Links & Resources

Mentoring, Teaching Practicum & Peer Support:
Restorative Yoga Vancouver
We hold our classes as a learning environment for teachers who want to embody the practice of restorative yoga. We invite you to come in and receive a class with us. If you feel called to practice further, we have four progressions to grow as a teacher and practice your skills. Be part of our community and participate in a unique teaching practicum.


International Teachers:
Judith Hanson Lasater

Sarah Powers

Bo Forbes

Amy Weintrub

Max Strom

Angela Farmer and Victor von Kooten

Canadian Teachers:
Neil Person – Pentiction BC, North America
Neil is a well known Professor at University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. Neil is a Registered Physical Therapist – Licensed with the BC College of Physical Therapists, a RYT (500) – Registered Yoga Teacher – 500 hour certification, a CYT – Certified Yoga Therapist. Neil is Founding Chair of Canadian Physiotherapy Pain Science Division and Neil is also on Pain BC Board of Directors.
More information and various valuable resources can be found on his website.

Michael Stone – Toronto ONT, North America
Shôken Michael Stone is a renowned Yoga teacher, Buddhist teacher and psychotherapist. He brings together traditional practices and lineages, with the insights of western psychology, philosophy and medicine.

Nevah (Wendy) Eyton – Vancouver BC, North America
Nevah (Wendy) Eyton, E-RYT 500, BCST, RCST®, of The Path Yoga Centre, has been actively teaching and developing her Private Practice, Group Classes, Restorative Yoga Teacher Certification Training & Mentoring Programs for the last decade. Teaching the art of slowing down, naturally surrendering to the innate intelligence of the body, is Nevah’s passion and life’s work. Deeply influenced by her comprehensive studies and personal practice in both Restorative Yoga and Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy – providing her with extensive knowledge in Self Regulation through the Nervous System, health, and the effects of stress.

Amari Stark – Vancouver BC, Europe EU
Amari is a Yoga Teacher and Pilates Teacher with a unique focus on Body Rolling to address the Fascia in the body. 

Tim Cyr – Vancouver BC, Canada
Tim is a yoga teacher specializing in Restorative / Yin / classical Hatha / Laughter / Kids / Prenatal yoga.  He also offers Reiki, Meditation Coaching and Reflexology.  Tim hosts a on-going monthly set of inspiring workshops focused on the art of “doing less…” as well as yearly retreats.

American Teachers:
Maria Sorbara Mora – Manhattan NY
Maria Sorbara Mora is a Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian, Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy Practitioner, Registered Yoga Teacher and Certified Phoenix Rising Group Facilitator. She founded Body Connection, LLC nutrition and yoga practice in New York City devoted to eating disorder treatment. She provides nutritional services, Phoenix Rising Yoga individual sessions, classes and groups to individuals with eating and body issues. Maria has treated eating disordered individuals for 15 years and has empowered her patients to heal symptoms through body awareness. She has published articles and presents her work on yoga and eating disorders.

Ilana Smith – Port Townsend WA
Ilana is a International Yoga Teacher, Therapeutic Movement Educator and Massage Therapist specializing in Hatha, Ashtanga and “Yoga – Moving from the Inside Out”. She focuses on movement re-patterning and injury rehabilitation. 

Julie Burch – Phoenix AZ
Julie is a Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapist and educator in Arizona. She leads the Yoga+ division at Centre for Pain and Supportive Care (CPSC), Arizona’s only pain centre with an on-site yoga studio dedicated to treating patients with chronic and cancer related pain.

Yoga Therapy:
Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy – Bristol VT

TIME Magazine article about Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy
Psychotherapy Goes from Couch to Yoga Mat,8599,1891271,00.html

The Path Yoga Center – Vancouver BC
Is a studio specializing in foundation level classes, level 1 & 2 yoga classes, Restorative Yoga, meditation, Anatomy Trains and Tensegrity classes, Pilates classes as well as Restorative Yoga training.

Stretch – Vancouver BC
Is a studio that regards yoga as an empowering and transformative practice and believes that yoga is more than asana and should be available to everyone, regardless of ability, body type and age. 

