Level Two teacher Training Prospectus


An internationally recognised School of Yoga …………………providing excellence in training

Learn Yoga and evolve yourself; teach Yoga and evolve Society

(Swami Satyananda Saraswati)




24 Days(12 weekends run over 12 months) or 21 day intensive


Next course in your area


Weekend course:

Dublin: October 2015 The Crown Centre, 6 Dartmouth Place, Ranelagh, Dublin 6


Intensive course:

Dublin: 27th July to 19th August 2015.

The Crown Centre, 6 Dartmouth Place, Ranelagh, Dublin 6




€2250 as Instalments(R.O.I.)

£1900 as Instalments(N.I.)

Course Content

The YTTC system of training is designed to develp well rounded practitioners and yoga teachers in all aspects of yoga. To do this we teach a unified practice that integerates all the different aspects of yoga together.


The word yoga means to unite or to join, it harmonises and integrates all levels of our multi-dimensional being, to enable us to realise our deepest potential and wholeness; health in the deepest sense of the word. Yoga is the oldest system of self-development in the world and is the birthright of each and every one of us.


The Yoga Therapy & Training Centre (YTTC) was established in 1996 to meet the increasing demand for professional yoga training, and is now Ireland?s largest yoga organisation offering all levels of training in a user friendly and professional manner. In the short time since its establishment, demand for training courses has increased and are now available in many major cities throughout Ireland.


The YTTC is a Yoga Alliance Registered School and a member of both the International Yoga Federation and the British Council for Yoga Therapy. The Level Two Diploma Course ?dovetails? into the ending of the Level One Course and expands topics already introduced. It is for already qualified teachers who want to further explore the ancient art of yoga and in particular asana, pranayama, yoga nidra, meditation, philosophy mudra and bandhas


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Aims & Objectives

To develop a well rounded practitioner and yoga teacher

To integrate the different aspects of yoga into one clear practice

To develop the teaching skills and communications skills of an advanced yoga teacher

To deepen the understanding of the principal paths of yoga

To develop a sense of creativity, mindfulness and exploration of yoga

To deepen the understanding of the chakra system, bandhas and mudras

To develop an understanding of a variety of yogic meditations

To deepen the knowledge of subtle anatomy

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Accreditation & Hours

While there is no body or governing body to seek accrediation in Ireland or Internationally, the course follows the most contemporary methods and practice, while keeping close to the classical structures set down in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. Backed by a dedicated team of YTTC tutors who have many years experience in practice and training.


The course comprises 142 hours, 72 of which are Tutor Contact hours; Home Assignments cover the remaining 70 hours. The course duration is 12 days over 12 months or 10 intensive.

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A Level Two Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Diploma is awarded on successful completion of the course.


Finally, we want you to enjoy the Course, and the YTTC prides itself in providing a relaxed and supportive environment. Our tutors are all approachable and available at all times to give advice and support. It is hoped that you will make many new friends on the course. Feedback from former students tells us that even if you choose not to teach, the course is a valuable and life-changing experience.


The Level Two Course is not assessment-orientated. While it will provide a valuable contribution to on-going training, it is ultimately for the student?s self-development and career development.

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Course Modules


Reversed Triangle

Ardha Chandrasana

Reversed Ardha Chandrasana

Pariporna Navasana

Warrior 3



Marichasana 1& 3

Eka Paddha Paschimottanasana

Triang Mukkakapeda Paschimottanasana


Supta Virasana





Elbow balance

Hand stand





Nadi shodana- variations

Nadi shodana- ida/pingal and sympathetic & parasympathetic nervous system

Anuloma viloma

Pranayama mudras





Yoga Nidra

Understanding Yoga Nidra

Progressive relaxation

Letting go






Subtle Anatomy

An exploration of the chakras and the etheric body

Location & Function

Physical correlatives

Level of awareness


Elements (tattwa)






Ajapa Japa

Antar Mouna




The principal paths of yoga

Being present


The Chakras

Cultivating compassion

The law of Atraction(Empowerment)

The law of Abundance(Vitality)



Teaching and Communication Skills

The student will learn the systematic and structured approach to teaching advanced Yoga that will develop their teaching career to the next level. This will include a structured and progressive approach to teaching advanced yoga classes, to develop classes in pranayama, yoga nidra & meditations.


