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Teacher Trainings

We offer 200-hour Yoga Teacher Certification, as well as many continuing education opportunities.  Which one interests you?

→ Restorative Yoga (YA CE credits) Next training begins Nov 2023!

→ 200-Hr Yoga Teacher Training (No dates scheduled)


→ Trauma Informed Training (No dates scheduled)


200 hr Yoga Teacher Certification

Deepen your practice, learn to teach yoga with our highly skilled and experienced faculty members, and become a part of our vibrant community!  Learn More


We offer a comprehensive and transformative 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training.  Don’t miss this opportunity to change your life and participate in Toronto’s best yoga teacher training. Union Yoga’s 200 Hour Teacher Training program is an enriching program designed for those looking to embark on a path of self-discovery through yoga, and equips students with the tools and confidence to teach yoga professionally. (No 2023-2024 dates scheduled)

225 hr YTT

Trauma Informed Training

Teaching with a trauma-informed lens creates the conditions to support self-inquiry, choice, autonomy, and empowers practitioners to befriend and reclaim their bodies.

Learn the principles of trauma-informed teaching, including fostering safer practice spaces and helping others to grow their resilience, heal, and thrive. 


Explore ways to cause less harm with compassion and sensitivity while fostering an inclusive environment to support embodiment, connection, and personal growth within your classroom.

This is a Professional Development course — it is not intended as an intervention for those who have experienced trauma.  Past attendees have included yoga teachers, YTTs, educators, psychotherapists, social workers, massage therapists, and others interested in learning about trauma and how it affects the people they work with.

You do not need to be a certified Yoga Teacher to attend the training — all are welcome!

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Restorative Yoga Training

Next training begins Nov 2023!  Register Early — this training fills up quickly. 


Learn to teach Restorative Yoga with Tash Francesca & Taryn Diamond. This is a short 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 continuing education offering for instructors who already have their full Yoga Instructor Certification (200+ hrs of YTT).  

For casual participants, is 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. 


Week 1: Thursday + Friday November 23rd + 24 thy

Week 2: Thursday November 30th + Friday December 1st

Closing day: Friday December 8th


10am to 4pm daily

(includes a 60 min 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.


$750 + hst early-bird pricing, available until end of September.

Register early.  Price increases to $850 + hst on Oct 1st, 2023. 

Find tuition accessibility info + options at the bottom of this page. view now



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.



This autumn, Tash & Taryn are offering two 90 minute Sound Bath + Restorative Yoga events, at 4pm on Saturday, September 30th and October 28th.  These deep-dives are a perfect way to experience the talents of your program facilitators. 

→ Click for tickets & info

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

→ View classes with Tash

→ View classes with Taryn

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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.


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. 


Restorative YTT


a) Two lower-cost spots are available for this training. There are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. To be considered, please email:

b) Tuition may be split and paid in instalments. 

  • Full tuition due by Fri, Nov 16th.  

  • To receive early-bird $750 pricing, tuition must be paid in full by Sept 30th.

  • To arrange payment in instalments please contact us with email and phone number, and mark your message:

  • "Attn: LEIA, tuition in instalments"

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