YOGA TEACHER TRAINING GALWAY
January – December 2021
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’.
ON THIS 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 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.
This 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 12 to allow for distancing due to COVID (this number may change depending on government legislation). 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. All props are aired for 48 hrs use to ensure there is no spead of the COVID virus.
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.
A LOOK AT A GLY TTC ON THE INSIDE
This training takes place over 12 months. It consists of 10 x 2 day weekends plus 2 x 3 day bank holiday weekends. It can be taken in-person or online. The studio usually holds up to 28 people but we have now only 12 places due to COVID restrictions. Therefore we advise early booking to secure your place.
To read more about our COVD policiy, please see T&Cs below.
IN-PERSON TUITION FEES
Early Bird : €1800 before December 1st
Regular Price : €2100
Early Bird : €1600 before December 1st
Regular Price : €1900
The Art of Teaching Yoga training manual in PDF
Progressive Vinyasa Training manual in PDF
3 meals and a day and use of facilities on retreat
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
Flights, transfers and books
SOME FINER DETAILS
Jan 2020 –December 2020
This training consists of 9 x 2 day weekends plus 2 x 3 day bank holiday weekends Daily schedule is
9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Jan – 16th-17th
Feb – 13th-14th
March – 13th-14th
April – 10th-11th
May – 1st-3rd- – BH weekend
June – 12th-13th
July 31st- August 2nd – BH weekend
September – 4th-5th
October – 2nd-3rd
November – 6th-7th
December – 4th-5th
The daily schedule is :
9.00-11.00 – Asana
11.30-1.30 Theory Class (anatomy, philosophy, asana breakdown, etc)
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
- “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
- The secret Power of Yoga, by Nischala Joy Devi (a book on the Yoga Sutras)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 9-12 students due to COVID restrictions.
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)?
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. In order to protect stduents form COVID, we make sure that props are not shared and that they are left untouched for 48 hrs after use, to ensure that any possible droplet of the virus will die before the next user touches them.
This training can be taken online or in-person. The studio will hold between 9-12 people with spacing, depending on government restrictions at the time.
If we unexpectedly go into lock-down, students will be able to continue their training online. Even though many people have not yet adapted to online resources, yoga training is very online friendly. We use Zoom as our main platform, which allows us to break students into small groups during the Teaching Methodology section of the training, where students teach each other. We set up structures so that students can participate with class discussion with in-person students. GLY also teaches online 200 hr training intensives and many reviews from students tell us that they were very happily surprised that they were able to train so effectively online.