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A Year of Yin + Restorative Yoga with Shanti and Iva

Friday February 3, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A Year of Yin + Restorative Yoga with Shanti and Iva

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Date & Time

Winter: February 3, 4, 5
Spring:  May 12, 13, 14
Summer: July 7, 8, 9
Fall: for October 27, 28, 29
Fridays: 6:00-9:00pm
Saturdays & Sundays: 9:00am-5:30pm

Location (hybrid: your choice of Zoom or in-person)

Practice Yoga Church
414 W. Johanna Street
Austin, Texas 78704

Pre-registration required.

The most important part of the whole yoga process is how the practice translates to your life.

Explore a year of Yin and Restorative Yoga, the Wisdom Practices of well-being.

Yoga is meant to be restorative by nature. In shedding light on habitual patterns that often move us too far in one direction and eventually out of balance, a holistic yoga practice helps us to course-correct and to answer the specific call of each moment. In our fast-moving and driven lifestyles, setting aside time to slow down, reflect, nourish, and restore is essential in order to experience a more expansive sense of our own well-being.

Yin + Restorative practices are like pressing the reset button; they slow the mental and physical body and reset the nervous system, giving rise to insight, deep integration and grounded self-compassion.

This training presents Yin + Restorative yoga as distinct, but complementary, styles with a unique capacity for grounding, digesting, and integrating life’s experiences into embodied wisdom. It’s a synthesis of modalities, including Ayurveda, Yogic and Daoist philosophy, TCM, Mindfulness, Neuroscience, and Somatic Embodiment that Iva Drtina-Hall and Shanti Kelly have distilled into The Wisdom Practices.

Offered in four modules as weekend intensives, one per season, the architecture of the training holds space for a deeply healing and affirming reset with each seasonal transition. Each module has a distinct theme, sequences for both Yin and Restorative yoga, as well as guiding principles for practice and teaching.

Season: Winter
Theme: Stillness
Philosophy: Buddhist Mindfulness
Anatomy: Neuroscience of Mindfulness – Understanding the Stress Response
Skill/Inquiry: Yoga Nidra and Meditation
Pranayama: Nadhi Shodhana
Meridian/Organ Influence: Kidneys and Urinary Bladder


Season: Spring
Theme: Making Space/ The Reawakening – Coming out of Hibernation
Philosophy: Panchamaya Kosha, the Doshas, and the Gunas
Anatomy: Digestion – Inflammation & Agni and Amma
Skill/ Inquiry: Practical Ayurveda – Practice of Dihnacharya, Optional Nourishing Cleanse
Pranayama: Kapalabhati
Meridian/Organ Influence: Liver and Gallbladder Meridians


Season: Summer
Theme: Innate Joy
Philosophy: Wisdom teachings of non-dual consciousness: cultivating innate joy through stress, burn out and self-doubt
Anatomy: The Fluid Body – Fascia and the Joints
Skill/ Inquiry: Compassion, Loving Kindness, Appropriate Boundaries, Nourishing the Self
Meridian/ Organ: Heart and Small Intestine


Season: Fall
Theme: Letting Go and Letting In
Philosophy: Vedic Texts: Prana Vayus, The Movement of the Yogic Energies
Anatomy: Respiratory System, Fascia, and the Psoas
Skill/Inquiry: Aparigraha – letting go of limiting and irrational beliefs, stress patterns, old habits and behaviors
Pranayama: Nadi Shodhana, Viloma 1 and 2
Meridian/Organ: Lungs and Large Intestines

Testimonial from Kaitlyn Campbell – completed all 4 modules in Fall 2022.
“As part of continuing my yoga education this year I attended Yin and Restorative training. It felt like I was attending “life school”. Iva and Shanti really LIVE their Yoga –their offerings are the highest quality, they’re both so sweet and refreshingly authentic!

We did 80 hours total- a weekend for winter, summer, spring and fall. I was reminded how connected to nature we can become by “taking cues” from each season in how to care for ourselves through ebbs and flows of life.

Finding balance with these practices to me was the missing piece in my yoga journey (physical and mental). I’m so grateful to have been a part of these wisdom practice trainings. Thank you Iva and Shanti!”

We hope you will join us – whether it’s for one module or for the full training.

Participants receive a 20 hr Yin and Restorative training certificate for each completed module. In addition, you may apply for the 100hr teacher certification which includes an additional 20 hours of individual mentorship, practice and homework.

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Friday February 3, 2023
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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