Yoga Vida is pleased to bring back Abby Paloma’s Restorative Yoga Teacher Training this February online! More and more students are taking an interest in Restorative Yoga, a healing practice for stressful times. Abby Paloma has skillfully trained many teachers in the art of Restorative Yoga. This training will be an in-depth exploration of the tools and techniques of this practice.
Restorative Yoga offers therapeutic tools to balance the nervous system in order to truly rest and replenish energy. States of deep mind and body relaxation are made more accessible through the architecture of restorative poses. Health benefits of a consistent restorative practice include lowered blood pressure and blood sugar levels, reduced insomnia, balanced menstruation, improved digestion, and increased fertility.
This training is open to yoga teachers, health practitioners, and dedicated students. After this training you will be able to skillfully offer your students and private clients a potent and medicinal practice of rest. You will be equipped with knowledge of how to incorporate restorative poses into your own practice and your regular asana classes. Restorative Yoga is a gift for yourself. Teaching restorative yoga is a gift for your students. When people partake in this peaceful practice, the whole world stands to benefit.



  • The architecture of restorative backbends, forward bends, therapeutic poses, and poses for pregnancy.
  • The energetic and physical alignment in the poses.
  • How to guide students into states of deep relaxation.
  • Teachings about the human nervous system (sympathetic and parasympathetic) and subtle body systems.
  • How to structure a Restorative Yoga class, and the role of music/sound.
  • Proper, activated breathing patterns and healthy vagal nerve tone
  • A sound bath recording with Jessica Caplan.

*This course is also open to students with a steady practice who wish to learn more about Restorative Yoga.



GUEST TEACHER: Jessica Caplan


“Relax and Renew: Restful Yoga for Stressful Times” by Judith Lasater
Tao Te Ching” by Lao Tzu Translated by Stephen Mitchell
“Restorative Yoga for Ethnic and Race-Based Stress and Trauma” By Dr. Gail Parker

3-4 Yoga Blankets
2 Yoga Blocks
1 Yoga Strap
1 Bolster

Yoga Vida training students receive a 15% discount at both B Yoga and Halfmoon. Use the links below to shop and use discount code YOGAVIDA_15 at checkout.


  • Take three Yoga Vida Restorative classes
  • Practice teaching with assists – two hours with classmates
  • Approximately one hour of homework


DATES & TIMES: February 4-6 & 12-13, 2022

  • Friday: 6:30pm-8:30pm EST (only Feb 4)
  • Saturdays: 12:00-4:00pm EST
  • Sundays: 12:00-4:00pm EST

LOCATION: Zoom.  You will receive a link to join the week before the training begins.


Payment Deadline – January 28, 2022

Early Bird Deadline – January 7, 2022
*For the Early Bird Rate, full payment must be made by the Early Bird Deadline.


Click here to pay in full and reserve your spot in the program.

A FREE MONTH OF UNLIMITED YOGA CLASSES begins the day the program starts! No refunds within 31 days before the program begins, and refunds requested more than 31 days before the program begins lose $150 processing fee only.

We are offering a BIPOC scholarship for this training. Please submit a 1 page essay explaining why you hope to join the Restorative Yoga Training, and how this scholarship would be personally and professionally helpful to you. Please submit your essay to by December 30, 2021.



Abby Paloma has taught yoga compassionately for over a decade. Her teaching style reveres stillness and deep rest as antidotes to our fast-paced and dis-eased modern lifestyles. Abby’s work as a Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine informs her yoga practice and vice versa. Passionate in her study of anatomy and her exploration of how human bodies move, Abby easefully blends theory with practical knowledge. Abby often turns to the teachings of the Tao Te Ching and the laws of nature for inspiration. She strives to practice and teach compassion while learning from each student, and facilitates an environment where everyone in the room can learn from one another.

Abby earned her Doctorate in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine and her bachelor’s degree in neuroscience and Jungian psychology from New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study. She is accredited as a 500-hr Yoga Alliance and as an Advanced Restorative Yoga teacher. Abby is grateful to her teachers, including Judith Lasater, Aswad Foster, Margi Young, Thea Eljiah, Sylvia Boorstein, Barnaby Ruhe, and Mother Nature.


Jessica is a certified sound therapist, vocalist and yoga instructor currently based in the Hudson Valley. She creates unique yoga and meditative sound experiences, workshops, retreats and trainings that weave her passions for music as medicine, the voice as sacred channel, and the power of community and self-connection. She has crafted soundscapes for classes and led workshops and sound baths at the Rubin Museum, ABC Carpet & Home, Maha Rose, Kula Yoga Project, Stanton Street Yoga, Yoga Shanti and Envision Festival in Costa Rica.



“Calmness and openness are just the kind of embraces one hopes for when deciding to enroll in a restorative yoga teacher training. And this is exactly what you’ll get from Abby. Her restorative teacher training is filled with hands-on work, both in setting up postures and in receiving them. The space she creates for learning is the type of space I hope to bring into every class I teach, regardless of the style of yoga.” -Karen S.

“It was an honor and an inspiration to learn from Abby and her community of genuine, talented and brilliant women. I got more out of this weekend than I could ever have expected. Not only am I prepared to teach a restorative yoga class, I also left with tools to be a more relaxed and restorative human in every day life. Abby presents her knowledge with such gentle grace and ease; she presents in a nature that is not only effective but also reflective of the practice itself … So much so that I had a huge breakthrough moment in my own ability to relax.” – Sarah V.

“Abby’s restorative yoga teacher training was a comprehensive, fluid, and in-depth exploration into the teachings and background of this restful style of yoga. I would recommend it to anyone looking to dive deeper into the practice of yoga and into themselves.” -Megan W.

“Abby’s training completely exceeded my expectations! She is so knowledgeable about the science of rest, and I loved the way the training blended theory with practical knowledge. I left the training feeling empowered to actually teach a Restorative class, and empowered as well to offer a deeper level of presence to all of my future students. I will be incorporating so much of what I learned into my personal life as well. Highly recommended!” – Eileen G.

“This restorative module was one the best yoga trainings that I’ve ever taken. It was helpful for my development both as a teacher and as a student. It taught me to be still, to pause, and to rest more. All of the teachers and assistants were knowledgeable and compassionate — just being in their presence made the weekend worth it.” – Andrea

“The Medicine of Emptiness training was one of the most valuable I’ve experienced- not only for myself as a teacher, but for myself as a person. I left the training with a much better understanding of the human nervous system and the dire need for rest as well as a toolkit for helping myself and others into restful, restorative poses as an antidote for our modern lifestyle.” – Courtney D.