Yogasite offers all 4 modules of the Teacher Training Restorative Yoga & Meditation. The training is taught by Veda Ela.


Restorative yoga is a passive form of yoga and prepares the body for meditation. You learn to listen to your body by completely surrendering yourself to the yoga posture and fully accepting the moment. It is a Yin / passive form of Yoga (Yoga of “being”) and balances the more active forms (Yang) of Yoga.


A journey of self-exploration and self-discovery

The training gives you new tools to take with you in your practice, your teachings and your daily life. The intention of the training is to inspire you to live your life on a higher frequency, with awareness, acceptance of yourself and others, and to take better care of the planet.


This Restorative Yoga & Meditation Teacher Training consists of 100 hours, divided into 4 Fundamentals. Each Fundamental consists of 21 hours of participation in the training and 4 hours of homework. This includes assignments, reading, observations and practice teaching. It is set up in such a way that you can follow it in its entirety within a year. This is recommended to make the most of its intensity. If you are not able to follow the entire training consecutively for personal reasons, it is also possible to spread it over several years.

IMPORTANT: The Fundamentals need to be done in order. Fundamentals 1 needs to be completed before starting Fundamentals 2, and so on. So, even if you do it on your own pace, follow them in order and only move to the next one after fully completing the one before.


For whom is this Teacher Training suitable?

- Yoga teachers, who want to develop further in teaching Restorative Yoga & Meditation.

- People who are already participating in another yoga teacher training course, who want to specialize in Restorative Yoga & Meditation.

- Yoga students who want to deepen their personal growth and integrate the elements of Restorative yoga into their lives.


Veda Ela's Restorative Yoga & Meditation Teacher Training is more than just an education. It is also a life training. It uses the language of yoga and other disciplines to embark on a journey of self-discovery and self-development. This training is taught in English and is part of the Yoga Alliance Continuing Education certification.


More information about the how and why of the training can be found at: Below you will find more information about the different Fundamentals. At the bottom of this page you will find the different dates for this training. That's also where you can register for the training.


This is a certified 100-hour Yoga Alliance Training that counts towards the Continuing Education (YACEP) with Yoga Alliance. You will receive a certificate after completing the module “Fundamentals 4”.


Cost overview

Workshops: € 40

Individual Fundamentals: € 477.95 incl. 21% VAT (€ 395, - excl. 21% VAT) per module

Fundamentals 1 to 4 with payment in advance: € 1,720.62 incl. 21% VAT (€ 1422, - excl. 21% VAT)
If you want to use this option, start by registering for the first Fundamental before it starts. Then you will automatically come across the option to pay for all Fundamentals at once.


Curious? Then be sure to watch the video below and scroll down

for information about the different fundamentals and the possibilities to register.


FUNDAMENTALS 1 (25 hours)

Fundamentals 1 consists of:

  • Introduction Restorative Yoga (RY);

  • The use of props, the adjustments and the effect on the nervous system;

  • Breathing exercises in RY;

  • Mindfulness & letting go during RY postures;

  • Meditations and meditation techniques;

  • The benefits of meditation.


Required reading:

  • "The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali" - Translation by Sri Swami Satchidananda (Read carefully about the 8 limbs of yoga)

  • "Relax & Renew: Restful Yoga for Stressful Times" - Judith Hanson Lasater

  • "The Orange Book" - Osho

  • "Meditations from the Mat: Daily Reflections on the Path of Yoga" - Rolf Gates & Katrina Kenison



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FUNDAMENTALS 2 (25 hours)

Fundamentals 2 consists of:

● Review of Contents Fundamentals 1

● Restorative Yoga and Yin Yoga poses

● Description and daily practice: Forward bends, back bends, twists, side bends, inversions and their modifications

● Building your own daily practice so that your body requires more of it.

● Visualization: Directing the power of the Mind towards healing and wholeness

● Exercises of Self-Inquiry: Working with the Zen koan “Who Am I?”

● Alignment and yoga - Adjusting through touch in Restorative Yoga

● Practicing and developing teaching skills

● Assisting


Mandatory reading

  • “Relax & Renew: Restful Yoga for Stressful Times” by Judith Hanson Laster (revision from Fund.1)

  • “Awakening the Spine” by Vanda Scaravelli

  • “Yoga Nidra” by Swami Satyananda Saraswati

  • A book on “mindful touch” from the student’s choice.


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FUNDAMENTALS 3 (25 hours)

  • Revision of Fundamental 2

  • Restorative and Yin Yoga Poses

  • The use of music during a yoga practice

  • Observing other teachers in Restorative Yoga and Meditation classes

  • Healthy Life Style: restoring and re-setting the body into its natural ways of healing

Mandatory reading

  •  Watch the documentary: “(Official Movie) THRIVE: What On Earth Will It Take?”

  •  "Eating for Beauty” by David Wolf

  •  “Chakras & the Archetypes .Uniting Energy Awareness & Spiritual Growth”. By Ambika Wauters



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FUNDAMENTALS 4 (25 hours)

  • Review of Fundamentals 3

  • Practice of Yin Yoga asanas and Restorative Yoga Asanas

  • General Anatomy in the practice of Yin and Restorative YogaMethods for Body Cleanse & Detoxing process

  • Environmental awareness & the contribution of yoga teachers to a more kind and friendly planet

  • Body movement and emotional release: from movement to stillness.

  • Reflection and the practice of Silence and Meditation

  • Main essential skills of a yoga teacher in the practice and teaching of Restorative Yoga


Mandatory reading

  • “Light on Yoga” by B.K.S.Iyengar

  • “The Heart of Yoga.Developing a personal practice.” by T.K.V. Desikachar

  • “The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga: The Philosophy and Practice of Yin Yoga” by Bernie Clark and Sarah Powers

  • “Yin Yoga” by Paul Grilley

  • “Insight Yoga” by Sarah Powers and Paul Grilley


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“Third year in a row: Restorative Yoga & Meditation Teacher Training with Veda Ela at! A yearly bath filled with silence, warmth, dancing, tears & laughter! Thankful that I got to know this restoring and in depth form of yoga and could share it with myself, my children, teens, and all these people, making this deep connection within! Thank you for your sharing Veda Ela and your southern touch.”

Elly Geyskens, The Netherlands