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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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 !
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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.
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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.
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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.
Anatomy 1- Biomechanics of yoga / Alignment / adjustments.
Inversion Immersion with Dan Morgan
Yin Training with Josh Summers
Anatomy 2 – Anatomy Trains, Fascial meridians, movement and asana.
Anatomy 3 – Structural Integration through asana. Using the trains to work on common postural dysfunctions.
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.
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.
Tantric Heart Training – A journey through the Chakras.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 installments. 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.
Anatomy 1, 2 and 3
520 euros each or 1500 euros for all three.
400 euros – early bird price. Full payment received before 1st December 2017
450 euros – regular price from the 1st January 2018.
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.
- Key poses of Hatha yoga – Ray Long
- Key muscles of Hatha yoga – Ray Long
- 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.
- 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.
- Eastern body Western Mind
- Course handout is supplied.
- The complete guide to Yin yoga – Bernie Clarke
- Course manual is supplied.
- Handouts supplied.
* Deposits are non-refundable.
* If a student changes their mind about doing the TTC after deposit has been paid for any reason, their deposit can be transferred to another training course within the next 3 years.
* Costs will be deducted from the deposit for administration and retreat centre fees. Retreat centre fees may not be refunded. This will depend on the retreat centre we are using for that particular TTC and their own policies. Usually, most retreat centres do not refund, once the fees have been paid. Other centres are more flexible. Sometimes we negotiate on behalf of the student asking for deposit back if we can fill the students place. In the case of deferring a TTC to another course within 3 years, Green Lotus will also charge a deferral fee of 200 euros.
TTC Full Fees Refund :
* If a student has to pull out of the course for any reason and their full course fees are paid, tuition fees can be transferred to another course at any time within the next 3 years.
* If there are any prices changes in this time for either the venue or Green Lotus tuition fees, then prices may slightly change to adapt to new fees.
* Retreat centre fees may not be refunded. This will depend on the retreat centre we are using for that particular TTC and their own policies. Usually, most retreat centres do not refund, once the fees has been paid.
* In the case of deferring a TTC to another course within 3 years, a Green Lotus deferral fee of 200 euros will also be charged.
* If a student decides to leave the TTC, has paid full fees and does not want to defer, Green Lotus Yoga will consider, but not guarantee refunding fees for hours not taken. If Green Lotus Yoga does decide to reimburse the student for hours not taken, the 800 euros deposit will be retained by Green Lotus Yoga, plus any additional fees that are non-refundable for the retreat centre (retreat fees may change with different courses).
TTC GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE
We would like our students to know that if a student has a complaint on the TTC, we want to hear about it. ! We grow from feedback and we wish to support you, your journey and your training is any way we can. We believe that the guidelines and structures around making complaints that are outlined below will create a sense of safety in the group for both teachers and students, and help you complete the TTC successfully.
What is a grievance or complaint?
A complaint is an expression of dissatisfaction, either written or spoken. A complaint can be made by an individual or a group. You may wish to complain if you are not satisfied with the way you have been treated or the tuition you have received from your teacher.
Your school recognises that complaints are an important part of student feedback.
- All complaints will be investigated fully and fairly.
- Complaints will be dealt with in confidence. The only exception to this is when others could be affected negatively by matters referred to in the complaint.
- If the complainant is not happy with the result of the response to the complaint, they will have the right to appeal to the teachers’ industry body such as Yoga Alliance UK.
- Your school is committed to ensuring that its courses are of the highest quality. The complaints procedure enables your school to respond clearly and properly to complaints and to know when and why people are not satisfied with the courses they provide, so that they can improve them.
How to make a complaint
There are three stages that you can follow to try to resolve the issue. We will always try to resolve any complaint as soon as possible. You may wish to involve an advocate, friend or someone else to support you at any stage.
Speak to Carol Murphy or other trainer if appropriate and try to resolve the complaint informally on the day. You can do this by telling the teacher that you have a complaint that you would like to discuss it. The teacher will then ask you to give a brief outline of what the complaint is. In your brief outline of the complaint, we request that you to refrain from : name calling, swearing, talking on others people behalf or blaming until responsibility has been investigated peacefully. In relation to talking on others behalf, it is better to just talk from your own experience; if you do want to quote what other people are saying, then please ask them to be with you for a group complaint as you are making it. For peace and harmony, it is better is everyone just speaks for themselves.
