Online Workshop: Incorporating Restorative Yoga into your Yoga Classes

Course Description

The course will cover the key basic concepts of Restorative Yoga addressing both the physical and esoteric principles of this powerful, yet subtle, Yoga practice. Kat will explain the physiology of the Autonomic Nervous System which is comprised of the Sympathetic (SNS) and Parasympathetic (PNS) nervous systems, and how you can help your students achieve the physiological conditions needed for relaxation.

Be prepared to learn some anatomy and physiology along with a comprehensive selection of Restorative Yoga Poses you can bring into your Gentle Yoga mat classes.

The Intention of a Restorative Yoga Practice is to promote maximum relaxation of the SNS so that the PNS can be activated.

After this workshop you’ll understand:

How To inhibit the SNS (i.e. quiet the brain):

  • withdraw as much sensory stimulation as possible (including stretching)
  • use head down postures
  • maintain darkness
  • keep warm
  • quiet the breath consciously – The heartbeat slows on exhalations and speeds on inhalations; lengthen exhale in centering breath

How To activate PNS, slow heart rate: (more info in Spirit Section)

  • light pressure on eyeballs (eye pillows and head wraps)
  • head down postures

This Workshop ends with a Restorative Yoga class which will tie together all the concepts presented in the Workshop.

Course Outline

Module 1 Handout: Incorporating Restorative Yoga into your Yoga Classes
Unit 1 Handout: Incorporating Restorative Yoga into your Yoga Classes
Module 2 Video Lectures: Restorative Yoga
Unit 1 Part 1 : Theory and Concepts behind Incorporating Restorative Yoga into your Yoga Classes
Unit 2 Part 2 - Full Restorative Class with Kat Gregory

More Information

Sneak Preview

There is almost nothing better than receiving a wonderful pampering neck and shoulder massage during Svasana. If you are a teacher, offering these massages is our way to give back some love and special attention to our students. Here are two ideas of how to approach and offer a wonderful massage on the mat, or on a chair.

To view this entire Online Video Restorative Yoga Workshop with Kat Gregory, visit


Live Workshop Attendees

Yoga Teachers

“Love! More please! I didn’t even remember this was part of the line-up. Thank you!”

“OMG! Kat! I LOVE! BEST restorative class … Ever! Let’s stay in touch – even though I said “Don’t ask!” I’d love to learn more about your Oregon retreat… xoxox”

“Very nice overview of restorative and the fundamentals. Helpful, useful and enjoyable. Kat is very knowledgeable and it was rewarding to learn many variations.”

“Best restorative practice I’ve ever attended!”

“A beautiful, healing practice. Kat placed much needed tender stitches in my newly broken heart.”

Live Workshop Attendees

Yoga Teachers

“Loved Kat and her presentation. She gave me confidence that I can now offer a restorative class to my students, something they want and I want to do. Just have to convince them to buy some props! Her love and compassion is evident. She has a beautiful heart, and a great sense of humor.”

“Gentle Kat – so easy to trust. I melted into all her beautiful restorative poses. Great balance between explanations, answering questions, yet plenty of time to completely surrender in the poses – she was wonderful.”

Live Workshop Attendees

Yoga Teachers

“Delightful! So sweet! Loved the yoga nidra. I was not expecting restorative Yoga. I think this was my favorite part of the weekend.”

“Kat seems to have the perfect personality for Restorative Yoga. Enjoyed her presentation and her poses were very relaxing.”

“A beautiful practice and I learned a lot about the physiological conditions necessary for relaxation.”

Live Workshop Attendees

Yoga Teachers

“Lovely practice and beautiful presentation.”

“Nice sequence and presentation. I felt so refreshed.”

“Fabulous! Her sweet soft voice is PERFECT for Restorative. Great new ideas for my classes. I loved her guided meditation…. Wonderful journey.”