WORKSHOPS & TRAININGS

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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 beth@bethruttyyoga.com

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"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

RESTORATIVE YOGA TEACHER TRAINING

with Beth Rutty [ 24 Hour Certification ]

DATE: TBD

Times:

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. Introduction 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, eye pillows 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

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Yoga Nidra Teacher Training
with Elizabeth Huber [ 11 hours ]

Date: TBD

Times: Friday 7-9 pm, Saturday 9 am - 4:00 pm and Sunday 9 am-12:00 pm

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

Investment: $305 (tax in)

Included: handout  and vegetarian lunch included on Saturday only

Suitable for: yoga teachers, therapists, health care professionals, parents and everyone interested in guiding others to relax and heal. You do not need to be a yoga teacher to do this training. Elizabeth will emphasis intuition, healing and sankalpa. 

Join Elizabeth for an immersive weekend of Yoga Nidra training. Gain knowledge and skills to offer this  amazing tool to your community. This training will provide theory and practice to develop a strong foundation of what  Yoga Nidra is and how it works. By both receiving and leading Yoga Nidra sessions you will develop a clear understanding of the potency and range of the practice. Deepen your own practice and gain skills to guide others through an embodied journey of deep healing and awakening to our deepest, all -knowing and all-welcoming self.
 

Objectives:

  • To have a brief overview of the history and development of Yoga Nidra

  • Explore Yoga Nidra first hand and receive its benefits

  • Yoga Nidra as Meditative Practice

  • The Koshas (5 subtle bodies)

  • Be able to teach Yoga Nidra in group and private settings

  • Use Yoga Nidra for self healing and grow your own practice

  • Cultivate voice, quality, timing, pacing, restorative poses, props, explore music.

  • Help clients develop positive, personal, characteristics and bring meaningful purpose to life by setting and using self selected resolve (Sankalpa)

  • Develop your skills by practice and leading others

In this meditative practice, there is nothing required but to lie down and listen. Immerse yourself in the profound state of Yoga Nidra and embody the teachings that allow you to transmit powerful and transformative yoga nidra experiences. 

Yoga Nidra is the art of guiding yourself or another into the deepest state of consciousness where deep rest and union with Presence is experienced. 

Yoga Nidra is one of the most accessible and inclusive forms of yoga and will become a favourite for your students  and clients. Research has shown that it can effectively reduces depression, anxiety, Insomnia, chronic pain, PTSD, chemical dependency 


Bring Journal, yoga  mat, water bottle.

About Elizabeth:
Elizabeth teaches from her intuition and is known for her practicality and tenderness as a teacher. She teaches yoga, Ayurveda, meditation and wisdom. She is also a certified Ayurveda and Yoga Health Coach. Elizabeth leads retreats and workshops both in Canada and internationally. Liz has had a multitude of teachers and has been teaching Yoga Nidra for the past 15 years in Canada.

Register by clicking on the button below and pay with credit card, or if you prefer to pay with an e-transfer, email beth@bethruttyyoga.com

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Breathe New Life into Your Yoga Classes with Theming • Online (Zoom) Workshop
with Beth Rutty [ 3 Hours ]

Date: TBD• 6:30 - 9:30 pm

Investment: $65 (tax in)

Suitable for: any yoga teacher who would like to explore how to theme with ease and spice up class sequencing

Yoga classes can be so challenging to plan and sequence. Either we run out of ideas and repeat the same basic class over and over again or we spend time going to classes and workshops (in person or online) to get ‘new’ ideas.  
To breathe new life into your yoga classes, theming can be a beautiful answer. Theming at its best, is when we take our own experiences, everything from small to big, and look beneath the surface of it for the deeper value of the experience. Perfect opportunities to bring philosophy into your classes in a way that makes sense to our students and how they can relate it to their yoga practice and their life.


Let Beth take you through the steps to bring new life to your classes. 


You will learn:

  • how to cultivate a storyteller’s eyesight - sometimes seeing the mundane as sublime

  • how to share an experience in a brief and powerful way

  • how to take that experience - no matter how small or big and find a ‘golden nugget’ to build a class on

  • how to sequence with your theme in mind

  • how to thread the theme through the whole class (not just use it at the beginning and end)

Join Beth for this thought-provoking workshop and see how a theme can open up a whole new world of teaching for you and whole new experience for your students.

Register by clicking on the button below and pay with credit card, or if you prefer to pay with an e-transfer, email beth@bethruttyyoga.com


“At the end of the day people won't remember what you said or did, they will remember how you made them feel.”
― Maya Angelou