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300 hour
YTT Modules

Become a fully qualified 500hrs Yoga Teacher on our 300hrs programme.

lky ryt200 yoga teacher training scotland

300hrs YTT – Offered in modular form so that trainees can choose what to specialise and can manage the course around their families and jobs, and must be completed within 2 years. You must be a certified yoga instructor (200hrs or equivalent) to join the 300hrs training course.

You can join any module if you have 2 years yoga practice or similar, but you will not be certified to teach afterwards (the childrens & teens yoga modules will allow you to teach children and teens however and you do not require a 200hrs certificate to attend).

Prerequisites

Students are required to have a minimum of 2 years strong yoga practice before they can be accepted on to any training course; no exceptions can be made. It is also helpful for students to have a basic understanding of the philosophy of yoga. Successful applicants should be in good health and have stable personal circumstances to complete this course with the focus and dedication it requires.

Course Structures

The virtual training will take place over the specific number of days, with up to a year to submit course assignments. You will receive access to the online training platform where you can access the pre-recorded section of the training, and will be part of a private Facebook Group where you can interact with your fellow trainees, and ask questions and gain access to links and files relevant to the course. You will also have interactive Zoom classes, where Louisa can answer any questions and give you feedback. Final teaching assessments will be carried out using video recordings.
Because the training will be a combination of pre-recorded classes, accessed through the Training Platform and live Zoom classes, which are recorded and sent to all students daily, you can adapt your training to suit your time zone and schedule. If possible, it is best to organise your schedule so that you have some interactive live classes so you can ask questions and receive feedback, etc.

During the course you will be able to book a one-to-one videocall with Louisa if needed. Upon completion of the training, you will have still have access to the LKY Training Platform, where you can re-watch the live lectures whenever you like, and be part of the Facebook Group.

MODULES

  • Childrens Yoga Teacher Training, 40 hrs
  • Teen Yoga Teacher Training, 40 hrs
    See Childrens & Teens Yoga Teacher Training pages for syllabus and more info.
  • Yoga & Ayurveda (40 hrs)

Trainees will learn how to tailor their yoga teaching through the system of Ayurveda, the sister-science to Yoga.

Ayurveda looks to the five elements as a foundation for experiencing balance both in the natural world and within our beings. The doshas, comprised of varying degrees of the five elements, are the 3 bodily humors that make up one’s mind/body constitution.
Trainees will learn traditional Hatha Yoga practices such as pranayama techniques and asanas that are geared toward increasing or decreasing the 5 elements and in turn the 3 doshas. Other practices such as mantra recitation and meditation will be taught specific to each dosha as well. Classes will vary from gentle to moderate intensity depending on the elements/doshas being explored in each specific class.

Trainees will learn how to choose a yoga practice that fits their individual body’s needs or that of a student, as well as the time of year and place in life. For example, some days certain body/mind types need grounding, warming, relaxing flows, while others benefit more from precise, mental focus, and cooling routines and still others are best served by invigorating, uplifting, dynamic sequences.
We will explore them all and trainees will have teaching practice assignments to learn how to make a yoga practice truly therapeutic for the body, mind, and spirit.

This course certifies yoga teachers (who have already completed a 200-hour YTT) to lead Ayurvedic-inspired yoga classes in both group and individualised settings and is also open to experienced yoga practitioners who would like to explore this field of study. It is also part of the 300hr YTT and the hours can go towards the training. Please note that this training incorporates Ayurvedic wisdom through doshic-specific asana, pranayama, meditation, and chanting, and is not an Ayurvedic dietary course. It can also be taken by yoga practitioners who want to take their practice further but will not qualify them to become yoga teachers.

Modules of LKY Yoga & Ayurveda Course

Reading List: Yoga & Ayurveda – David Frawley

  • Introduction to Ayurveda
  • Samkyha & the History of Ayurveda
  • The Gunas
  • Laws of the Gunas
  • The Five Elements
  • The Doshas
  • The seasons, days, times, ages relevant to the doshas
  • Ayurvedic Core Essentials
  • Agni
  • 3 Malas
  • Building Prana, Tejas & Ojas
  • Koshas
  • Nadis
  • Chakras
  • Nutrition
  • Principles of Asana Practice
  • Ayurvedic Effects of Asana Practice
  • Yoga for each Dosha
  • Planning & Sequencing a class
  • Business – marketing, creating a health questionnaire
  • Assessment – trainees will teach a yoga class
  • Feedback

Yogic Mythology & Moonology (40hrs)

Live sessions are at relevant moon phases, but can be done within a year as live sessions will be recorded.

