Part 2: Practicing and Teaching Restoratives with Hart Lazer and Donna Read

This intensive is part 2 of United Yoga Montreal’s 300-hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training. Every year we reserve a few spaces in each module for students who wish to study this work independently of the Teacher Training program. Course admission and requirements apply. We ask that participants are respectful of the teacher trainees and we welcome you to this unique opportunity to study with Hart and Donna.


Teaching restorative classes requires a specialized skillset. Ideally, deep supported poses are practiced for years before teaching them. Our knowledge and experience in this area will help initiate and deepen your restorative practices. This course will teach how to support with props to achieve a practice that is restorative and/or recuperative in nature.

The intention of this course is to learn to teach with many props including walls, chairs, bolsters, benches, blankets, blocks and belts in order to support students in the safest way possible. (We will incorporate the use of yoga walls, which includes ropes and slings if available.)  Pranayama will also be introduced.

You will have the opportunity to:

  • Adapt postures with variations from all categories (inversions, standing poses, backbends, twists and forward bends) with the help and support of different props.
  • Learn sequencing for different types of restorative practices.
  • Work on effective verbal cuing skills to communicate instructions clearly.
  • Adjust with skill and precision using props to take your students safely into new or deeper postures and practices.

Restorative practices* we may cover during this module:

  • Pre-Menstrual, Menstrual and Post-Menstrual
  • Perimenopause – Menopause
  • Immune System
  • Nervous System
  • Respiratory System
  • Cardiac Health

* These practices may vary depending on time available and the needs of the group.

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Practicing and Teaching Restoratives (75 hours): $1250.00 plus tax

(Please email Donna Read for more details at )

For information on the entire program: 300-hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training

United Yoga Montreal is recognized by Employment and Social Development Canada and offers tax receipts for the 300-hour training program taken in it’s entirety.

Friday: 5:30pm-9:30pm
Saturday: 9:00am-5:00pm
Sunday: 9:00am-5:00pm

Schedule: Part 2: Practicing and Teaching Restoratives with Hart Lazer and Donna Read

January 22-24, 2021
February 19-21, 2021
March 19-21, 2021
April 23-25, 2021

*** Times may vary occasionally, (ie: start or finish earlier or later) but please plan in your schedule to start and finish at these times.

Admission requirements:

  • At least two years of yoga practice
  • Completed a recognized 200-hour yoga teacher-training program
  • Currently teaching yoga classes at the beginner level
  • Personal practice must be at an intermediate level
  • Essential to have proficient understanding and practice of backbends and shoulder stand

Program requirements:

  • Submission of homework and assignments
  • Monthly independent home yoga and meditation practices are given.
  • Punctual attendance in full is mandatory. Should any hours be missed, the student is responsible to make up these hours in order to receive a certificate of completion.
  • Successfully pass both oral and written exams