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Upcoming Workshops and Trainings

Yin and Poetry

Join in for a nourishing night of yin yoga and gentle creative reflection that will center around placing yourself where you are, as you are.  Let us guide you through stillness, deep breath and insightful writing prompts that invite you to melt into your heartspace.
 
With Shawna Turner

Friday November 25th, 7-9pm
$40 plus HST

20-Hour Advancing Your Teaching with Morgan Cowie, Taranee Ponjani and Philippe Van De Maele Martin

March 2023

Whether you’ve been teaching for one or fifteen years, you might have found that despite all the incredible rewards we encounter as professional yoga teachers, it can be, well, lonely. We all have moments of self-doubt, imposter syndrome and isolation because when we’re standing at the front of the room, we are kind of on our own.

We can find lots of trainings for specialty skillsets and modalities but it’s hard to just find a course that is affordable, valuable and geared simply towards advancing our skills at teaching basic and intermediate drop-in classes.

Morgan Cowie, Taranee Ponjani and Philippe Van de Maele Martin have created a weekend training experience where you will be surrounded by fellow yoga teacher professionals all working towards clarifying their unique signal, finding effective and innovative ways to teach more complicated sequences and poses and discussing big issues within the profession, like cultural appropriation, power and consent.This weekend will leave you better able to understand the gifts that you bring as a teacher, able to deal with the shadows of imposter syndrome and doubt. You will have tried and tested methods of helping students (and yourself) to safely and effectively move towards complex poses like handstand, splits and bigger backbends. And finally, you will have a safe and caring space to work with some of big ethical challenges we face as teachers.

What You Will Be Offered:

  • Theory and Structure of Successful Classes;
  • Strategies to Uncover And Believe In Your Voice;
  • Dealing With Imposter Syndrome;
  • Working with Cultural Appropriation and Decolonization;
  • How to Practice and Teach: Advanced Arm Balancing and Inversions;
  • How to Practice and Teach: Backbends and Splits;
  • Sequencing Skills: Integration of Body and Concept, Layering and Transferring Skills, Class Structure, and Themes;
  • Adjustments and Consent in a Post-Covid World;
  • Working with Feedback from Students and Studios.

TIME: Friday 6-9, Saturday and Sunday 9-6pm

COSTS: $450 +HST 

We offer subsidized spots to racialized, LGBTQ+, folks living with physical and other barriers as well as other marginalized students on a case by case basis. Please message morgan@mosaicyoga.ca to start a conversation.

 

25-Hour Barre and Bosu Teacher Training with Morgan Cowie and Lindsay Kinzinger

Friday, February 3rd – Sunday, February 5th

Calling all yoga, pilates and dance teachers looking to create incredible Barre and Bosu classes that are intelligently sequenced, designed for joy and guaranteed to have students packing your classes. Movement classes like Barre and Bosu are increasingly in-demand at yoga and pilates studios as an adjunct style to prevent repetitive injury and strain, increase cardiovascular health and build strength and endurance. 

Morgan and Lindsay have a combined total of more than twenty-five years of teaching and they draw from their knowledge of yoga, pilates, dance, biomechanics and physiology to create smart, fun and unique classes. They are joining forces to offer this one-of-a-kind training at Mosaic Yoga in downtown Toronto where you will be certified not only to teach Barre but also to teach Bosu classes

In this 25-Hour training, you will be offered:

  • Templates and sequences for forty-five and sixty minute Barre and Bosu classes;
  • Techniques to engage the core sequentially to create stability, reduce pain and increase mobility;
  • Ballet foot and arm positions and explanations as well as modifications for all levels and bodies;
  • Methods to increase and decrease challenge quickly and easily;
  • Practice and training on how to quickly learn how to teach to music;
  • Dozens of specific exercises for core, arm, shoulder, leg, glute and ankle;
  • Fundamental anatomy for core, arm, shoulder, leg, glute and ankle;
  • Instructions on how to add other equipment like weights, bands and more to amplify impact;
  • Simple choreo techniques for fun and easy to learn cardio sequences;
  • Strategies to make your classes more inclusive, non-threatening and anti-oppressive.

Time: 9-6pm each Day

Cost: $500 + HST 

We offer subsidized spots to racialized, LGBTQ+, folks living with physical and other barriers as well as other marginalized students on a case by case basis. Please message morgan@mosaicyoga.ca to start a conversation.