On completion trainees will:

  • Have an understanding of Yogic Mythology, the Hindu Gods & Goddesses and yogic practices aligned to them
  • Understand the moon phases and how they affect us
  • Know what yoga practices (asanas, meditations, mantras, mudras, asanas, etc) to practice during each moon phase
  • Create a sacred ritual and meditation practice according to the moon phases and Gods/Goddesses
  • Understand energy and subtle body connections (including chakras and the endocrine system)
  • Understand the basics of Vedic Astrology
  • Create a yoga class plan according to each moon phase

Modules of LKY 40hrs Yogic Mythology & Moonology

  • Intro to Yogic Mythology
  • Gods – The Hindu Trinity (yoga practices – asana, meditation & pranayama related to each)
  • Goddesses – The Divine Feminine (yoga practices – asana, meditation & pranayama related to each)
  • Lakshmi
  • Durga
  • Saraswati
  • Kali
  • Ganesha
  • Meditations for each moon phase
  • Mantras & Mudras related to Gods/Goddesses & which ones for each moon cycle
  • Pranayama techniques for each moon cycle & for the Gods/Goddesses
  • Sacred Space & Rituals
  • Chandra Namaskar
  • The moon cycle and how it affects our bodies
  • Unique Lunar events and Solar Cycles
  • The chakras & the endocrine system
  • Energy Subtle Body Connections
  • Vedic Astrology
  • Class planning & Sequencing – legal issues, marketing, ethics of teaching
  • Assessment – trainees will teach a yoga class
  • Feedback

Reading List: Moonology – Yasmin Boland
Recommended: Vedic Astrology – David Frawley, Women Who Run with the Wolves – Clarissa Pinkola Estes

100 hrs Advanced Yoga Module

Yogic philosophy & theory with practice – includes Tantra Module & 15hrs advanced anatomy with David Keil. (This course is compulsory if taking the 300hr course!)

On completion, trainees will:

  • become more knowledgeable in various styles & lineages of yoga
  • learn to practice and teach more advanced asanas, pranayama, meditation, bandhas, mudras, mantras and kriyas
  • go deeper with the principles of sequencing & adjusting and will learn about the biodynamics and energetics of asana
  • become more knowledgeable about the roots and philosophy of yoga, including the Sutras of Patanjali, the Bhagavad Gita, and will study the concepts & principles of Tantra and practice the tantric meditations & practices
  • become knowledgeable with working with students with various issues and problems
  • become more knowledgeable in Anatomy & Physiology, and have a better understanding of how to help their students build the patterns they need to evolve their postures.
  • learn to embody yoga and its teachings, and have an understand of dharma and the subconscious mind

Modules of LKY 100hrs advanced course
(compulsory for 300hrs)

  • Yoga History
  • Yoga Lineages
  • Sanskrit
  • Meditation
  • Vinyasa Krama
  • Class Sequencing
  • Energetics & Biodynamics of Asana
  • Alignment

We’ll build on the fundamental anatomical concepts covered in the 200 hour anatomy course and use that foundation to follow the anatomy through the process of building asanas. We’ll deconstruct seemingly complex asanas and look at their parts and pieces through the lens of anatomy. The intention is to provide you with information and tools to understand why you might be observing a particular pattern in your student’s practice. At the completion of this course, you’ll then have a better understanding of how to help your students build the patterns they need to evolve their postures.

Tantra – what is tantra? Tantric paths, shakti, tantric meditations & pranayama techniques, The stages (purifying & strengthening, moon stage, sun stage, the fire stages), Chandra Sadhana, Surya Sadhana, Awakening Kundalini, The Chakras in Depth

  • Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
  • Bhagavad Gita
  • Mantras
  • Mudras, Bandhas, Dristis
  • Pranayama
  • The Vayus
  • Energy Subtle Body Connections
  • Prana, Tejas & Ojas
  • Humanities – Dharma, Vikalpa, Samskaras, The Subconscious
  • Teaching Methodology
  • Hip & Back issues
  • Digestive Issues
  • Vagus Nerve
  • The Psoas
  • SI Joint
  • Digestive Issues
  • The Endocrine System
  • Teaching Safely
  • Business – legal issues, online yoga, workshops, retreats
  • Assessment – trainees will teach a yoga class
  • Feedback

