Restorative Yoga Teacher Training Course, including Yoga Nidra & Mindfulness

Join Yoga Hero’s in-person Restorative Yoga Teacher Training Course with Yoga Nidra & Mindfulness, led by Dina Cohen from Dynamic Flow Yoga, to help you, and your students cultivate rest and peace in their lives.

Friday 19th – Tuesday 23rd November 2021, 8:30am – 4:30pm

About Restorative Yoga

In Restorative Yoga, we take the time to set up poses so that we are completely supported; allowing the body to completely and totally rest, which allows the mind to follow suit.

Restorative Yoga can be an amazing counter-balance to a busy and stressful life. There’s nothing to do, and nowhere to be, the aim is to indulge in complete rest. For many, it is a divine and nourishing experience which has huge physical and mental benefits.

This course is perfect for:

Qualified yoga teachers, trainee yoga teachers, aspiring yoga teachers (although please be aware that you won’t be able to teach Restorative Yoga until you have your 200 hour qualification).

Also for massage therapists, physiotherapists, body workers, counselors… in fact, anyone who works with minds and bodies, and who would like to deepen their understanding of the nervous system, the importance of rest, and the mind-body connection.

And anyone who would like to learn to rest; whether this is to practice rest and relaxation at home, or to encourage friends and family to indulge in rest. In this day and age, stress is so common. It’s more likely that we’ll be on the go, planning what’s next and trying to fit everything in. The practice of Restorative Yoga helps to counter-balance this; to encourage us to activate the ‘rest and digest’ response. This helps us find clarity, peace, creativity and rest.

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Course Information

This 40 hour Restorative Yoga Teacher Training course (35 contact hours + 5 hours home study) will include daily Mindfulness and Yoga Nidra practice, as well as instruction in:

  • The principles of Restorative Yoga
    • What is Restorative Yoga
    • Restorative yoga vs Yin Yoga
    • The benefits of Restorative Yoga
  • A look at the Nervous System
    • Sympathetic and Parasympathetic Nervous system
    • How stress affects us
    • Using Restorative Yoga,  Yoga Nidra and Mindfulness to balance the nervous system
  • Restorative Yoga
    • Setting up poses
    • Variations and adaptations of the poses for all bodies/conditions
    • Creative use of props
    • Managing a Restorative Yoga class or one-to-one
      • Sequencing
      • Moving between poses
      • Teaching and hands-on adjustments
  • Physiology of relaxation and the relaxation response
  • Koshas, subtle anatomy and layers of consciousness
  • Uses of Restorative Yoga , Yoga Nidra and Mindfulness
  • Introduction to Yoga Nidra
    • What is yoga Nidra
    • Setting up, safety and structure
    • Delivery of basic script
    • Script variations and therapeutic possibilities
    • Benefits
  • Introduction to Mindfulness
    • The four foundations of mindfulness
    • Mindfulness practices in daily life
    • Teaching tools for mindfulness
  • Continuum States of Consciousness
    • Sleep, hypnosis and Yoga Nidra

“I loved the variety of teaching styles from her own experience, practice and discussion as well as lots of our own practice to see how things felt for us and our partners”

– Maddy

“I enjoyed the fluidity of the teaching which allowed me to make it my own and hopefully become a conscious and authentic teacher. Lots of time to experience and teach both Yoga Nidra and Restorative Yoga with great feedback from Dina and peers”

– Emma

“I loved the relaxed, informal approach… enough structure alongside flexibility to have a balanced experience. So helpful hearing about Dina’s own experiences with each component and coming away with new skills, techniques which I can use personally and with others”

– Anna


Friday 19th – Tuesday 23rd November 2021, 8:30am – 4:30pm


The course price is £575

Non-refundable deposit of £150 to secure your space

Payment plans available for the balance fee, over three monthly instalments

Register your interest for this Restorative Yoga Teacher Training

    Course Leader

    Dina Cohen

    Dina Cohen Restorative Yoga Teacher Training Course

    About Dina:

    “Gradually moving away from an accidental career in music PR and a hedonistic lifestyle that was rapidly losing its lustre, I completed a Dynamic Yoga teacher training in Ibiza in 2000. It was an exercise in damage limitation rather than a premeditated career move. I didn’t choose teaching, it seemed to choose me, over and over again. And now, navigating my way through my autumn years, these tools are more pertinent than ever and I feel blessed to have received them.

    Yoga and mindfulness have enhanced my life and continue to do so in so many beneficial ways, it would be churlish not to share. My style is pragmatic, grounded in many years of practice and personal experience.

    As a Senior Teacher, my offerings have evolved along with my appetite for the softer forms of Yin and Restorative Yoga, Qi Gong, Mindfulness and Yoga Nidra, although Vinyasa Flow is still my primary practice. I am a mentor for trainee and new teachers,  a member of faculty on several trainings and I work for the charity Ourmala, teaching yoga to refugees and asylum seekers. I have held regular classes and workshops at the major studios around London including Triyoga and the Life Centre, and now run my own studio Goldendoor in London.”

    About Yoga Hero

    Yoga Hero has been established since March 2013. Initially, classes were ‘popping up’ in church halls, arts galleries, cafes, skateparks… you name it! Over time, we eventually found a beautiful home in Leeds Dock.

    Yoga Hero has three studios, one with a capacity of up to 80, one with a capacity of 20, and the third is perfect for small private groups or one to one sessions. At Yoga Hero, we offer everything from Introduction to Yoga Courses, Pay As You Feel Classes, up to 200 hour Foundation Teacher Training Qualifications and Further Training, such as Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga, and much more!

    About Leeds Dock

    Leeds Dock

    Yoga Hero is based in a beautiful part of Leeds called Leeds Dock. Leeds Dock is a 10 minute walk from Leeds Train Station, or there’s a free water taxi service between the train station and the Dock!

    Around Leeds Dock are many affordable hotels, such as:
    Holiday Inn Express (Two minutes’ walk)
    Jury’s Inn (Five minutes’ walk)
    Ibis (Five minutes’ walk)
    Malmaison (Ten minutes’ walk)

    There are also many very reasonably priced AirBnBs on the Dock

    Leeds is a quite small city with loads going on. The whole city is walkable by foot, probably 40 minutes’ walk from one end to the other at a steady pace. There’s many independent restaurants and cafes, with our favourite North Star Coffee Shop just two doors down from the studio, serving incredible coffee and food during the day.

    If you have any questions about Leeds; what to do, where to stay, or how to get here, just ask the team: hello@yogahero.co.uk // 07743513225.

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      Coronavirus Contingency Planning 

      Updated 22nd March 2021

      Should social distancing and / or lock down measures be in place to stop the spread of COVID-19, we will offer the Mindfulness and Yoga Nidra components of the course online, using Zoom or something similar. This would take place Friday 19th – Sunday 21st November 2021, 8:30am – 4:30pm and the in-person Restorative part of the training will be postponed until we are in a position for it to run again in the studio.

      Our priority would be to hold the teacher training altogether in the Yoga Hero studio, however, should part or all of the training move online, it’s great to know that there are many benefits to attending an online training including:

      • You get to attend from your own home, so no travelling each morning and evening
      • We’re able to share slides with images and text in a digestible format
      • There’s real clarity to all the information
      • You’re able to record lectures for future reference

      It can feel alien at first to consider learning online, but we’ve experienced great success with this so far.

      Our Teacher Training team will keep you posted at all stages, and if learning online is not something that works for you, we would happily postpone your place to a future training.

      By signing up to this training, you are agreeing to our course policy information: 

      Further course information including all policies >