LYATT 500. The full programme. 13 modules over 18 months. 50 days of in-person training: €5,500. Early bird: €5,000. Payment plan available.

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Lisa Petersen LYATT 500

The LYATT 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

Two words come up for me a lot when thinking of my experience on the Living Yoga TT: curiosity and permission. I learned so much about the body and all it did was stoke an endless curiosity and wonderment in my own. Permission because there was always space to explore my experience without there being one right answer. All of this shifted my teaching from a mode of ‘do this, feel that’ to ‘try this and what do you feel?’ This shift, which was a scary one, has been so worth it, seeing the impact on my own practice and my students’ practice, and it continues to ripple out into all areas of my life’.

Nicole Minogue, Yoga Teacher

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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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Living Yoga Advanced Teacher Training (LYATT) 500

Course Content – LYATT 500


Module 1 –Teaching Methodology and Introduction

  • Teaching methodology and pedagogic model for this training
  • What is experiential anatomy? What is embodiment?
  • Introduction to somatic enquiry and what it means to enquire
  • 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
  • Postural analysis part 1
  • Breath-related restorative practice
  • Cellular meditation and cellular touch

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 core?
  • The art of intuitive alignment
  • Mobilising the fluid body
  • How to break down asana from a developmental perspective
  • Yoga philosophy: samskaras

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?
  • Organs as repositories of emotions
  • Embodying organic support in asana and restoratives
  • Working with process: how to develop inner resources
  • The practice of Metta and cultivating compassion

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
  • Understanding pathways of weight and balanced joint space in the spine
  • Caring for your sacro-iliac joints part 1
  • Postural analysis part 2
  • Spinal clinic: troubleshooting common spinal injuries and complaints

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
  • Caring for your sacro-iliac joints part 2

Module 7 – The Muscular and Connective Tissue Body – Part 1

  • Connective tissue continuities – how muscles fit in to the continuum
  • Acquiring strong and balanced muscle tone safely through an asana practice
  • Dealing intelligently with the ‘s’ word (stretching)
  • Core muscle practices and muscle classification
  • Retraining muscular reflexes
  • Postural analysis part 3

Module 8 – The Muscular and Connective Tissue Body and Yoga – Part 2

  • Introduction to fascia as the integrating matrix of the body
  • Fascial continuities (anatomy trains)
  • Fascia as fluid
  • Understanding bio-tensegrity and tensile load
  • How to create Yoga sequences that train fascia
  • Fascial clinic: troubleshooting common misunderstandings

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

Module 10 – The Body of the Nervous System

  • Embodying & understanding how the nervous system mediates practice and experience
  • Balancing, restorative and meditative practices for the nervous system
  • Active asana practices in the context of the nervous system
  • Homeostasis, autogenics, relaxation response, body and breath-sensing practice
  • Learning to make the unconscious conscious

Module 11 – The Vocal Body

  • Presence and the voice
  • The power of spoken experience and how to become an effective communicator
  • The relationship between voice and other body systems including the nervous system
  • Practices to both strengthen and release the diaphragms
  • Speaking, grounding, gazing and breathing
  • Vocalising exercises as preparation for speaking and teaching

Module 12 – The Fluid Body 2

  • How do we experience the fluidity within form and vice versa?
  • What does it mean to embody our inner fluid rhythms and innate adaptability?
  • How to consciously channel and mobilise fluids with specific healing intent
  • Fluids as part of all body systems
  • Cultivating more movement choices

Module 13 – Integration 2

  • Recap and review all new systems, patterns, practices and teaching
  • Learning consolidation, clarifications and further guidance
  • Class planning and creative sequencing

Registration, Logistics and Practicalities


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. Modules 6 and 8 (Skeletal Body 2 and Muscular and Connective Body 2) are the exception. They run over 5 days starting at 14.30 on the first day and ending at 13.00 on the last day.


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


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

Total course fees LYATT 500/50 full days training: €5,500. Early bird: €5,000

We ask for a deposit of €500 to secure your place. Please submit your deposit payment at the same time as your application form. We’ll refund you if you aren’t eligible.

Contact [email protected] if you wish to avail of our payment plan options.

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


This training is certified with Living Yoga


The 500-hour 13-module training is accredited with the Independent Yoga Network (IYN). Those completing the full 500 hours may be accredited by IYN without requirement for a prior 200-hour qualification.


We ask you to complete an interim self-reflection paper and class presentations in Modules 9 and 13.

Contact and Non-contact Hours

The IYN 500 constitutes 50 full days training which includes 360 contact hours and 140 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.

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