Debra Black (CYA-E-RYT 550 Member)

  • Location: Toronto, Ontario Canada
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  • Service Offered: Yin; Restorative; Vinyasa
  • Certified: 889 Yoga, Tracey Soghrati, Insight Yoga (Yin and Meditation), Yin Yoga (Paul Grilley) Yin Yoga (Bernie Clark), Restorative Yoga (Yoga Campus London))
  • Years of Practice: 12
  • Teaching Experience: 10
  • Professor, Guru or Teachers: Seane Corn; Sarah and Ty Powers, Jennifer Welwood, John Welwood, Bernie Clark; Matthew Remski; Scott Petrie; Tracey Soghrati; Allison Alexander, Tony Tavares, Paul and Suzee Grilley, Judith Hanson Lasater
  • Date Joined: April 14, 2014
  • CYA Insurance: HUB International

About Me

Debra Black is an avid yogi and a former reporter at The Toronto Star. After years of practicing yoga and meditation, she decided to take her teacher training in 2012. She has studied in Bali as well as in Toronto, doing her 200+hour Vinyasa training at 889 Yoga and her 50+ hour Yin yoga training with Tracey Soghrati. She did a 6-day silent retreat with Sarah Powers in July, 2014 and successfully completed in May, 2015 an 80+hour yin/yang/meditation teacher training with Sarah Powers in Greece through the California-based Insight Yoga Institute. In 2019 she completed a 500 hour program with the Insight Yoga Institute after studying both yoga and meditation extensively with Sarah and Ty Powers. As part of her course work for that certification, she has studied Buddhist psychology with Jennifer Welwood and John Welwood, completed 50 hours of functional yin yoga with Paul and Suzee Grilley and another 50 hours of yin with Bernie Clark; a 7 day Vipasana retreat at Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts and several other silent retreats and a 50 hour course in experiential anatomy at Kripalu with Judith Hanson Lasater. She also completed a 16 plus hour advanced yin/Chinese Medicine workshop with Tracey Soghrati and Tony Tavares. Most recently in October 2021 she did an online 50 hour restorative yoga training -- Relax and Renew -- with Judith Hanson Lasater in Level 1 Restorative Yoga through Yoga Campus in London.

About My Service

Yin, Restorative, Vinyasa Yoga, Meditation. Teaches private classes and workshops, teacher trainings and retreats.

Continued Education