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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CPR Level B AED

Friday, May 31, 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.

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From the Ground Up: How to Teach Beginners

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

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Teaching Children’s Yoga & Mindfulness

Sunday, July 21, with Anne-Sophie Brieger
10:30am-1:00pm, 2:00pm-4:30pm, $135

Teaching children’s yoga requires being present, able to adapt and playful. Using the principles of the breath and grounding this workshop looks at how to create an engaging yoga practice for children and teens. We’ll structure lessons for different ages and abilities, discuss how to communicate with children – visual vs. verbal – and we’ll explore how to create a warm accepting environment. You’ll also have a chance to look at how your own personal practice can become childlike and full of fun.

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, September 12, 6:15pm
Presentation begins 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.

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Hands-on Assists for Advanced Postures

Saturday, September 14 – Sunday, September 15, with Monica Voss
Saturday, 2:30pm-5:30pm,
Sunday, 10:30am-5:00pm, $250

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.

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Empowering the Aging Body

Saturday, October 26 – Sunday, October 27
with Monica Voss, Tama Soble, Shari Stein and Della Croteau

Saturday, 10:00am-5:30pm,
Sunday, 10:30am-5:00pm, $350

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.

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Ligaments and Fascia: A Body-Mind Centering® Approach…NEW!

Sunday, November 3, with Mariko Tanabe
10:30am–5:00pm, $65/morning only, $120/full day

Through movement, touch and meditation, discover the clarity, support and freedom that awareness and release of ligaments and fascia can bring to your movement and physical presence.

This workshop is open to bodyworkers, people with movement practices, and to all who have an interest in exploring self and the body. No previous experience is required.

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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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