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 Series - Prenatal Fundamentals for Yoga Teachers

Event Date: 
Saturday, November 7, 2020 to Saturday, November 14, 2020

Saturdays November 7 and 14, 2020 from 10:30-12:30 with Barbie Leggett - $80 plus HST

Join Barbie Leggett RN, BScN, MHS, RYT 500 for a two-part workshop on how to safely teach yoga for all trimesters of pregnancy.

In the first of this two-part series, you will learn the basics of pregnancy anatomy and physiology, benefits of yoga for pregnancy and birth, asana modifications, and poses to avoid in each trimester. Additionally, you will deepen your understanding of trauma informed yoga specific to this population, and learn evidence based best practices for teaching yoga throughout pregnancy.

In the second workshop, you will deepen your understanding of modifications for various asana in each trimester and develop strategies to safely integrate pregnant people into your class, regardless of the style of yoga you teach. There will be an opportunity for questions and discussion on the best approach to provide a positive experience for every student.