Expert, part online Yoga Teacher Training in Dublin and Wicklow.
(places are extremely limited due to social distancing – applications open now – Early Bird deadline June 30th)
There are hundreds of 200-hour teacher trainings out there and it can be a challenge to decide which one is right for you. So here, we’ll tell you about some of the specific aspects of the Greystones Yoga Studio Teacher Training:
Our Way With Yoga
If you are attracted to yoga and perhaps already beginning to understand that the practice is ultimately a journey of self-discovery, then this is the training course for you. Maybe you want to teach yoga, or maybe you love what yoga is already doing for you and you want to understand and learn more. Perhaps you are already teaching and would like to enhance your knowledge of Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga (which, taught mindfully, will be the foundation of the course), and Yin Yoga, which is a wonderful complement to a mindful Ashtanga practice. The course will deepen your practice and your understanding of yoga, and show you how a personal practice can nurture and support you throughout your life. It will also give you the skills, knowledge and confidence to start out as a teacher if that is what your goal is.
At GYS, while we place great value on the student/teacher relationship and stay true to the methodology of Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga, we follow no guru and teach the practice in an extremely mindful way. We encourage our students to discover how their own yoga practice can be their best teacher. The environment, as well as the teaching philosophy, is inclusive, compassionate, adaptive and non-dogmatic.
A 5-month Completion Date
Things have changed radically on the yoga landscape because of the current pandemic. Our current 200 hour TTC was unexpectedly moved online and we continue to teach that way for now. We have all adapted to this style of teaching and learning and there are undoubtedly advantages for students in terms of commuting and time costs. However, although some of our next TTC will take place online, we hope to be able to gather together for much of the course, particularly during the full week of study in October. For this reason, places are extremely limited because we must be ready to comply with social distancing guidelines.
The principle tutor on the course is founder of Greystones Yoga, Ríonach O’Flynn. Ríonach has been practising yoga for over 20 years and is a Certified Senior Yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance Professionals (this is the highest level of accreditation with Yoga Alliance Professionals)
Senior Greystones Yoga teacher Ingrid Jaanisoo will be the primary tutor on the Yin Yoga Module.
History & Philosophy of Yoga
This is a vast and sometimes complex subject that you could study for a lifetime and more. Our goal will be to give you a solid introduction to the Yoga Sutras and the Bhagavad Gita (the foundational texts on our course).We will study Patanjali’s eightfold path called ashtanga, “eight limbs” (ashta=eight, anga=limb) and explore how the practice and philosophy of yoga can enable us to live a healthier, happier and more purposeful life. We will also look at the history of modern yoga from the time of Krishnamacharya and see how the various styles of yoga now practised in the West evolved from his teachings.
While yoga philosophy will be interwoven throughout the course, yoga scholar, writer and teacher Marianne Jacuzzi will visit us as guest teacher to share her extraordinary knowledge of the subject during the April weekend.
We are delighted to have internationally renowned yoga anatomy teacher Stu Girling come to Greystones to teach the anatomy module on our Teacher Training course in 2020. Stu is founder of the popular loveyogaanatomy.com website and youtube channel and has been teaching yoga related anatomy for the last 9 years both on teacher trainings and international workshops. He has unique expertise in the area of yoga related anatomy, with a deep understanding of the subject that comes from a 20 year personal yoga practice, a BSc Hons in Health Studies, and many years of sharing his knowledge with yoga students and teachers worldwide. Stu also offers therapeutic Bodywork exclusively for yoga practitioners. The underlying philosophy that guides what he shares is that knowledge is of no value unless we can understand how to use it and have use for it. With this in mind, his teaching focuses on what makes us individual, how we can understand our limitations and restrictions and how we can avoid injury and create balance. Stu is known for integrating fun and practical experimentation into every workshop and emphasises the importance of getting to grips with the concepts rather that getting bogged down in the detail.
Yoga Fundamentals and Asana Teaching Techniques.
Every day will begin with an Asana, Pranayama & Meditation class. One of our main goals will be to help you establish your own regular, daily practice (if you don’t already have one). You will learn about the importance of a personal practice and how to integrate this into your life. We’ll look at diet and nutrition to support your practice and your life. You will learn, through demonstration and extensive practice, how to teach a class up to Navasana in the Primary Series, including backbends and the Finishing Sequence, exploring how to modify where necessary to accommodate the individual student, whatever their body type or stage of life. You will also study Yin Yoga during a specific module of the course. The principles of observation, alignment, safe and gentle adjustment, communication with and support for your student at all times will be highlighted throughout your training with us.
Pranayama, Meditation & The Subtle Body
“Nadis”, “Bandhas”, “Koshas” and “Chakras”…..just a few of the terms that you may have heard in yoga class and may not fully understand. Through the study of meditation and yogic breathing techniques (pranayama), you will gain a better understanding of the subtle body and the terminology around it, learning how your practice impacts your entire being.
The Ethics & Business of Teaching
You will learn about both the practical and ethical aspects of being an authentic teacher in today’s very busy yoga environment. This module will include:
- Your presence in the online and physical teaching space – how to develop your teaching presence and make your students feel comfortable and confident in your teaching, whether you are with them in person or teaching online.
- The importance of ongoing study to maintain both your personal practice and your teaching standards
- Ethical guidelines for teachers
- The business of Yoga – how to set up classes and deal with financial affairs.
Assessment & Graduation
Students will be continually assessed throughout the entire course and a final weekend of assessment and feedback will take place in January. Graduating students will be awarded their Greystones Yoga 200-hour Teacher Training Certificate, which is internationally recognised through the auspices of Yoga Alliance Professionals UK.
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How To Apply
Our TTC for February – June 2020 is now fully subscribed. The next course will run from September 2020 to January 2021.
You can download the Application Form here. Please return it by email or post. We’ll be in touch within 7 days of receipt of your form. If your application is accepted, you’ll need to pay your €500 non-refundable deposit to confirm your place. Once your deposit is received, we’ll send you more information about the course, including a full syllabus and timetable and some initial study we’d like you to get started on before we meet for our first weekend of training.
If you have any questions in the meantime about your studies or the training course, you can contact Ríonach O’Flynn, Director of Teacher Training, on +353 86 8542741 or email@example.com
To be considered for this Teacher Training course, you should be practising yoga for at least two years. This does not have to be Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, though you need to understand that this style of yoga is the foundation of the course.
The full 200-hour training fee is €2,500. The Early Bird fee of €2,300 is valid for payments received before 30 June, 2020. Your deposit of €500 is due upon acceptance of your application. Full payment is due by the start date of the course. Please contact 0868542741 or email info@greystonesyoga with any queries.
Your non-refundable course fee includes:
- All tuition during 200 hours
- Manual for Teacher Training Course
Your course fee does not include:
- Additional Reading List (4 essential texts, further optional reading)
- Your membership or insurance with Yoga Alliance Professionals (required if you want to teach)
A non-refundable deposit of €500 secures your place. You can pay online by card, or by cheque or cash at the studio.
September 2020 – January 2021 TTC dates are as follows:
September 11 – 13
October 2 – 4
October 24 – 30 (Full Week)
November 20 – 22
December 11 – 13
January 15 – 17
5 weekends, from Friday afternoon to Sunday evening and one week over Easter school holidays). There is a degree of flexibility regarding some of the dates (some modules can be made up, particularly now that much of the course may be online). Please send application by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or post to Greystones Yoga, Watson & Johnson Centre, Church Road, Greystones, County Wicklow.