January - November 2023
This 200 hr Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training offers a solid foundation for students that wish to take their practice to the next level and learn how to teach. It is taught one weekend per month for 11 months and can be taken online or in-person.
On this Yoga Teacher Training you can expect to
Develop your asana practice and apply the wisdom from your journey to guiding others.
Learn to teach Progressive vinyasa and creatively weave together vinyasa threads for all levels.
Develop your asana practice and your understanding of your body through anatomy and alignment studies.
Learn how to teach Vinyasa style Yoga and creatively weave together vinyasa threads for all levels
Develop your individual teaching voice, as an expression of your true self and learn how to share the gifts of yoga safely and confidently
Delve into the depths of subtle anatomy and energetics, pranayama and meditation.
Learn how to share the ancient philosophy teachings within a modern dynamic practice.
Learn the basics of Ayurveda and the holistic aspects of the practice
Learn about the business of yoga and develop your business and your niche and your brand
We also offer
Free invitation for all graduates to any 200 hr Yoga Teacher Trainings in any venue (space pending), to refresh your knowledge and join us for practice.
GLY Graduates discount on any future workshops or CPD trainings.
What you will learn
Progressive Vinyasa Style Yoga
Progressive Vinyasa is a style of vinyasa that is flowing, creative and intelligent. It is called “progressive” because it incorporates modern vinyasa approaches, like ladder flows, mandala flows etc; it is also progressive because the sequencing progresses up to peak poses.
Additionally, progressive vinyasa progresses students forward in their development using an intelligence in sequencing based on cutting edge knowledge of yoga anatomy and universal principles of alignment.
This section of the training is assessed at the end of the year. You will be guided to create a class within the Progressive Vinyasa paradigm and teach it so that you not only leave the training with a cert, but also a class that you have created, reflecting your own voice and intention.
Functional Yoga Anatomy and Alignment
The anatomy on the training offers students a way to deepen their relationship with their own bodies and to feel confident working with other people’s bodies in a safe way. Understanding anatomy will help all aspects of your yoga practice and teaching and will inspire students to trust you in relation to physical health.
The anatomy on this training is a combination of biomechanics and biotensegrity. Biomechanics gives us information about individual muscle functions and how muscles support joint stability etc. Biotensegrtiy is fascial-based anatomy and explains how fascia connects everything in the body. From this fascial perspective, we can view the body holistically, as one whole unit connected and alive within the fascial matrix.
Even though the anatomy on this training is thorough, and one of the subjects that defines this training from other 200 hr trainings, we also acknowledge that yoga is more than mere physical form. Additionally, alignment is taught flexibly with lots of wiggle room for individual idiosyncrasies and postural holdings.
The anatomy is assessed through monthly open-book homework quizzes on each anatomy section: fundamentals, standing poses, hips, core, backbends, twists and inversions.
Pranayama, Nidra and Meditation
The pranayama and meditation is taught throughout this training. On the second half of the training when the physical anatomy is complete, we dive deeper into the energetics of these subjects. You will learn:
- Witness based mindfulness meditations
- Meditations working with Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras
- Pranayama – a variety of breath practices to help recover the nervous system from stress, depression and trauma
- The science of breathing
- Regulating the nervous system using pranayama
- Somatic Breathwork practices
- Yoga Nidra
There is no assessment on this module of the training.
Teaching Skills and the Art of Adjustments
There are daily Teaching Methodology classes so that you will feel prepared for the classroom and feel fully equipped to deliver the work after you graduate. You will be taught a specific methodology with sequencing options and alignment principles that create structures to intelligently inform your classes, which also allow enough flexibility for you to develop your own individual teaching voice as an expression of your authentic self and your relationship with the practice.
In the Teaching Methodology classes, postures are explained biomechanically and in accordance with the Progressive Vinyasa Alignment Principles. This gives you a much deeper understanding of the postures, not just for your own body, but for bodies generally. You will be paired up in small groups and teach each other poses to help you develop your teaching voice. This is always a really fun part of the training, where trainees can develop their confidence as teachers.
The philosophy on our trainings is delivered in a non-dogmatic way, inviting group discussions where all beliefs and opinions are respected. We use class discussions, circles, artwork, chanting, empathetic listening and meditation processes to explore the spiritual systems of Patanjali’s sutras, Vedanta, Advaita Vedanta, Samkhya and Tantra.
We believe that these spiritual systems all offer a different perspective of the same truth and we hope that in our explorations, students can find in these belief systems, tools to strengthen the mind, emotions and spirit, a spiritual rock to lean on in times of need, deeper insight to our true nature and a deeper sense of worth that lies inherent in our being.
Carol Murphy is the primary philosophy teacher on this training and has studied philosophy at University (B.A, M.Phil) in addition to exploring Indian spirituality. She believes it is a true blessing to be able to explore this work within a group and many students have said that this part of the training has been life-changing for them.
