Carol Murphy

Lead Trainer

Dan Morgan

Inversion Immersion Training

Josh Summers

Yin Yoga Training

300 hr Yoga Teacher Training 2018

We have created a flexible system where 6 x 4 day CPD trainings are weaved into a 300 hr Advanced yoga training with an additional 5 x 2 day weekends. The 300 hr training is for teachers who already have a 200 hr training or equivalent. The core modules can be taken separately as CPD trainings. These models are also open to students but we recommend that you take a full 200 hr training before you teach the material from them. 

6 CORE MODULES / CPD TRAININGS

  • Anatomy 1 – Biomechanics of Asana, Alignment, /adjustments.
  • Anatomy 2 - Anatomy Trains, Fascial meridians, movement and Asana
  • Anatomy 3 - Structural Integration through asana. Using the trains to work on common postural dysfunctions.
  • Yin Yoga Training
  • Inversion Immersion
  • Tantric Heart Training –  a journey through the chakras.

5 x 2 DAY WEEKEND MODULES

These weekends will cover the following :

  • Developing asana practice – Learning “Progressive Vinyasa” – a series of vinyasa threads, based on the sequences of “Loops, binds and waves”.
  • Developing teaching skills. Learning how to teach the threads, developing workshops and a ‘video project’. 
  • Diving deeper into Patanjalis sutras and comparatively exploring the Radiance Sutras (a translation of the Vijnana Bhairava Tantra). For more details, please see under ‘curriculum’ below.

Students have the option of taking the CPD trainings separately or doing the whole 300 hr training in one go where the 4 day CPD trainings are offered at a reduced price. It is also possible to take the 3 anatomy trainings together (120 hrs)  if you wish to train as a “Structural Integration and functional movement” teacher. 

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YOGA ANATOMY 1 – BIOMECHANICS OF ASANA, ALIGNMENT, ADJUSTMENTS
with Carol Murphy

16th – 19th March @ The Yoga Shala, Gort, Co. Galway, Ireland

This training offers an in-depth study of Advanced Yoga Anatomy in relation to asana, alignment and adjustments. It is suitable for teachers who would like to broaden their knowledge of the body and how it works in relation to yoga. Some of the Topics of this particular 4 day training encompass subjects already taught on the 200 hr training, but this training offers a more comprehensive exploration and prepares students better for Yoga Anatomy Training 2 and 3. These trainings are pre-requisites for the “Structural Integration” 120 hr cert (which is also a core module of the 300 hr certification) which will prepare you for working with postural dysfunctions and injuries. It is also suitable for yoga students who wish to deepen their knowledge of yoga, but do not necessarily want to teach yoga. For non-teachers, we recommend that you take a 200 hr training before teaching these methods to others.

For course schedule and more information, please click here

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YOGA ANATOMY 2- THE FASCIAL WEB, TRAINS, MERIDIANS, BIOTENSGRITY AND YOGA
with Carol Murphy

June 8th -11th @ The Yoga Shala, Gort, Co. Galway, Ireland

Anatomy 1 looks at the Biomechanics of yoga, who the muscles work is isolation. This training, in comparison, looks at how the muscle work together in Fascial Trains, in relation to movement, based on the work of Tom Myers. It also explores the fascial web, the connective tissue that envelopes the organs, muscles and bones. Whereas biomechanics is very effective at looking at muscles in relation to agonist /antagonist relationships (Reciprocal Inhibition), the biotensegrity perspective looks at the body ‘golbally’, acknowledging how the muscles in the body are connected into what Myers’ call “anatomy trains’ also know as ‘Fascial meridians’. This relates to movement, asana and addressing the ‘source’ of symptoms (covered in Anatomy 3). This course will also explore the connection between fascial meridians and Chinese acupuncture meridians which relate to the organs.

For schedule and more information, please click here.

 

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YOGA ANATOMY 3 – STRUCTURAL INTEGRATION, POSTURAL DYSFUNCTION AND INJURIES.
with Carol Murphy

27th-30th July @ The Yoga Shala, Gort, Co. Galway, Ireland

This is the final part of the “Structural Integration and Functional Movement” 120 hr yoga training (which is also a part of the 300 hr Advanced training).  It can also be taken as a separate module, but we recommend that  teachers do Anatomy 1 and 2 first to prepare. This training combines the wisdom of biomechanics, fascial trains and Neuro-Musclular Therapy to work with postural dysfunctions and injuries. If you have taken Anatomy 1 and 2 in conjunction with this course, you will be able not only treat symptoms of dysfunctional posture/injury by looking at the body mechanically in relation to agonist and antagonist muscles, but also able to find the root of the symptoms by looking at the body through the fascial trains and create specific individualised yoga programmes tailored to your students needs.