Therefore all complaints whether verbal or written should be expressed peacefully, spoken from personal experience and not expressing other parties opinions or feelings.
When the teacher has heard your complaint, s/he will ask you if you have a request in relation to the complaint. Please express your request honestly, simply and without going into lots of details at this point that are not relative to the request.
Your trainer will then suggest that you either discuss the complaint at the nearest break, after class or possibly call a group circle about it if s/he thinks that this complaint effects the group and if you are also willing to discuss it with the class.
If you are not satisfied with the response you have received, try to resolve the issue by following stage two.
Outline the details of your complaint by email and send it email@example.com who will investigate the complaint. In your complaint, please refrain from the same actions we referred to in Stage one (name calling, blaming etc.) :
Please also express a request in relation to the complaint. Please express your request honestly, simply and without going into lots of details that are not relative to the request. Therefore all complaints and requests whether verbal or written should be expressed peacefully, without aggression, expressed from personal experience and not expressing other parties options or feelings (unless there is a group complaint, where this must be made evident and written or discussed by all parties complaining).
If the above procedures are not addressed in any complaint process, leading to communication breakdown or aggressive words or behaviour, whether verbal or written, Green Lotus Yoga has the right to tell the student to leave the course. This would only happen if a student was very aggressive and antagonistic. This is to protect the energy of the group and the sacred space of the teaching process. If the student/s complaining adheres to the points above in relation to making their complaint, Green Lotus Yoga believes that they will be able to deal with the complaint more successfully and this will lead to a better, more peaceful outcome, which we believe is what we all want. Green Lotus Yoga wants to hear your complaints. We wish to support you, your journey and your training is any way we can and believe that these guidelines and structures will create a sense of safety in the group for both teachers and students, and help you complete the TTC successfully.
When the person(s) who are dealing with the complaint, have had an opportunity to review it, they will write back to the student who is complaining.
The letter will outline the main elements of your complaint and may ask you to address some issues in more detail. The details of the complaint may have to be teased out over more than one email. During this time, Green Lotus Yoga may suggest a phone call to speed matters up.
The final response from Green Lotus will include the following information:
•A decision about how the complaint will be addressed.
•The reason for the decision
•Any other action that may be taken in light of the complaint.
•If it is not possible to provide a full answer to your complaint within 30 working days, the letter will outline reasons why and give a date by which a full answer is expected.
If you are not satisfied with the final response to your complaint then outline the reasons for your dissatisfaction by letter. Email this to Yoga Alliance UK (if the teachers are Yoga Alliance UK accredited).
CODE OF CONDUCT
This Code of Conduct is a summation and declaration of acceptable, ethical, and professional behavior by which all Yoga Alliance Professionals (aka yoga Alliance UK) registered yoga teachers agree to conduct the teaching and business of Yoga. As a registrant of the Green Lotus Yoga Teacher Training, trainees should agree to uphold the ethical goals set forth in the following Code of Conduct, as outlined by Yoga Alliance Professionals:
- To provide the public with safe and effective yoga classes.
- To maintain and uphold the traditions of Hatha Yoga.
- To conduct myself in a professional and conscientious manner.
- To acknowledge the limitations of my skills and scope of practice and where appropriate refer students to seek alternative instruction, advice, treatment, or direction.
- Create and maintain a safe, clean, and comfortable environment for the practice of yoga.
- Encourage diversity actively by respecting all students regardless of age, physical limitations, race, creed, gender, ethnicity, religion affiliation, or sexual orientation.
- Respect the rights, dignity, and privacy of all students.
- Avoid words and actions that constitute sexual harassment.
- Follow all local government laws that pertain to my yoga teaching and business.
Students should agree to comply with the conditions and requirements as set out in the course curriculum, and accept that failure to do so will disqualify them from any accreditation. Furthermore they should vow to uphold the standards of the teachings they have been given, and to maintain and promote the good name of yoga at all times. They must accept that failure to do so may lead to the annulment of any accreditation obtained from the Green Lotus Yoga Teacher Training.