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Further your education with

Restorative Yoga Training

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Next training begins Spring 2024!  Enrollment is open - register now !

Learn to teach Restorative Yoga with Tash Francesca & Taryn Diamond. This is an in-person 30-hour training, not a full 200+ hour program.  It is inclusive and open to everyone: yoga practitioners and teachers — all bodies and all levels of experience. 


This training is a both a continuing education offering for instructors who already have their full Yoga Instructor Certification, and open to casual participants, as an opportunity to deepen your knowledge of Restorative Yoga, to develop a home practice, and to share this modality with your loved ones and communities. 


Thursday & Friday, April 18 + 19, 2024
Thursday & Friday April 25 + 26, 2024
Friday, May 3, 2024


10 am - 4 pm each day, with a 1 hour lunch break. 


Union Yoga, 956 Bloor Street West, Toronto map

Accessible by elevator or stairs at Bloor & Dovercourt, steps from Ossingston Subway Station, on the Bloor Bike Lane, with two Green P Lots nearby, both free and paid street parking are available.


Regular rate: $850 + hst

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This training invites participants into a relationship with one of yoga’s subtle gems: Restorative Yoga. Together, we’ll assemble a toolkit that will empower you to facilitate spaces of rest online and in person. Tools will include: awareness of how the body moves; eleven templates (poses) for rest; and simple breathwork practices. 


Beyond tangible skills, this program explores why rest is important and navigates the intention required to curate rest effectively in community settings. Participants will unpack the role of the facilitator through critical self-reflection. Ultimately, these practices are not a one-size-fits-all. Our aim is that participants emerge with a deep appreciation for how rest is nuanced and unique to each body, housing different lived experiences.

We will give you the tools to create an impactful rest practice and then give you the space to be critical about what that means.

In addition to scheduled weekday attendance, program requirements include:



Attend 3 drop-in restorative yoga classes and send us a brief report on your experience.


- Film yourself leading someone in two restorative postures and send us the recording for feedback.

- Draft a brief sequence (4 poses max. not including savasana) and explain the intention.


Available by email on the last day of scheduled class time.



Visit our studio to practice with them!  Both Tash & Taryn regularly teach a range of class styles at Union. 

View their classes via our class schedule using the Filter icon (top right: square box with lines and small circles)

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TARYN DIAMOND (she/her) will forever call herself a ‘new mom’, despite having a six year old. Her entry to yoga was through movement, but her passion resides in studying its roots in Eastern philosophy. She is unabashed in her commitment to cheesy jokes and not taking this thing called ‘life’ too seriously. If she had to pick one modality to be monogamous with, it would be Yoga Nidra (or ‘guided rest’). Through nidra, Taryn is able to express the golden nuggets embedded within the philosophy of yoga, while also facilitating some meaningful rest for her students. 

Taryn is a certified Continuing Education Provider with the American Yoga Alliance. For those of you who have a 200 hour certification with the YA, you are able to count this course as continuing education credits.

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Get to know Taryn via her online Yoga Nidra mini-retreat, available on-demand.



TASH FRANCESCA (she/her) is a pinay teacher who is obsessed with yoga philosophy, prānāyām, biomechanics and using these frameworks to be curious about how to move and be well in the body we got and in the world we live in. 

She has over 1000 hours of training so she is a student first not only in movement, but in how to bridge the gap between wellness and intersectionality so that folx of colour can step into their power, agency and most of all somatic joy. Expect her classes to be intelligently sequenced, lots of prānāyām, sometimes sound and a place where we can be curious, no need to be perfect or with any previous movement experience. Your life experience is enough and will appropriately guide your practice. 

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Restorative YTT


a) Two lower-cost spots are available for this training. There are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. 

b) Tuition may be split and paid in instalments. 

  • Full tuition two weeks before training begins  

  • To arrange payment in instalments please contact us with and be sure to include your phone number

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