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Teacher Trainings at Mosaic

Yoga Nidra Teaching Training

with Taryn Diamond

Yoga Nidra is a unique methodology based on the ancient anatomy of the koshas. Often described as a prolonged savasana, this meditation modality involves deep bodily rest and the opportunity to reset negative thought patterns in the brain. Participants of this program will walk away with the tools to lead a yoga nidra practice that both honours its roots, and has relevance for our current lives. This program is about more than becoming a yoga nidra teacher, this is about equipping you with the know-how to rest and relieve stress. Yoga Nidra is an effective tool for new parents, caregivers, seasoned students and instructors alike. This program welcomes all bodies and all levels of experience (including none!)

More specifically, the program will:

  • ground the modality of yoga nidra within the larger context of yoga philosophy;
  • discuss the science behind the practice, including the nervous system response and neuroplasticity;
  • train you in teaching the art of yoga nidra, including leading a practice and script preparation;
  • empower participants with stress-reduction tools including simple breath work and gentle movement;
  • equip participants with the tools to walk away and teach a yoga nidra practice, and to enhance their asana classes with yoga nidra and gentle movement practices.

In addition to scheduled weekend attendance, program requirements include:

  • Attending 2 Flow and Nidra drop-in classes at Mosaic Yoga;
  • Practicing yoga nidra at home with a provided recording;
  • Completing a take-home exam;
  • Writing a sample script portion;
  • And recording a script portion.

Dates: Friday, January 22nd – Sunday, January 24th 2021 SOLD OUT!


Time: Friday 6-8pm; Saturday and Sunday 9-6pm

Cost: $450 plus HST. Low income (ODSP, OW) seniors, trans* and queer, BIPOC, student etc: please email Morgan Cowie at to inquire about sliding scale or free spots as well as with any access needs

Online Barre Teacher Training

with Morgan Cowie

Yoga and pilates studios are racing to add great barre classes to their schedule. If you love to move with joy and skill, Mosaic Barre Teaching Training provides a unique and inspiring way to create unforgettable sequences that lift the hearts of your students.
Learn to create incredible classes from principles of classical ballet, dance conditioning, yoga, pilates, functional movement and strength training to become an in-demand instructor in this highly desirable modality.
As a teacher, you will learn strategies rather than memorizing sequences so you are able to create your own barre sequences which are fun, innovative and will bring your clients back again and again!

This Course Includes:

  • Functional anatomy as it pertains to barre;
  • Set-up, technique and cues for dozens of movements which systematically target full range of motion for each joint;
  • Progressions and regressions for strength and mobility;
  • Skillful use of props;
  • Counter-stretches and movements to ensure proper cool-down;
  • Modifications for particular injuries or stages (i.e. pregnancy);
  • How to Count and Teach to Music;
  • Creating Effective Playlists;
  • Intelligent Sequencing;
  • Adjustments and Targeted Cueing;
  • How to be an In-Demand Barre Teacher.


Why Mosaic Barre?

Cross-Modalities: We bring the best of many modalities together to create intelligent classes that build strength, flexibility and fill in gaps from other movement practices in a fun and non-judgmental way.

Innovative: Combining the genius of classical ballet training with groundbreaking research on functional movement means you are creating classes that truly progress and inspire your students. 

Inclusive: You don’t need to have professional dance training or previous experience. We believe that anyone can learn how to practice and teach well with commitment.

Principles Not Memorization: We will empower you to teach, rather than give you a script to memorize. You will be uniquely qualified to find your own voice and path and will have the tools to become an in-demand instructor!


The Details

Synchronous Learning: Friday 5-9pm, Saturday and Sunday 9am-1pm and 2-5:30pm

Cost: $450 +HST.  Low income (ODSP, OW) seniors, trans* and queer, BIPOC, student etc: please email Morgan Cowie at to inquire about sliding scale as well as with any access needs.

Requirements for Certification: attendance at three Mosaic Barre classes and submission of a 30-minute filmed barre class to be evaluated by Morgan Cowie