This Yoga Teacher Training will be held in the Green Lotus Yoga studio in Gort, Galway. The studio holds 28 people. It has an equipped kitchen and separate toilet. It also has changing rooms for students to store their clothes etc.
Gort is a small town on the edge of the Burren. There are great restaurants close by to eat in and there are lots of airbnb and bnb options ranging from €25-€100 per night for students staying overnight. For more details on accommodation, please see “Some Finer Details” below.
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A look at a GLY training on the inside
Jan 2022 –November 2023
This Yoga Teacher Training consists of 11 x 2 day weekends
Jan – 21st-22nd
Feb – 18th-19th
March – 18th-19th
April – 22th-23th
May – 20th-21th
June – 17th-18th
July – 22nd- 23rd
September – 16th-17th
October – 14th-15th
November – 11th-12th
The daily schedule is :
9.00-11.00 – Asana
11.30-1.30 Theory Class (anatomy, philosophy, asana breakdown, etc)
2.20 -4.00 Theory Class (anatomy, philosophy, asana breakdown etc.)
4.30-6.00 Asana practice or Teaching Methodology (teaching in small groups, postural analysis etc)
- “The Art of Teaching Yoga” – Yoga Teacher Training Manual –
- “Progressive Vinyasa’ – Yoga Teacher Training – Free Ebook
- From the Vedas to Vinyasa – Amy Vaughan
For students availing of the studio option, we recommend:
- Gallery Cafe air bnb.
- Woodley BNB – Georges Street, Gort. Cheap and cheerful and a stones throw from the studio.
- The Lady Gregory Hotel – About 10 mins walk form the studio. Comfortable and clean with spa.
- Any air bnbs in the close vaccinity. Kinvara is a lovely place to stay and is about 20 mins drive form Gort with more air BNB options usually.
Is there any pre-requisites to entering this training ?
We advise 2 years practice before embarking on a Yoga TTC. This is enough time to give students a firm foundation for the work involved on a TTC and also gives people a base to reach the level expected for graduation. Sometimes people achieve this foundation after a year or so of practice; there are always exceptions, but as a general, we recommend 2 years. If you are unsure if you have enough experience, please contact us at email@example.com
What style of yoga will I be trained to teach?
On this training we put a lot of focus on preparing trainees for the classroom. The style of yoga trainees are trained to teach is called Progressive Vinyasa. This is a style of vinyasa that is flowing, creative and intelligent. It is called “progressive” because it incorporates modern vinyasa approaches to progress students forward in their development using an intelligence in sequencing based on cutting edge knowledge of yoga anatomy and universal principles of alignment. As this style of yoga is flexible in nature, teachers also have the option of adapting their teachings to teach alignment based Hatha yoga, Flow yoga or Power yoga etc.
Will I have the opportunity to teach on the training course?
Yes you will. There are daily Teaching Methodology classes. You will start teaching one person one pose. Then graduate to teaching small groups of 3. Then finally you will teach the whole class for your final assessment.
Is it ok to do teacher training just for self-development and to deepen my practice?
Yes it is. Lots of people have done this training as self development. Some have also started it for themselves and ended up teaching… Its completely up to you.
How is the course assessed?
Anatomy- There is 7 open book homework quizzes for anatomy. If you do not pass a quiz, then you just re-take it again, but most students pass the first time around.
Philosophy- this subject is not assessed, but there may be exercises for off time study.
Asana – Students work towards level 3 posture work and practice to their own level, modifying when necessary. After graduation, teachers teach to the level they can practice comfortably. If a trainee’s personal practice needs a lot of work, upon graduation, we sometimes recommend that these teachers teach level 1 only for a year or so as they continue to develop their practice.
Teaching Methodology- Students prepare an hour long class and teach the class to the group on the last week of the training. We start preparation for this exercise on day one so students will be very prepared. We want trainees to leave not only with a cert, but also with the ability to prepare a class and the knowledge that they can teach it confidently and clearly
How many students are in the group ?
We take up to 25 on a training. Numbers are usually betoween 10-25 students.
Is this training course registered or is this course qualified me to be a teacher?
This training is registered with Yoga Alliance. Yoga Alliance is the most recognised Yoga registration body world-wide. This certification will qualify you to teach Yoga anywhere in the world.
Do I need to bring my own yoga mat and props?
A lot of students like to bring their own props, but all props are also supplied in the studio.
Fees and Booking
Full Fees : €2100
€600 deposit plus €135 monthly instalments
Early Bird : €1800 before Dec 1st
You have the option of paying once up front or paying your deposit to secure you place and then pay the remaining fees before Dec. 1st.
Deposit : €600
The Art of Teaching Yoga training manual in PDF
Progressive Vinyasa Training manual in PDF
One week of free classes on the Online Yoga Platform
Continued support and mentorship through the 11 months.
Trainee insurance with Y.A.P at a discounted rate.
On graduation, GLY 200 hr graduates are allowed to attend any classes on the 200 hr trainings, places permitting.