Workshops for Teachers

Our Workshops for Yoga Teachers delve into specific topics to enhance your teaching skills and personal practice. Each unique workshop is designed to expand your knowledge through yoga practice, meditation, reflection and discussion.  Topics include functional anatomy, hands on assisting, pre and post natal, philosophy, anxiety and sanskrit. Many workshops are eligible for CEUs.

Announcing a 250-hour Graduate Yoga Teacher Training! This is a one-year independent study which begins in October of each year. Please direct enquiries to Monica Voss, monica@estheryoga.com, 416 944 0838 x2.

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Open House for 750 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Programme, October 2017 – December 2018

Saturday, May 13, 3:00pm.
Presentations begin at 3:15pm. RSVP

For those interested in becoming a yoga teacher, enhancing a previous training or simply deepening their own practice and knowledge.

The 2017-2018 course begins in October 2017.

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.

NB There is a new non-academic option for those not intending to teach. Please enquire.

Meet the faculty. Bring your questions. Everyone welcome! RSVP

For more information contact: Tama Soble, 416 944-0838, tama@estheryoga.com

Yoga and Osteoporosis

bones_abstract_sq_webSaturday, June 3, with Shari Stein
3:00pm-5:30pm, $50

“I always say that my religion is kindness, because kindness is in our bones.” His Holiness, the Dalai Lama

Osteopenia and osteoporosis are conditions in which – during the natural process of aging – bones tend to become more porous and susceptible to fracture. Exciting new research shows that yoga is a very effective tool for preventing and managing these conditions. Participants will be guided through practices that encourage grounding and weight bearing, as well as exercises and poses that facilitate balance, stability, range of movement and awareness. Written handouts, summarizing relevant science, will be provided.

The Power of Touch: A Hands-on Assisting Weekend for Yoga Teachers

Hands on AssistingSaturday, June 10 – Sunday, June 11, with Tama Soble
Saturday 10:00pm – 5:30pm, Sunday 10:00am – 5:00pm, $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.

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“Monica and Tama are gifted and generous educators. They have a deep understanding and knowledge of yoga practice, human anatomy and hands-on learning.  My yoga journey has been profoundly enriched through their thoughtful guidance.” Pam Bertrand


“Monica and Tama are gracious, generous, compassionate and wise… They’ve taught thousands of students over the years,  young and old, in Canada and around the world.  And they never cease to refine their technique or  their deep understanding of yoga…read more.”Sara Zuckerbrot

CPR Level B AED

heart_webFriday, June 16, with Vera Stambolic
12:30pm-4:30pm, $85 (+$15 cash for the Rescue 7 manual)

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, and how best to assist a choking victim. Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive CPR LEVEL B certification. This training is for those receiving their first CPR certification and for those renewing. In order to receive certification, participants must attend the full session, successfully demonstrate all required skills and purchase a new Manual for $15 (reflecting newly adopted guidelines).

* A CPR certificate is strongly recommended for all yoga teachers and should be renewed yearly.

From the Ground Up: How to Teach Beginners

From the Ground Up: How to teach BeginnersSaturday, July 22 – Sunday, July 23, with Monica Voss and Tama Soble
$325

Spend 2 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.

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Yoga in the Classroom, JK–Grade 8

Yoga in the classroomMonday, August 21 – Wednesday, August 23, with Monica Voss and Tama Soble
10:00am–1:00pm, $195

Yoga is being integrated into classrooms across North America often with great benefit to teacher and student. Learn simple activities that are effective and fun, relate directly to the curriculum and assist students to achieve mental clarity and focus. Yoga heightens children’s understanding of how their bodies and minds integrate and gives them a positive imaginative non-competitive physical outlet.

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Hands on Assists for Advanced Postures

Wheel assistSunday, September 17, with Monica Voss
10:00am-5:00pm, $150

As teachers, we use hands on assists to work directly with the principles of grounding and elongation supporting students to move freely and with confidence in advanced postures. During this workshop we will explore variations and options for safe and productive hands on assists, work in partners or small groups and discuss our experiences. Yoga teachers and teacher trainees at all levels are welcome.

Empowering the Aging Body

Empowering the Aging BodyFriday, October 27 – Sunday, October 29
with Monica Voss, Tama Soble and Valeria Blumenkranz

Friday, 10:00am-4:45pm, Saturday, 10:00pm-5:30pm,
Sunday, 10:00am-5:00pm, $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 instruct 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. CEU’s awarded through Yoga Alliance.

“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.

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Yoga Teachers’ Retreat at Swallow’s Bridge, Alton, Ontario presented by Merit Travel

November 17 – 19, 2017, with Tama Soble 
Shared Room (2- 3/room) $495 (pp)

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 of experience are welcome.
swallowsbridgeretreat.com

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Pre-registration and pre-payment are required for all yoga workshops and special events.

Enrollment is limited. PayPal is available for most workshop payments. 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. Email info@estheryoga.com (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.

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