Announcing a 250-hour Graduate Yoga Teacher Training! This is a one-year independent study and you may begin whenever you are ready. Please direct enquiries to Monica Voss, , 416 944 0838 x2.
Home Practice Clinic...NEW!
Friday, May 24, with Monica Voss
12:30pm- 3:00pm, $43
If a yoga class offers inspiration, stimulation and group support, practising yoga at home is the seat of continuing education, a pleasure and a respite for any practitioner, and a necessary resource for teaching.
We’ll discuss and explore numerous strategies for establishing and refreshing our home practice. Bring your ideas, questions and notebooks.
Included in the cost is one month’s unlimited use of Studio R (tatami space), upon availability.
Heart and Stroke Heartsaver AED CPR Level C
Friday, May 31, with Vera Stambolic
This workshop will teach you how best to respond to a life threatening situation. You will learn how to provide accurate and effective cardio pulmonary resuscitation, how and when to use an Automated External Defibrillator, and how best to assist a choking victim. Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive The Heart and Stroke Heartsaver AED CPR C certification.
Friday, June 7, with Tama Soble
From birth to the moment we walk, humans progress through a series of developmental movement patterns that aid in holistic growth and the ability to move with ease through space. Enjoy the pleasure of revisiting these patterns and experience how they relate directly to yoga practice.
The Power of Touch: A Hands-on Assisting Weekend for Yoga Teachers
Saturday, June 8 - Sunday, June 9, with Tama Soble and Monica Voss
10:00am - 5:30pm daily, $325
Explore and deepen your understanding of the way in which hands-on assisting enhances the connections between the ground, the breath and the energizing release of the spine. For teachers at all levels of experience. CEU’s awarded for Yoga Alliance certification.
Open Houses for 750 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Programme, October 2013 - June 2015
Wednesday, June 12 at 6:00pm, Thursday, September 12 at 6:00pm and Saturday, September 21 at 3:30pm
RSVP: Tama Soble, 416 944-0838, firstname.lastname@example.org
For those interested in becoming a yoga teacher, enhancing a previous training or simply deepening their own practice and knowledge.
The 2013-2015 course officially begins Sunday, October 6.
We offer a uniquely organic approach to yoga practice and teaching. Our programme combines asana, pranayama and meditation with lecture, discussion, and practicum to create a balanced outlook that will enliven all aspects of your teaching and your approach to the body/mind. You are supported, encouraged, and empowered to question and explore, to find your own path and voice.
Meet the faculty. Bring your questions. Light refreshments will be served. Everyone welcome! Formal presentation begins at 6:15pm on Wednesday, June 12 and Thursday, September 12, and 3:45pm on Saturday, September 21.
From the Ground Up: How to Teach Beginners
Tuesday, August 6 - Thursday, August 8, with Tama Soble and Monica Voss
Spend 3 days exploring the art of teaching yoga to beginners. Learn the principles behind adapting postures and breathing practices, the importance of variety and flexibility in language and description and how to use the integrated principles of grounding, breathing and releasing the spine in order to guide beginning students toward reflective and independent practice.
Yoga for Anxiety and Depression
Saturday, October 19 - Sunday, October 20, 2013, with Tama Soble and Valeria Blumenkranz
Saturday and Sunday, 10:00am - 5:30pm daily, $325
Spend a weekend exploring how asana, pranayama and meditation practices can support the physical body, the nervous and respiratory systems and the mind in returning to homeostasis. We will practise, write, and engage in discussion in order to reflect on how as teachers we might support those living with the challenges of anxiety and depression. For yoga and meditation teachers and teachers in training.
Empowering the Aging Body
November 1 - 3, 2013, with Monica Voss, Tama Soble and Valeria Blumenkranz
Friday - Sunday, 10:00am-5:00pm or 5:30pm, $425
As the population ages, teachers must inform themselves about natural changes in the body as well as common conditions such as osteoarthritis, osteoporosis and lower back pain. Changes in outlook also occur in older students as they contemplate their lives and goals. Through practice, discussion and analysis, we will explore these and other issues of aging and create intelligent and supportive options in order to teach older students holistically with energy, knowledge and empathy.
Empowering the Aging Body is intended for certified and non-certified yoga and meditation teachers, teachers-in-training, health professionals, therapists, social workers and interested students of yoga.
"For those who have done yoga for 30, 40 years but are aging and for those who start in their 60's, the approach at Esther Myers Yoga Studio is accessible and enjoyable. read more from our students and teachers.
Pre and Post Natal Teacher Training
January 24 - 26, 2014, with Monica Voss and Valeria Blumenkranz
Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 10:00am - 5:00pm or 5:30pm daily, $425
Increase your knowledge of pregnancy, labour and delivery. Build your confidence teaching pregnant women at any stage, and within any class structure. Learn to support women’s recovery post-partum. This training is 18 hours of lecture, discussion and practice covering anatomy, pregnancy / labour / birth / post-partum issues, and teaching skills including assessing goals, how to adapt poses and breathing exercises, using language appropriately and helpfully, and hands-on assisting. For teachers at all levels of experience. CEU’s awarded through Yoga Alliance.
“A lot of my training was useful during labour…breathing for sure but grounding too… to help with all these thoughts… read more
Yoga Teachers' Retreat at Swallow's Bridge, Alton, On
Join fellow teachers for a weekend of asana, pranayama, and walking meditation. Exchange ideas. Develop and deepen your own practice and teaching. Teachers and teacher trainees of any level experience are welcome.
Functional Anatomy in Yoga Practice with Peter Blackaby
Friday February 7 - Sunday, February 9, 2014 (exact dates to be confirmed)
This weekend will explore themes inspired by the study of Functional Anatomy in the modern context. We will approach the subjects in various ways, with lectures, practical work and group discussions.
For teachers and students at all levels of experience. CEU’s awarded for Yoga Alliance certification.
Awakening the Spine
Saturday, March 1 - Sunday, March 2, with Monica Voss and Tama Soble
10:00am-5:00pm or 5:30pm, $325
Spend a weekend exploring all aspects of the spine - its anatomy, its connection to the breath, its energy, movement and texture, the imagery that has traditionally supported it. To tease out our previous knowledge of the spine and assimilate new ideas, we'll use lecture, asana practice, discussion, partner work, breathing practice, relaxation techniques and meditation.
Pre-registration and pre-payment are required for all workshops and special events.
Enrollment is limited.
Mail a cheque to Esther Myers Yoga Studio, 390 Dupont St., Toronto, M5R1V9, ON, Canada, or call 416 944 0838 and leave your credit card details. We accept Visa or MasterCard. PayPal is available for most workshop payments. Email (please do not include credit card information).
Please arrive 10 minutes early in order to complete a registration form and health history.
Cancellation policy: With more than 48 hours notice, you will receive credit towards classes or workshops in the same term. The Studio cannot give refunds. U.S. credit card transactions will be processed in Canadian dollars at the current exchange rate.
DEPOSITS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.