Part 3: A Therapeutic Approach: Restoratives, Breath Awareness, Meditation and Savasana with Hart Lazer assisted by Donna Read (150 hours)

This intensive is part 3 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.

Due to current restrictions for safe distancing, our in-person capacity is FULL and we invite you to join our ZOOM participants only.
Naturally, everyone will be on ZOOM until restrictions are lifted.


This module will focus on understanding the major systems of the body as related to restorative and/or recuperative asana practices, savasana, breath awareness and meditation. Systems covered will be the musculoskeletal system, nervous system, organ system, immune, digestive, circulatory and lymphatic systems.

The intention of this program is to acquire new skills to effectively help students that may be in difficulty and may need to practice yoga in a therapeutic way to feel better. Hart and Donna are invested in educating yoga teachers to become knowledgeable about the potential effects of yoga and meditation as a path to wellbeing.

You will have the opportunity to learn:

  • The multiple layers of the human body and psyche as emphasized by the yoga tradition (the koshas).
  • How to join physical movement with breath awareness and spiritual intention – the integration of breath, body and mind – the physical and emotional process towards restoring balance, well-being and improved health.
  • How to teach poses and/or practices for different needs or illnesses.
  • How to work with props to support your students in a therapeutic way.
  • Using different meditation and visualization techniques to help students deal with fear, trauma and everyday life experiences.
  • How to teach breath awareness and different variations of savasana.

Topics covered in this training:

View The Yoga Therapeutics Topic Descriptions PDF
  • Upper back, neck and shoulders
  • Lower back and hamstrings
  • Hips, groins and knees
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Cancer
  • Sexual trauma
  • Chronic pain, anxiety and depression
  • Stress and trauma
  • Asthma, snoring and sleep apnea
enroll online

Therapeutic Approach: Restoratives, Breath Awareness, Meditation and Savasana (150 hours) $2500.00 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 this 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 3: Therapeutic Approach: Restoratives, Breath Awareness, Meditation and Savasana

May 21-23, 2021
June 18-20, 2021
July 16-18, 2021
August 6-8, 2021
September 10-12, 2021
October 1-3, 2021
October 22-24, 2021
November 19-21, 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