Yin & Restorative Yoga
25-Hour Intensive | October 30-November 1
Self care awaits you during the next 25hr Module from Chakra Flow University -- Yin & Restorative Yoga -- at a luxurious lake house on the banks of Lake Norman.
Imagine stillness, imagine silence, imagine sitting with your thoughts and emotions, all while in the midst of physical sensations.
In this training we'll focus on the meditative practices of Yin and Restorative Yoga. Yin is a unique way to deepen your yoga practice and touch tissues rarely worked in the more active yang style of yoga. The art of Restorative Yoga allows the physical body to dwell in a posture for longer, fully supported by props and completely surrendered to gravity. This allows for a unique healing that supports the para-sympathetic nervous system and helps to balances our stress hormones. We will also dive deep into the science and experience aromatherapy and how essential oils can be used to deepen your practice as well as reinforce the healing qualities of both Yin and Restorative Yoga.
These unique styles of yoga allow you to enter deep states of relaxation where you can effect change in the tissue and fascia of the body as well as your energetic and emotional body. So much more than poses that target connective tissue, Yin & Restorative Yoga are both a platform for personal inquiry and responsive self-care. These more meditative practices offer us the much needed space for contemplation and reflection. By gifting ourselves this space of quietude, we are able to restore our psyche and step into the world more receptively.
This training is not just for yoga teachers. With today’s overstressed and over worked culture we are teeming with stress hormones and under active in the feel good hormones of serotonin and dopamine. Therefore anyone who is interested in finding more balance and healing is welcome to attend.
You can choose to stay at the beautiful accommodations at this lakeside oasis or opt to drive in exclusively for the training hours. Not only will you experience 25 hrs of Restorative and Yin Yoga training but you will do so as you embody these teachings with a weekend dedicated to your own healing and rejuvenation. If you choose to stay at the lake house, Saturday night, Old Hallows Eve, the night when the veil between the worlds is the thinnest, we will have a sacred cacao ceremony under the full moon.
Knowledge of the Philosophy and Practice of Yin & Restorative Yoga
History of Yin Yoga
Understanding of the practical benefits of Yin & Restorative Yoga: physically, energetically and mentally
Learning the difference between Yin & Restorative Yoga and Yang styles of Yoga
Understanding Energy including Prana/Qi (chi) & the Meridians/Nadis
Comparison of the Yogic and Chinese Meridians systems
Exploring Eastern mindfulness practices within your yoga practice
Learning the alignment and energetic benefits of the Yin Yoga asanas
Learning how to set up the most beneficial and healing Restorative poses
The language of props, how are they used in these practices to offer accessibility and comfort to all
Self-Study & Holding Silence
Aromatherapy, how essential oils can add to the benefits of these more meditative practices
Essential oils as alternative medicine for body, mind and spirit. Every participant will leave with a restorative essential oil blend they can use for their own healing or to share during savasana
Friday Oct 30th:
check in 4pm
6-10pm - Yin Yoga
Saturday Oct 31st:
9am-12pm - Restorative Yoga
12-1pm - Lunch
1-6pm - Restorative Yoga
7:30-9:30pm- Sacred Cacao Ceremony
Sunday Nov 1st:
8am-12 - Yin Yoga
1pm- Check out
A willingness to explore the more meditative aspects of yoga asana.
Kiesha Battles (Yin Yoga)
Victoria Martinez (Restorative Yoga)
This 25hr Module can count towards your 300HR YTT with Chakra Flow University
25 CEU’s also available
Chakra Flow University
RYS 200, RYS 300, YACEP
Email with inquiries
INVESTMENT to Drive in for Class time only
$300 Early Bird by Oct 1
$350 After Oct 1
$250 for all BIPOC, enter code BIPOC at checkout (discount only available for drive in)
INVESTMENT to stay at the Lake house (included training tuition)
$400 double occupancy
$700 single occupancy
$400 bunkbeds room, occupancy 4 people
$500 single twin private room
You will need to bring your own PROPS
• 2 Blocks
• 1 Strap
• 1 Bolster ( we will have a few brand new bolsters for sale, reserve your bolster via email at email@example.com)
• 6 Mexican Yoga Blankets
• 3 Eye Pillows (or atleast 1)
Coffee, teas and ayurvedic tonics will be available in the mornings. Meals are not included but can be ordered at a discount from Nourish and will be at the Lake house upon your arrival. Once you register an email with the discount code and ordering instructions for your meals will be sent to you.
About Kiesha Battles
Kiesha Battles, E-RYT 500, Yoga Director at Charlotte Family Yoga Center is a full-time yoga teacher and trainer who studied with Maya Breuer and Kristine Kaoverii. Kiesha has over 100 hours training in Yin Yoga as well as a specialty training in Restorative Yoga for Race Based Trauma with Dr. Gail Parker.
Kiesha earned a graduate degree in Asian studies, with a certification in international business and a focus on Asian philosophy, religion, and modern language. Through her academic studies, she was exposed to Taoism, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Yoga.
In 2016, Kiesha was honored as an inaugural Self-Care Charlotte Ambassador. In her role, she promotes self-care for the purpose of nurturing healthy lives and relationships for individuals, families, and communities. In 2018, she was appointed Co-Director of the Yoga Retreat for Women of Color™. In 2020 Kiesha joined the Board of Directors for Amplify and Activate, as well as the Development Committee for You Call This Yoga. Both local North Carolina yoga non-profits.
Accommodations for the Retreat
Indulge your senses in the beauty of this luxurious lakefront home on the shores of Lake Norman.
This lakeside paradise features a brand new kitchen, huge dining room with seating for everyone.
Multiple areas on the main level with seating that is perfect for lounging and reconnection.
Outdoor decks for journaling and sunset watching. 7 sleeping areas and 4 bathrooms.