Advanced YTT

Upcoming Advanced YTT workshops: 

**You must have already completed a minimum 200 hour yoga teacher training to be eligible to attend Advanced YTT workshops!  CONTACT Benders for more information. 

To book an Advanced YTT workshop, click the BOOK NOW link to go to Benders’ StudioBookings site.  You will need to set up a StudioBookings account (free) if you do not already have one.  Please note that Advanced YTT workshops will not be found on the regular class calendar that is initially displayed.  Instead, you will need to look on the WORKSHOPS tab (looks like a globe icon if you are on a mobile device) and scroll down to find the workshop of your choice (listed in order of occurrence).   


Sunday, February 2, 2020  1-4pm:

Standing Long and Strong

with Michele Barnes E-RYT200, YACEP, CYA-E-RYTGOLD

The physical body is an exquisite demonstration of tensegrity – the combination of periodic compression and a network of continuous tension that creates the complementary opposites of structural stability and flexibility. Learn about how to safely guide your students in Standing Poses so they can feel both long and strong.

$75 hst incl.

FOR YOGA TEACHERS ONLY

Qualifies as 3 Continuing Education hours for YA registrations.

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Sunday, March 15, 2020   1pm – 4pm:

    Gazing Within:  Cultivating Awareness in Forward Bends   

     with Michele Barnes E-RYT200, YACEP, CYA-E-RYTGOLD      

forward bend workshop

Forward bending is what we humans do thousands of times every day. While Forward Bends in yoga possess the added bonus of ‘gazing within’, they will end up reinforcing postural imbalances ‘off-the-mat’ if we don’t honour the design of the spine. Learn how to apply the principles of biomechanics and biotensegrity – and how to practice and teach forward bends safely.

$75 hst incl.

FOR YOGA TEACHERS ONLY

Qualifies as 3 Continuing Education hours for YA registrations.

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Sunday, April 26, 2020   1pm – 4pm:

Stepping Back: Expanding Your Vision with Backbends

with Michele Barnes YA-ERYT200, YACEP, CYA-ERYT GOLD

back bend workshop

Learn how to practice and teach safe backbends that open us to life and clear the wisdom pathway between belly, heart and head. Participants will explore the complementary principles of strength and length and the role of the breath, spine and core in safe and healthy back bending.

$75 hst incl.

FOR YOGA TEACHERS ONLY

Qualifies as 3 Continuing Education hours for YA registrations.

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Sunday, May 31, 2020   1pm – 4pm:

Hatha Yoga Pradipika

with Michele Barnes YA-ERYT200, YACEP, CYA-ERYT GOLD

hatha yoga pradipika

Considered the ‘bible’ of Hatha Yoga, the Pradipika gives us a fascinating view of Tantric yoga philosophy and the esoteric methods used to direct prana and connect with our inherent divinity. Dive into the world of asana, kriyas, mudras, bandhas and more on this wild ride through Tantric practices that influenced Western yoga.

$75 hst incl.

FOR YOGA TEACHERS AND SERIOUS YOGA STUDENTS

Qualifies as 3 Continuing Education hours for YA registrations.

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Sunday, June 14, 2020   1pm – 4pm:

The Art of Balance: Journey From Chaos to Stillness

with Michele Barnes YA-ERYT200, YACEP, CYA-ERYT GOLD

balance workshop

Balance is rarely a 50/50 situation. Nor is it about being totally still. And while balancing can be expressed physically, it is so much more. Learn how to allow for both movement and stillness in balancing asanas and how balance can be explored through pranayama, meditation and metaphor.

$75 hst incl.

FOR YOGA TEACHERS ONLY

Qualifies as 3 Continuing Education hours for YA registrations.

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Sunday, July 19, 2020   1pm – 4pm:

Restorative Yoga Basics

with Michele Barnes YA-ERYT200, YACEP, CYA-ERYT GOLD

restorative yoga workshop

Offering Restorative Yoga to your students is like giving them time at the Soul Spa!  However, if you’re reluctant to do so because you can’t remember the special ‘Blanket Folding 101’ instructions or what props go with what poses, this is the refresher workshop you’ve been looking for!

$75 hst incl.

FOR YOGA TEACHERS ONLY

Qualifies as 3 Continuing Education hours for YA registrations.

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Sunday, August 9, 2020   1pm – 3pm:

Healthy Hips – Happy Knees!

with Michele Barnes YA-ERYT200, YACEP, CYA-ERYT GOLD

hips and knees workshop

Your hips and knees are the largest joints in your body. They support your body’s weight and must work in close coordination to provide the combination of mobility and strength required to walk, run, dance…or just get out of bed. In this workshop, you’ll learn a little ‘Body Mechanics 101’ as well as self-help practices to keep your hips healthy and your knees happy!

$30 hst incl.

FOR YOGA TEACHERS AND EVERYONE ELSE!

Qualifies as Continuing Education hours for YA registrations.

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Sunday, September 13, 2020   1pm – 4pm:

Embracing Union: The Art of Teaching Partner Yoga

with Michele Barnes YA-ERYT200, YACEP, CYA-ERYT GOLD

partner yoga workshop

Yoga=Union=Partner Yoga!

Explore healthy boundaries, compassionate and clear communication and creative play.  In this workshop, you will learn how to teach a selection of Partner Yoga poses and breathing practices that can be incorporated into a yoga class or offered as a workshop.

$75 hst incl.

FOR YOGA TEACHERS ONLY

Qualifies as 3 Continuing Education hours for YA registrations.

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Sunday, October 18 2020   1pm – 4pm:

Twisting into The Spiral Vortex

with Michele Barnes YA-ERYT200, YACEP, CYA-ERYT GOLD

twists workshop

Spiraling is a movement symbolic of the journey to a higher level of consciousness.  However, deep awareness and respect of the embodied form is critical to safe exploration in twists. Learn how to tap into this wisdom while honouring the divine design of the body.

$75 hst incl.

FOR YOGA TEACHERS ONLY

Qualifies as 3 Continuing Education hours for YA registrations.

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Sunday, November 1, 2020   1pm – 4pm:

Yoga for the Chakras

with Michele Barnes YA-ERYT200, YACEP, CYA-ERYT GOLD

yoga for chakras workshop

Ever wondered why certain yoga poses trigger certain physical, emotional or mental responses? The yogic system of the Chakras can help you understand those connections – both on the mat and off!

$45 hst incl.

FOR YOGA TEACHERS AND EVERYONE ELSE!

Qualifies as Continuing Education hours for YA registrations.

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Sunday, November 15, 2020   1pm – 4pm:

Changing Perspective – Teaching Safe Inversions

with Michele Barnes YA-ERYT200, YACEP, CYA-ERYT GOLD

restorative yoga workshop

While inverting the body is a proven method of improving circulation of bodily fluids and increasing strength, some inversions are inherently dangerous. Learn how to practice and teach inversions safely, based on an understanding of and respect for the biomechanics and biotensegrity of the human body.

$75 hst incl.

FOR YOGA TEACHERS ONLY

Qualifies as 3 Continuing Education hours for YA registrations.

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Friday November 27 – Sunday November 29, 2020

Yoga & The Chakras

with Michele Barnes YA-ERYT200, YACEP, CYA-ERYT GOLD

Chakra workshop

Every one of your students is an energetic being whose memories and emotions, buried deeply within their tissues, can arise during the embodied practice of yoga. Learn how to identify chakra-related issues and support your students through their transformation. Comprehensive Teacher Manual provided.

$275 hst incl.

FOR YOGA TEACHERS ONLY

Qualifies as 15 Continuing Education hours for YA registrations.

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