Teacher's Renewal Series Workshops


Teaching yoga is a privilege, and at On The Mat, that privilege is our passion.

We are constantly exploring theory and technique that help us improve how to best serve our students. Being a good yoga teacher means committing to growth; continually evolving by sharing ideas, asking questions, being in community, and seeking knowledge that will help us share yoga in a meaningful and safe way. Our Teacher’s Renewal Series workshops are for all yoga teachers who are interested in professional development, and finding support and inspiration in our very own, and very rich yoga community.

The Teacher’s Renewal Series Workshops can vary in length.  Some offer bite sized, fun, and interactive 2 hour workshops on current topics specific to teaching group classes. Other topics need more time, so we take a deeper dive, over 5-8 hours in a weekend to examine theory, foster critical discussion, and offer opportunities for practice teaching and feedback with a keen lens on the topics at hand. Whatever format works in your schedule, come and stretch your teaching muscles, find community with other people who love teaching yoga, occasionally get uncomfortable, and continue your growth as a teacher in a safe and supportive environment.



Teacher's Renewal Workshop - Pelvic Floor 101 for Yoga Teachers

Event Date: 
Saturday, March 7, 2020

Saturday, March 7 from 10:30-12:30 with Carmen Hutt - $40 plus HST

This workshop is designed especially for yoga teachers looking to gain knowledge about the function and essence of the female pelvic floor, and how it may be influenced during movement practices.  Through the exploration of basic anatomy, breath, movements, and structural alignment, learn about what may best support your student's pelvic floor health as they move through their practice.  


Teacher's Renewal Series - Being Trauma Informed

Event Date: 
Sunday, March 29, 2020

Sunday, March 29 from 1-4:30 pm with Cleo Burke - $50 plus HST

Being Trauma-Informed means orienting towards providing services in a way that is welcoming and appropriate to those affected by trauma. To do so asks us to investigate our perceptions of safety, driving assumptions, understanding of power dynamics, and patterns of communication. This introductory workshop will explore the ways in which teaching yoga and being Trauma-Informed intersect, and what that means for us as yoga teachers.

Cléo is a yoga teacher and teacher trainer here in Halifax. She is also a Registered Counselling Therapist (RCT-C) in good standing with the Nova Scotia College of Counselling Therapists, and a Certified Counsellor (CCC) with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. She assists clients with a wide range of issues including stress, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, life transitions, and trauma. She includes embodiment practices, and draws from modalities including Transactional Analysis, Integral Psychotherapy, Narrative Therapy, Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy, Trauma-Sensitive Yoga, and Logosynthesis