This Restorative Yoga Teacher Training has been developed for current yoga teachers, as well as body workers, coaches, therapists and health care professionals who work with the interplay between stress and healing. Advanced students who want to dive deeply into the study and practice of restorative yoga are also welcome.

Restorative Yoga Teacher Training – Level 2

with Vickie Russell Bell

What does it mean to be truly at ease in this moment? This Restorative Yoga Teacher Training reveals the answers by leveraging deep relaxation techniques to reset and heal the body. Through the art and practice of slowing down, we are able to produce a sense of spaciousness and deep rest freeing us from the toxins of daily stress.


August 16-19

Friday 12:00-5:30pm

Saturday 12:30-6:30pm

Sunday 12:30-6:30pm

Monday 12:00-5:30pm

(45 minute break each day)

Namaste Berkeley
2820 7th Street

Therapeutic Applications of Restorative Yoga

In the second module of this training students will continue to increase their somatic understanding of relaxation and expand their repertoire of restorative poses.

Lectures and practice will dive deeper into topics related to the nervous system and the vagus nerve. Students will learn to address life stages specific to women (menstruation, pregnancy and menopause), as well as how to link Ayurvedic principles to the practice of relaxation. We will also discuss and provide restorative sequences that address specialty topics such as chronic pain and trauma.

*This training qualifies as 20 hours of elective credit in the Namaste Professional 300 hour Teacher Training.


Level 2: $575

Learn about Level 1 here


Level 1, previous Restorative training, or by teacher approval.

*Payments are non-refundable, but may be converted to account credit (minus a $75 processing fee) if cancellation is received by July 1.


Vickie Russell Bell has studied extensively with Richard Rosen, Rodney Yee, Judith Hanson Lasater and Tony Briggs. She is greatly influenced by her personal desire to calm and heal the nervous system. She brings her practical life experience, dedication to personal growth and 24 years of yoga teaching experience to her classes. Vickie values curiosity and humor and helps students create conditions to discover ease and allow energy to arise in the body. In addition to public classes and teacher trainings, she also teaches yoga to people with Parkinson’s Disease.