Workshops
" It is not what I know, but what I have experienced. When you experience, you understand, you apply and then you share with others. So it is not how much information can I give, but how much can I inspire through my own journey and experience to help you to experience."
Saraswathi Vasudevan
Workshop & Pre-Reg Index
 
Teacher Training
Yoga Therapy Toronto offers 300+ hours of in-depth study and practice over a 9 month training period. This unique Teacher Training Program was developed from many years of direct study in India in the tradition of yoga master Sri T. Krishnamacharya.
 
Private Yoga Therapy Sessions

All of our sessions are taught on a one-on-one basis, unless there is a specific reason for teaching in a group setting. Instructing on a private basis allows us as Yoga Therapists to gain a deeper understanding of who you are, which will then allow us to plan specifically for your needs.

Once we understand your needs, we develop a personalized home practice that may include some of the following tools:

  • diet & lifestyle recommendations

  • conscious and mindful breathing

  • appropriately sequenced and individualized physical movements

  • meditation

  • visualization

  • use of sound and mantra

  • dream yoga

  • guided ralaxation & yoga nidra

  • ... and more.

Each practice is tailored to suit your specific needs, capabilities, goals, and life circumstances. We will then teach you this personal practice (as well as provide an accompanying diagram) for you to practice on your own.

Private sessions are by appointment only.
So please call or email for a consultation.

Private Session Fees - $90 / hour

Please be advised that your initial Consultation, Assessment & Yoga Session is typically 90 minutes ($135).

* Please respect our 24 hour cancellation policy or full fees may apply.

Special Introductory Offer
for New Students
:
3 private classes (including the initial consultation) for $260 (includes tax).
Class#1 - consultation & first practice (1.5 hrs)
Class#2 - 1 hr follow-up session
Class#3 - 1 hr follow-up session

* please note that all 3 sessions must be scheduled within 3 months of starting (they will not be carried over beyond 3 months).

* All fees include HST.

Restorative & Yin Yoga - 20 hour Training in June 2018

An experiential and theoretical exploration of the practice and art of teaching Restorative & Yin Yoga.


The training will focus on Restorative Yoga on its own, Yin Yoga on its own, and how to
effectively combine the two methodologies in a practice session.

Some of the aspects we will be working with include:
- Restorative poses (with and without props)
- Yin Yoga poses & the meridian system
- conscious breath work
- visualization
- guided meditation
- mindfulness practices for stress relief 
- sound healing
- cakra system
- sequencing and teaching methodology
- ... and more.

A training manual will be provided, as well as all necessary props.
No previous experience is necessary and all are welcome.

Instructors: Felicia Pavlovic, and assisted by Ante Pavlovic
Dates: 2018 - Friday to Sunday, June 1-3
- (plus 1 Thursday evening where you will be assisting/observing Felicia's Prana Restorative class)
Time: 11am to 5pm each day

Total Cost: $650 (tax included).

If you are interested, please contact us at info@yogatherapytoronto.com or call 416-850-0015.
Space is limited so please register early as we usually have a waiting list for this training.

 
Dream Yoga

In this 6-week pre-registered course, we will explore:
  • Dreaming & Intuition development
  • A flowing yoga class (accompanied by a live drummer)
  • Yoga Nidra (guided meditation & relaxation)
By engaging in these practices we then have an opportunity to enter into our waking life more consciously and dream our world into being.
Felicia has been happily offering this course for many years to help others activate their own dream worlds and dream language, bringing the full spectrum of dream work into view.

*Whether you have been working with dreams or have never recalled a dream, this experiential course will deepen your knowledge from where you are at right now – all are welcome.

No previous experience is necessary and all are welcome.


Workshops are typically run either in the Fall or Spring. To find out when the next course is being held, please contact us at info@yogatherapytoronto.com or call 416-850-0015.

Yoga & Psychology

 

In this pre-registered course, participants will:

  • Learn how to deepen and transform your personal practice through the various tools and techniques of Yoga Philosophy and Western Psychology
  • Develop a better understanding of who you are (ie. why we suffer, how to come out of suffering)
  • Understand how to move from gross to subtle in your postures from a psychological perspective
  • Enjoy the harmonious effects of chanting with movement (asana), conscious breathing (pranayama) and deep relaxation (yoga nidra) in every class
No previous experience is necessary and all are welcome.

Workshops are typically run either in the Fall or Spring. To find out when the next course is being held, please contact us at info@yogatherapytoronto.com or call 416-850-0015.

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Vedic Chanting

Instructors: Felicia & Ante Pavlovic

 

Chanting the Veda-s is one of the oldest and most important practices in the Indian tradition and it continues today with great enthusiasm. Handed down from generation to generation through a process of careful listening and exact recitation, Vedic chanting brings about a state of inner silence: a moment of stillness with profound ramifications for our spiritual journeys


The Veda-s are the most ancient Indian text and the source of many of India's great philosophies. Vedic chanting is quite different from singing and from Kirtan. It consists of four notes, emphasizes precise pronunciation and is one of the best tools for developing concentration and peace of mind. It is a practice with many healing and health related benefits.

No previous experience is necessary and all are welcome

Workshops are typically run either in the Fall or Spring. To find out when the next course is being held, please contact us at info@yogatherapytoronto.com or call 416-850-0015.

