cover subjects from the proper usage of props to physiological relaxation. You will come to understand all of the layers and dimensions of the body – the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual – and how a restorative posture can impact them for release and renewal.

Humans have a tendency to accumulate tension due to physical and emotional stress, exhaustion, and other factors, and when our physical or energy-centers and channels are out of harmony our vital force is unable to freely circulate, resulting in distress, disease, or a lack of mind and body integrity. Restorative yoga invites us to relax, re-establish and renew integrity in all of our layers.

For the most part however our students do not know how to observe inside, what is happening and where tensions are accumulating, and when they do gain awareness they do not know how to release them. People stay attached to tension and pain, and the restorative practice – with the proper asana and sequencing for specific cases – can guide them in learning how to let go.

Restorative is the art of learning how to release the body and mind, from the skin all the way into the depth of the connective tissues and bones. The teacher is the guiding voice during this practice, one where we can often stay supported in a posture for over 10 minutes, and that is the where restorative works, into the depth of body, beyond time and in a place where less is more.


A proper restorative class has fewer postures, less sound,
and less but incisive words, yet it brings out so much more. 


The use of breath in restorative is essential. What it does, why it’s important and how to use it effectively to alter physiology for a deeper trance and healing experience. Very specific forms of breathing suitable for restorative will be explored through practice.

You will also learn how external inputs affect the nervous system, creating deeper accumulations in the body and mind.In deep restorative, we go to the trigger points of accumulation, dissolving tension by correcting skeletal alignment and releasing the joints, muscles, tendons, deeper tissues, fascia and skin, with the help of props, breathing techniques and complete relaxation.


  • This training is open to:
    • yoga teachers who have successfully completed at least 200HYTT
    • or people who have joined the Yoga Nidra Immersion (part 1 of the Yoga Nidra teacher training)
  • Please read the requested reading materials before the training starts

Please note: there will be a final exam/reports required.

Reading materials

  • “Relax & Renew” by Judith Lasater. ~ order


​Cristina Guerra – lead teacher

Your lead teacher in the training will be Cristina Guerra, who also teaches the Yoga Nidra teacher training at TULA. Originally from Portugal Cristina settled in Amsterdam and has been part of the TULA crew since 2016.

Cristina has an incredible record of trainings she followed and taught. Starting in Indonesia where she became a 500-RYT ( 500 hours registered yoga teacher). After this training she went on studying meditation, restorative and yoga nidra in another 300hrs. teacher training.

Since beginning her yoga journey, Cristina has developed an increasing interest in yoga’s curative aspects and potential for personal and spiritual growth, undertaking complementary training in quantum touch, reiki and arts’ psychotherapy while deepening her knowledge of the Tantric meditation, Kriya Yoga, and Yoga Nidra traditions.

Cristina has been engaged as a healing therapist for over ten years, and with her knowledge of and natural affinity with reiki and Quantum Touch is attuned to the sensitivities of her classes and individual students, using the techniques of each to promote and enhance energetic connections. This empathetic disposition is further supported by Cristina’s academic studies in psychology and arts’ psychotherapy, in particular regard to her conversance with therapeutic and behavioural approaches.

This amazing experience combined with the warm and caring character of Cristina makes her our perfect teacher for the restorative teacher training.

If you wish to meet Cristina at TULA Yoga you can also join one of her classes. She teaches:
Monday 6.30pm | Yoga Nidra | TULA Westerpark
Tuesday 6.30pm | Vinyasa Slow Flow | TULA Westerpark


Section 1:
What is Restorative Yoga

  • Theoretical and Philosophical basics
  • K.S. Iyengar creating Restorative Yoga
  • Difference Between Restorative and Yin Yoga
  • The Physical and Mental benefits of Restorative
  • The Nervous System
  • Fascia and Deep Tissues Release

Section 2:
Restorative Asana

  • Asana Modification
  • Proper use of props
  • Hands on Adjustments
  • Sequencing in Restorative
  • Specific restorative alignments for:
    • Releasing from active sport activity
    • Lower back Issues
    • Insomnia
    • Upper Back
    • Menstruation
    • Pregnancy
  • Own practice, Groups and One-on-one

Conscious awareness

  • Restorative & Pranayama
  • Restorative & Nidra
  • Restorative & Meditation
  • Restorative & Krya
  • Sound & Silence

Prices & Dates 2020

IMMERSION  (2 days pre-teacher training course)

Saturday 26 September: 10.00 – 17.00hrs
Sunday 27 September: 10.00 – 17.00hrs
* Location: TULA Bos en Lommer (Bos en Lommerplein 175, Amsterdam)


Dates to be confirmed


♡ There will be breaks during training, so you can go for lunch and have some me-time  


Prices Yoga Nidra Immersion only* 
early bird      : €167,- | before 15 July 2020
regular           : €200,-

Prices teacher training only
early bird  : €697,- | before 17 July 2020
regular      : €750,-

Prices Immersion + teacher training*
early bird  : €857,- | before 15 July 2020
regular      : €950,-

*These prices do not include VAT, nor will this be added, since TULA is a registered vocational institute at CRKBO.



To be eligible to join the restorative training you need to have completed a 200hrs. Yoga Teacher Training certificate or the Yoga Nidra Immersion first. 

To enroll in the Restorative Teacher Training you can sign up below. Please do read the Terms & Conditions as well.

Two weeks before the training start you will receive an email with practical information to prepare for the training. ​If you have any questions before that please do not hesitate to contact us. Our email is We are looking forward to hearing from you!

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