Upcoming workshops and trainings are listed below in chronological order. Some will be offered online only and some as a combination of in-person and online depending on the event and the time of year and the COVID situation. Each one has a clickable link to where you can register and pay with a credit card. If you prefer to pay by e-transfer please email at

"Thank you Beth for an amazing Restorative Teacher Training. You’ve given us the gift of knowledge and cultivating peace in our lives as well as others. Feeling blessed to have experienced and shared our time together”

- Mary


with Beth Rutty [ 24 Hour Certification* ]

*3 hours online + 2 8hr days + Case Study homework

Fall Dates: 

September 25 (online), 26-27 (in-person),2020

Maximum 6 people plus Beth in each Fall training


Friday 3-5 pm online - Zoom (required)

Saturday & Sunday 8:00 am-5:00 pm

Location: Yoga at Spirit Ridge - Meaford

Investment: $425 (tax in)

Suitable for: anyone who would like to experience, learn and offer this healing practice. You do not need to be a yoga teacher.

Includes 2 8hr days + Case Study homework [ 2  - 1:1 clients + 1 in-person or online class - recorded ], vegetarian lunch each day and a manual with pictures, sequences and more.

Description: Restorative Yoga, the yoga of non-doing, is a core practice underlying the very essence of yoga. Even those with an active yoga practice will benefit from the inner peace and deep release of Restorative Yoga. It is a practice that speaks directly to the Central Nervous System.

Supported and stabilized by various props, one experiences the yoga postures as profoundly relaxing and deeply rejuvenating, invoking a natural state of healing rest, renewal and equanimity.

In this 24 hour workshop Yoga Teachers will experience a practice each day to feel the effects first hand. We will break down the class sequences and each categories of poses. We will also support each other in partners or small group work in order to see and sense what different individuals might need for comfort as well as sequence and teach a class in groups. Each teacher will be encouraged to step outside the box and get creative to serve their students for the ultimate comfort experience in which they can let go the weight of the world.

Fundamentals of Teaching Restorative Yoga

1. What is Restorative Yoga? History/lineage

2. Why do we need it?

3. How is it different from other styles?

4. Benefits of RY

5. Principles of RY

6. Understanding the Central Nervous System (CNS)

    - understanding the Polyvagal Theory;

◦ Sympathetic

◦ Parasympathetic

◦ Signs and symptoms – both systems

◦ De-conditioning from stress

7. Exploring poses – rationale, set up, props and timing – anchoring and supporting; the art of touch (touchless touch); adjustments with blankets; use of sandbags, eyepillows and tennis balls...and more

8. Importance of meditation techniques and the language of RY

9. Use of music and silence

10. Sequencing a class/workshop

11. How long is optimal? 

12. Make time to experience the practice for yourself

Understanding Energy Anatomy & Your Intuitive Gifts

with Colin Matthews [ 15 Hour Workshop ]


Date: November 20-22, 2020

Time: Friday 7-9 pm, Saturday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm, Sunday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Investment: $400 (tax in)

Location: Yoga at Spirit Ridge - 046397 Old Mail Road, Meaford

Includes: Vegetarian lunches both days, handouts, a personal intuitive reading from Colin (optional) and the workshop content listed below. Accommodation (if needed) is extra. Dinners are not included

Suitable for: everyone interested in an in-depth study on how to connect with their intuition, how to understand the ways we communicate with our intuitive faculties, and guidance on how to rely upon these faculties in every day life. Yoga teachers welcome.

All human beings are highly attuned and sensitive beings. The question isn’t whether or not you are intuitive, it is how do you tune in to what you already know and receive? 

In this weekend workshop/retreat, along with Certified Medical Intuitive, Colin Matthews, you will explore:

  • What is intuition?

  • The different ways we receive information & the language of intuition

  • How to know the difference between thoughts and knowing

  • How to see energy in others and work with it skillfully

  • How to work with your intuition in a meaningful way - as a teacher, parent, friend or citizen of the world.

  • Explore the ethics and integrity required to properly honour the grace of intuition

Each participant receiving an intuitive reading from Colin, with permission, will have an opportunity to explore their reading through the weekend and learn more about how they may be energetically expressing themselves in their body and life.

About Colin Matthews:

Colin’s approach to practice focuses on attuning to the wisdom being expressed in the body from a symbolic lens in order to gain greater inner clarity.  In turn, this clarity can then be used to develop a more empowered alignment strategy to both on the mat and in the practice of life. He invites an evolving conversation and exploration of living Yoga, with one’s self and in community.  His light-hearted spirit inspires a playful and engaged practice that is deeply rooted in attention, connection and expansion.

Colin’s intuitive counseling and healing sessions combine scientific knowledge of the human body with highly developed intuitive awareness and modern mystical traditions. Sessions are designed to help you develop clarity, support you in your integration and healing process, and to empower the connection to your highest self.



with Karen Heaven Claffey • Heaven on Earth & Integrated Health [ 20 hours ] 

Date: May 21-23, 2021 

Times: Friday, 12-6 pm, Saturday 10 am - 6 pm, Sunday 9 am - 4 pm

Location:  Yoga at Spirit Ridge - 046397 Old Mail Road, Meaford


Early Bird $470 (tax in) - up until August 1, 2020

After that $510 (tax in) 

Included: handout and Vegetarian lunch both days

Suitable for: Yoga Teachers, Yoga Teachers in-training, Body Workers, Personal Trainers etc.


In this 2 day workshop participants will learn about muscle imbalance based on anatomy and science, and how to address and rehabilitate these imbalances with yoga postures and specific exercises. Participants will have the opportunity to assess, identify and treat muscle imbalances in each other by partnering with fellow participants. 


Topics include:

  • How to assess and identify muscle imbalances visually, manually, and through range of motion testing.

  • How to establish optimal postural alignment in standing, sitting and functional movements.

  • How to define the optimal muscle firing patterns for the upper and lower limbs, including the common dysfunctional patterns.

  • How to balance and treat muscle imbalances, and sub‐optimal muscle firing patterns with yoga postures and specific exercises.


Preparation for the Workshop: it is highly recommended that participants review the function and location of the following basic muscles: 

  • Gastrocnemius and Soleus

  • Tibialis Anterior & Posterior, and Fibulari

  • Hip Adductors

  • Hamstrings, Rectus Femoris

  • Quadriceps, Vastus Medialis & Lateralis

  • Gluteus Maximus, Medius & Minimus

  • Iliopsoas (Iliacus and Psoas) 

  • Tensor Fascia Lata

  • Piriformis

  • Thoracolumbar Paraspinals 

  • Serratus Anterior 

  • Rhomboids

  • Trapezius (Upper, Middle & Lower)

  • Quadratus Lumborum

  • Rectus and Transverse Abdominus

  • Pectoralis Major & Minor

  • Latissimus Dorsi 

  • Deltoid

  • Flexors & Pronators of Upper Extremity

  • Extensors & Supinators of Upper Extremity 

  • Levator Scapulae 

  • Suboccipitals

  • Sternocleidomastoid 

  • Deep Neck Flexors (Longus Coli & Capitis)

  • Scalenes

  • Masticators and Digastricus


Learn about Karen here