Introduction to Restorative Yoga

Upcoming Dates:

Sunday 1 October & Sunday 8 October 2023 10:00-18:00 GTM

Let’s take refuge in Rest. There is very little we can reclaim with certainty right now, but I have found centering rest gives me a point of inner anchorage from which to navigate both our unprecedented times and the seasonal changes.

Restorative yoga is a profoundly nourishing, restful and gentle form of practice. The intention of this weekend is to introduce the key principles, postures & practices of restorative yoga, so you can begin to explore its qualities, effects and possibilities in your own practice, and if you are a yoga teacher, begin to share this practice with your students.

Given how common experiences of stress, burnout and fatigue are for many people, restorative yoga can offer an extremely supportive space for us to actively relax and rest in a way that feels held and guided.

Communal rest is oftentimes inherent to yoga as rest practice; every time we take savasana at the end of a class we have attended (physically or virtually) we are embracing collective rest. Resting in held spaces, supported by the facilitator as well the people we share the setting with, can not only take us deeper into our own rest but can also be a way to embrace how community action and activism benefits from these moments of collective inaction.

Course Outline

Sunday 1 October 2023, 10am-6pm
Welcome & Introductions⁠
2 hour restorative yoga practice⁠
What is restorative yoga?⁠
Asana analysis⁠
Conditions of rest⁠
Rest & the nervous system

Sunday 8 October 2023, 10am-6pm
Types of rest
Rest as a radical practice⁠
2 hour restorative yoga practice
Asana analysis⁠
Breath & meditation in restorative yoga ⁠

Who is this weekend course for?

For anyone looking to explore and build their understanding of restorative yoga. Perfect if you are feeling like you need a retreat from the world, to rest and lie down. It is of benefit to yoga practitioners and yoga teachers alike.

This weekend is offered as part of the 300 hour teacher training, but can be taken by any teacher wishing to improve their skills in this area as Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

Nourish Yoga Training’s 300 hour Advanced Teacher Training is registered with Yoga Alliance (International), and is completed as a series of standalone modules which can be taken over 3 years. More modules are forthcoming in 2021.

There are limited spaces available. As this course focusses on a personal, experiential approach to the material, live attendance is required. You are able to miss one session and a recorded session can be provided for the missed module only at no further cost.


We believe in the importance and value of this training, and would like to offer a scaled pricing system, which enables attendees to pay which tier feels most appropriate for them. Please note there are NO further discounts available (i.e. no student discounts, etc).

CPD Community Price £169
CPD Standard Price £199
CPD Supporter Price £229

About the facilitator

Harriet McAtee

is the founder and lead trainer of Nourish Yoga Training. Movement, yoga, and our minds have always fascinated her. From a young age, Harriet has nearly always been involved in some form of dance, martial art, gymnastics or sport. She found yoga as a thirteen year-old and it firmly secured its place in her heart. Harriet’s teaching emphasises empowering students to embrace and nourish their bodies and minds, with a focus on embodied movement, cultivating intuition and fun. She relishes the opportunity to make practice matter in everyday life through social justice & making yoga accessible and inclusive. Harriet is currently registered with Yoga Alliance (E-RYT® 500, YACEP®).