Mackenzie Russell

MOON TO MOON graduate

"DO IT! I highly recommended. You will not only gain personal insight into your own practice but you will leave with new knowledge and the confidence to guide others through this deeply restorative experience. If you are waiting for a sign, this is it!"

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In this training you will be guided through a journey through the rhythms of the moon, a go-at-your-own-pace (takes 4 lunar cycles on average) Restorative Yoga immersion and evolution to becoming a guide of these precious teachings.  In this teacher training you will learn everything you need to know in order to skillfully lead restorative yoga classes! You will become confident at guiding this deeply restful practice that creates deep rejuvenating states of meditation and relaxation.


PROGRAM REOPENING: NEW MOON NOVEMBER 23, 2022

Check out what previous Moon To Moon grads are saying about the training:

Lisa Diem

RYtt graduate

"Ally has a way to bring information forth that’s understandable yet very thorough. I love her ways of teaching and her wisdom. Her trainings are always so full with her whole heart into it! I’ve walked away from another training with her feeling confidence in my teaching abilities and also feeling a deepening within my own practice.  Tiina is a gift. I love her way of teaching so compassionately and with love. Her wisdom and knowledge naturally shines. I love taking trainings with her as I know they will be full. Giving with her heart she brings forth these wonderful teachings."

 Kirsten Matheson

RYtt graduate

"Ally is so wise beyond her years. The knowledge & wisdom she shares with all her students changes lives for the better. I am growing and receiving light and wisdom because of her. I will be signing up for more trainings with Ally in the future. Tiina has a soft gentle way about her that comes shining through in the way she teaches. She has so much knowledge about yoga and all it has to offer.  Teaching while honouring culture, trauma informed teachings, gratitude, kindness and her beautiful spirit shines bright in the thoughtful she and Ally created this and all their other trainings.I highly recommend this training. Your parasympathetic nervous system will thank you!! I has changed my life, it can change yours too :)"

Restorative yoga is slow and contemplative, using the support of props we exert as little effort as possible and move into a place of deep rest. You can think of restorative yoga effortless in nature and as "yoga for the health of the nervous system”

In this training you will be guided towards deepening your own practice and a philosophy of ongoing self inquiry to bring out your unique gifts in becoming the evolution of your own yoga, even if you choose not to teach yoga classes.

You will learn how to guide methods for developing awareness; facilitating deep states of relaxation and pure abiding consciousness for your students. 

RITUALS AND PRACTICES TO RE-ENCHANT YOU WITH THE MAGIC OF THE MOON

Rituals are one of the most powerful tools to help us mark important thersholds in our lives, to heal and integrate what's happening in our external lives. Learn to use sacred tools: nature, the elements, ritual & ayurvedic practices to go with the lunar cycle.

Atheana Brown

RYtt graduate

"I would absolutely encourage you to take this training. It is so professional and worth the cost. So much loaded information, resources and practice to enable you to become so ready and confident to teach. You really have so much support and expertise guiding you. I am so happy I took this course and I really love the lessons learned."

Embracing the rhythms of nature is has been a foundation of human wellbeing for thousands of generations. The wisdom of our ancestors and nature can help you find balance, harmony and energy renewal amidst the hectic bustle of everyday pressures and deadlines. Learn how to integrate the intelligence of the natural world in all of it's ebbs and flows of energy within the comfortable sanctuary of your own home.


ABOUT YOUR GUIDES

  Co-Director 

   Ally Boothroyd

Ally Boothroyd is a yoga educator and meditation teacher with a passion for Yoga Nidra and the healing power of conscious rest. Over the past decade, she has helped thousands of people to calm, balance and restore their nervous systems through her yoga teacher trainings, retreats, workshops and recordings. Ally is dedicated to inspiring depth, creativity, healing and wellbeing by sharing the most potent tools from a variety of yogic traditions. She brings an openhearted, inclusive view to her teachings, which are a rich blend of Kripalu Yoga along with Classical Hatha Tantra, Yoga Psychology, Amrita Living Yoga and a variety of styles of Yoga Nidra including Integrative Restoration.  


