WHAT MAKES THIS TRAINING SPECIAL
On this training you can expect to move deeper into relationship with your authentic self and learn how to spread the teachings of yoga from that place. You will be challenged to move beyond any self-limiting beliefs that hold you back from moving forward with your intentions and dreams. This is a physically, mentally and spiritually demanding experience. It is both intense and wonderfully rewarding. Many have told us it has been “life-changing’.

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 teach yoga and share the gifts it has to offer 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; develop your business and your brand and learn how to share your offerings creatively and effectively.

WE ALSO OFFER
Free membership for our Teachers Mentorship Programme.
Free invitation for all graduates to any 200 hr trainings in any venue, to refresh your knowledge and join us for practice.
GLY Graduates discount on any future workshops or CPD trainings. 

THE VENUE
9 weekends of this 10 month training will be held in the sister school of Green Lotus, Yogamoves in Gort, Galway. The studio holds 28 people, although this training is capped at 24 to allow a little more space. It is fully propped with mats, bolsters, blankets, bricks and belts. It has a kitchen with fridge, kettle etc 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. Most of our trainees are from Galway, Limerick and Clare; however we also get students coming from Dublin, Kerry, Cork. other parts of Ireland and from other European countries. The town itself is small and lazy which we like as we don’t pay for parking, 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.  

THE RETREAT
The retreat takes place in the incredible Suryalila Retreat Centre, an incredibly beautiful yoga centre close to Seville in Southern Spain. We have been doing the retreats here annually for 7 years and we just love it. It has 4 yoga spaces, one of which is a large Geodesic dome with an underfloor cooling system (please see from the pictures above). Most of the TTC will be in this dome. The accommodation is that little bit more plush that the usual retreat standards, with washing machines, kitchens, lounge areas and aircon in the student houses. There is also outdoor yurt and glamping options. The food gets rave reviews every. year. The staff are so supportive and helpful. There is a great yoga shop there, where you can anything from raw chocolate and great Omnitom yoga clothing to tampons ! There is also horse riding, an outdoor pool area, great walks and their latest addition is a sweat lodge ! Students usually love Suryalila. On my last TTC intensive retreat there, 2 students commented that it was “one of the best weeks of their lives”.

THE CUISINE AT SURYALILA
At Suryalila Retreat Centre, they have an outstanding vegetarian fare. Meals are delicious, diverse, and beautifully presented, using all organic and mostly local ingredients. They are working towards suppling more and more of produce needs from their own organic farm and garden!

The kitchen is a happy and bustling environment and the cooks are all very creative and talented.  The Suryalila Kitchen specializes in gourmet international vegetarian cuisine, using the freshest seasonal, locally-sourced organic fruits and vegetables available, artfully prepared in a varied and truly eclectic international menu. Eggs are gathered daily from our own happy chickens and when the season allows you will enjoy the freshest of fruit picked from our own orchard of apricot, peach, fig and pear trees!

They regularly accommodate vegan, gluten-free, and non-dairy diets, so if you have any special dietary restrictions, just let us know!

The gourmet vegetarian cuisine will be one of the greatest food experiences of your life and we promise you, you will be raving about the food long after you return home!

RETREAT  ACCOMMODATION
Suryalila offers a larger variety of glamping tents, luxury dorms, eco cases, yurts, single and double indoors rooms with eircon. Most students stay in the glamping tents and 8 bed dorm, but some prefer to upgrade to something more luxurious, The choice is yours pending availability. For a closer look at options, please go directly to the Suryalila website.

TRAVEL AND TRANSFERS

The closest airport is Seville but it is also possible to fly into Malaga and get a bus or train to the retreat.  Pickups can be arranged from Villamartin which is only a short ride to the centre.

We also organise group transfers from both airports at reasonable rates for a car holding up to 4 people.  The cost of the transfer is shared between passengers.

Malaga is 2hrs from the centre the transfer cost is 150 euros one way.
Seville is 1hr from the retreat and transfers are 90 euros one way.
After your flights are booked, please fill in the Travel information form so that we can organise your transfers for you. 

SOME FINER DETAILS

Jan 2020 – October 2020 

This training consists of 9 weekends plus one week long retreat. Each weekend is Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Dates

Jan 18th-19th
Feb 15th-16th
March 14th-15th
April 4th-11th – weeklong retreat in Spain
May 16th-17th
June 20th-21st

July 18th-19th
August 15th-16th
September 19th-20th
October 17th-18th

The daily schedule is :

9.00-11.00 – Asana

11.00-11.30- Break

11.30-1.30 Theory Class (anatomy, philosophy, asana breakdown, etc)

1.30-2.30 Lunch

2.30 -4.0 Theory Class  (anatomy, philosophy, asana breakdown etc.)

4.30-6.00 Asana practice or Teaching Methodology (teaching in small groups, postural analysis etc)

PROGRESSIVE VINYASA

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 and/or a “focus” section where new poses are introduced and broken down synergistically.. 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. 

TEACHING SKILLS
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.

ANATOMY
The yoga anatomy taught on the 200 hr trainings is cutting edge. It incorporates principle of biomechanics, synergy and myofascial meridians. These classes allows you to dive into a deeper relationship with your body on and off the mat. They also equip you to understanding other people’s bodies in relation to postural holdings and common troubleshooting areas in relation to asana. 

PRANIC HEALING ENERGY WORK AND MEDITATIONS

  • The 5 sheaths meditation. 
  • Witness based meditations
  • Kundalini chakra meditations
  • Heart based meditations
  • 1 x Kundalini Trance Dance (optional)
  • A collection of traditional pranayamas to cleanse the panic body.

