Restorative yoga aims to enable the practitioner to get rid of the demands and stresses of everyday life. This includes removing any pressure to get things right and constantly improving and achieving yourself.
The teacher's ability to create the right atmosphere of relaxation and the teacher's ability to provide direction on how to do the poses without applying subtle pressure to do it properly or better can make or break a restorative yoga virtually. These specific skills can be learned in courses for Restorative Yoga teachers.
Much attention should be paid to the order in which the poses are chosen for each class. One sign of a good teacher is that they can make a smooth transition from pose to pose without bothering with too many props.
The sudden transition, characterized by bumping into sandbags and students struggling with blocks and supports, severely undermines the desired goal of relaxation. Because teaching restorative yoga is very different from teaching regular yoga, teachers should think a lot about running a special class for restorative yoga teachers.
Most of these courses require instructors to be certified as a prerequisite for teaching yoga on a regular basis. A good class will not only provide the difficult specific skills needed to teach this type of yoga, but also information on how to safely guide students through the poses.