Free Downloadable Restorative Yoga Lesson Plan


The restorative yoga lesson plan was created using the Yoga Plan Lesson Creator.

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Short Version

Restorative Yoga Lesson Plan (Short Version)

The short version is perfect for taking into class with you. It’s short and sweet.

Long Version

You can “unlock” the long version of the lesson plan by helping me spread the word about this freebie (choose one of the buttons below). I’ve also included a downloadable “Om” yoga class handout for you.

The long version has everything you need to practice the lesson plan before getting to class. You can take it to class with you (but you may prefer to take the short version). The long version is a great handout to give to your students, especially your one-to-one students. It immediately shows your professionalism, and increases your expertise in the eyes of your students.

Lesson Plan Overview

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Restorative Yoga: Antithesis Of No Pain No Gain Mentality


A restorative yoga practice is the antithesis of the “no-pain-no-gain” mentality.

Restorative yoga is a no-pain-loads-of-gain mentality.

Restorative yoga doesn’t do force.

It does release.

And surrender.

And compassion.

And slow.

And stillness.

Life for most of us is fast. We’re all rushing about. There’s nothing wrong with rushing, but we humans don’t do sometimes rushing, we do constant rushing. We do relentless-on-the-go-rushing. It’s as if we believe that stopping, slowing, or calming will cause instantaneous death. Guess what. It won’t. The only thing that will die is any self-hatred that stagnates within you.

Have you ever asked yourself…

“What am I running away from?”

If you ask the question enough, you’ll discover it’s you. You’re running away from you.

You are lovely.

You are fabulous.

You are perfect.


14 Reasons Restorative Yoga Rocks

  1. Enhances flexibility
  2. Deeply relaxed body
  3. Softens and surrenders the monkey mind
  4. Improves capacity for healing and balancing
  5. Balances nervous system
  6. Boosts the immune system
  7. Develops compassion toward others
  8. Develops compassion toward self
  9. Enhances mood states.
  10. Slows down the pace of life
  11. Soothing to the Nervous System
  12. Encourages mindfulness
  13. Cultivates heightened body awareness
  14. Recovery from illness

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George Watts

Hope you enjoyed my post. I'm a BWY yoga teacher, and creator of the Yoga Teacher Lesson Plan Kit. Create yoga lesson plans in a few simple steps. Get started for free by clicking here.