Continuing Education for Yoga Teachers

KoshasWhether you are a recent graduate of a 200 hr Yoga Teacher Training, or you have been teaching and practicing yoga for much of your life…. or somewhere in between…. Yoga is a life inquiry that does not have an ending point; it is a path that requires continued engagement with the exploration of the self and consciousness.

Here are a few reasons why you may benefit from our community initiative of providing yoga teachers with continuing education:

  • Creating community with other yoga teachers breaks down barriers of competition and opens doorways of connection, friendship, and support
  • Teaching yoga is not all bliss. It can actually be really challenging. This way we can relate and support each other when we meet those difficult moments
  • Just because you have a 200 hr certification does not guarantee that you know much about yoga at all: the certification is just a starting place. There’s so much to learn! Yoga is a vast, ancient, and continually evolving system
  • The current popular culture surrounding yoga has the potential to steer us off the path, and a myriad of social, cultural, and political forces can create conditions that are very interesting and worth bringing up as a conscious inquiry
  • When you teach yoga, you are continuously giving your energy, time, and focus outward. You may need to refill your well and focus inward… self care!
  • Your students need you to be committed to your practice and committed to evolving your teaching
  • It’s inspiring to be in a like-minded, like-hearted community!

*Graduates of 200 hr Amrita Living Yoga Teacher Training receive a discount on all CE workshops, please inquire for discount!

*All of our CE workshops qualify as Continuing Education for Yoga Alliance hours 🙂

Deepening Breathwork and Meditation Series: Pranayama~ Pratyahara~Dharana~ Dhyana~

with Tiina Kivinen

Date and Time: Mondays, 5:30 – 6:45pm – 
Spring Series April 16 – June 18 ~ 9 weeks

*No class May 21 (Victoria Day)

Price: $100+ HST, Register to save $! Or use your Studio 10 Class SeriesUnlimited, or Drop In.

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This series is intended to take you deeper into the practices of breathwork and meditation. Yoga means ‘union’ and refers to the essential unity of body/ mind/ spirit, and this experience of union is available to all of us, in every moment. The practices of Pranayama (breathwork) and Meditation enhance our ability to be present, to calm the nervous system, sleep better, breathe more fully, and ultimately have the potential to optimize our health on all levels (nervous system, immune boosting, calming anxiety/ stress, mental clarity and physical health). This series of open to all (as long as you can climb stairs to get to the studio). Gentle movements will be guided to help prepare the body for deeper meditation and breathing practices, and restorative style postures will assist in the deepening. We will not be sitting still for the full hour, and being comfortable in your position is always a priority. Space is limited, register now for a prorated discount for all 9 classes or use your PLY 10 class series. Great for beginner to more experienced practitioners, as well as Yoga teachers looking to deepen your practice and teaching of breathwork and meditation. *Registered Yoga Teachers receive CE credits


Chakra Essentials: An Aromatherapy Journey through the Energy Centres

with Tiina Kivinen and Angella Windrem

Dates and Times:
Tuesdays, 5:30 – 6:45pm March 27 – May 1, and Friday May 4 Chakra Bliss 7 – 9pm (Chakra Bliss event is included in this registration, but needs to be registered and payed for separately if you are attending series on Unlimited or 10 Series)

Price: $100 + Hst (full series including Chakra Bliss Restorative Yoga on May 4)

This series is open to PLY 10 Class and Unlimited members. However, registration for the May 4 Chakra Bliss event is still needed separately if you are attending the series without registering otherwise here.

Join Tiina and Angella for a 7 week dive into the Chakras. Each class will be themed with one of the 7 Chakra energy centres, moving in a progression from Root to Crown. Using hatha yoga posture flows, meditations, breathwork, and essential oils, Tiina and Angella will hold space for your self inquiry to deepen. The Chakras are part of the yogic system of energy anatomy, manifesting physically, emotionally, energetically, and spiritually. Exploring the chakras with Yoga, meditation and aromatherapy will support you in becoming more harmonized, aligned, peaceful and self aware. This class is open to all levels of experience, we welcome all who feel called to explore the Chakras in a safe and inspired space!


Restorative Trance: Yoga and Yoga Nidra

with Tiina Kivinen

Date and Time: Tuesdays 7 – 8:15pm, April 3 – May 8, 6 weeks series

*This class happens directly after our Chakra Essentials class, so it is not recommended for those with sensitivity to essential oils.

Price: $72 + HST, Use your Studio 10 Class SeriesUnlimited, or Drop In, only if space permits

Join Tiina Kivinen for a 6 week series exploring Yoga Nidra, supported by Restorative and Gentle Yoga, and Pranayama (breathwork). Each class will start with some gentle yoga, restorative yoga, and pranayama that will prepare the body and mind for the deeper exploration of Yoga Nidra.

Yoga Nidra is a state of consciousness. The word ‘Nidra’ refers to sleep with a trace of awareness, or conscious deep relaxation. Yoga Nidra is a therapeutic trance, much like hypnosis. It is as a state of consciousness, that occurs between waking consciousness and dreaming consciousness. To enter into the Nidra state, we utilize a skillful and systemic method of complete relaxation, that has the potential to restore balance through bringing us into the parasympathetic nervous system’s state of rest and digest. As well, it is in this state of deep rest, that we have the potential to affect change on a subconscious, or unconscious level. The practitioner simply rests in a comfortable and very supported position, listening to voice of the guide, and the journey unfolds. In this series, we will explore different themes each week, with the intention of deepening self inquiry, integrating life changes and insights, and using this method of skillful rest for stress reduction, and self care.

Tiina has completed a Yoga Nidra Teacher Training, and is completing certification in Hypnotherapy, both practices that explore the power and potential of therapeutic trance states.

*This class happens directly after our Chakra Essentials class, so it is not recommended for those with sensitivity to essential oils.


Soul Wisdom Restorative Yoga

with Tiina Kivinen

Date and Time: Tuesdays,  5:30pm – 6:45pm

Spring Series: 8 weeks,  May 8 – June 26

Price: $120+ HST, Register to save $! Or use your Studio 10 Class SeriesUnlimited, or Drop In.

Soul Wisdom Restorative Yoga is an all levels restorative yoga series intended to create space for your inner wisdom to emerge from the depths of your self inquiry practice. Through gentle movement and supported and comfortable stillness, Restorative Yoga promotes the relaxation of the nervous system, bringing you into a state of relaxation and ease that has a lasting effect on your state of being. Exploring meditation techniques, breathwork, and hypnosis/yoga nidra techniques, your body, mind, and spirit have the opportunity to integrate nourishing and positive transformations. Relaxation has powerful effects, yet the process can be effortless and deeply peaceful. Limited spots available so register to ensure your space!

*Registered Yoga Teachers receive CE credits