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.

Level 1 Restorative Yoga Teacher Training

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.


June 8-11, 2018

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

Foundations of Restorative Yoga

In this first module, Vickie Russell Bell will lead students through several full sequences of restorative poses as well as how to utilize the breath and other tools to support deep relaxation. Students will then work with partners and small groups to set up and teach key poses helping to lay the foundation for a Restorative Yoga teaching and personal practice.

Enjoy lectures and discussion on the basic tenets of restorative yoga – including an introduction to the nervous system, stress hormones, and how to bring restorative elements to the practice when you have minimal props.

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


Level 1: $575*, $525* before May 1
Level 1+2: $995 before May 1

Learn about Level 2 here


A minimum of one year of consistent yoga practice is a prerequisite for this program.

*Payments are non-refundable, but may be converted to account credit (minus a $75 processing fee) if cancellation is received more than 1 week prior to training start date.


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.