This Restorative Yoga 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? The practice of Restorative Yoga 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.


2019 Dates TBD

Friday 12:00-5:30pm
Saturday 12:30-6:30pm
Sunday 12:30-6:30pm
Monday 12:00-5:30pm

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*, $525* before July 1

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 June 1.


Vickie has been studying yoga since 1990 and began teaching in 1994 in Ohio. Her teaching style emphasizes body awareness, alignment, and the integration of mindfulness and ease in Hatha yoga practice and daily life. Vickie sees yoga as a direct way to manipulate the nervous system in a world full of stimulation and stress. Her intention is to help her students to increase their level of daily awareness and consciousness, so that they might begin to unearth the Truth of who they really are.

She is a graduate of the Piedmont Yoga Studio Advanced Training Program and a certified “Relax and Renew Trainer” through Judith Lasater’s accredited program. Vickie is also on the core faculty for the Advanced Training Program at PYS.