For schedule and more information, please click here

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YIN YOGA TRAINING

with Josh Summers

11th-14th May @ The Yoga Shala, Gort, Co. Galway

This training is 40 hrs over 4 days and also incorporates an extra 10 hour online module.. It is suitable for Yoga teachers and trainees who want to incorporate yin yoga into their teaching and also for people who just want to deepen their understanding of Yin Yoga! Yin Yoga trains and strengthens the Yin tissues of the body, the Yin energy of the subtle body, and the Yin capacities of Mind and Heart. Josh’s trainings are very popular and book out in advance with long waiting lists….. Be sure to secure your place early !

For schedule or more information, please click here

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IMMERSION INVERSION
with Dan Morgan

13th-16th April @ The Yoga Shala, Gort, Co. Galway, Ireland

Dan fuses knowledge from his gymnastics, calinesthics and yoga training together to bring you in depth knowledge of inversions. This training will focus on handstands, pinchas, crows, and other core and arm balancing poses and transitions to give you the tools to master the poses. Dan is a fun and creative teacher with a wealth of knowledge for his young years. If you want to learn how to arm balance and know how to teach the same to your students, this training is for you ! This training is open to students who can kick up to the wall in handstand and teachers, however if you are a student, we recommend that if you want to teach the work, that you do this training in conjunction with a 200 hr.

For schedule or more information, please click here

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TANTRIC HEART- A JOURNEY THROUGH THE CHAKRAS

with Carol Murphy

Oct26th-29th @ the Yoga Shala, Gort, Co. Galway.

Serpent Power Training – A journey through the Chakras. In this training, we dive deep into the energetic world of the chakras. The focus is to balance each psycho-energetic centre, and work through the energetic blocks (often in the form of traumas and samskaras)  so the universal creative force can flow fully through you, connecting you with your roots and wings, grounded, heart open and connected with source. This training not open opens you to the current of divine, creative universal in your life, but gives you the tools to integrate the work into your own teaching. We use Osho shaking meditations and Trance Dance to shake everything up and use empathetic listening, art therapy, still meditations and sharing circles to support the work and integrate all that surfaced Be prepared to dig deep and meet yourself on all levels. Be prepared to step out of this training energetically a lot lighter and brighter than when you entered in.

For more information, please click here

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All of the Anatomy trainings and The Tantric Heart training are registered with Yoga Alliance Professionals (U.K) and Yoga Alliance (U.S). The Yin training and the Inversion Immersion training are registered with Yoga Alliance (U.S). Green Lotus Yoga is currently in the process of registering with the whole 300 hr training with Yoga Alliance U.S. Graduates of the full 300 hr will be able to attain the status of SYT (Senior yoga teacher) upon completion.  

FEB 17TH-18TH -
Practicum and TM (teaching methodology).
Developing teaching skills. Learning to teach “Progressive Vinyasa”- a series of Vinyasa threads from the “Loops, Waves and Binds” series. 

MARCH 16th-19th
Anatomy 1- Biomechanics of yoga / Alignment / adjustments.

APRIL 13th-16th
Inversion Immersion with Dan Morgan

MAY 11th-14th
Yin Training with Josh Summers

JUNE 8th-11th 
Anatomy 2 – Anatomy Trains, Fascial meridians, movement and asana.

JULY 27th-30th
Anatomy 3 – Structural Integration through asana. Using the trains to work on common postural dysfunctions.

AUGUST 25th-26th
Practicum and TM (teaching methodology) 2.
Developing teaching skills. Learning to teach “Progressive Vinyasa”- a series of Vinyasa threads from the “Loops, Waves and Binds” series.

SEPTEMBER 22nd-23rd
Philosophy Exploration 1 . Delving deeper into the Sutras and comparing Patanjali’s work with The Radiance Sutras (a translation of Vijnana Bhairava  Tantra) from the Tantric tradition. In our exploration, we will work with still meditations, Osho shaking meditations, chant, art therapy, trance dance, empathetic listening and sharing circles. 

OCTOBER 26th-29th
Tantric Heart Training – A journey through the Chakras. 

NOVEMBER 17th-18th
Philosophy Exploration 2 . Delving deeper into the Sutras and comparing Patanjali’s work with The Radiance Sutras (a translation of Vijnana Bhairava  Tantra) from the Tantric tradition. In our exploration, we will work with still meditations, Osho shaking meditations, chant, art therapy, trance dance, empathetic listening and sharing circles. 

DECEMBER 15th-16th
Weaving it all together. 

The Yoga Shala in in a small town on the west of Ireland called Gort. It lies between Galway, Clare and Limerick and is close to Shannon airport for international students. One of the wonderful things about Gort (besides the Gallery cafe…) is that is lies at the edge of the Burren, one of the most incredible places on the planet, famous for its flowers and fauna. 

For people travelling, there are a few accommodation options. 

