Teachers Continuing Education Workshops

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The following are workshops that qualify for continuing education hours. Teachers registered with Yoga Alliance must submit evidence of continuing education every three years starting from the initial date of registration with that standards body.

 Workshops with Peter Blackaby – Monday May 8, 2017

The Anatomy of Freedom and Constraint in Asana

10:00 am-1:00 pm at 249 Victoria Ave North, Hamilton

When you teach yoga, or attend a yoga class, it is apparent that some people have a greater range of movement than others. While it is true that all human beings are capable of significant change with regards to flexibility and strength, some areas of the body are able to change more than others. This workshop will look at a range of popular asanas and determine the anatomical structures that permit or constrain movement.


Structure and Its Response to Gravity

2:30 pm-5:00 pm at 249 Victoria Ave North, Hamilton

Our musculoskeletal system is comprised of three main types of tissue, muscle, bone, and connective tissue/fascia.  All respond to the forces acting on them. This session will explain how these changes take place and which are most helpful. We will also look at changes in the body after injury and how best to optimize a return to normal function.


Peter Blackaby has been teaching yoga for over 30 years. He initially qualified as an Iyengar yoga teacher, but his meeting with Mary Stewart and his training in Osteopathy caused a shift in direction. The last 15 years have been dedicated to understanding how yoga can be made accessible to the Western body and mind. In England he has been developing courses in ‘humanistic yoga’, an approach that tries to explain some of the anatomy, physiology and psychology of yoga in the light of modern understanding. He is the author of Intelligent Yoga (Outhouse Publishing, 2012).

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Advanced Training Workshop

Sample: Teaching and Learning with Intent

Yoga teachers continuously increase their knowledge and understanding as life-long learners.  It takes many years of teaching to mature as a teacher.
This futuristic program utilizes a trans-formative process of teaching AND learning to boost your growth as a yoga teacher.


  • Clarify next steps as the “yoga teacher”
  • Refine your teaching for greater effectiveness
  • Increase knowledge through interaction with peers
  • Identify your teaching and learning style
  • Design master plan for student engagement using template
  • Practice planning and setting goals to accelerate student learning

Enroll in the first offering of this futuristic program.

Qualifies for Continuing Education Teaching Methodology –  8 credits.


Teacher Training Workshop

Sample: Modifications and Yoga Techniques

Topic for Discussion: As far as modifications are concerned, what is the responsibility of the yoga teacher and what is the responsibility of the yoga student?

  • Practice offering modifications for chair and standing poses
  • Refine adjustments and (optional) giving/receiving assistance
  • Reduce struggling in your practice and explore gaining control and ease

Topic for Discussion: What attitudes and behaviors contribute to a feeling of shame around modifications? How can these be reduced both in one’s home practice and in the classroom?

  • Practice offering modifications for supine and prone poses
  • Refine language and techniques for adjustments and (optional) giving/receiving assistance
  • Reduce struggling in your practice and explore gaining control and ease

Sample Schedule:


9.30 – 10.30 am Yoga Class
10.30 – 11.30 am Discussion
11.30 – 1.00 pm Modifications, adjustments and assistance one-on-one


1.00 – 2.00 pm Lunch
2.00 – 3.00 pm Exploration of a style of pose
3.00 – 5.30 pm Modifications, adjustments and assistance – group teaching
5.30 – 6.00 pm Integration

LOCATION:  Wellwood Resource Centre, 501 Sanatorium Road, Hamilton L9C 0C3
For further information, please call Heather at 905-525-2426 or email heather@yogatogo.com

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Yoga Alliance (YA) the standards body states – “Continuing Education (CE) Requirements encourage all Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®s) to never stop learning, to embrace a philosophy of being open and to continue improving.”  

We offer Continuing Education credits. You can claim CE credits by attending one of our teacher training workshops or advanced training workshops. Pre-registration is required.

If you have been teaching yoga in a particular style – and many different styles are recognized by YA – and wish to register with Yoga Alliance, please discuss this with Heather Greaves, email heather@yogatogo.com – 905-525-2426.

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