Ally's path has been one of healing from anxiety, depression, panic attacks and insomnia through the ancient science of yoga, particularly Yoga Nidra & Restorative Yoga. She brings in the wisdom from ancient traditions and the most recent scientific studies to her trainings. There is nothing she would rather do than share these precious tools with the world through empowering others to skillfully bring these effortless & powerful practices to their students, clients & loved ones. Ally has been a faculty member of a variety of teacher trainings over the years and is the assistant director to the School of Living Yoga (200 & 300 hour Trainings) and the creator of Transformational Sleep Yoga Nidra Teacher Training. 

Co-Director 

Tiina Kivinen

Tiina is a yoga educator and teacher trainer who is inspired by the incredible gifts that the yoga tradition brings to everyday life. With reverence for the teachings and respect for culture, Tiina advocates for the possibilities of healing and transformation that are available to all. She brings a depth of wisdom, compassion and creativity to teaching, and is particularly excited by empowerment-based approaches to mentoring and training teachers. She is passionate about the power of conscious relaxation and brings this passion to her work in the yoga field and also as a Counselling Hypnotherapist.

Tiina is the founder and co-director of the School for Living Yoga with Ally Boothroyd, who together guide 200 hr Yoga Teacher Training, Moon To Moon Restorative Yoga Teacher Training, Transformational Sleep Yoga Nidra Teacher Training among other classes, workshops and retreats. Tiina has thousands of hours of training in diverse Yoga approaches, including Kripalu Yoga, Let Your Yoga Dance, Meditation and Pranayama, Ayurveda, Prenatal Yoga, Yoga Nidra and more, and has served as faculty for trainings at Kripalu Yoga Centre and Nosara Yoga Institute.

Tiina is currently pursuing a Masters in Counselling Psychology, and can often be found roaming the lands of her off-grid farm community in Ontario with her dogs. Tiina has been teaching Yoga since 2002. Together, Ally & Tiina powerfully embody the path of the teacher to serve with love. Their styles of teaching compliment each other in the most beautiful and powerful way. Together, they truly facilitate an environment of transformation and deep healing.

Karin DesChamp 

RYtt graduate

"Ally is soft-spoken and exudes the "yoga off the mat" persona. She is well-versed in the theoretical and practical aspects of Restorative Yoga. Tiina speaks from the heart in a most authentic and gentle way that makes one want to stay put and not miss a word. Her guidance oozes knowledge and competency."

FAQS

Q- When does the training begin?

Our next Moon To Moon Restorative Training will open on the New Moon of November 23rd, 2022 and from there it will be open for enrolment ongoing for several months. We will be capping how many students can enrol per month, but you can apply for November or any month after that at this time!

Q- When are the Live Zoom Call Dates/Times?

The Live Calls will be ongoing once our Training opens up in November. There will be Live Calls once a Week on Thursdays at 1pm EST (Eastern Standard Time)

Q- What can I expect on the Live Calls? 

The Live Calls will include a small group of trainees & your mentors Ally, Tiina, Kristyn & Elizabeth. One of the mentors will lead a group centring and meditation with a focus on the lunar cycle. There will be a short group discussion, a personal check in with where you are in the training and questions with the mentors. From there, you will be partnered into a breakout room to practice any homework you have (mini practice teaches) or if you don't have any homework to practice that week then your partner will have the opportunity to guide you in their homework assignment. 

Q - What if I can't make the Live Calls? 

That's OK! The live calls are great for connection if it's possible but it's not necessary to complete the training. Many of our trainees find a partner or study group inside of the training that they can complete their practice teaches/homework on their partner outside of the live call session times. We also have a Private Facebook Community and other ways to ask questions to the mentors if needed throughout the training. 

Q - How long are the Live Calls? 

The Zoom calls are roughly 60-90mins.

Q - Can I move through the course at my own pace? How much time should I expect to spend on it each week? 

This course is designed to be completed in 4 lunar cycles, and all of the content can be explored at your own pace throughout the four month period. Some trainees take an extra month/moon cycle to work through all of the assignments and the training is set up to support that extra time if it's needed (the whole course & Facebook community is lifetime access and the live calls are ongoing).

Q - Is there a practice teaching component? 