Wellness Centres:
Sitka Physiotherapy & Wellness – Vancouver BC
Physiotherapy, Yoga, Pilates, Body Rolling, Pilates and Acupuncture
Fairmont Hotel Vancouver – Lower Level Suite 12
900 West Georgia Street (at Burrard street), Vancouver BC
Regular Clinic Hours: Mon – Fri 7 am-7 pm

Group Classes: 60-75 minutes, small class size, 10 maximum
Please ask our Receptionist or your Physiotherapist about:

Physiotherapy Delegated Exercise Therapy for billing insurance options

Original Yin – Qi Gong Gym & Wellness Centre – Vancouver BC
Yin training for beauty, vitality, health and recuperation
434 West 8th Avenue (at Cambie street), Vancouver BC
Albert, Gym Owner: 604-879-0881
Regular Gym Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-12pm & 3:30-7:30pm Sat, Closed Sun & Holidays

De Stress.. Do Less…
Doing less to help create space, creativity, healing and less stress. The Do Less Project began with a question: “what would happen if we slowed it down and did …less.”. Embarking on a journey to discover and create what ‘doing less’ feels like in our busy-filled lifestyles.

Sean Lymworth – Vancouver BC, North Vancouver BC
Sean is a registered massage therapist in Vancouver BC, specializing in Fascial Therapy, Trigger Point Release, Joint Mobilization, Swedish Massage and Therapeutic Exercise.

Nevah (Wendy) Eyton – Vancouver BC
Nevah (Wendy) Eyton, E-RYT 500, BCST, RCST®. Teaching the art of slowing down, naturally surrendering to the innate intelligence of the body, is Nevah’s passion and life’s work. She specializes in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy. Her approach is inspired by the subtle nature of practice, offering a deep space to listen within.

Holly Hock – Cortes Island BC
An internationally renowned centre for learning and well-being, Hollyhock impacts personal, professional and social development through over 100 programs, and when space allows, offers visitors a fantastic British Columbia island holiday, where you’ll enjoy wonderful Cortes Island accommodation.  Holly Hock, unites revolutionary teachers and thinkers at the leading edge of human and organizational evolution. The curriculum includes subjects as diverse as wellness and wisdom practices, arts and culture, business and leadership development. All courses are taught by experts in their field, in an open, interactive, accessible and fun environment.

Halfmoon Yoga Props – Vancouver BC
Is a well known local company making yoga props and clothing.

Yoga Outreach – Vancouver BC
Yoga Outreach has been providing volunteer-based yoga programming to community organizations, social service agencies, and prisons, in BC, serving adults and youth facing challenges with mental health, addiction, poverty, violence, trauma, and imprisonment, since 1996.
Yoga Outreach volunteers are trained by Yoga Outreach on how to deliver programs that are strengths-based and trauma-sensitive. In addition, they provide training, ongoing mentorship, and community building opportunities for yoga teachers and community support professionals to enhance the delivery of yoga in these settings. Last year, Yoga Outreach facilitated more than 600 classes in Vancouver’s Lower Mainland.

Banyen Books – Vancouver BC
Is a local company with a wide array of regular and alternative books, cd’s and DVDs.

Kripalu – Stockbridge MA
Information about residential workshops, professional training, and retreats in yoga, holistic health, and self-discovery

Chiropractor Dr Stuart Kilian – Vancouver BC
Dr Stuart is passionate about helping people return to health and improved their lives so they can live life to the fullest

Yoga Directory Canada

Restorative Yoga Teachers – World Wide

Restorative Yoga Teachers – North America

Relax and Renew – Restful Yoga for Stressful Times
by Judith Lasater
Restorative yoga book with postures and sequences for a home practice.

Back Care Basics – a Doctor’s Gentle Yoga Program for Back and Neck Pain Relief
by Mary Pullig Schatz
Educational resource for adjusting postures to accommodate a floor and standing practice.

Conquering Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Other Repetitive Strain Injuries
by Sharon J. Butler
Target specific areas and repetitive injuries with unique stretches.  Educational information about slow steady progress.

Understand Pain, Live Well Again
by Neil Pearson
This book provides an explanation of how the pain systems work, why pain is persisting and the basics of recovering movement and ability in the face of ongoing pain. For best results with the book, after reading each section, it is important to consider how this information relates to one’s specific pain problems. Discussing this with a health practitioner often provides improved understanding.

by Bob Anderson and Jean Anderson
This is the book that people tell their friends about, that trainers suggest for virtually every sport and activity, and that medical professionals recommend to people just starting to get back in shape. Stretching first appeared in 1980 as a new generation of Americans became committed to running, cycling, aerobic training, and workouts in the gym – all of which are commonplace now.
It features stretching routines specific to a variety of people, including sports enthusiasts, traveler’s, children, gardeners, and people in wheelchairs. There is also an abbreviated version of each routine for people in a hurry, new information on the stretching vs. warming up debate, and drawings. The 30th anniversary edition features two-colour inks to better define the muscle groups helped by each stretching exercise. A new section focuses on office fitness exercises, helpful for both home and office computer users.

