Restorative Yoga Immersion Teacher Training Course at Zoga in Dubai- 2017

Restorative Yoga Teacher Training


Joanne Smallwood, E-RYT 500, RPYT


23 April 2017 to 26 April 2017


Zoga Dubai

Today, the need for restorative yoga couldn’t be greater. As a teacher and/or practitioner, integrating restorative postures into your yoga classes and personal practice feels more like a necessity than a luxury.

Like all styles of yoga, there is a science and art behind teaching and practicing restorative postures. Studies show that restorative yoga decreases stress and improves a myriad of conditions including symptoms related to perimenopause, fatigue, high blood pressure, infertility and depression.

The art to restorative yoga is propping the postures carefully, creating a peaceful environment, and allowing sufficient time and space to move slowly and deeply into blissful relaxation.

Whether you are a teacher or practitioner, you will benefit from this restorative intensive, where you will learn dozens of restorative postures, the therapeutic benefits of each posture, the art of sequencing a full restorative practice, as well as several short-and-sweet sequences - 20 minutes or less - to boost energy and address specific areas in the body.


  • For yoga teachers, physical therapists, body workers, energy workers, pilates and fitness instructors, stress management professions, and health counselors.
  • May also be taken by students with a regular yoga practice who are interested in a deeper understanding of restorative yoga, the nervous system, and energy body.

Sample Daily Timetable

Restorative Yoga10:30 am – 1:00 pm Morning Session
1:00 pm Lunch
2:15 pm – 5:30 pm Afternoon Session

This timetable is subject to change.


Early Bird (Payment by March 1, 2017) AED 1500
Regular : AED 1750

This course counts towards Continuing Education requirements for Yoga Alliance, 24 contact hours.


About The Instructors

Joanne Smallwood

Joanne Smallwood has been a devoted yoga practitioner since her early twenties, and has taught internationally for the past 12 years. Completing her Teacher Training in 2005 at The Downward Dog Yoga Centre in Toronto, with Ron Reid and Diane Bruni, she soon traded the infamous Canadian winters for warmer shores of India. Since 2005, Joanne has been working in Goa, India, as the general manager of Brahmani Yoga, one of the leading yoga centres in the region. This enabled her to expand her knowledge and love of yoga, her teaching, whilst allowing her to further develop her passion through courses and in her own practice.

During that time, Joanne attended most of the Brahmani teacher trainings including Ashtanga, Vinyasa Flow, Prenatal and Restorative, and holds the Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500 hours accreditation. Her teaching embraces Vinyasa Flow Yoga, but also reflects her diverse background to incorporate other traditions and styles. She teaches with awareness and enthusiasm, whilst always being attentive to students' needs and the energy of the class.

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Cancellation Policy For Teacher Training Programmes


A non-refundable deposit is required to hold your place once you have completed an application and have been accepted on the course.


Due 60 days prior to the beginning of the program or once the program is full, whichever comes first, unless otherwise stated above.

Refund and cancellation policy

In extenuating circumstances, such as bereavement or serious illness, the course can be deferred to a later date, subject to availability and deferral fee. NO REFUNDS, CREDITS OR TRANSFERS ARE AVAILABLE ON CANCELLATION PRIOR TO, DURING OR AFTER THE START DATE OF ANY TEACHER TRAININGS.