through the body, connect to soul

Restorative Yoga Teacher Training

This class is taught by:

Megan Piersma

ERYT500, YACEP & Founder of Deha Yoga
Megan found yoga in college in 2003 and has been consistently practicing ever since. Her practice on the mat has been incredibly fulfilling in that it requires a constantly shifting perspective of the physical body. But it was her practice OFF the mat that guided her to open Deha Yoga in February of 2016. Megan received her 200-hour training in 2011 and completed her 300-hour training with Semperviva Yoga College in Vancouver, BC in early 2017. She gives gratitude to the many teachers that have helped inform her style: Bernie Clark's Yin Yoga, Judith Hanson Lasater's Restorative Yoga, Gurmukh and Gloria Latham's Kundalini Yoga, Adyashanti's True Meditation, Clara Roberts-Oss and Janet Stone's Vinyasa Yoga, Shelley Christopherson and Dr. Katy Komenda's Sanskrit for Yogis, Tiad and Surya Little's Prajna Yoga Style and so SO many more. Megan pulls on many styles, sources and lineages in her classes and requires much of her students – that they support their bodies, train their minds and connect to their own personal source of power. You will sing, dance, shake, cry, move, learn, settle, surrender, breathe, laugh and allow. Megan encourages you to be unconditionally curious in all that you do.
Restorative Yoga Teacher Training
a 40-hour Yoga Alliance accredited training 

Lead by Megan Piersma, E-RYT500 & Restorative Yoga junkie
Assisted by Justine Schwab, Becky Michaelski & Hannah Wagner, (all at least RYT200)
October 7-21, 2018 > 34 Contact + 6 Non-Contact Hours
This training is for Registered Yoga Teachers (those that have already received their 200-hour certificate) or for serious students of Restorative Yoga. 
What this 40-Hour Course will include:
  • many opportunities to directly experience the magic and benefits of Restorative Yoga
  • the art of teaching, speaking and sequencing Restorative Yoga
  • the science of relaxation, the physiology of stress on the human body & brain
  • physical, energetic, & emotional benefits of this deeply healing practice
  • self-inquiry exercises and writing assignments
  • breathing practices, guided relaxation practices & meditation practices all designed specifically for inclusion in a Restorative Yoga practice
  • practice sequencing & teaching your peers
Full Schedule Details:
  • Sunday, October 7 > 4-8pm
  • Wednesday, October 10 > 7:15-8:30pm (attend public class)
  • Friday, October 12 > 6-9pm
  • Saturday, October 13 > 10am-12pm, 2pm-5pm
  • Sunday, October 14 > 10am-12pm, 2pm-7:15pm
  • Wednesday, October 17 > 7:15-8:30pm (attend public class)
  • Friday, October 19 > 6-9pm
  • Saturday, October 20 > a 2-hour slot for your small teaching group (time TBD)
  • Sunday, October 21 > 10am-12pm, 2pm-7:15pm
  • please note that these times may change slightly!
Your Investment:
  • Full Training Cost for RYTs: $650
  • Full Training Cost for non-RYTs: $585
  • $200 deposit to save your spot
  • Full retreat cost due by September 15.
  • Online Registration closes October 1. After October 1, please call or email to inquire about attending.
Training is limited to 12 participants. 
Megan Piersma, E-RYT500 & Owner of Deha Yoga has been practicing Restorative Yoga for over a decade and teaching this delicious practice for about 6 years now and she is thrilled to offer this course to the yoga community of Anchorage! Through her own restorative practice, Megan has been able to reduce the effects of stress, particularly on her gastrointestinal system, and sees firsthand the immense benefits of a regular relaxation practice. Megan's advanced training was through Semperviva Yoga College in Vancouver, BC and she gives huge gratitude to her teachers Tianne Allan, Judith Hanson Lasater, Anodea Judith and Cyndi Lee (among many others!). 
Megan & Deha Yoga look forward to diving deep into the practices of restoration, relaxation and rejuvenation with you!