40-Hour Restorative & Yoga Nidra Teacher Training

Announcing our 40-hour Restorative and Yoga Nidra Teacher Training with Taryn Diamond at Yoga by Sarah! Dive into an understanding of yoga’s quiet practices. Enhance your classes and encourage meaningful rest in your life and the lives of those around you.

2 Weekends:

May 24, 25 & 26 and June 8 & 9

Tuition: $750 +HST, includes program manual and classes attended during program

Yoga by Sarah YTT Alumni receive 10% off program costs

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

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More information about this training:

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.

Dates and times:

Friday May 24 – 6:30-8:30pm

Saturday May 25 – 10:00am-7:00pm (60min lunch)

Sunday May 26 – 9:00am-6:00pm (60 min lunch)

Saturday June 8 – 10:00am-7:00pm (60 min lunch)

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

*expect an estimated two hours of homework

*participants are to attend 3 restorative yoga classes (and 1 home-based practice) during the program, costs are covered in the program fees

About Taryn:

Taryn is a mama, yoga teacher and lifelong student of the practice. In her five plus years of teaching publicly, she has taught over 500 hours of restorative yoga and yoga nidra. She holds over 500 hours of training from the province’s preeminent yoga education program at Octopus Garden Holistic Yoga Centre. In addition to this, she has over 120 hours of training specifically devoted to the modalities of restorative yoga and yoga nidra. Taryn is in her fourth year of advanced yoga philosophy studies with Hali Schwartz. She teaches regular public classes at Octopus Garden Holistic Yoga Centre, Mosaic Yoga and Union Yoga and Wellness, all in Toronto’s west end. She is honoured to offer the first joint program of restorative and yoga nidra teacher training at Yoga By Sarah.

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

About Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra:

Restorative Yoga is an accessible practice that has participants resting in postures supported by props. Postures are held for time, often upwards of ten minutes. Restorative postures can be sequenced to produced physical and energetic effects.

Yoga Nidra is part restorative yoga, part led-meditation, and a whole lot of relaxation! A typical nidra class will start with gentle movement and end with participants resting in a comfortable savasana while being led progressively deeper toward relaxation. This is an accessible practice suitable for all students, all bodies.