Ottawa Restorative Yoga Teacher Training

30hr Restorative Yoga

Teacher Training

May 7, 14, 21, 28 (2021)

9:00am - 5:00pm, Fridays

Covid Update: Now LIVE Online Learning

Learn how to unwind the body and the mind

Train 1 day a week, weekends stay free!

Register by April 16 and save $50!

Only 10 spots available

Ottawa 30hr Restorative Yoga Teacher Training Program, Part-Time Weekday, Live Online Virtual Training


  • This training will be offered LIVE online via Zoom and once COVID-19 health risks are over and we can safely resume as normal, the program will move to in-person training at the studio or other designated location.

  • A kick-off meeting will be scheduled to ensure that all students are properly setup with audio/video/ergonomics for online learning via Zoom.

  • This hybrid training model has been approved by Yoga Alliance


Learn more about the curricula, the studio, meet the Lead Trainer & enjoy a chat!

  • 9:30am-10:30am, Friday April 9 (reserve your spot here...)

  • 9:30am-10:30am, Friday June 25 (reserve your spot here...)

  • Become a mindful and confident Restorative Yoga Practitioner & Teacher with this comprehensive yoga training program

  • Train with our award-winning, studio in rural Ottawa

  • Enjoy a low student to teacher ratio that will promote more individual attention and personal development

  • Learn at a comfortable pace with this 1 day a week, part-time weekday yoga program spread over 4 weeks (keep your weekends free!)

  • Gain knowledge from our lead trainer, an expert in their field and over 10 years of experience in health & wellness

  • Receive an official tuition fee receipt (T2202A) for Tuition and Education Tax Credits for personal income tax


This 30-hour training can be taken by the following participants:

  • Anyone who is interested in a more complete understanding of Restorative Yoga for a deeper personal practice. It is recommended that the participant be familiar with Restorative Yoga and have at least a year of consistent yoga practice in any yoga style.

  • A current Yoga Teacher of any style (i.e RYT 200).  This training is eligible for 30 CEU credits with Yoga Alliance. You will be able to add this style of teaching to your skill set.


Yoga & Tea Studio is designated as a Registered Yoga School (RYS) by Yoga Alliance.  Yoga & Tea Studio is recognized as a Certified Private Educational Institution by HRSDC and the CRA.  Participants in our training programs are eligible to receive an official tuition fee receipt (T2202A) for Tuition and Education Tax Credits for personal income tax.

Restorative Yoga is healing for your mind and body, especially in this hectic lifestyle, it can be difficult to find ways to unwind and heal.

You will learn how to practice and teach restorative yoga--a form of yoga that focuses on physical and mental relaxation through poses aided by props. It's a gentle yet empowering style that helps you de-stress and re-energize. While restorative yoga is beneficial for your entire body, you will learn specific therapeutic yoga poses and sequences to address more than twenty ailments, such as headaches, digestive issues, and anxiety.

Lead Trainer (E-RYT 500, RPYT, RCYT)

Navjit Kaur Sidhu

Navjit Kaur is the founder and director of the award-winning Yoga & Tea Studio (2008-present) and continues to teach and provide training programs in the area and abroad. As a mom, wife, Professional Engineer and Yogipreneur, Navjit Kaur enjoys sharing how yoga philosophy and techniques help you to deal with modern day issues relating to stress, health and relationships. Her approach in teacher training programs is to provide you with the experience of being a student first, and from there how to develop a personal practice, so that you can be of better service to those you teach based on your own experience of what you have practiced. Her gentle, friendly demeanor, joyful attitude, and effective communication and organization skills, make her programs accessible, provide introspection and growth, and an opportunity for you to heal, and be challenged to excel.  She is also a Food For Life Cooking Instructor and demonstrates how plant-based diets can help to prevent and reverse illness.  Since 2005, Navjit Kaur has taught over 4000 hours and continues to deepen her own personal practice and the art of teaching by taking continuing education. See her complete profile here...


