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 ]

Spring 2021 Dates: 

April 23 - 25, 2021


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

Location: Yoga at Spirit Ridge - Meaford

Investment: $440 (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 3 8hr days + Case Study homework [ 1  - 1:1 clients ], 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. Intriduction to the Central Nervous System (CNS)

◦ Sympathetic

◦ Parasympathetic - introduction to the Polyvagal Theory

◦ Signs and symptoms – both systems

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



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