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Restorative Yoga Training 2019

June 15, 2019 - June 16, 2019

Restorative Yoga Training with Selam Debs at Juici Yoga
Join us for 12 hours- 2 Full Days of study on:
Saturday, June 15 1pm-6pm
Sunday, June 16 9am-4pm
$250 (+ tax) Investment for full training and Restorative Yoga certification


Deepen your own practice or add to your Yoga Teacher repertoire with this deliciously nourishing style. Your students will love you and you will walk away with new wellness tools that allow you to literally Be The Change you want to see in your own heart, your own life and in this world.We live within a culture that is constantly moving and in demand of our attention, resources, time, efforts with many expectations, goals and guidelines.

Many studies are showing that this lifestyle and constant stimulation is causing a great amount of stress, anxiety and depression impacting our sleep cycles, digestion, gut health, immune & nervous systems and inevitably dis-ease.
The use of props makes it easier for you to maintain balance while you are stimulating and relaxing your body in supported shapes.
What will YOU be learning?
-Meaning of Restorative (ie. Restorative justice)
-Today’s First world struggles of Stress & how studies are showing the effects of “stress” on the body- (organs, heart, circulation, the nervous system, immune system, endocrine system and on a cellular level)
-How restorative yoga is useful for children. Studies showing a rise in depression, anxiety & stress in kids
-The connection to stress (a fight or flight state) and dis-ease with today’s extensive studies
-How your thoughts, emotions, experiences & grievances are stored in the fascia, skin tissue, the organs & on a cellular level
-How stress impacts the Central Nervous system- a 1st World Endemic
-The power of healing through self-soothing tools
-How studies are showing impacts of emotions, thoughts and grievances on body physiologically
-Short introduction to the ideas around Chakras and the Subtle Body and how this relates to our dominant emotions, fears, experiences, reactions/responses and our level of energy, restlessness, vitality or lack of these qualities are interconnected
-The history & origins of Restorative Yoga-BKS Iyengar & how it was popularized
-the differences between YIN & Restorative
-Types of restorative poses & the effects of each pose
-How to include props as a way to support each students individual needs
-What is Mindfulness & meditation?
-the importance of integrating a personal practice of mindfulness & meditation before teaching it
-The Power of Gratitude- how to help your students move away from the “To-Do lists and Problem Solving on Auto Pilot” and back into the present moment
-How to tangibly practice Present Moment Awareness
-Sequencing & transitioning in and out of poses
-Timing- How to cultivate good pacing & rhythm as a teacher
-The Art of Silence- How to get over feeling uncomfortable in long periods of silence while teaching (How to facilitate a class that balances Silence and speaking as a way to offer personal contemplation & encourage deep rest)
-Present moment awareness and how to encourage these ideas in a class
-Setting an intention- guiding others through intention setting
-Detachment & Aversion- How these qualities can show up in our practice and practical ways to come back to “The Here & Now.”
-Awareness & consciousness- how to communicate these ideas in a practical way that does not offend your student’s faith/beliefs/religion/culture etc
-The importance of inclusivity- recognizing culture, faith, size, gender, visible minorities, trauma etc in a class
-The studies around Neurological Rewiring of your brain through deliberate stillness- Meditation & intention
-Energizing and renewing from the inside out- Vitality/Thriving vs. Surviving
-Letting go (embodying “letting go.” What does letting go feel like in the body?
-the state of allowing, receptivity & curiosity
-How to demystify Restorative yoga, meditation, mindfulness & Moksha-Liberation/Freedom (helping to cue the visceral feeling of ease, freedom, stability & balance in the body)
HELPFUL CUES-Exploring more deeply
-‘Being’ rather than ‘Doing’
-Enough-ness (You are Doing Enough, You have Enough, You are Enough)
-Center & Ground through Breath
-Getting out of the incessant thought patterns in Svasana
“There’s nothing that you need to Do, Nowhere for you to Go, No one for you to Be- You can just simply Be Here.”
-Rejuvenate, revitalize, renew, restore and recharge
-Surrender through self compassion (“As within, so without”)
-Cultivating a safe space to encourage embodying Surrender/Letting go of Resistance
-Cultivating the courage to be vulnerable enough to ‘let go’ (using trauma sensitive language)
-Becoming the Witness, the Observer (watching the thoughts)
-Scanning the body (“relax your forehead, relax your eyebrows, relax the space between your eye brows)
-Nadi Shodhan (Alternating Nostril Breathing)
-Metta Meditation (Buddhist practice)- “May you be happy, May you Be well, May you Be safe, May you be Peaceful & At Ease.” Replace “You” with “I.”
Restorative Yoga offers a way out of the ‘monkey brain’ and into a state full of ease, calm, inner peace and surrender. A great way to practice the art of stillness and foundation for meditation, present moment awareness and self-reflection. RY Fusion classes are guided with soft music, poetry, candles, essential oils and a space ready for your heart to unfold.
What do you need to bring? A pen, paper, your favourite yoga mat or use one of ours, snacks, lunch & an open heart.
Join us for 12 hours- 2 Full Days of study on:
Saturday, June 15 1pm-6pm
Sunday, June 15 9am-4pm
$250 (+ tax) Investment for full training and Restorative Yoga certification
Limited Spots available- Save Your Spot!


