Restorative Yoga Training (19.5 hours)
With Abby Paloma, Ally Bogard, and Jessica Caplan

September 15 – 17, 2017
Friday, 3:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Saturday 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM, 2:30 – 6:30 PM
Sunday 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM, 2:30 – 6:30 PM

SKY TING is pleased to announce its first Restorative Yoga Teacher Training this Fall! 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, and with the added expertise of Ally Bogard and Jessica Caplan, 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 relaxation. 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, hands-on adjustments, and the role of music/sound.

-  Proper, activated breathing patterns and healthy vagal nerve tone with Ally Bogard.

- A sound bath with Jessica Caplan.


Abby Paloma is certified as a 500-hr Yoga Alliance and an Advanced Restorative Yoga teacher. She has taught yoga for nearly a decade. Abby will complete her doctorate in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in August 2017. Through clear instruction and heartfelt sensitivity, Abby provides her students with time and space to dive inward to do their own healing work. She infuses her teacher with the riches of Chinese medicine and with a great appreciation for stillness. Her deep understanding of physical and energetic anatomy offers harmonizing and grounding benefits to her students. She regularly teaches workshops that combine the benefits of restorative yoga, Reiki and sound. She also leads teacher trainings in and near New York City. Abby also founded Farm To Yoga to unite yogis with their local farmers. Her undergraduate education focused on neuroscience and Jungian psychology at New York University's Gallatin School of Individualized Study. 

For the past dozen years, Ally Bogard has led classes, retreats, alignment immersions, and 200/500 hour teacher trainings for dedicated students and teachers throughout the land. Co-owner of Canadian-based school Gaiatri Yoga, she teaches with an emphasis on thoughtful alignment and sequencing to allow the physical and energetic body to hold and emit higher frequencies of light and power. Asana, meditation, self-observation, shamanic and prayer-based practices, and time spent in deep nature inform her practice and teaching. For Ally, there is no greater act of creativity than the recreation of the self to be Love.

Jessica Caplan is a lifelong vocalist, certified sound therapy practitioner, and yoga teacher. She creates sound baths and meditative soundscapes for special events and yoga classes, and leads workshops, retreats and trainings in voice and sound healing around the world. A graduate of the 290-hour integrative sound practitioner training at the Open Center’s Sound and Music Institute, Jessica counts among her teachers in voice and sound Silvia Nakkach, Bisan Toron and John Beaulieu. Jessica is passionate about providing her students both in group and one-on-one sessions an embodied, compassionate approach to connecting with the voice, and through that, with one's soul. She is a Reiki practitioner and Restorative yoga teacher, and weaves her studies of yoga, sound healing, Native traditions, shamanic practices, and classical North Indian singing into her work. Jessica is also the co-creatrix of SoundMind (, an audio meditation series combining meditation with therapeutic sound, released in the fall of 2016. 


“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 that 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 everyday 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.

“This restorative module was one of 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 cost of the program is $550, or $500 if paid in full by August 15, 2017.