PHILOSOPHY
The philosophy on our trainings is delivered in a non-dogmatic way and invites group discussion 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. It is a true blessing to be able to explore this work within a group and many students have told us that that this part of the training has been life changing for them.

REQUIRED BOOKS

  • “The Art of Teaching “Training Manual PDF  – free 
  • “Progressive Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training manual” PDF – free
  • Teaching yoga beyond the poses”, Sage Rountree and Alexandra De Siat

OTHER RECOMMENDED READING
We also recommend the following anatomy books, which are great visual references, but are not on the ‘essential’ reading list, so we will not be using them directly in the classroom.

  • The secret Power of Yoga, by Nischala Joy Devi (a book on the Yoga Sutras)
  • The Key Muscles of Hatha Yoga, Ray Long MD FRCSC
  • The Key Poses of Hatha Yoga, Ray Long MD FRCSC 
  • Any other Ray long book
  • One Simple thing, Eddie Stern. 

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 carol@greenlotusyoga.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 4 open book assessments for anatomy. 
There may also be assessment circles where we ask questions randomly about alignment, to make sure everyone completely understands these principles. We have a 100% pass rate on this section.

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 ?

Numbers are capped to 25 students.

Is this training course registered or is this course qualified me to be a teacher?

This training is registered with Yoga Professionals (aka Yoga Alliance UK) and Yoga Alliance USA – graduates of this program can therefore register with either body at a 200 hrs level. If at some point you wanted to continue your studies, you will be able to do it with an American or European training school. Yoga Alliance U.S and U.K are the most recognised Yoga registration body world wide. This certification will qualify you to teach Yoga anywhere in the world.

What is the cost of membership and insurance with Yoga Alliance Professional (U.K)?

Y.A.P – (U.K) – GENERAL INSURANCE 
The cost for the membership and insurance (only UK and EIRE residents) is £120/year and Y.A.P waives the £35 sign up fee if you sign up within 14 days from your graduation.
Can I teach teens after this training ? 
In order to teach teens, a teacher should have completed a children’s teacher training course to teach groups of children under the age of 16.If however a child between the age of 12-16 wants to join an adult class, then they can so long as they are with a parent or guardian and have a written consent from from their parent or guardian. 
Anyone teaching groups of children (in the absence of a parent or guardian) should have CRB (or equivalent) document check and if they are members of YAP, they should send this to us, so we can keep this on their file.
Please note it is a condition of the policy that all records are kept for a minimum of 7 years after the client has reached the age of 18.

Do I need to bring my own yoga mat?

A lot of students like to bring their own, but there are mats supplied.

THE SPAIN RETREAT

Are my flights included in the price?

No flights or transfers are included in the price

What accommodation do I get for the basic price?

The basic price is for Twin sharing in a Glamping tent – with lighting, electricity etc with nearby showers and compost toilets – they are very nice. We also have beds available in a 8 bed dorm, which has air-conditioning. There are also upgrades to other accommodation options if preferred.

Is there cloth washing facilities?

Yes there are washing machines and area’s to dry your cloths.

Can I use my debit or credit card?

Yes you can, use your card durning your stay and pay for things while at Suryalila, the bill can then be settled on your departure.

Is there Air Conditioning in the Yoga Shala (Centre)?

Most of the training is set in Geodesic Dome Yoga Shala or in the Ganesh Shala which have underfloor cooling system and there is also windows frames at the side of the dome with mosquito netting to allow for ventilation. It is quite idyllic.

What will the weather be like ?

The average temperature in is 26 degrees to 31 degrees, with 12hrs of sunshine and very little rainfall.  

Flights

There are direct flights from most central airports into Seville or Malaga with a number of Airlines, Seville is the closest airport to the retreat centre.  If possible aim for a morning flight to allow time for you to travel to the centre.

What is the journey time and cost of transfers from Malaga?

It takes approximately 2.5 hours from Malaga. A transfer from Malaga is 150 euro. We will try to organise that you share a transfer with other students with similar flight times where possible.  

Is there a bus from Malaga to the centre?

You can get the public bus to our local town Villamartin and we can pick you up from there for 10€. The bus costs around 15€. The bus you get is Los Amarillos – you can check times here but they don’t have them up to date more than a couple of weeks in advance. You can get an idea though of what normally runs on a Friday.

What is the journey time and cost of transfers from Seville?

It takes approximately 1 hour from Seville. A transfer from Seville is 90 euro. We will try and organise that you share a transfer with other students with similar flight times where possible. 

When can we arrive and leave the centre?

You can arrive a day that the training starts which is normally around early evening and leave the day after it finishes after breakfast.  There is an option to stay extra nights at the retreat at additional cost. 

 

Do I need mosquito repellent?

It is always advisable to take a mosquito spray or lotion if you are susceptible to bites, there is window netting in the indoor rooms.  Nets are available if required.

How many people share the toilet and showers for the dorm accommodation?

The larger dorm of 8 has two showers, and two toilets for its own use.

What other amenities are available?

There is a wonderful pool to relax by. Massages are available, a yoga shop, a sweat lodge, horse riding and lots more.

Is there Internet?

Yes there is free internet in all the hang out spaces and is generally available through the centre but can’t be guaranteed in all areas.

Do I need medical travel insurance?

We advise travel insurance.

Is there a ATM at the airport our facilities for me to change money?

Yes there will be ATM’s at the airport and in the shop they take Visa & Debit Cards & Euro’s.

What should I bring with me?

We suggest that you bring

yoga clothing

bikini or bathing wear

sun screen

notepad and pens

the books on your reading list

 

 If there is any questions that are not on this list, please email us carol@greenlotusyoga.com