Yoga Trainings & Workshops 


A 60 Hour Restorative Yoga + Thai Massage Training

Immerse yourself in this powerful combination of two traditional practices.

This 60 hour training is being offered in three contained modules. Full immersion is highly recommended OR choose to register for any combination of modules given certain requirements are met.   



New Dates are being set & posted soon!


Greater Toronto Area, ON


Immersion offers the best savings! 

A) Full Immersion (60 hr) = Earlybird $900 +hst/After $1020 +hst


B) Any TWO modules (40 hr) = Earlybird $660 +hst/ After $740 +hst


C) ONE Module (20 hr) = Earlybird $360 +hst/ After $410 +hst 

MODULE ONE  • Restorative Yoga Training

Pre-requisite: Completion of 200+ hr Yoga Teacher Training (YTT)

This 20 Hr module will provide a solid foundation of material and knowledge about the restorative practice allowing you to safely, effectively and confidently lead restorative yoga classes.

Module includes:

  • a variety of popular restorative poses including a number of variations to suit different body shapes 

  • an introduction to reading or 'seeing' bodies in restorative postures in order to prop effectively for the individual

  • comprehensive visual and verbal cueing for safe set up, entry and exit into & out of poses

  • efficient and effective propping techniques for optimum comfort and deep rest in each pose

  • how to prop with limited props

  • a focus on the nervous system or Master system and how this practice affects it 

  • an brief look at restorative sequencing through the lens of the energy/prana body

MODULE TWO • Oct 3/4 • Enhanced Restorative Yoga Training

Pre-requisite: Completion of 200+ hr YTT + minimum 20 hr Restorative Training

This 20 hr Enhanced module will take you on a deeper dive into the poses providing a number of different options and set ups. And, we'll look a little more into the anatomy, subtle anatomy and science behind Restorative Yoga.


Module includes:

  • less common restorative poses with variations

  • utilizing things in your environment to create sturdy, safe props when limited props are available 

  • further exploration of the Master System and how it's influenced by this practice

  • more detailed look at the Prana Body, how energy flows in restorative poses & ways in which sequencing can be themed around this knowledge

  • pranayama techniques that can be utilized in class sequences to aid relaxation

  •  sequencing restorative postures using a vinyasa-inspired model

MODULE THREE  Nov 7/8 • RestoraTHAI© Training

   • Basic Thai Massage Training + RestoraTHAI Integration • 

Pre-requisite: Completion of 200+ hr YTT + minimum 20 hr Restorative Training


Module includes: 

  • 6 hours of basic Thai Massage training including touch techniques, an intro to energy lines (sip sen), body alignment & positioning

  • looking at restorative poses from the eye of the Thai Massage practitioner

  • learning how to share Thai Massage effectively and safely during a RestoraTHAI© class

  • integrating the Thai Massage practice of meditation and 'unconditional love' into this work

  • discovering how this combination affects the central nervous system as well as the prana nadis/sip sen

Metta Movement Arts is a Recognized School of Continuing Education (CYA-RYS-CE)

In this 60 hour Restorative Yoga (Continuing Education) Teacher Training:
• You will learn a wide variety of restorative postures & variations. In other words, you'll learn more that the standard postures.
• You will learn to use props effectively
• How to guide your students in and out of postures safely
• How to watch bodies in the room to see if they need to be propped differently so they gain optimum comfort and achieve deep relaxation throughout.
• Practice time with fellow attendees will be provided each module.
• The anatomy content in this training will focus on the Master System - the central nervous system - it's branches, the importance of the vagus nerve + how it is all affected by this practice of Restorative Yoga and Thai Massage touch techniques.
• The subtle body anatomy content will focus on how the practice of Restorative Yoga and Thai Massage impact the prana body (energy body) and will introduce prana nadis (channels), marma points and sip sen.
In addition to the restorative training, the course includes basic Thai Massage training (Module 3).
• Please note you will both give and receive Thai Massage touch techniques throughout Module 3.  
• You will learn Thai Massage touch techniques and how to apply them in the context of a Restorative Yoga class.  Although helpful, previous Thai Massage training is not necessary.
• This RestoraTHAI training will NOT qualify you as a Thai Massage practitioner yet will provide you with valuable hands-on tools and touch techniques.
• It will allow you to gain insight in to this traditional bodywork practice plus how and when it can be applied safely and respectfully during Restorative Yoga postures.