Teacher Training

Chair Yoga Teacher Training

Nov. 17-18, 2018


1397 Fall River Road near Hfx, NS


$260  ($100 deposit required)


Taught by Julie Palmer, 1000+ hours training, 25 years teaching


“Get fit where you sit”

Learn to teach Chair Yoga/Fitness for seniors, those with chronic conditions or post-surgery, even office workers  (open to yoga & fitness teachers, alternative & traditional health practitioners & those in training for any of these).   Open to yoga & fitness teachers, alternative & traditional health practitioners & those in training for any of these.   14-hour training includes:chairytt#2

  • Thorough Warm-ups
  • Adapting Poses to a Chair
  • Standing Poses Using a Chair
  • Abdominal Strengtheners
  • Class Sequencing
  • Using Hand Weights
  • Using Weights on Feet
  • Osteoporosis Tips
  • Deaf Hand Alphabet
  • Yoga Hand Mudras
  • Pranayama (breathing techniques)
  • Seated & Standing Chair Sun Salute
  • Seated Half Moon Salute
  • Tie Stretches
  • Balance Poses with Support of a Chair
  • Self-Massage Techniques
  • Safety Concerns for Seniors
  • Pranayama (Breathing) Exercises
  • Handouts/Manual
  • Certificate

With Julie Palmer, 25 Years Teaching Experience, 1000+ Hours Training




Yin Yoga Teacher Training

Date TBA at 1397 Fall River Road, Fall River, NS


Week-long course (50 hours) for $900 ($250 deposit required)

Open to Yoga Teachers and Long-time Yoga Practitioners

With our “graying” demographic, learn “age appropriate” longer held gentle poses to restore & renew. When one leads a yin yoga class, the students hold for long periods so what does the teacher offer during that time period? Here’s some ideas which will be included in the training:

  • breathing & meditation techniques
  • chakras & chanting
  • yin & meridian theory
  • affirmations
  • hand mudras
  • story telling
  • 8 limbs, yamas & niyamas (yoga philosophy)
  • modifications & assists for different body types & abilities

Training also includes:

  • benefits & contra-indications
  • lots of practice teaching in pairs & small groups
  • designing a yin yoga class
  • music suggestions
  • certificate & manual

This yin ytt may be used towards possible 300-hour teacher training (the next level after 200-hour basic certification). Trainees must fill out an intake form, provide deposit, purchase “The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga” by Bernie Clark well before the training & complete the full 50-hour course to receive certificate.  Trainees must provide own accommodations & food. Hours are 9 to 5 each day with one hour credit for self-study.

Led by Julie Palmer who has 25 years experience leading yoga and 1000+ hours of training. Her yin yoga journey began in 2012 with classes led by Bernie Clark online. In February of 2014 Julie took the Yin YTT with Bernie in Vancouver and immediately began teaching workshops and classes in this slow meditative style, volunteering at her local YMCA in Cornwallis.  At least once or twice a week Julie’s daily personal practice will be more yin-like and she’s added some poses to the yin encyclopedia of poses which she’ll share during the training.





Yoga Props Workshop

Lunge with Quad Stretch using wall & block % cushion

Lunge with Quad Stretch using wall & block & cushion Props Workshop

“Balls ‘n Walls   Blocks ‘n Socks

 Chairs ‘n Stairs

 Straps ‘n Bolsters”


Next Date TBA

Sat & Sun 9 am – 4 pm

$250 ($100 deposit required)

Deepen & Support Your Practice &/or Add Variety to Your Yoga Classes Ideas for ways to take yourself (& students) deeper in yoga practice,  using props, to safely and fully support each pose and to be creative and fun. Opportunity to work solo, in pairs and small groups. Certificate of Attendance & Handouts provided. Open to All Levels. With Julie Palmer, 25 Years Teaching Experience, 1000+ Hours Training

Cancellation Policy for Weekend Workshops & Trainings

The $100 deposit is refundable if someone can be found to take your spot. Otherwise it is not, however, the deposit can be carried forward towards any other full weekend training or workshop.