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? This Restorative Yoga 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.


July 19-22, 2019

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

Foundations of Restorative Yoga

In this first module of the Restorative Yoga Training, 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.

“Vickie’s Restorative Yoga Teacher Training was life changing for me. Before the training, I was unaware that I truly was unable to relax my nervous system. She taught me how to quiet my nervous system and showed me the health, mental, emotional and spiritual benefits of using restorative yoga as a gateway to relaxation and rejuvenation. She also taught me that this state of being in stillness always is available to me—a precious gift for which I am deeply grateful.” – 2018 Training Attendee

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


Level 1: $575
Level 1+2: $1050 | $950 before June 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 by July 1.


Restorative Yoga Training with Vickie Russell Bell

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.