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Teacher Trainings at Mosaic

Restorative Yoga &Yoga Nidra Teacher Training

with Taryn Diamond

 

Over two weekends, choose your own adventure & dive into an understanding of yoga’s subtle practices

 

Yoga boasts a wealth of subtle practices, the kind that surprise one with their efficacy and simplicity. This training invites participants into a relationship with two of yoga’s subtle gems: Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra. Walk away with both the confidence and excitement to offer these practices to yourself, your family or your students. This program is about more than becoming a restorative and nidra teacher, this is about equipping you with the know-how to rest and relieve stress. Restorative and yoga nidra are effective tools for new parents, caregivers, seasoned students and instructors alike. This program is one-of-a-kind and barrier-free: all bodies, all levels of experience (including none!) are welcomed.

Divided into two weekends, Taryn offers a comprehensive introduction to restorative yoga and yoga nidra. The program will:

  • ground the modalities of restorative yoga and yoga nidra within the larger context of yoga philosophy;
  • train you in teaching eleven restorative yoga postures, their modifications, and restorative yoga sequencing;
  • teach the basics of anatomical movements to better enable you to see bodies and assess structure and postures to maximize rest;
  • allow you to define your own teaching steps and to practice teaching poses in sequence;
  • train you in teaching the art of yoga nidra, including leading in-person and online classes, best practices and script preparation;
  • equip participants with the tools to walk away and teach a restorative class, and enhance their asana classes with restorative/nidra practices;
  • empower participants with stress-reduction tools including simple breath work and gentle movement.

 

For the first time ever, you choose your adventure by joining Taryn for one or both weekends.

 

In addition to scheduled weekend attendance, program requirements include:

Practice:

  1. attend 3 drop-in restorative yoga classes between program start and end date
  2. practice yoga nidra at home (using my recordings) at least twice and send me a brief note on your experience
  3.  

Restorative Teaching: 

  1. set up someone in two restorative postures and send me images for feedback
  2. draft a brief sequence (4 poses max. not including savasana) and explain the intention

Yoga Nidra Teaching: 

  1. draft one stage of the practice with specific language and intention
  2. record one stage and send it to me for feedback

Take Home Exam: 

-available by email on February 21

 

DATES AND TIMES

WEEKEND ONE – Restorative Yoga

Friday February 4 – 6:30 to 8:30pm (orientation & group practice)

Saturday & Sunday February 5 & 6 – 9:00am to 6:00pm (60 min lunch break on each day)

*expect a minimum of 2 hours asynchronous study for homework & assignments

WEEKEND TWO – Yoga Nidrā

Friday February 18 – 6:30 to 8:30pm (orientation & group practice)

Saturday & Sunday February 19 & 20 – 9:00am to 6:00pm (6o min lunch break on each day)

*expect a minimum of 2 hours asynchronous study for homework & assignments


COSTS

WEEKEND ONE – Restorative Yoga Training – $450 plus HST
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WEEKEND TWO – Yoga Nidra Training – $450 plus HST
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THE FULL EXPERIENCE – 40 hour training on both modalities – $800 plus HST
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What People Are Saying

“Taryn has a beautiful ability to take a complex concept and intertwine multiple pieces of the puzzle together to form a broader view at hand. She incorporates and pulls from anatomy, psychology, movement, and weaves together a wonderful program. Taryn creates an environment that is comfortable and empowering to her students”

“Your thoughtful feedback has furthered my thinking and I appreciate your openness to dialoguing to reach shared understandings. I feel like this is your authentic nature, Taryn- you are a caring, knowledgeable, and positive instructor where judgment is not a ‘thing’”