June 15, 2019
June 16, 2019


Juici Yoga
826 King St. N
Waterloo, Ontario N2J 4G8 Canada


Selam Debs


I just love Selam’s classes! Her angelic voice, rhythmic sequencing, and soothing energy leave you feeling like you’ve floated away on a cloud to heaven. A smart, wise and powerful woman who advocates for everyone around her to feel truly seen.

Sarah Ann

A gorgeous oasis, what a sweet, gentle hideaway from the busyness of everyday life. Selam is a trailblazer in our community, and brings together some of the best teachers in the area. A beautiful variety of classes from relaxing to power flow, with specialties like yoga for kids! The region’s best not-so-secret gem.

Asia Nelson

My boys attended the yoga camp and fell in love. It’s been a week and they are still talking about it. It was a great mix of yoga, adventure, art and mindfulness. Thank you to all the instructors for leaving such a lasting impression.

Stacey Koch

Juici Yoga is a beautiful and nurturing studio. Your experience will go well beyond the benefits of the physical exercise of yoga, as Selam Debs, the owner, is very knowledgeable about the spiritual connections and brings that seamlessly into everyone’s practice. Truly a gift to our community.

Carolina Miranda

Always calming and nurturing always just what I need!

Erin Bowers Kiers

Amazing studio, knowledgeable staff – great for beginners and experienced alike!

Vanessa Dickson

This woman, Selam, is an angel , walking among us. She is a teacher, a student of life,and a healer, and if you are lucky enough to be in her presence – you will know the embodiment of kindness.

Peggy McIntosh
Great variety of classes to choose from and excellent instructors.
Michelle Krug

One of my favourite teachers ever! Selam is knowledgeable, passionate and very present with her students. She creates a deeply calming atmosphere, allowing me to feel completely removed from the outside world. Her love for yoga and teaching and every person that shows up to share time with her is tangible. She sets herself apart in the yoga community in significant ways.

Sarah de Poray

The environment is so conducive to a positive yoga experience, serene, inviting, nourishing to the senses.

Julie Tonin

The instructors are amazing! love all the classes I attend here!

Pat Collins

I was apprehensive about my first class but the instructor was phenomenal. The environment was very welcoming. A very uplifting experience. Looking forward to my next class.

Layns Magayns

Selam is a very compassionate teacher while guiding you through the moves and making you feel very comfortable in doing so. Challenging you to reach the best flexibility you can do at the moment and pushing you further to build your strength and endurance in all yoga positions.

Nyssa McDonald

Selam has a wonderful aura of power and kindness, and it comes through in her beautiful teaching. Her studio is gorgeous with lots of natural light, easy to access, and the variety of classes and workshops offered are a great resource.

Meagan Walker

Selam is a true gem! Her energy immediately warms the room. It is a pleasure to learn and practice along side her!

Christine Polak

Selam is absolutely amazing and a joy to be around. I’m spending the weekend with her at a yoga retreat and our conversations and yoga time together has been an absolute joy. I will definitely be visiting her studio when I’m in the Kitchener area next.

Nicolle Boodram

Best Yoga teacher ever! Truly concerned for my well being. Also… stretches me beyond my (limiting) capacity- thank you!

