NOTE: This training is sold out. To be placed on the waitlist, please contact Alise Crain at If spots open up in this training, we will promptly notify prospective enrollees based upon their waitlist position.

If you paid a deposit for this training and wish to pay the balance, please contact Alise Crain at
We work very hard in our lives, and while we may sleep, we rarely take time to rest. Restorative Yoga poses help us learn to relax and rest deeply and completely. During deep relaxation, all the organ systems of the body are benefited, and a few of the measurable results of relaxation are the reduction of blood pressure and the improvement of immune function, as well as improvement in digestion, fertility, elimination, and the reduction of muscle tension and generalized fatigue.
In this 30-hour Level 1 workshop, you will learn the art and skill of teaching Restorative Yoga. All aspects of the subject will be covered, including the physiology of relaxation, the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of Restorative Yoga, special poses for menstruation, pregnancy and menopause, and how to sequence and teach a class in Restorative Yoga. At this time, more than 900 teachers have been trained in Restorative Yoga in the United States, Japan, Canada and England.

This course qualifies for credit in the Yoga Tree 500- and 1000-hour Advanced Teacher Training Program.
Relax and Renew Level 1: Learning to Teach Restorative Yoga
Judith Hanson Lasater
July 15-19
Monday | 10 am–5 pm
Tuesday-Friday |10:45 am-5:45 pm
Yoga Tree Castro, 97 Collingwood St.
(415) 701-9642  
Cost: $895*
Deposit: $225 required to hold space

*A payment plan is available for this training. If you are on a payment plan, your payments must be completed by May 15, 2019. If you pay a deposit, your balance is due by May 15, 2019. This is a nonrefundable training; please read the details at the end of the listing. To enroll in a payment plan or if you have questions about your registration, email Alise Crain at
Monday 10:00 am-5:00pm
Tuesday-Friday, 10:45 am-5:45 pm
**Although we do not anticipate any changes, schedule and location are subject to change. Please do not schedule a return flight that requires you to leave the training early.
Yoga Tree Castro
97 Collingwood St. (@ 18th St.)
SF, CA 94114
(415) 701-9642

Exit at Civic Center station and transfer to K, L, or M Muni lines (also within Civic Center station).
Rail | F, K, L, or M Lines: exit at Market and Castro; walk 1 block south on Castro; turn right at 18th St. for one block and turn right at Collingwood St., first door on right.
Bus | 24 or 33 Line:
The 24 line travels mostly north-to-south via Divisadero/Castro St. Exit at Castro St. and 18th St. Walk one block west on 18th St to Collingwood St. • Turn right on Collingwood St. • Walk about 50 feet to first door on right.
The 33 line travels northeast-to-southwest through Laurel Heights, Inner Richmond, Upper Haight, Ashbury Heights, Castro & Mission. Exit at 18th St. and Castro St • Walk one block west on 18th St to Collingwood St. • Turn right on Collingwood St. • Walk about 50 feet to first door on right.
Mon–Saturday: 1–hour metered parking on 18th, 9am-6pm; 2–hour free parking on Collingwood and nearby streets
Sunday: Unlimited parking all day
Parking Garages
   ∘ Medical Center Parking
     (adjacent to California Pacific Medical Center
      Davies campus)
      Located .5 from studio at Castro & Dubose St.
      Entry is on Castro St. (east side) between 14th & Duboce St.
      Open 24 hours
      297 spaces
   ∘ Japan Center Parking Garage 
      1610 Geary St.
      Located 1.8 miles from studio
      Hours: 5:30 am–2:30 am
      Entrances are located on Geary St & Post St. (between Laguna & Webster St.). 
      You can drop off props at the studio first, park your car and walk back or take a Lyft or taxi.
      If you are walking to the studio, walk to
         Divisadero St. first (.25 mile), then walk south on Divisadero St., which curves slightly to
         the east just south of Haight St. and turns into Castro St.
      $13/day if you arrive by 8:30 am;
         $23/day after 8:30 am.
      ~800 parking spots      
   ∘ 1635 Divisadero St. Medical Center Garage
      (adjacent to UCSF Mt. Zion campus)
      Located 1.9 miles from studio
      Hours: 5:30 am–9 pm
      There are two entrances (one on Post St; the other on Sutter St.) just west of Divisadero St.
      400 public spots
      You can drop off props at the studio first, park your car and walk back or take a Lyft or taxi.
   ∘ 350 Rhode Island St.
      Rhode Island St. between 16th St. and 17th St
      Located 2 miles (about a 35-minute walk south of the studio.
      Hours: 6:30 am–7 pm
      89 spaces
      You can drop off props at the studio first, park your car and walk back or take a Lyft or taxi. 