  • The Beautiful Art Gallery Apartment  This lovely apartment is above The Gallery Cafe just across from the Yoga Shala. The cafe is well worth a visit open Wed- Sunday. 
  • O Sullivan’s Hotel is another option in the main square in Gort
  • There is also a hotel in the town called “The Lady Gregory” this is a very traditional Irish hotel.  Offering 87 ensuite comfortable bedrooms.  There is a very nice restaurant and also a Spa & Pool.  Room rate varies depending on the time of year and length of stay.
  • There is also Air BnB options in or close to the town. Air BnB offer private rooms in homes or entire houses that could be shared. Kim, the Green Lotus angel, can help group people together for Air BnB. Just let us know you are interested in this option and we can help advise.  
  • There is also the option of staying in Galway city. Its a bit of a journey, but its a great place then to check out. If you are flying in for one of the trainings, we will do out best to hook you up with local carpooling to the shala in the morning and back. We imagine local students won’t mind helping out with lifts, once the pickup is not too much off the main road. 

 

 

Traveling to Gort, Co Galway

To look at various ways to get around Ireland use ‘Get there‘  This is a great, easy to use, website that will help you see the different travel routes and options from any area in Ireland.  It also shows you all the time tables for the various routes.

Bus Ereann is the nation bus company 

Irish Rail is the national rail service

Galway City to Gort 

There is a regular bus service running from Galway, Eyre Square Bus station to Gort.  It takes 40 minutes.  So if you decide to stay in Galway City you could commute to your training.

By Air 

There are 3 main airports in Ireland that would offer International services from most destinations. Dublin Airport would be the largest and has a more regular international service than Shannon or Cork.

Shannon Airport – This is the closest Airport to Gort.  It has a very good direct bus service that will take approximately 1 hour.  

Dublin Airport – 3.5hrs away from Gort.  With the option of bus or train links.  Trains are from Hueston Station in the centre of Dublin City. They operate a direct service to Gort with a journey time of 3 hours.

Cork Airport – the furthest from Gort.  It does however run a good bus service but would take 4 hours

Car Hire or Taxi

If you do not wish to travel independently then you could consider either renting a car or hiring a private taxi.  Where possible we would see if others were arriving around the same time and look at car pooling or sharing a taxi to help with the cost.  Prices would vary depending on your pick up location.  

By Road

There is a good road network across Ireland. Gort would be close to Galway, which is linked to motorways.  Google maps offers the best route service to Gort

For more help with any travel arrangements please email us on info@greenlotusyoga.com

300hr Yoga Teacher Training

3,000 euros – EARLY BIRD PRICE if paid in full before September 10th 2017

3,300 euros – Price after December 10th 2017

This includes all 6 x 4 day modules and 5 x 2 day weekends.

If you are not taking the early bird offer, please secure you place with an 800 euros deposit. You can then pay the rest in instalments. A price plan will be emailed to you when you register.

Please note, if you were paying for this training using prices of the CPDs below, the training would cost well over 4,000 euros. Every CPD training is discounted for students doing the whole 300 hr. 

CPD TRAININGS 

Anatomy 1, 2 and 3

520 euros each or 1500 euros for all three.

Tantric Heart

520 euros

Inversion Immersion

400 euros – early bird price.  Full payment received before  1st December 2017

450 euros – regular price from the 1st January 2018.  

Yin Training

540 euros – early bird price.  Full payment received before 31st January 2018

590 euros – regular price from the 1st February 2018

Yin Online training

In addition to the above payments there is an additional $125 dollars for a compulsory 10 hour online training to be taken before the training in May. 

For students who take this training within the 300 hr training, the online training is free.

ANATOMY
  • Key poses of Hatha yoga – Ray Long
  • Key muscles of Hatha yoga – Ray Long
Even though we won’t have a lot of time to read the material from these Ray Long books in class, we will be referring to a lot of information that is also covered in them. They are beautiful illustrated and are great visual guides to the biomechanics of asana, how the CNS works etc. You could get by without them, but we very much recommend them.
  • Anatomy trains – this is optional- we do not use it in class. Handouts on the concepts with this book are provided. However for those who wish to explore the trains in greater depth, then its a great book to have. 
  • The rest of the anatomy handouts are supplied.
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PHILOSOPHY
  • The Radiance Sutras.
  • The Secret power of Yoga- This is a translation of the yoga Sutras that was used on the 200 hr. Its a very accessible translation of Patanjali’s Sutras. We will be referring to it in the class to compare concepts of Ashtanga yoga with Tantra.
  • Other Philosophy handouts will be supplied.
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TANTRIC HEART

  • Eastern body Western Mind 
  • Course handout is supplied.
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YIN

  • The complete guide to Yin yoga – Bernie Clarke
  • Course manual is supplied.
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INVERSIONS IMMERSION

  • Handouts supplied.

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