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Restorative Intensive

Relax and Restore (Level 1) At BCY, Stokes Croft, With Adelene Cheong from 07 Sep 2017 to 10 Sep 2017

BCY, Stokes Croft
With Adelene Cheong
07 Sep 2017
- 10 Sep 2017

Kaine Shutler Restorative Yoga, Training Intensive

This course is one of our many intensives for teachers and serious students of yoga. The group size is kept small so we can offer a really personal learning experience.

To ‘rest’, to ‘relax’ and to ‘restore’ is a natural vital process in our lives. Rest supports optimal physiological functioning, and promotes healing and growth. During rest, one’s autonomic nervous system switches from sympathetic-dominance to parasympathetic-dominance, regeneration and restoration is accelerated. Research has shown that relaxation and rest is essential to everyone of all ages and culture, size and shape.


Come and learn the science and art of Restorative Yoga, the skills to practice active relaxation. This immersion supports ample space and time for learning, reflection and integration. Whether your intention is to deepen personal understanding of restorative practices, or to offer it to family / friends, or to teach and share this healing practice, there will be comprehensive coverage of both the theoretical and practical application of restorative yoga.

Course Skills

  • Physiology of relaxation, and the Autonomic Nervous System
  • Continuum of consciousness
  • Relaxation skills / tools
  • Sensory & somatic intelligence
  • Sequencing a practice
  • Variations to adapt and modify, creative use of props
  • Teaching skills and ethics
  • Adjustments and touch
  • Group vs One-to-one
  • Relaxation and Five Koshas (Physical, Energetic, Emotional, Mental, Pure Being)
  • The process of reflection and integration

About the Teacher

Adelene Cheong is an extremely qualified restorative yoga teacher. Having studied various styles of yoga, Adelene’s practice in the recent decade has been greatly inspired by her teachers Judith Hanson Lasater and Donna Farhi. Adelene has trained extensively with both Judith and Donna, and continues to study and assist them annually.

Adelene integrates her experiences in her teachings, and is particularly interested in the therapeutic application of yoga. Her teaching focuses on anatomy, organic support and healthy alignment, with an emphasis on breath and spinal integration within the body, promoting a harmonious relationship with gravity. She is absolutely committed to a balance of both active asana and restorative practices.

Restorative yoga has been and still is a big part of her practice to restore and reset balance at every level. Adelene believes that rest is not a luxury, it is a physiological need. When the body is hungry, we feed our body with food. When the body (and mind) feels depleted or stressed, it is a vital need to feed the body with rest… to relax and restore.

Please note, this course is bookable as a stand-alone intensive course or as part of our 500 hour teacher training.


You will receive a BCY certificate of attendance to the course, for those of you on the BCY (or Yoga campus) Yoga Alliance Course this intensive counts towards your 500 hour diploma course.

Option for additional certification (Fees apply): Upon successful completion of 30 hours immersion and a follow-up project, trainees will receive a certificate of completion, be offered to join an invitation-only online forum for restorative practitioners internationally, and also be listed on, which is site widely promoted by Adelene and Judith Hanson Lasater.

Before the course

Please be familiar with the following literature:

  • Relax and Renew by Judith H. Lasater.

Further Information

No refunds, credits or transfers are available on cancellation of the course prior to, during or after the start date.

In extenuating circumstances courses can be deferred until a later date and a 10% deferral fee will be charged.

Getting to Bristol is very easy, more information can be found on our Contact page.

If you have any queries please contact us on 0117 924 4414 or

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