Restorative Yoga Teacher Training
with Graciela Mercedes
March 9th – 11th, 2018
Restorative Yoga and Deep Listening is a weekend long program that draws upon subtle energy awareness and experience to bring each student into a layer of balance. Using asana, pranayama, meditation, visualization, ecology, and art the practitioner/student can construct individual recovery processes that speak directly to their needs. This training will encourage each student to guide and be guided in a restorative fashion. Throughout the weekend students will explore physical and energetic methods; using linguistics and presence to set the tone. Hands-on & hands-off adjustments, sequencing for affects, traditional & modern adaptations, lecture & discussion, and art & nature moments will be called into focus, giving the students a secure, but varied foundation to teach and/or deepen their personal practice.
**This training is recognized by Yoga Alliance and is eligible for Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) – 20 contact hours + 12 non-contact hours = 32 hours in total.
FRIDAY: Noon-2pm & 3pm-7pm = six hours
SATURDAY: 9am-1pm & 2pm-6pm = eight hours
SUNDAY: 11am-2pm & 3pm-6pm = six hours
**Twenty hours in person + twelve hours not in person (consists of homework, extracurricular activities, reading & writing)
BIO: Graciela is a Michigan based yoga instructor who believes in the evolution of the human practice. Her teaching blends together elements from ecology, dance, and imagination. Graciela’s attention to energetic detail is a defining quality in her work and teaching. Most of Graciela’s teachings/classes are slow paced allowing each student to organize their brain, body, and breath inside each posture.
Graciela received her RYT-200 from Marianne Well’s Yoga School in Costa Rica in 2011 and her Restorative Yoga certification from Leeann Carey in 2013. Having the privilege to further her teaching experience through various studios, as well as holding retreats in Mexico, Graciela is an E-RYT 200 and a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP) as recognized by Yoga Alliance.
Graciela’s knowledge of yoga and restorative yoga in particular is thorough, intuitive and compassionate. She conveyed the essence as well as the particulars beautifully during our training. Her choice of assignments, the materials provided, and the composition of the three days’ training gave me a solid foundation for my own restorative practice, and the inspiration to share it with other Yogis in the future.
-A. Poston, September 2017