Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training : Structure

Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training Ireland and India

The Green Lotus Yoga 200 hr trainings can be taken as a 25 day intensive or over 10 months.
The 10 month trainings consists of 9 weekends, and a one week intensive retreat in Spain.
The weekends consist of2 full days, Saturday and Sunday, starting at 9 a.m. and finish at 6 p.m.
with a one hr lunch break and a couple of tea breaks throughout the day.

Students will also be expected to maintain their own practice and attend classes regularly,
preferably with myself, the school hosting the training or a Green Lotus instructor- to
help support you throughout the course.


The first half of the course is anatomical and and alignment focused in nature and aims to
establish a firm foundation and understanding of the asana taught on the training. There are
written anatomy assessments during this time period to help facilitate a thorough knowledge
of the poses. The focus is on level one and two poses with a view to being able to teach an eight
week beginners course at the end of part one.  Specific guidance is given here on how to
structure and pace classes, what poses to focus on, sequencing, adjustments, common
mistakes students make etc. This is also a time where trainees start to develop their teaching
voice and get confident being at the top of the classroom.
Trainees will learn how to teach and be assessed on teaching Mula Krama (foundation
series) and will use the Vikasa Krama as a base for their personal practice. There is some focus in
part one of the training on meditation, pranayama, philosophy and Ayurveda, but most of
the work on these subjects is in part two.

The second half of the course focuses on more advanced postures (level 3 and 4) with a
view to refining and deepening practice. The Vikasa Krama is used as a guide for teaching
the advanced work according to the trainee’s personal level; however students are also
encouraged and taught how to create their own sequencing threads during this time.
Students also learn how to weave basic spiritual, Ayurvedic and subtle anatomy themes
through their teaching, so the work touches on all dimensions of the practice.
As the anatomical base for the asana has been established in the first half, there is more time
to focus on spiritual development, philosophy, Ayurveda, meditation, pranayama, subtle anatomy,
mind-body wellness and the connection between yoga and our emotions.
Students are also taught how to teach Yin style classes, restorative classes and meditation.
It is also a time for trainees to continue to develop their teaching voice, art of adjusting,
learning how to theme classes etc.

The final weekend ends with a celebration of practice and closing ritual.