8 Thought Provoking Motivational Books That Will Change Your Perspective on Life:                                                                  

Restorative Yoga – Healing through Breath and Stillness
by Evelyn Neaman
Afternoon Elixir 39 min, Evening Relaxation 37 min
Evelyn Neaman of Vancouver explains restorative yoga as offering “a way to feel supported so that you can move inward and begin healing from the inside out.”
– Vancouver Sun News

Overcome Pain with Gentle Yoga – Level 1 DVD
by Neil Pearson
Embrace a new approach to healing chronic pain, rooted in a 5,000 year old method. Neil Pearson, creator of the DVD – Overcome Pain with Gentle Yoga, takes the most recent scientific understanding of chronic pain and combines it seamlessly with the healing power of yoga. Release fear, embrace life and find out why thousands of people are moving well again.
“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” Lao Tzu

Overcome Pain with Gentle Yoga – Level 2 & 3 DVDs
by Neil Pearson

Scheduled for release in 2014
Overcome Pain with Gentle Yoga DVD Level 2 will provide eight 30 minute practices addressing common troubles faced when we experience persistent pain. Each section combines breathing, mindfulness, hand mudras, and mantras with gentle postures and flowing movement. Move well again, by practising what is most important for your body-mind-spirit today.

Overcome Pain, Live Well Again – DVD
by Neil Pearson
In this groundbreaking DVD you will learn many self-treatment activities, which with practice, persistence, patience and compassion, will help you attain your goal of a life of less pain. Neil’s entertaining presentation style, combined with his stories of people in pain and their recovery, convey a message of hope and empowerment that makes Overcome Pain, Live Well Again, a unique educational product for those with chronic pain.

Joy of Chair Yoga
by Sylvia Smallman

This Chair Yoga session is a slow and gentle, yet deep practice, beneficial not only for older adults, but anyone for whom the yoga mat on the floor is difficult to access. The simple props and variations are ideal for those with limited mobility, those experiencing trauma, and those in recovery. Chair Yoga is for Every Body.
Sylvia’s way of teaching engages the Mind with anatomical awareness, the Body with movement and breath, and the Spirit with fun and joy. Part 7, ‘Outdoor Activities in a Chair’, uses creative visualization to bring the natural world to your experience. Enjoy ease and focus while you practice and then enjoy the afterglow for the rest of the day.
Running Time: 1 hour 16 minutes

Breathing Techniques for People in Pain
Audio CD
by Neil Pearson
Explore the relationship between your breath and your pain. In Neil Pearson’s audio CD Breathing Techniques for People in Pain you are guided through a number of breathing exercises designed to decrease your pain, calm your nervous system, reduce muscle tension and help you move well again. Specifically created to help correct the altered breathing patterns of people with chronic pain, Neil’s audio CD offers a compassionate, gentle approach to healing your body with your breath.

Body Scan – Audio CD
by Neil Pearson
Learn to reduce pain, and reconnect with your body. Remember what it is like to have ‘normal’ body sensations, free from discomfort. Explore the thought patterns that are locking you in to a cycle of persistent pain. Restore balance to your body through the deep release of tension and negative emotions. With its 4 different body scans to choose from, the CD offers many paths to a new life – one of renewed vitality and peace.

Shiela Chandra
– ABoneCroneDrone

Albert Chang 
– High-Tech Meditation Sounds: water, stars, full moon, rainbow 
– Original Yin Piano Series – Yin Technology – Everyday Meditations 
– Home Environmental Soundtracks – 15-20min 

Deva Premal
– Into Light
– Humming

Master Charles Cannon  
Synchronicity – Technology of Balance – High-Tech Meditation Sounds:
Alpha Series – Om, Om Namah Shivaya, Om Mani Padme Hum, Welcome to My World
Environmental Soundtracks – Harmonic Coherence



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