WORKSHOPS


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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, neuroplasticity, and the vagus nerve;

  • 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.

 

Taryn is excited to welcome to the program renowned guest faculty, Sheila Cullen. Sheila will lead an experiential and theory-based module on the vagus nerve.

 

In addition to scheduled weekend attendance, program requirements include:

  • Attending 2 yoga 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.

 

Date(s):

January 24, 25, 26

Time(s):

Friday 7:00 - 9:00pm

Saturday and Sunday 9:30am - 6:30pm

(60 min lunch break)

Cost:

$400 plus HST 

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Low income (ODSP, OW) seniors, trans and queer, BIPOC, student etc.: please email me (taryn.ann.diamond@gmail.com) to inquire about sliding scale or free spots. Please also email if there are any access needs I can accommodate.

Taryn holds the Yoga Alliance’s highest certifications, E-RYT 500 and YACEP. This program can be counted as continuing education credits within the Yoga Alliance.

 

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Our bodies are equipped with the capacity to heal themselves, to restore and regenerate. Restorative yoga and yoga nidra are proven methods for creating the conditions that trigger this innate healing response. Join Taryn for a unique training and walk away with an understanding of how to offer restorative and yoga nidra 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;

  • discuss the science behind the practice, more specifically the nervous system response and neuroplasticity;

  • better enable you to see bodies and assess structure and postures to maximize rest;

  • train you in teaching ten restorative yoga postures, their modifications, and restorative yoga sequencing;

  • teach the art of yoga nidra, including leading a practice 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.

In addition to scheduled weekend attendance, program requirements include:

  • Practice

    attend 3 drop-in restorative yoga classes between program start and end date

    practice yoga nidra at home (using my recording) at least twice and send me a brief note on your experience

  •  Restorative teaching

    set up someone in two restorative postures and send me images for feedback

    draft a brief sequence (4 poses max. not including savasana) and explain the intention

  • Yoga Nidra teaching

    draft one stage of the practice with specific language and intention

    record one stage and send it to me for feedback

  •  Take home exam (available by email on May 24)

 

Dates and times:

Friday May 1 – 6:30-8:30pm

Saturday May 2 – 10:00am-7:00pm (60min lunch)

Sunday May 3 – 9:00am-6:00pm (60 min lunch)

Saturday May 23 – 10:00am-7:00pm (60 min lunch)

Sunday May 24 – 9:00am-6:00pm (60 min lunch)

Costs:

$750 plus HST

*Lost n’ Found alumni receive 10% off program costs

*tuition includes program manual and classes at Lost n’ Found attended during program

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Testimonials

(aka love letters from previous participants)

…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’….

…Taryn, you really have a gift as an instructor- both learning about yoga and as a class facilitator. It was such an honour to continue to learn from you. You have really put a lot of heart into this program and every detail reflects that….

…I think participating in this training was one of the best decisions that I have made. I learned so much from my instructor. Her voice is really magical and I'm really grateful that I met her and took this training.…

…Honestly, I appreciate and love the way you teach - so approachable and laid back that it makes it easy to ask questions and feel safe….

…This was beautiful….