International Training School
with Carol Murphy and Tashi Dawa
with Carol Murphy
With Carol Murphy, Marese Cregg and Sara Cory
With Brian Siddhartha Ingle and Deirdre Mullins
With Cherie Lathy of Yoga Mama
@ YOGAMOVES, Gort, Galway
Green Lotus Yoga Teacher Training school was established in 2007 by Carol Murphy. Carol is teaching yoga 22 years and yoga training teachers in Ireland and internationally for the past 12 years. The style of asana taught on the trainings is “Progressive Vinyasa”– a style of vinyasa that is breath-centred, flowing, creative and holistic. It is called “progressive” because it incorporates modern vinyasa approaches and also because the sequencing progresses students forward in their development, using an intelligence based on cutting edge knowledge of yoga anatomy and universal principles of alignment. Progressive Vinyasa also embraces the wisdom of subtle energetics and incorporates pranayama techniques to strengthen and nourish the inner body and the mind. Even though this approach to vinyasa is in many respects western in orientation, it is infused with the wisdom of Patanjali, Vedic and Tantric philosophies, touching the heart of yoga.
All of our trainings are registered with Yoga
All of our trainings are registered with Yoga Alliance and Yoga Alliance Professionals, allowing teachers to teach yoga professionally anywhere in the world.
"Carols YTT 200hour course was one of the best investments in my body I could have made. Whether you are doing it with a view to teaching afterwards or just to deepen your yoga practice I can highly recommend Carols course. As a Physiotherapist I appreciated Carols in-depth knowledge of anatomy and myofascial trains, which was a very nice refresher of anatomy. It also improved my exercise prescription skills as a physio. Be warned, this course is not for the faint hearted. You will work hard on and off the yoga mat over the course of the 9 months. But your practice will develop greatly."
Carol’s yoga teacher training intensive is just that; intensive. It is also a life changing. Carol has a wealth of knowledge and a deep love for the many and varied facets of yoga. Having spent years obtaining this knowledge, it is clear she has a desire to share it. This makes for fascinating insights into the world of yoga both on a practical level -with detailed anatomy lectures and on a spiritual/emotional level. She offers support but more importantly gives her students the tools to manage for themselves. Her training offers a safe exploration into the world of meditation and spirituality, where people are held and supported appropriately.
The YTT was an experience I will never forget. The course content was very diverse and well balanced. Alignment is key in Carols work, and I am grateful to have built a solid foundation for my teaching journey ahead. Carol is an extremely knowledgable and inspiring teacher and I really enjoyed studying yoga anatomy, philosophy, Ayurveda and all the other subjects with her.
“Carol delivered everything promised of her 200 hour Vinyasa training, and more! She was supportive, encouraging, kind, intelligent and talented in her work as a teacher. Carol’s intelligence and sensitivity towards the individual needs of her students is, I believe, what makes her so special. She is highly educated, knowledgeable, and genuinely passionate about what she does."
“It was an amazing experience! I loved the yoga anatomy of this program. The course content is super from all aspects. The Ayurveda and Philosophy sessions were meaningful and beautiful! I sincerely thank Carol for putting all this together in this training. I highly recommend this TTC for not only learning how to teach but also for enhancing one’s self-practice and awareness about life in general. Will definitely do the 300 hr TTC after two years !!
“I honestly don’t think I could have chosen a better teacher training. Carol’s depth of experience and knowledge across Iyengar, Ashtanga, anatomy and philosophy allows her to give her trainees the strongest of foundations from which to both practice and teach yoga. Her love, passion and respect for the teachings infused every class, and the course content consistently spoke to the heart of the yoga journey'.
"Carol's years of dedication to yoga have provided an extraordinary depth of knowledge and experience of all its aspects. She combines a refreshing strictness with a sensitivity to spirit that provides an intellectually, physically and emotionally challenging and life enriching experience. I thoroughly recommend her and the training course she has created."
"Carol has much knowledge in anatomy, alignment and yoga philosophy. All in all, I found the 200 hr Vinyasa TTC to cover a broad spectrum of important and interesting topics, for which I will always be grateful."
What an experience! Carol guided me to break boundaries - both mental and physical. Her teaching voice is compassionate yet authoritative, with the right amount of fun thrown in. She always strive to be "heart-ful" in her teaching ... Iook her up. It may very well be the best thing you ever did. For me, it's definitely up there.
"Thanks again for a wonderful month of growth, inspiration and transformation, and all the love and energy that you give to your teaching!"
"Thank you Carol and thank you for your wonderful teacher training course. After finishing the course I felt I had grown so much physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. You enabled me to find strengths that I had forgotten. "
"This year I spent almost 2 months in Rishikesh, India where I took my 300hr training. There I realized what a strong yoga foundation you have given me ..... I still come back to your teachings."
"During the course, from a physio point of view too, I always really loved, trusted and respected the work and way you brought and presented the teachings.”
“Be prepared for a life changing experience. My training was a very personal journey which has given me the tools to deal with anything life throws at me and the ability to move chaos into order."
“The Art of Teaching Yoga” is a manual for yoga teacher and trainees. This 169 page book offers clear and concise detail outlining yoga instruction, alignment details, common weaknesses teachers need to look out for in the classroom, adjustments and more on a variety of asanas from beginners to advanced. There is also a large section on “Teaching Skills” covering topics such as the importance of observation and demonstration, sequencing, structuring, pacing and principles of vinyasa.
This manual is used on all of the Green Lotus Yoga Teacher Trainings. It is also becoming popular with teachers who have trained in other schools who wish to deepen their knowledge of all aspects of teaching yoga. Many students say it has become their bible for class planning and reference.
A must for teachers and trainees who would like to expand their knowledge of yoga and gain more confidence in their teaching skills.