Course Content – LYATT 350

Module 1 –Teaching Methodology and Introduction

  • Teaching methodology and pedagogic model for this training
  • What is experiential anatomy/embodied asana?
  • What is embodiment? What is somatics?
  • Introduction to somatic inquiry and what it means to inquire
  • Embodied philosophy: the kosha model from the Taittirīya Upanishad

Module 2 – The Breathing Body and Yoga

  • What does it mean to befriend our breath and how can it help us?
  • Introduction to using gravity and space in asana practice
  • Embodying the dance of the diaphragms
  • The language of seeing and understanding bodies: part 1
  • Breath-related restorative practice
  • Cellular intelligence, cellular resonance, and cellular touch
  • Embodied philosophy: Finding and taking support through the sutras
  • Putting it into practice: small group teaching

Module 3 –The Fluid Body and Yoga

  • What does it mean to embody fluids in a yoga practice and how can they help us?
  • How do we connect and move from our physical and energetic core bodies?
  • The art of intuitive alignment
  • Mobilising the fluid body
  • How to break down asana from a pre-vertebrate developmental perspective: refining the teacher’s ability to see, speak, modify, repattern and touch.
  • Embodied philosophy: samskaras, patterns, habits and repattering
  • Putting it into practice: small group teaching

Module 4 – The Organ Body and Yoga

  • What does it mean to be organ-ized in a yoga practice and how can that help us?
  • Embodying organic support in asana and restoratives: heart/lungs, digestive tract, kidney/bladder, intestines/legs.
  • Tending and befriending our emotional core body
  • Working with process: how to develop inner resources for life’s speedbumps
  • Embodied philosophy: the practice of metta and cultivating loving-kindness
  • Putting it into practice: small group teaching

Module 5 – The Skeletal Body and Yoga 1

  • What does it mean to embody bones in a yoga practice and how can they help us?
  • Embodying spinal integrity: how to move and use your spine in an optimal way
  • Introduction to embryology and the embryological midline
  • Understanding pathways of weight and balanced joint space in the spine
  • Caring for your sacro-iliac joints: part 1
  • The language of seeing and understanding bodies: part 2
  • Spinal clinic for teachers: troubleshooting common spinal injuries and what to do about them
  • Embodied philosophy: exploring oneness

Module 6 – The Skeletal Body and Yoga 2

  • How do the feet, hands, arms and legs relate to the spine and to each other?
  • Embodying and understanding the shoulder and pelvic girdles
  • Understanding pathways of weight and balanced joint space in the legs and arms
  • Embodied anatomy: exploring the role of bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons and fascia in movement part 1
  • Ask the embryo: embryological bone spirals
  • Caring for your sacro-iliac joints part 2
  • Teacher’s clinic: trouble-shooting common joint injuries and what to do about them
  • Putting it into practice: small group teaching

Module 7 – The Muscular Body and Yoga

  • Connective tissue continuities – how muscles fit in to the continuum
  • Embodied anatomy: exploring the role of bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons and fascia in movement part 2
  • Acquiring strong and balanced muscle tone safely through an asana practice
  • Dealing intelligently with the ‘s’ word (stretching)
  • Core muscle practices and muscle classification versus ‘one muscle’ theory
  • Retraining muscular reflexes
  • The language of seeing and understanding bodies: part 3
  • Embodied philosophy: principles of practice from a philosophical perspective
  • Putting it into practice: small group teaching

Module 8 – The Fascial Body and Yoga

  • Introduction to fascia as the integrating matrix of the body
  • Fascial continuities (anatomy trains)
  • Fascia as the body’s largest sensory organ
  • Fascia as fluid
  • Understanding bio-tensegrity and tensile load
  • Training fascia: movement sequences and more
  • Fascial clinic: troubleshooting common misunderstandings
  • Putting it into practice: small group teaching

Module 9 – Integration 1

  • Recap and review all systems, patterns, practices and teaching
  • Learning consolidation, clarifications and further guidance
  • Class planning and creative sequencing
  • The ethics of the yoga lifestyle and professional responsibility
  • Dharma and the modern yoga professional

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  • Once you’re ready, request an application form and submit it with your deposit payment in the link above. We’ll get back to you within two weeks of receiving your form. Upon acceptance, you’ll receive a welcome pack, reading list and full payment details. We’ll refund your deposit if you are not eligible and if possible try and help you find a more suitable course.
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Registration, Logistics and Practicalities

Venue
Loreto Abbey, Dalkey, County Dublin, Ireland

Training Times
10.00-13.00 and 14.30-17.30 each day with the addition of a supervised practice from 08.00-09.30 on days 2 to the last day on all modules.

Registration
Registration is open from 9.15 on the first day of each module

Eligibility

In order to apply, you need to be a qualified Yoga teacher or a dedicated and experienced student of Yoga with a regular practice of over 5 years. Otherwise, all we ask of you is…..enthusiasm to learn, innate curiosity, a sense of humour, an open mind and openhearted love of Yoga

Deposits and Fees

We’re reviewing our fees and structure at the moment. Previous course fees for 36 full days training were €3950. Early bird: €3,600

We asked for a deposit of €500 to secure your place submitted at the same time as your application form. We refunded you if you were n’t eligible. We also offered a payment plan.

Course fees include all tuition and assessment, mentoring and module manuals. They do not include travel, accommodation or food.

Certification

This training is certified with Living Yoga

Accreditation

The 350 hour 9 core module training is accredited with Yoga Alliance Professionals (YAP). Please note that accreditation with YAP for this 350-hour course is only available to qualified Yoga teachers who already have a basic 200 hour qualification and who complete the full 350 hours of this course in one or more iterations.

Assessments

We ask you to complete an interim self-reflection paper and a class presentation in Module 9.

Contact and Non-contact Hours

The LYATT 350 constitutes 36 full days training which includes 259 contact hours and 91 non-contact hours. The non-contact hours include home practice, study buddy sessions, review and consolidation of class materials. We will ask you to keep a learning log or home practice journal to help record your practice.

Permission to share your contact details with Yoga Alliance Professionals

Under our terms and conditions with YAP, we will ask you if you are willing for us to share your contact details with them. This is so that they can invite you to register with them as a trainee and a teacher. This is not an obligation of any kind.

‘This was the first Teacher Training that enriched my life as much of the mat as on it. It helped me to embody the theoretical knowledge that I been gathering for 15 years as a student and a teacher. My practice and teaching took on a new direction and a new depth. My students have journeyed with me as enthusiastically and passionately as myself, ever curious about the fruits of the training. This work is like a very quiet but powerful revolution.’

Tanya Gillen, Yoga Teacher

‘Lisa’s intuitive and exquisite mind have made this training to one of the most comprehensive and versatile courses I have ever attended. Lisa shows us what true sharing is, and selflessly offers her undeniable wealth of knowledge and support to her students (as do her co- teachers). She is an inspiration to me, and I feel blessed for being able to enhance my own knowledge through this amazing course. Thank you Lisa for making me a better person.’

Dani Gonzalez Ares, Lead instructor trainer Stott Pilates

‘The training was infinitely beyond my expectations in every respect. This is quite simply food for the soul, cleverly disguised as a training course. So thank you to all of you for making this one of the most enjoyable, enlightening and nourishing experiences of my life! Through this wonderful experience, I really feel that in some fundamental way, I have finally ‘come home’ to myself.’

Aine Fortune, Yoga Teacher
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