At Yoga Grove, we offer exceptional courses in the areas of yoga instruction that we specialize in and are most renown for. All trainings are YACEP (Yoga Alliance International Certified) and can be used towards an instructor's continuing education hours. Some courses, including Restorative Yoga Training, are open to Instructors and practitioners alike, allowing serious students to deepen their personal knowledge and practice in the art.
Online Flowyoga Teacher Training
For Yoga Instructors - Apr 23-25 and May 7-8, 2021
Flowyoga, as we teach it here at Yoga Grove, is based on the teaching and training of Bibi Rahim-Hahn, and all of our current Flowyoga instructors have been trained by her. Flowyoga is our studio's most popular class, and is therefore offered the most often in our weekly schedule as there is so much demand for it.
Now, Bibi has insisted Leslie offer the Flowyoga training herself here at Yoga Grove, to help bring this very authentic, yet accessible, training and skill base to our instructors, and to others who wish to offer Flowyoga classes to their students at other studios.
Flowyoga is based on a specific set of poses and sequence that was developed in India decades ago and has been passed down from Master to Master. When taught correctly, everyone from beginner to advanced yogi, from young to old, should be able to not only do the class together, but be able to benefit individually and deeply from the practice. We learn to explore the poses within our own individual limits and abilities, and discover as we do the connection between breath, body and mind. In Flowyoga we really explore Yoga as a moving meditation, learning to approach life, on and off the mat, with mindfulness and grace.
The Flowyoga teacher training will be offered for existing instructors having already completed at least 200-hours in a qualified yoga teacher training program. This 30-hour Yoga Alliance International Certified (YACEP) Flowyoga Teacher Training will involve 16 hours of in-class workshops over 2 weekends, mandatory attendance in 14 hours of actual flow yoga classes, plus written work.
Over the course of 5 days, spread over 2 weekends, participants will receive 16 hours of in-class training covering:
- the origin and history of the Flowyoga practice and lineage
- the traditional sequence and set of poses
- how to do the poses correctly
- how and where to vary the sequence while honouring the Flowyoga tradition
- Flowyoga as a healing art - its effects on the organs, the glandular system, the endocrine system, the spine, the mind, and more
- the chakra system and Flowyoga's impact upon the chakras
- the importance and inclusion of the breath
- Flowyoga as a moving meditation
- the deeper aspects of yoga, and Flowyoga in particular
- exploring how we teach as being as important as what we teach
- actual practice teaching
- best practices for online teaching
Leslie Cranston has trained with Bibi Rahim-Hahn, taking her Flowyoga Teacher Training back in 2013 along with Emily Bartlett who also teaches Flowyoga at Yoga Grove.
She has personally taught over 3000 hours of Flowyoga in the last 7 years to students in her small classes at the studio. It is the studio's most accessible and popular style of yoga offered, and we currently have 6 Flowyoga Instructors on staff, 4 of which are offering weekly Flowyoga classes. We are always looking for more excellent Flowyoga trained instructors, and are thrilled to be offering this training to ensure there are more instructors available to teach this beautiful style at our studio.
Please join Leslie for this fabulous opportunity to learn to teach this beautiful and ever-popular style of yoga, as taught by a designated Yoga Trainer in the revered Flowyoga lineage.
When & Where
This training will be offered online assuming that the studio is still closed due to the pandemic. If the studio is able to be open, students will have the option of coming to the studio in-person or staying online.
We will be offering the training spread over two weekends:
Friday, April 23rd from 7 to 9pm
Saturday, April 24th from 2 to 6pm
Sunday, April 25th from 2 to 6pm
Friday, May 7th from 7 to 9pm
Saturday, May 8th from 2 to 6pm
Registration & Cost
COST: $650 + HST
**Note: Please bring this text to class every day
Certification as a
Restorative Yoga Training
No Need to Be an Instructor
- Postponed Until We Reopen -
These days people need rest more than they need anything else - more than exercise, more than changes in diet, more than vacation, more than medication. Deep, healing, profound rest. It is this that we crave, we need on every level, and it is this that will set us up to be able to absorb and benefit fully from everything else.
Restorative Yoga provides the deep rest, the profound relaxation that has the power to heal and rebalance us on every level. It is one of the most effective ways of healing and cleansing from the effects of stress in the body and the mind, and we know now that stress is the single most consistent factor at the root of everything from poor sleep to chronic disease.
Leslie, owner of Yoga Grove, and renown for her fully hands-on and fully customized restorative yoga classes, is happy to announce that she will be offering a Restorative Yoga Training Course this November for both existing Yoga Instructors and students who wish to deepen and inform their restorative yoga practice.
Over the course of 5 days, participants will receive 30 contact hours of hands-on training covering:
- the science and physiology of relaxation
- understanding the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems
- Restorative Yoga poses themselves, how to set them up for oneself and for others
- understanding the physiological, psychological and emotional effect of each Restorative Yoga pose
- the art and subtleties of folding, propping and blanketing
- qualities of the environment necessary for relaxation
- special poses, modifications and sequences for insomnia, trauma, anxiety, grief, depression, pain, menstruation, pregnancy and menopause
- how to sequence and lead a Restorative Yoga class
Leslie Cranston has studied intensively with Judith Hanson Lasater and Andrea Peloso in the Relax and Renew(R) approach to Restorative Yoga, founded by Judith Hanson Lasater. Leslie has over 120 hours of basic and advanced Restorative Yoga Teacher Training, and has personally taught over 2500 hours of Restorative Yoga in a private or small-group hands on setting. She also has offered over a dozen very popular and much anticipated Restorative Yoga Retreats.
Her uniquely personalized, full-service and deeply therapeutic approach to Restorative Yoga teaching has helped countless people find deep rest and healing when suffering from:
- chronic pain
- palliative care
- adrenal fatigue
- adrenal breakdown
- Parkinsons disease
- grief and loss
- anxiety and depression
- heart arythmia and palpatations
- headaches and migraines
- conception and pregnancy
... and much more
Many people swear that Leslie's Restorative Yoga has saved their lives and the impact of her classes is evident from all the detailed testimonials she has received over her years of teaching it.
Please join Leslie for this incredible opportunity to learn first-hand from a Master in Restorative Yoga -
the Art of Profound Relaxation.
When & Where
Once Yoga Grove re-opens, we will set the dates for this incredible training. It will likely be between Monday and Friday of one week.
Location: High Park Club, 100 Indian Road, Toronto, 2nd Floor
Registration & Cost
COST: $750 + HST
**Note: Please bring both texts to class every day.
For the training, each student will require***:
***Yoga Grove will have 3 blankets and 1 bolster for each participant available. Students are required to bring 1 yoga mat, 1 eye pillow, 2 blocks, one yoga strap (8'), and 3-4 blankets to the training.
Certification as a