If you are coming from outside of San Francisco, please arrange your accommodations well in advance. Conventions and other special events can book most of the city’s hotel rooms leaving few options for individual travelers. Each person has different expectations and budgets for a place to stay. We ask that you check the following links for places to stay:

 South of Market Hotels
 San Francisco hotels
 Hotel Reviews
 Sublets/Rooms to Rent
The training is open to all teachers and serious students, However if you wish to become certified as a Relax and Renew® Trainer, you must fulfill the following:
  • Attend all sessions (no exceptions).
  • Complete a project to be submitted by mail approximately six weeks after the workshop.
  • Include $150 check at the time of submission of the project for the certificate, the time spent grading the project and a lifetime listing on (you can change your listing as often as you like, free of charge).
  • It is also possible to take the workshop for learning only and not submit the project.
Relax and Renew®: Restful Yoga for Stressful Times by Judith Hanson Lasater, Ph.D., PT.
Restore and Rebalance: Yoga for Deep Relaxation by Judith Hanson Lasater, Ph.D., PT.

†Note: Please bring both texts to class every day.

These texts are available at a 30% discount through Shambala Publications. Use the code JHLYOGA30 to receive this discount.
Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell

Sticky mat, eye bag, bolster, six firm blankets, two yoga blocks, one yoga belt (6–foot).*** 
***Yoga Tree will have 1 block, 3 blankets and 1 bolster for each participant available at the studio. Students are required to bring 1 sticky mat, 1 block, 1 eye bag, and 3–4 blankets to the training. We understand that many people come from out of town; however this is the requirement for this training, even if you are flying in. NO EXCEPTIONS!
A training assistant will take photos of pose demonstrations and they will be posted online for all training participants.

Judith Hanson Lasater, Ph.D., P.T., has been teaching yoga since 1971. Ms. Lasater has trained students and teachers in almost every state of the Union and abroad, is one of the founders of Yoga Journal magazine and is the president of the California Yoga Teachers Association. She has written nine books, including Relax and Renew®: Restful Yoga for Stressful Times and What We Say Matters: Practicing Non-Violent Communication (2009). Her latest book is Restore and Rebalance: Yoga for Deep Relaxation.

This is a nonrefundable training. If you decide to withdraw from this training, you will not receive a refund to your credit/debit card or a studio credit on your Yoga Tree account. Requests to rollover to next year's training are possible, but not guaranteed and are considered on a case-by-case basis. This policy applies to both local and non-local registrants. Please understand there are no exceptions. We are 100% committed to hosting the training, and we need that same level of commitment from students in order to run a stable and sustainable business. Thank you for understanding.

Your registration signifies that you agree to the above policy and understand that it is in immediate effect upon registration. If you have any questions, please contact

Jul 15 - 19, 2019

Monday 10:00am-5:00pm

Online registration is closed. Please contact the business for details.

Yoga Tree - Castro

97 Collingwood Street
San Francisco CA 94114
(415) 701-9642

Workshop Return Policy

Full payment is required to reserve a space in workshops. All workshops are non-refundable. Cancellations made two weeks or more prior to workshop start date will be issued store credit. No store credit will be given for cancellations made less than two weeks prior to workshop start date. YogaWorks is not responsible for any costs incurred for travel arrangements or accommodations related to this event.

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