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Yoga Sutra - A Year of Study & Chanting

In this 15 session pre-registered course, we will learn to chant the sutra-s and explore the main concepts and themes presented by Patanjali and other commentators of the Yoga Sutra. Traditionally each student was first taught to chant the sutra-s, and only then did one begin to delve into the deeper meaning and understanding of this ancient philosophy.

Patanjali clearly explains how Yoga refines the quality of mind, clears negative emotions, creates positive habits and behaviours, improves our relationships, and brings forth profound spiritual experiences.

Each class will begin with approximately 30 minutes of chanting and the remainder will be sutra explanation and discussion as a group.
All study materials (chanting text) will be provided and you will be given your own copy of our Yoga Sutra chanting CD, which will allow you to practice in between sessions.
This course is open to all students who have participated in a Teacher Training and/or Therapy Training at Yoga Therapy Toronto.
Maximum enrollment of 20 students, with a minimum of 10 required for the sessions to begin.
Workshops are typically run either in the Fall or Spring. To find out when the next course is being held, please contact us at info@yogatherapytoronto.com or call 416-850-0015.

 
Kids' Yoga Teacher Training - 30 hours in Aug'2017
Dana Chapman will share what she has learned from her 13 years experience as an Elementary Teacher in the TDSB and 8 years experience teaching kids’ yoga in school and studio settings. This thoughtful training will give you the knowledge and inspiration to teach yoga to the children in your life.

This training may be suitable if you are a yoga teacher wanting to create a kids’ class, a classroom teacher wanting to infuse yoga into your classroom or extracurricular activities, or a parent wanting ideas to practice at home with your child.

This 30 hour training will address:

  • Class planning and teaching strategies for 4-7 year olds, 8-12 year olds, and teens
  • Yoga and Mindfulness philosophy in child friendly terms
  • Age appropriate poses, breathing practices, games, and relaxation techniques
  • Best practices for class and behaviour management
  • Anatomy, physiology, and how Yoga benefits the main body systems in children
  • Developmental stages of childhood and how Yoga supports motor, cognitive, emotional, and chakra development
  • Yogic approaches to challenges of childhood (e.g. disconnection, anxiety, attention)
  • The power of language when working with children
  • Effective teaching resources and inspiring yogic picture books
  • The importance of a personal practice on the part of the teacher
  • How to use music, imagination, and a growth mindset to meet the needs of children


Pre-requisites and notes:

It is recommended that you have a personal yoga or mindfulness practice. It is our belief that teaching happens from an embodied place. 

While we will address teaching yoga for teens, if you have a desire to teach young adults, it is recommended that you complete a traditional yoga teacher training course as teen classes have more similarities to adult classes than classes for young children. Yoga Therapy Toronto has a training beginning in September.

At the completion of the training, you may receive an hours of completion certificate.

Instructor: Dana Chapman
Dates: 3 weekdays in Aug.2017 - Tue, Aug.22 to Thurs, Aug.24
Times: 9am to 5pm each day
Total Cost: $621.50 ($550 + hst)

Pre-registration is required for this training as space is limited.

In order to register, please send $621.50 as an e-mail transfer to:
danachapman@beebirch.com - once it is received, you will receive an e-mail officially confirming your enrollment.
For all other inquiries, please email Dana at: danachapman@beebirch.com 

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Therapeutic Yoga Pre-Reg Sessions
These yoga sessions are intended for a specialized group of students with therapeutic needs. 

General Pre-registration Details:

Dates: 6 weekly sessions
Time: 1.5 hour class per session (usually between 10am to 3pm)
Cost: $130 (tax included)
Group Size: minimum of 5 students to begin the pre-reg sessions (maximum of 10)
Possible Future Sessions: (please inquire by e-mail)
 - Yoga for Auto-Immune Conditions
 - Yoga for Parkinson's
 - Yoga for Menopause

 - Yoga for Reproductive Therapy
 - Yoga for Diabetes
 - Yoga for Anxiety
 - Yoga for PTSD


If you are interested in signing up for any of the above workshops or would like more information regarding specific start times, please contact the studio.


To find out when the next session is being held, please
contact us at info@yogatherapytoronto.com or call 416-850-0015.

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Therapy Ball Rolling for Self-care
Therapy Ball Rolling for Self-care :
In this 2 hour workshop, students will roll out stress and tension from their bodies and learn more about their own anatomical roadmap for self-care thru self-massage ball rolling techniques.

We will focus on specific areas of the body to:
- reduce stress and tension
- improve posture and breathing
- relieve pain
- hydrate muscle tissue
- increase circulation & energy
- enhance mobility

Dates:    TBA - email for further details.

To find out when the next session is being held, please
contact us at info@yogatherapytoronto.com or call 416-850-0015.

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Restorative Therapy
with Felicia & Certified Therapists
This two hour class will focus on opening and relaxing the body, breath and mind through the timeless practices of Restorative Yoga combined with Ayurvedic Head Massage, Aromatherapy, Reiki and Yoga Nidra meditation.
Feel yourself relax and renew as you drop deeper into your practice.
Space is limited to 16 students to ensure each student receives sufficient personal attention throughout the class from all of the four teachers present. Felicia will facilitate the class along with assistants.
No previous experience is necessary and all are welcome.

Workshops are typically run either in the Fall or Spring. To find out when the next course is being held, please contact us at info@yogatherapytoronto.com or call 416-850-0015.

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