Reading List:  Tantra of the Yoga Sutras – Alan Finger, Path of Fire & Light – Swami Rama, Functional Anatomy of Yoga – David Keil
Recommended: The Dharma Code – Simon Haas, Autobiography of a Yogi – Parahamsa Yogananda

Yoga for Mental Health & Trauma

Including chronic pain module & restorative yoga (40 hrs)

This course is ideal for qualified yoga teachers, recent teacher training graduates or those still completing their yoga teacher training who want to specialise in the growing field of mental health, trauma & chronic pain. This is also a module for the 300hrs YTT. This is also ideal for anyone who works in this area and wants to help their patients or clients. You must have at least 2 years yoga practice to attend. Note: this does not qualify you to become a yoga teacher.

On completion, trainees will learn about:

  • various mental health issues, such as depression, anxiety &
  • PTSD and how to apply yoga techniques & practices
  • trauma and how to heal using yoga techniques and practices
  • chronic pain and how to use yoga to help
  • the Vagus Nerve and the Nervous System
  • how to teach Restorative Yoga

Modules of LKY Yoga & Mental Health

  • Mental Health Intro
  • Yoga & Mental Health
  • Yoga & Anxiety Intro
  • Anxiety Practices to Consider
  • Yoga & Depression Intro
  • Depression Practices to Consider
  • Diagnosable Disorders
  • Chronic Pain Intro
  • Yoga for Chronic Pain
  • Trauma & PTSD Intro
  • Healing Trauma & PTSD
  • Trauma-Informed Teaching Guidelines
  • More Trauma Aware Info
  • Trauma: Other Therapies
  • Working with Pain
  • Low Back Care
  • Sacroiliac (SI) Joint Issues
  • Sciatica
  • Yoga for specific injuries or issues
  • The Vagus Nerve
  • Stress & Relaxation Response
  • Why Yoga Works
  • Restorative Yoga Overview
  • Restorative Yoga Benefits & Uses
  • Restorative Yoga Cautions
  • Restorative Yoga Variations
  • Restorative Yoga Alignment & Cues
  • Restorative Yoga Inspiration
  • Restorative Yoga Sequencing
  • Business – legal issues, marketing, workshops, writing a health questionnaire
  • Assessment – trainees will teach a yoga class
  • Feedback

Reading List: Reading List – Eastern Body, Western Mind – Anodea Judith
Recommended: The Body Keeps the Score – Bessel van der Kolk

Yin Yoga Training (40 hrs)

This is a stand-alone module or can be taken as part of the 300hr (note that to be a yin yoga teacher you must have first completed a 200hr training or similar).

This course is ideal for qualified yoga teachers, recent teacher training graduates or those still completing their yoga teacher training who want to specialise in the growing field of yin yoga. This is also a module for the 300hrs YTT.

On completion, trainees will be able to:

  • Understand the yin yoga poses and their variations
  • Skillfully practice and modify yin yoga poses
  • Identify the target area of every yoga asana
  • Comprehend where you should feel the effects of the poses

Modules of LKY Yin Yoga Teacher Training Course

  • What is Yin Yoga?
  • Yin & Yang
  • History of Yin
  • Principles of Yin
  • Yin V Restorative
  • Benefits of Yin
  • Practice of Yin
  • Energetic Body:
  • Chinese Medicine
  • Meridians
  • Chi & Rebound
  • The Chakras
  • Anatomy of Yin:
  • Fascia
  • Tension or Compression
  • Skeletal Variations
  • Defining Tension
  • Teaching Yin
  • The Archetypes
  • Yin Yoga Asanas
  • Sequencing
  • Business – legal issues, ethics of teaching, marketing
  • Assessment – trainees will teach a yoga class
  • Feedback

Reading List: The complete guide to Yin Yoga by Bernie Clark
Recommended:
Yin Yoga by Paul Grilley

Pregnancy Yoga Training

And mum & baby yoga (40 hrs)

This is a stand-alone module or can be taken as part of the 300hr (note that to be a pregnancy yoga teacher you must have first completed a 200hr training or similar)

This course is ideal for qualified yoga teachers, recent teacher training graduates or those still completing their yoga teacher training who want to specialise in the growing field of prenatal and postnatal yoga. This is also a module for the 300hrs YTT.
The course is also beneficial for keen yoga practitioners who are pregnant or new mothers. It will help to deepen your knowledge of how yoga can support you during these new and exciting stages in your life. To teach pregnancy yoga you must first be a qualified yoga teacher.

