* For all practitioners & Be Luminous Yoga 300-Hour Teacher Trainees*
Restorative yoga is considered the true antidote to stress because it is a practice that allows you to relax deeply with awareness. Relaxing with awareness is the key to bringing the mind‐body into a state of balance or homeostasis, similar to the effect of meditation.
Modern life is extremely demanding, and it’s easy to be swept away by the intensity of its pace. Today’s pace of life can cause us to be in a constant state of high alert, as our bodies release stress hormones that stimulate the sympathetic nervous system, or our ‘fight or flight’ response. This affects our ability to sleep soundly, to properly digest our food, to feel grounded, to have mental clarity and focus, as well as our ability to conceive a child.
Restorative Yoga integrates fully supported yin poses and passively held postures. Through props and positioning, each asana is practiced in a way that the practitioner feels held and supported. This allows you to relax deeply and completely, stimulating a parasympathetic response and allowing our bodies' systems and rythms to recalibrate and heal. This restores our sense of balance, mentally, physically and emotionally.
This training is intended for yoga instructors who would like to teach Restorative yoga, as well as for yoga practitioners who would like to more deeply understand the Restorative Yoga practice.
•Restorative Yoga philosophy
•Benefits of Restorative Yoga
•The art of propping and supporting practitioners in the postures
•How to work with students who have special physical needs or injuries
•Sequencing, including how to address stress, pms, perimenopause symptoms and insomnia
February 9, Friday 6:30-9PM
February 10, Saturday 9:30AM-6:30PM
February 11, Sunday 9:30-5:30PM
In addition, each student will be asked to complete 2.5 hours of mentorship. This means you would attend two classes where you will assist either Jodi or Heather in one of their Restorative Yoga classes in the Seattle area. This gives you the opportunity to assist students in a classroom setting. We will give you feedback following the classes you attend. If you live outside of the Seattle area, and are unable to attend their classes as an assistant, you will be given another option for meeting this requirement.
Be Luminous Yoga 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training - This training counts as 16 hours of elective training time for this program. If you would like for this program to count as part of your 300 hour training, please make sure you have completed the 300 Hour Advanced Training application and the Enrollment Form for this specific program, downloadable under "Application" button below.
Jodi feels that yoga is a precious gift and one of the greatest influences in her life. Initially drawn to yoga for the physical benefits of becoming stronger and more flexible, she soon realized there was something even more profound than the effect it was having on her body. Yoga deeply touched her heart, spirit and mind.
Practicing yoga for many years led Jodi to seek teachers and teachings in many places, close to home in Seattle, as well as in many parts of the world. Yoga became her passion, in addition to the work she was doing with different nonprofit organizations as a grant writer.
Drawn to sharing yoga with others, Jodi began teaching in 2001. Since, she has continued her studies by taking numerous teacher training courses, workshops and retreats. The path also led Jodi to become a certified pre-and postnatal instructor and labor support doula. She has also studied yoga’s sister science, Ayurveda. Jodi offers trainings in Pre and Postnatal Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga and Foundations in Ayurveda annually in Osaka, Japan. Recently, Jodi spent six years in Goa, India where she co-directed a yoga retreat center and taught teacher trainings and community yoga classes.
With a background in Iyengar, Vinyasa and Ananda yoga, a devotional style of yoga based on the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda, Jodi draws from these traditions to create a fluid and meditative practice. She teaches to inspire others to experience yoga within all aspects of ourselves, creating a sense of wholeness among our hearts, bodies, minds, spirits and hearts. This sense of wholeness or oneness also dissolves our sense of separation from others. She encourages students to go inward; nourishing themselves, deepening their intuition and honoring the divine within.
Jodi hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts and a Master’s Degree in Nonprofit Leadership. Her yoga training includes completing the Ananda YTT, Seattle Holistic Center’s Hour Pre-and Postnatal YTT, Brahmani Yoga’s Advanced YTT, Baron Baptiste’s Level I and II Power Vinyasa YTT, as well as trainings with Seane Corn and Shiva Rae. She has also completed the Silver Age YTT to teach yoga to seniors. Additionally, Jodi has been a lead teacher on the Brahmani Yoga YTT, in Goa, India, Shakti Spirit YTT, in Goa, India and Ubud, Bali and Spirit Yoga’s YTT in Osaka, Japan. She also teaches prenatal yoga on the Be Luminous YTT in Seattle, WA.
Her Ayurveda training includes studying at the Ayurvedic Natural Health Center in Goa, India, completing Dr. Robert Svoboda’s Ayurveda correspondence course through the Ayurveda Institute, Rasovai Massage School in Goa, India, attending a workshop with Dr. Vasant Lad through Bastyr and she is currently enrolled in the Ayurveda program at Kerala Academy. Jodi is also an LMP, graduating from Cortiva School of Massage in Seattle, WA.
Jodi is most grateful to her teachers: Lisa Black, Gyandev McCord, Diksha McCord, Julie Martin, Johm Weddepohl, Colette Crawford and Emil Wendel.
Jodi is a registered teacher with the Yoga Alliance. Yoga Teacher Trainings and Continuing Education include:
Ananda Yoga at the Expanding Light – 200-Hour (2002)
Power Vinyasa Yoga with Baron Baptiste Level I – 80 Hours (2003)
Power Vinyasa Yoga with Baron Baptiste Level II – 80 Hours (2003)
Pre and Post-Natal Yoga with Colette Crawford – 100 Hours (2003)
Vinyasa Yoga with Shiva Rea – 24 Hours (2006)
Vinyasa Yoga with Seane Corn – 40 Hours (2007)
Brahmani Yoga’s Advanced Yoga Teacher Training – 200 Hours (2009)
Relax & Renew® Restorative Yoga Training with Judith Hanson Lasater – 24 Hours (2015)
Yoga for Chronic Pain with Gary Kraftsow (2015)