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Teacher Trainings 2020-2021


Yoga for All Online Training

With Dianne Bondy and Amber Karnes

Creating Body Positive Yoga Classes for All Shapes, Sizes & Abilities.

In affiliation with HappyTree Yoga, Dianne Bondy’s team is offering a special discount for HappyTree students!
*Regular price for this training is $447 USD.
HappyTree students pay $399 USD (No tax.)
 
The course is now open for registration and closes September 20th.

Gentle Yoga Teacher Training

March 26-28, 2021

gentle yoga teacher training

Our Western yoga culture of chaturangas, downward dogs and demanding flows excludes a growing segment of the population who would still like to get fit, flexible, calm and healthier through yoga – in a gentler way. These people may also be looking for ways to deal with the common illnesses of our time: cancer, heart disease, anxiety, depression and burnout. Gentle yoga responds to these needs. Learn the tools to help yourself and others through this adapted practice.


Trauma-informed YTT

  • October 16-18, 2020
  • Takes place over one weekend (Friday evening – Sunday evening)
  • Price: $395 + tax

This unique training is for those interested in learning how to teach yoga, and share breath-based resilience practices with individuals facing overwhelming life challenges. Bring different forms of yoga, breathing, and safety-focused mindfulness to people of any age who have gone through trauma, illness, and/or loss.

We live in a very Yang society: Fast paced, stimulating and goal-oriented. Even the yoga we practice tends to be very Yang in nature, filled with strong, flowing, repetitive movements that heat the body. Yin yoga honours our profound need for balance with its long-held, relaxed stretches that encourage the release of deep tension from the body while teaching us to trust our Self and go with the flow. As life speeds up, it’s no wonder this quiet, introspective practice is in such high demand.

November 20, 21, 22 & November 27, 28, 29, 2020
Click here for more information and to register.


Online Programs


The Art and Practice of Kirtan

A six week journey through the inspirational art of Kirtan with Jai Uttal 

Jai Uttal, Grammy nominated sacred music composer, recording artist, multi-instrumentalist, and ecstatic vocalist, has been leading, teaching and performing kirtan and Bhakti Yoga around the world for close to 50 years, creating a safe environment for people to open their hearts and voices.

$20 (USD) off coupon code for HappyTree students: HAPPYTREEYOGA

Making Sense of the Chakras

A Down-to-earth, Experiential Journey Through the Chakras with Barrie Risman

Your online practice bundle includes:

  • Introductory video sessions
  • 7 creative and expertly-sequenced asana practice videos – one for each chakra
  • 21 inspirational readings with prompts for contemplative inquiry and facilitated self-reflection
  • 2 audio-guided meditations 

This evergreen course is available right now for only $79 + tax CAD!


Fall 2020 Series


Parents & Baby Noontime Yoga

With Jenny Bee

A perfect activity for mom (or dad) and baby! Tone up, relax, socialize and deepen your connection with baby. The first half of class is dedicated to stimulating baby through movement, massage, coordination and song. 

Then, moms and dads will benefit from yoga exercises that will help strengthen the core, tone the entire body and rejuvenate the mind. 

A 6-week series on Tuesdays from 12:15 – 1:30 pm
September 29th to November 3rd, 2020
$145 + tax for the series.
This series takes place at our new NDG location: 5440 Queen Mary Rd #103

Prenatal Yoga

With Birth Doula, Lauren Enright

Relax, connect, stretch, build strength and bond with an intimate group of other pregnant mamas. Based on a different theme each week, this series will teach you postures, mindfulness and breathing techniques useful for pregnancy, labour and beyond!

A 6-week series on Thursdays from 5:45 pm – 7:00 pm
September 24th to October 29th, 2020
New NDG location: 5440 Chemin Queen Mary #103

$145 + tax for the series


Yin, Sound and Mantra

With Geneviève Adams

Recharge your mind, body and spirit with this deeply rejuvenating immersive experience. While you rest in long-held, passive Yin stretches for the hips and spine, Geneviève will play her crystal bowls and chant mantras with her angelic voice to create good vibrations all around you and within each cell of your being.

A 6-week series on Thursdays from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
$145 + tax for the series
September 24th to October 29th, 2020
This series takes place at our new NDG location: 5440 Queen Mary Rd #103

Restorative Yoga

With Manon Lacroix 

In this Restorative series, deep relaxation will be achieved through long held postures where the body is supported by accessories such as bolsters, blocks and blankets. Release muscular tension and melt away your stress. Enjoy some quiet time of introspection at the end of your week and start the new week clear and more focused.

A 6-week series on Sundays from 5:45 pm – 7:00 pm
October 18th to November 22nd, 2020
$120 + tax for the series
This series takes place at our new NDG location: 5440 Queen Mary Rd #103


Yoga Nidra

With Susan Schneir 

  • A 6-week series on Sundays from 7:30 pm – 8:45 pm
  • October 18th to November 22nd, 2020
  • $120 + tax for the series
  • This series takes place at our new NDG location: 5440 Queen Mary Rd #103

Swami Satyananda Saraswati, the father of modern Yoga Nidra, describes this practice of dynamic inner awareness as, “opening the doors of perception”.

This 6 week course Yoga Nidra will open the gate to meditative self-inquiry. Yoga Nidra is the ultimate in meditative relaxation. Studies have proven that it induces a deep relaxation of the body and mind, as well as reducing stress, anxiety and fear. It also helps with insomnia and improves focus, concentration and memory. One of its most illuminating ancillary effects is to help us enter a deep meditative state, go beyond our self-limiting beliefs and break free of unhealthy patterns.

This calming guided practice, invites you to relax your body and mind, free yourself of stress & create a healthy inner awareness for elevated emotions to manifest in your daily life. Through this visualization, allow yourself to release tensions and invite ease so that you may return to a space of comfort and home within.


From Mel’s video series

YOGA FOR JUSTICE. Join HappyTree teacher, Nancy Zagbayou, for an all-levels yoga practice to soothe aggrieved hearts. Come explore the notions of justice, peace, breath, and community in a safe space; give voice to the feelings in your heart. May there be peace in our hearts, love in your words, and justice in the world.

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