Yes! We believe so much in the power of practice teaching to build the skills to hold space, the confidence to guide others and the embodied wisdom that comes with lots of practicum. There are mini practice teach assignments within each module that can be completed with partners via zoom (either on the weekly live calls or on your own time) throughout the training to build the skills and confidence for your final 60 minute practice teach. When you reach the final modules of the course we have an empowering and inspiring practice teach component where you will experience your peers 60 minute practice teaches as well, this is a favourite part of the training for so many.  

Q - How much time will I spend on the training per week?

This will vary from person to person depending on your own personal life and schedule. Our graduates report spending anywhere from about 1 - 4 hours per week on the course work (including live calls/homework & Sadhanas (yoga practices) with Tiina and Ally and staff which are anywhere from 30-90 minutes each). This time spent on the training will vary from person to person and week to week as some people move through the training at a quicker pace than others. Also, this course is very flexible so that if something comes up in your personal life and you have to take a week off of the course, that's ok! You can take time off and jump right back in and continue on your path. 

 Q- Do I get a certificate? 

Once you have completed all of the course requirements, you will receive a certificate that is eligible for 70 Hours Yoga Alliance Continuing Education credits. 

Q - How long do I have access to the training? 

You will have lifetime access to the training which will grow with content as more resources are created over time. You will also have access to the online classroom and Facebook community for life as well. 

Q- What if I’m in a different time zone?

Sometimes we have students apply from different regions of the world: the UK, Europe, SE Asia, Australia, etc. and the Live call times do not fit into their schedule or are in the middle of the night. This is not a problem as the course is build to be “go-at-your-own-pace” with accountability measures in place to keep you moving forward with the modules week to week. If you cannot make the live calls, you will have the opportunity to practice with a partner in real time on zoom at a time that fits your combined schedules.


Q- Do you have a scholarship program? 

Yes, we do offer a partial scholarship to a portion of our trainees, it's important to us that the training is accessible to anyone who feels inspired to serve others through the power of restorative yoga and you can inquire about our scholarship program in your application process! If you are interested in our BIPOC scholarships, LGBTQ2S+ scholarships, student or senior scholarships, scholarships for those who are working with or serving underserved populations, or if you live in a country where the exchange rate is unfavourable. Please let us know in your application process so that we can let you know what options are available. 


Q- How do I apply? 

There are two options, you can book an application interview with Ally or Tiina below or you can fill out an online application below. If you do not have any questions about the training, then online application is the quickest and easiest way. 


Q- When is the next Free Moon to Moon Restorative Yoga Immersion?

Coming Full Moon - October 2022 


INVESTMENT: 

Have more questions? If you’d like to talk to Ally or Tiina about any final questions you have before signing up & applying for the training please book a call with one of our program directors here:

Lauretta Dunford

RYtt graduate

"This RYTT was designed with the upmost skill and care. I loved learning more about the practice of restorative yoga and enjoyed how the rich lessons were shared in various modalities. The live classes and gatherings on zoom created a strong sense of community and support, and I felt so deeply nourished by steeping myself in the practice with these mentors and this sangha. I feel what really set this online RYTT apart, is the teachings of the Moon and all of it wisdom it shares with us through each and every phase. The invitations to move and live intentionally, and to soften around whatever is expanding or fading away, have really infused my day-to-day with a greater trust in the intelligence of my being and this life!"

Veronica Layunta

RYtt graduate

"Restorative Yoga with Ally and Tiina has been the most heart-centred training I’ve ever attended. Informative, inspirational and so nurturing. It has equipped me with the perfect tools to bring this gentle yet powerful medicine to a chronically stressed world. In my practice I work with people suffering from CFS/ME, Fibromyalgia and anxiety and restorative yoga will enhance my practise and help my clients to heal. Well organized, highly progressional, the perfect balance of theory, practice and self-inquiry, this training has been a balm for the soul. Tiina and Ally are true wise angels. I am so grateful."

Lyndele Gauci

RYtt graduate

"I have so much love and appreciation, for this offering. You have shared your wisdoms, your skills and knowledge, as well as a great deal of your hearts in creating this RYTT. You guided us with empathy, honouring our needs and you both nourished my soul. Thank you and Tiina for this gift"


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