Teacher's Renewal Series Workshops


Teaching yoga is a privilege, and at On The Mat, that privilege is our passion.

We are constantly exploring theory and technique that help us improve how to best serve our students. Being a good yoga teacher means committing to growth; continually evolving by sharing ideas, asking questions, being in community, and seeking knowledge that will help us share yoga in a meaningful and safe way. Our Teacher’s Renewal Series workshops are for all yoga teachers who are interested in professional development, and finding support and inspiration in our very own, and very rich yoga community.

The Teacher’s Renewal Series Workshops can vary in length.  Some offer bite sized, fun, and interactive 2 hour workshops on current topics specific to teaching group classes. Other topics need more time, so we take a deeper dive, over 5-8 hours in a weekend to examine theory, foster critical discussion, and offer opportunities for practice teaching and feedback with a keen lens on the topics at hand. Whatever format works in your schedule, come and stretch your teaching muscles, find community with other people who love teaching yoga, occasionally get uncomfortable, and continue your growth as a teacher in a safe and supportive environment.



Teacher's Renewal Workshop - The "All Levels" Class

Event Date: 
Saturday, January 4, 2020 to Sunday, January 5, 2020

Saturday, January 4 (8:30-12:30), and Sunday, January 5 (9-1) with Ali Sangster and Tori Jarvis Grant - $130 plus HST

What does an "all-levels" class REALLY mean?  How do we keep everyone safe, challenged, stimulated, and coming back to see us?  Eeek...it's a lot to think about!  Join Ali and Tori for an interactive weekend that focuses on ways to engage every body and everybody in your classes.  The weekend will include lecture and discussions on techniques and languaging to ensure safety, proper modifications, planning for, and teaching ALL bodies.


Teacher's Renewal Workshop - A Recipe for Restoration

Event Date: 
Saturday, January 18, 2020

Saturday, January 18 with Michelle Marshall and Robin Thompson, from 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm - $35 plus HST

In this Teacher's Renewal Series, Robin and Michelle share all of the ingredients necessary to create a delicious Restorative experience.  Learn the purpose of the practice itself, the important distinctions between Yin and Restorative, and the perfect placement of a Restorative pose in a movement based class. Find out how to create the right environment for the practice to be effective including props, lighting, music, voice and timing.  Finally, experience correct posture set up, and receive the nourishing effects of the practice for yourself.


Teacher's Renewal Workshop - Pelvic Floor 101 for Yoga Teachers

Event Date: 
Saturday, February 22, 2020

Saturday, February 22 from 10:30-12:30 with Carmen Hutt - $40 plus HST

This workshop is designed especially for yoga teachers looking to gain knowledge about the function and essence of the female pelvic floor, and how it may be influenced during movement practices.  Through the exploration of basic anatomy, breath, movements, and structural alignment, learn about what may best support your student's pelvic floor health as they move through their practice.