Monday, May 11, 2015 - 00:00 to Friday, May 15, 2015 - 00:00
Event Presenter(s): 
Judith Hanson Lasater
Sammons Center for the Arts
3630 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75219
United States
<strong>Cost:</strong> Relax and Renew Certification<strong> $695 &nbsp;</strong>for full 4 day training<br /> All Day Immersion <strong>$175</strong>&nbsp;
Event Description: 

We work very hard in our lives, and while we may sleep, we rarely take time to rest. Restorative yoga poses help us learn to relax and rest deeply and completely, During deep relaxation, all the organ systems of the body are benefited, and a few of the measurable results of deep relaxation are the reduction of blood pressure, serum triglycerides and blood sugar levels in the blood, the increase of the "good cholesterol" levels, as well as improvement in digestion, fertility, elimination, the reduction of muscle tension, insomnia and generalized fatigue.

In this 25 hour Training we will learn the art and skill of teaching Restorative yoga. All aspects of the subject will be covered, including the physiology of relaxation, as well as the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of the subject, including special poses for menstruation, pregnancy and menopause, and how to sequence and teach a class in Restorative yoga. At this time, more than 2000 teachers have been trained in Restorative yoga in the United States, Japan, Canada and England.

In this One Day Immersion Moving From the Inner Body ~Therapeutic Restorative Yoga for Experienced Students and Teachers. We often focus on practicing our poses from the spine, arms and legs. But the ancient teachings of yoga also dealt with the opening and quieting the organs of the body, like the heart, kidneys and liver that are found in the “kunda” or vessel holding these organs.  During this all day immersion we will focus on specific poses that create a healthy balance for the organs in the chest and abdomen, as well as explore the theories of why they work. All types of poses will be studied, including backbends, inversions, forward bends and twists.

We will also spend some time on specific therapeutic applications that will be immediately applicable to ourselves and to our students.  We will begin each day with a focus intention and then go directly to practicing Active poses. In the second session of the day, we will focus on a Quiet Practice – Restorative yoga, meditation and pranayama. Throughout this all day immersion we will return our awareness to stabilizing and balancing from the inside, as well as focusing on how to teach others to do so.

Requirements The 25 hour training is open to all teachers and serious students, However if you wish to become certified as a Relax and Renew® Trainer, you must fulfill the following: attend all sessions (no exceptions), complete a project to be submitted by mail approximately six weeks after the workshop, including a required additional $125 check for a lifetime listing on Judith’s web site exclusively promoting Restorative yoga teachers ( It is also possible to take the workshop for learning only and not submit the project.


Daily Schedule: Relax and Renew Certification
Monday, May 11 - Thursday, May 14, 2015

Monday, May 11, 2015
9:30am - 5:30pm (Lunch 12:00-1:30pm)

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
9:30am - 5:30pm (Lunch 12:00-1:30pm)

9:30am - 5:30pm (Lunch 12:00-1:30pm)

9:30am - 3:30pm (Lunch 12:00-1:00pm)

All Day Immersion Friday, May 15, 2015
9:30am - 3:30pm (lunch 12:00-1:00)

How to register: 
Register online (recommended)
About this Presenter: 

Judith Hanson Lasater, Ph.D. and PT, has taught yoga since 1971. She holds a senior teaching certificate from B.K.S. Iyengar and has taught in almost every state of the union and on six continents. She is the author of eight books and the mother of three children.

What to Bring: 
  1. A well rested and well hydrated body; an open mind, body and spirit.
  2. Bring your own mat, a meditation cushion, or back jack, pen and paper and anything that you utilize in your practice and study that will assist in making your participation comfortable and enjoyable.
  3. Please bring your own bottled water.
Required Props: 
  • one sticky mat
  • one personal eye cover
  • one six foot long yoga belt
  • two “fat” yoga blocks
  • one firm bolster
  • five firm yoga blankets (either wool or cotton)

Please make sure you have these props with you as you will use everything during the four-day training. You will also need all of these props for the full day immersion. In addition, it is important that each student bring a camera to the four- day training.

Required Text: 

Relax and Renew: restful yoga for stressful times, by Judith Hanson Lasater, Ph.d, PT Recommended reading Blink: the power of thinking without thinking, by Malcolm Gladwell. The Happiness Hypothesis, by Jonathan Haidt.

Cancellation Policy: 

Early bird rate requires all tuition costs be paid in full 60 days prior to the event. If total costs are not paid in full 60 days prior to the event, participant is no longer eligible for the early bird discount, course fees will thus revert to the regular (higher) cost. ADMINISTRATION FEE: A $100.00 administration fee will be applied to each and every cancellation. Cancellations less $100 can only be made up to 30 days prior to the event. In addition, the balance is not refundable, but is transferable (less the administrative fee $100 ) to future Living Yoga Dallas sponsored event. After 30 days the balance less the non refundable administrative fee are non- refundable and non-transferable. If you cancel, you may "gift" your space to another person (one time only). If you "gift" your space, you must notify Living Yoga Dallas in writing via email prior to the start of the event with the name and all contact info of the person taking
your place.  Exceptions to this policy cannot be made for any reason, including weather, parking, traffic, illness, or personal emergencies.

Parking: Due to Urban development, limited space and the exciting growth of Living Yoga Dallas events, we cannot guarantee a parking place per participant. Parking will be on a first-come, first-served basis, and we highly encourage you to carpool. Thank you in advance for your understanding.

Credit Card Processing Fee: 5% on line credit card processing fee has been automatically accessed to all on line registrations for this event.

Contact Information: 

For more information
contact us or phone 214-366-2217