This comprehensive training includes 30 hours classroom instruction  in a well-defined curriculum which includes:

  • History and Intent of Restorative Yoga

  • An overview of physical and energetic anatomy

  • Fundamental Restorative poses (you will have personal experience with the poses and be taught how to teach them)

  • Getting into poses safely, how to hold poses, common workarounds, meditative focus, creating space, working with injuries, how to safely come out of poses, benefits of poses

  • How to sequence Restorative poses

  • How to use a variety of props to maximize the experience (blankets, blocks, bolsters, eye pillow, sandbags, straps, etc)

  • How to read bodies in poses

  • How to layer the practice with intent, observation and enhance the capacity to letting go of stress and tension

  • Using Restorative poses to deal with headaches, digestive issues, and anxiety and other ailments

  • Meditation Practices

  • Breathwork (Pranayama)

  • The language of Restorative Yoga (teacher cueing, student self-awareness, how to set intention and allow for inner work, the difference between teaching other yoga styles and Restorative)

  • How to develop a Restorative self-practice and to teach to the needs of the individual

  • Foods that "Fight That Pain Program" by Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

    • Food, digestion and elimination: their role in physical and mental health

    • Using foods against injury and irritation

    • Foods and nerve function

    • Boosting pain resistance

Program Format & Location

The training takes place 1 weekday a week for 4 weeks, as a part-time yoga program.  This will allow you more time to assimilate the theory, put it into personal practice and come prepared for the next day of training with your questions and observations.


The program format will be presentations on theory, history, anatomy, and include guided practices, hands-on teaching and partner work.  Participants are expected to review the material and practice at home in the time between training days, so that questions and observations can be discussed in the following training day. 

[Enjoy free, ample parking, access to yoga props, complimentary tea, and lunch will be provided with a cooking demo of foods that can help detox and build healthy connective tissue for the season that we're in.] * Not applicable during Covid

Covid Update, System Requirements:

  • A webcam or smartphone with a camera

  • Fast, reliable internet connection

  • Laptop or desktop

  • Dedicated, uninterrupted space to practice yoga, demo yoga poses, participate in online learning

  • You must have your video turned on during online contact hours in order to prove your attendance



9:00am-5:00pm, Fridays

Dates (4 weeks)

Friday May 7, 2021

Friday May 14, 2021

Friday May 21, 2021

Friday May 28, 2021

Tuition Fee

Yoga & Tea Studio is recognized as a Certified Private Educational Institution by HRSDC and the CRA.  Participants in our training programs are eligible to receive an official tuition fee receipt (T2202A) for Tuition and Education Tax Credits for personal income tax.

$749 +HST (early bird special)

Payment made by April 16, 2021

Save over $50 off the regular fee!

$799 +HST (regular fee)

Payment made between April 17 - May 1, 2021

Book your spot! Pay a non-refundable payment of $125+HST by the early-bird deadline. You will be contacted by May 1, 2021 to pay the remainder of the tuition fee .

​Tuition Fee Includes:

  • 30 hours of classroom instruction

  • Training manual and textbooks (valued at $100)

  • Foods that "Fight That Pain Program" by Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (valued at $200)

  • Certificate of completion. For 200 hour certified Yoga Teachers the credits for this training can be applied towards a 500 hour certification and is eligible for CEUs with Yoga Alliance.

  • 5 class flex pass valid at Yoga & Tea Studio

  • 15% discount at Yoga & Tea Studio for the duration of the program for items such as mats, bags, cushions, CDs, books, jewelery, etc

Registration and Refund details:

  • Maximum registration is 10 students

  • Registration deadline is May 1, 2021 or when the max number of registrants has been met

  • Refunds (minus $125 admin fee) are available before April 16, 2021

  • No refunds after April 16, 2021


Only 10 spots available!

Save over $50 until Friday, April 16!

Registration Deadline: Saturday, May 1