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 depression. Many workshops are eligible for CEUs.

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Awakening the Spine

Saturday, March 23 – Sunday, March 24
with Monica Voss and Tama Soble
$325

Spend a weekend exploring all aspects of the spine – its anatomy, connection to the breath, energy, movement and texture and 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.

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Exploring the Psoas

Friday, April 5, with Tama Soble
12:30pm-3:00pm, $50

The psoas muscle is powerful and intelligent.  It lies deep in the torso connecting spine, pelvis and legs.  Understanding how to release, stretch and strengthen the psoas can help us to integrate and stabilize the entire physical body and free the respiratory system.  We will explore postures and breathing practices to deepen our awareness and understanding of the role of the psoas.

Open House for the Yoga Teacher Training Programme, Oct. 2019 - Dec. 2020

Open House for the Yoga Teacher Training Programme, Oct. 2019 – Dec. 2020

Thursday, May 2, 6:15pm
Presentation begin at 6:30pm. RSVP

For those interested in becoming a yoga teacher, enhancing a previous training or simply deepening their own practice and knowledge. There is a new non-academic option for those not intending to teach. Please enquire.

Meet the faculty. Bring your questions. Everyone welcome!
For more information contact: Tama Soble, 416 944-0838, tama@estheryoga.com
The 2019-2020 course begins in October 2019.

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

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

Saturday, May 4 – Sunday, May 5, with Tama Soble and Monica Voss

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.



Introducing Pranayama

Introducing Pranayama

Friday, May 10, with Monica Voss
1:00pm-3:00pm, $40

We will practise breath awareness and several traditional and non-traditional breathing exercises (pranayama). Then we’ll assess, deconstruct and discuss how and when to introduce pranayama to beginners (and ourselves) most effectively.

From the Ground Up: How to Teach Beginners

From the Ground Up: How to Teach Beginners

Saturday, June 15 – Sunday, June 16, with Monica Voss and Tama Soble
Saturday, 10:00pm-5:30pm,
Sunday, 10:30am-5:00pm, $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.

Yoga teacher training retreat group

Yoga Teachers’ Retreat at Swallow’s Bridge, Alton, Ontario

November 15 – 17, 2019, with Tama Soble 
Shared Room (2- 3/room) $510 (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.
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