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    Guild of Yoga Teacher Training Course


    (2016) May 16/17; June 13/14; July 4/5; Sept 5/6; Oct 10/11


    Study, learn and practice Yoga and, if you wish, train as a Yoga Teacher with renowned, mature and experienced tutors at an affordable price, and with easy payment options.

    The course is for those interested in the broader spectrum of Yoga for personal use and includes an extra optional module for those wanting to train as a Yoga Teacher. Delivered on a part time basis the Concise Course in Yoga spans two terms (eight weekends), the teacher training module is completed over five extra weekends. The Guild of Yoga supports Yoga teachers by providing insurance under their block insurance scheme at discounted rates. Weekly class attendance with any course tutor contributes to training hours (class fees apply). The next available course commences September 2015

    Concise Course includes:

    • The eight Limbs of yoga
    • Asana: Preparation and practice
    • Pranayama: The basics and practice of yogic breathing
    • Path of consciousness: Mindfulness; Awareness; Consciousness
    • Meditation: What it is / What it is not; Types & Techniques
    • Yoga Nidra: The yogic method of relaxation
    • Subtle Anatomy: Chakras; Bandhas; Mudras & Kryias
    • Philosophy/Spirituality: The Gita; Upanishads & The Yoga Sutras
    • Anatomy of Asana: A joint approach; Anatomy and Asana


    Sept.19/20: Oct.17/18; Nov.14/15; Dec.12/13;
    (2016) Jan. 9/10; Feb. 6/7: Mar. 5/6; Apr 18/19

    Fees: Concise course £800; Teacher Training module £650; Complete course £1450 total. £200 non refundable deposit (exceptional circumstances considered), pre payments -10%.

    The Teacher Training module includes;

    • Living Yoga Anatomy * available as a CDP for teachers depending on availability
    • Setting up your classes
    • How to plan and deliver a class
    • Yoga for common Musculoskeletal conditions
    • The use of belts and props as supports
    • Injury to muscles and their recovery

    The course meets National Training Standards of 200 hours, weekly classes with any of the course tutors contribute to contact hours (class fees apply). Applicants are required to have completed the Concise Course on yoga for entry on the Teacher Training Module.

    Yoga is not about success or failure therefore there will be no formal assessment, instead continual evaluations will ensure progress and ultimately, successful conclusions.


    Tullynore House; Tullynore Rd; Hillsborough
    Attendance 2 days per month
    Fees £650; (pre payment – 10%)
    Dates (2016) May; 14/15 June 11/12; July 2/3 Sept.10/11; Oct; 8/9

    Syllabus: Eight Limbs of Yoga

    Yamas/Niyamas: What they are / mean

    Asana: Posture preparation; Anatomy of Asana; Classical postures of yoga;
    Modifications and variations

    Pranayama The lungs; The mind & the breath; Sectional Breathing; Ujjayi;
    Nadi Sadhana; Nadi Shodhana; Kapalabhati; Bhramari; Sheetali Sheetkari; Bhastrika;
    How to teach the Pranayamas (*Teacher Training module)

    Pratyahara; Withdrawal of the senses
    Dharana; The Journey
    Dhyana ; Means to an end
    Samadhi The destination?

    Consciousness: Awareness: Meditation and Yoga Nidra
    What is Mindfulness; Why meditate; Yoga Nidra as a therapy

    Philosophy: Spirituality

    What it is; The Four Paths; Eight Limbs; Yamas/Niyamas; The Gita
    The Upanishads’ The Sutras; Living Yoga; The Mala; Om

    Anatomy: The feet, ankles & knees; Spine; Pelvis; Abdominal muscles
    Shoulder & Arms; Wrist & Elbows

    Teacher Training Module Includes;

    Anatomy: Muscle types and structure; Aerobic/anaeobic breath;
    Yoga relying on slow sustainable muscles; Muscle cell behaviour
    Chain of command, sensory and motor signals & sensitivity regulation
    The use of belts and props as supports; Injury to muscles and their recovery

    Additional Optional Extra Modules or Training (priced separately)

    • Yoga as a Therapy for musclo skeletal conditions
    • Guest tutors as appropriate
    • Recap anatomy day
    • Yoga for Children

    Additional /extra optional modules will be discounted for Course students


    ASANA Classical postures of yoga
    Posture preparation
    Variations & modifications

    PRANAYAMA The Lungs; The mind & the breath; The Lobes:
    Ujjayi; Nadi Sadhana; Nadi Shodhana; Kapalabhti
    Sheetali/ Sheetkari; Bhastrika

    PATH OF CONSCIOUSNESS Mindfulness; Awareness; Meditation;Yoga Nidra




    What it is
    The four Paths
    Eight Limbs
    Yamas & Niyams
    The Gita
    The Upanishads
    The Sutras
    Living Yoga (practical philosophy)
    The Mala


    The feet, ankles & knees
    The spine
    The pelvis
    The abdominal muscles
    The shoulder & arms
    The wrist & elbow


    (2016) May 16/17; June 13/14; July 4/5; Sept 5/6; Oct 10/11