On completion, trainees will:

  • be offered a balanced mix of theory and practical exercises providing them with valuable knowledge and tools to teach yoga to pregnant women and new mothers safely and confidently.
  • learn to practice and teach asanas, pranayama, meditation, bandhas, mudras, mantras and kriyas relevant to pre & post-natal students, including contraindications.
  • learn how to sequence yoga classes for pre & post-natal students
  • have an understanding of the spiritual aspects of pregnancy
  • become knowledgeable with working with students with various issues and problems (such as diastasis recti, postural changes, sciatica & c-sections)
  • become more knowledgeable in Anatomy & Physiology of the pregnant student and post pregnancy student, and learn about the importance of mula bandha and understand the pelvis more.
  • learn about preparing for birth and the stages of labour
  • learn how to teach a mother & baby class
  • learn how to prepare a health questionnaire and also learn legal aspects and the ethics of teaching pregnancy yoga

Modules of LKY Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training Course

  • Benefits of Pregnancy Yoga
  • Meditation
  • Pranayama for pregnancy
  • Mantras, Mudras, Bandhas
  • Womb Yoga
  • Teaching Methodology
  • Class Sequencing
  • Yogic Philosophy
  • Yoga Nidra
  • The Pelvis & Pelvic Floor
  • Hormonal Changes
  • Diastasis Recti
  • Yoga for Postural Changes
  • Energy Subtle Body Connections
  • Restorative Yoga
  • Ayurveda for pregnancy
  • Teaching Safely
  • Preparing for Birth
  • Stages of Labour
  • Mother & Baby Yoga
  • Business – legal issues, creating health questionnaires, ethics of teaching
  • Assessment – trainees will teach a yoga class
  • Feedback

Reading List: Bountiful, Beautiful, Blissful by Gurmakh
Recommended:
The Female Pelvis by Blandine Calais-Germain

Seasonal Yoga, Theming & Workshops (20 hrs)

Honouring the rhythms of nature honours the flow of our own lives and is an opportunity to be in harmony with all of Life. Seasonal Yoga refers to practices attuned to the changing rhythms and energy of the seasons. There is a natural cycle of life, moving through beginning, sustaining, and letting go. By attuning to the rhythms of natural cycles, we are attempting to tap into the intelligence from which the cycle originates. The rhythms and cycles of nature can teach us about how things are connected, and how to align with a natural flow.

This course will allow trainees to learn how to teach their classes according to the seasons and during events such as the summer solstice. There will also be information on how to theme a class and plan it using various techniques (meditation, pranayama, asana, etc).

This training also will guide yoga teachers on how to:

  • run workshops & retreats, and how to prepare relevant documents.
  • learn of the current natural phenomena and will begin to make observations and associations with the energy of this phase.
  • go a little deeper by learning of related themes and practices designed to align with the energy and will experiment with practices on their own or in community.
  • be inspired to incorporate a particular element in their class plan: readings, themes, poses, breathing practices or mantras.
  • learn how to plan and theme a yoga class

learn how to plan workshops & retreats, including documentation & legalities

Modules of LKY 20hrs Seasonal Yoga & Theming

Each module (except module 6) will include asana practice, pranayama, meditation, philosophy, anatomy & teaching methodology.

  • Honouring Natural Rhythms
  • Seasonal Yoga Intro
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn
  • Winter
  • Wheel of the Year Intro
  • Vernal Equinox
  • Autumnal Equinox
  • Summer Solstice
  • Winter Solstice
  • Imbolc / Candlemas
  • Lughnasadh /Lammas
  • Yoga & Balance
  • Grounding & Embodiment
  • Namaste / Namaskar
  • Strengthening the core
  • Yogic Philosophy – The kleshas, koshas

Reading List: Teaching Yoga Beyond Poses – Sage Rountree & Alexandra Desiato

All can be done as intensives or you can complete in your own time within a year (300hrs can be taken over 2 years).

TRAINING COSTS

  • RYT200 – £1300
  • 300 hours (over 2 years) – £2000)
  • 20 hrs – £200)
  • 40 hrs -£300
  • 100 hrs – £550)

If booking kids and teens together then cost is £550 (online)

PLEASE NOTE: that some courses may not be offered online in the future (this is all dependent on Yoga Alliance regulations and COVID 19).

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