Kim Snider

Selam and her studio Juici Yoga offer an immediate sense of peace and calm as soon as you walk through the door. Her kindness and passion for her practice shine through in each class which is thoughtfully and intentionally planned to meet her students where they are, from the movements to the cues she gives.

Lindsay Egan

I recently joined the studio and liked my classes. One day I happened to be the only person having signed up for a morning class and Selam still showed up and conducted the class with the same interest and professionalism solely for my benefit. Thank you

Simona Pruteanu

Before I knew anyone at the studio, I already felt like a Part of the community because of the welcoming teachers! Every class I’ve taken leaves me feeling rejuvenated, grounded and centred.

Sarah Michelle

Fabulous Fearless Leader, Selam Debs is introducing he community to a wide range of practice, and events.

Peggy McIntosh

Lovely place with a talented teacher. Very clean. Great location. Will definitely be back.

Lisa Beckett

Selam is a true gem! Her energy immediately warms the room. It is a pleasure to learn and practice along side her!

Cathy Benjamin

Selam is a wonderful teacher. I love the way she sequences a class – there are levels of difficulty and challenge that you can choose for yourself to have as hard or as relaxed a class as you’d like. She creates such a “zen” environment as well throughout the class, as well as at the end of class with the closing shavasana and essential oils, breath, and meditation. It’s just an all around excellent class and studio. I will keep coming back and have sent many friends and family members as well!

Sarah Eby

Best Yoga teacher ever! Truly concerned for my well being. Also… stretches me beyond my (limiting) capacity- thank you!

Kimberley Snider

Comfortable studio, excellent and interesting classes that change and vary. Great teachers, wonderful studio owner and teacher Selam. Also, convenient location and parking.

Martha Lobsinger

Selam speaks From the heart during her classes. A rarer quality than you might think. Her teaching is powerful yet relaxing and transformative. It’s exactly what I need to shift gears and approach the rest of my day in a new light.

Russel Jennison

Selam’s class is hands down transformative. Her velvety voice encourages you to sink deeper into your soul. The guidance is deliberate and effective, allowing you to feel safe as you explore your own body. I feel completely at peace.

Sarah Kraatz

A very amazing and welcoming community! The classes have been really great and I’m glad I found a nice studio!

Comfortable, welcoming, and just the right amount of challenge.
Esther Wirick

Welcoming and safe space, bringing our community the best yoga has to offer. If you haven’t been yet and are curious to try – go.

Shareefa Sayani

Clean, fresh facility. Friendly staff. Knowledge instructor.

Martyna Kapouranis
“Recently widowed, my mother was living alone for the first time in her life and experiencing a lot of anxiety in the evenings. I came from Texas for a visit and a friend recommended Selam for private in-home yoga lessons for my mom and me.My mom had never done yoga, and the prospect of her sitting still long enough to learn the basics was daunting. My hope was that she might learn some tools to calm her mind and not be so anxious when it was quiet… I scheduled six consecutive sessions and before the end of the first one, we had a breakthrough. Selam helped my mom connect with powerful emotions in a nurturing environment: we laughed, we cried, we stretched. Selam is perceptive, compassionate and generous. The impact of our time together persists and I’m grateful we found her.”
Barb Armstrong
Few people show up in my Yoga Teacher Training program as well-equipped as Selam is, with the brains and braun to take on such a life-changing challenge plus the life experience and wisdom to handle the growth we do with grace. Selam is one of those rare gems, open to what life has to offer, intelligent, capable, joyful, and a pure delight to work with and know. If you’re looking to “get the right people on your bus” as James Collins advises, work with Selam. You’ll find her professional, creative, brilliant, and connected to her passion. It’s a privilege to be part of Selam’s journey as a Certified Yoga Instructor.
“You are water to dry souls on your path, Selam Debs. I’m so grateful to have you in my life.”
Asia Nelson

This studio and it’s incredible owner are truly committed to building and sustaining community and individual growth.

Tara Kachroo

Beautiful retreat just minutes from Uptown Waterloo, a gorgeous space with a loving atmosphere, and some powerful instructors!

Asia Nelson, Founder, Yoga Teacher Training, Pranalife Yoga
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