The course covers the art of adjusting

Understanding limitation in asana practice

Intregrating pranayama into yoga practice

Moving from the centre

The language of an advanced yoga teacher

How to communicate motivation

Skilled listening and intuitive teaching



The Shat Karmas

Cleansing practices of yoga- including Trataka, Neti, Kapalbhati.



Subtle Anatomy & Anatomy

Shoulder/rotator cuff

S-1 Joint

Knee joints

The nervous system and the nadies

Endocrine-Chakra system

Asana related injuries



Small Business Practice

Yoga teaches us to be practical and how to live in the world responsibly with awareness. This pragmatic module is a User?s Guide to establishing to setting up a business, self-employment and the often baffling income tax regulations. Students are advised of sensible practice and of potential pitfalls.



Advertising, PR, Getting Started and Promotional Support

Another practical module- students are informed of various methods of letting the world know who, and where you are, and what you are offering! When possible, at the graduation ceremony PR photographs are taken and issued to your local press, if you wish, to start raising awareness of your yoga classes. The YTTC has developed a Corporate Qualified Accreditation for graduates where the practitioner only has to drop in their details.


Social Networking and media

Websites & Networking

Advertising and promotion

Producing a workshop flyer

Costing a workshop/course



Course Texts  (optional)

Meditations from the Tantras

Asana, Pranayama, Mudra, Bandha

Anatomy and Asana

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

The Upanishads

The Bhagavad Gita

Awareness (Osho)



All applicants must be members of the YTTC, members are entitled to discounts on selected events and will receive regular online issues of our magazine ?Yoga for You.? Each issue is packed with up to date information about courses and events at the centre, details of our ever-popular weekend workshops and news stories of graduates who share experiences of how they have progressed since graduation.


Members also benefit from advertising their yoga classes on our webite on the "Find a Yoga Class in your Area"


Membership also qualifies you to partake in our group insurance scheme where the cost of yoga teaching insurance is greatly reduced.


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Course Tutors

All of the Lead Tutors are university level with between 7 and 15 years of teaching experience each. The Lead Tutors are:


Roy Griffin

As the director of YTTC Roy is responsible for the day to day running of the organisation, his role involves overseeing the growth and development of the training programs and maintaining the highest standards of yoga training. Through vision and understanding he and his team have developed a series of progressive training programs that express the teachings of the Eight Limbs of Yoga.


As a young boy yoga came naturally to him, where he developed a strong practice in pranayama and meditation. He began his formal training in 1992 and went on to spend time in Sivananda Vedenta International Ashrams in Canada and the Bahamas were he successfully completed his teacher training. He founded the Irish School of Yoga in 2000 and in 2007 he became the director of the YTTC.


Roy‟s teaching style follows the classical principles of Hatha Yoga, combing asana, pranayama, meditation & yoga nidra with safety and awareness. Each posture tells a story and along the way the student finds their natural state of integrity through proper alignment, right thinking and natural breathing. Roy take‟s his commitment to yoga very seriously but his innate sense of humour is his constant companion.


Majella McIntyre

Majella is a YTTC trained Yoga Teacher/ Yoga Therapist with recognition from Yoga Alliance Ireland (YAI) and is a member of the British Council for Yoga Therapy (BCYT). Her studies took her to India and, as a Post graduate student, Majella now has in excess of 500 hours of yoga training. She is Director of YTTC, L?Derry providing First and Second Level Yoga Training and Yoga Therapy for medical conditions


Each lead tutor has their team of tutors working on there courses with guest tutors contributing as appropriate.


Online Application Form

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The fee for the Level Two Teacher Training Course is:

Republic of Ireland: €2250 as instalments

The application form can be fill in online with the deposit (€500) and YTTC membership, followed by 12 instalments of €146 over 12months.

Northern Ireland: £1900 as instalments

The application form can be fill in online with the deposit (£350) and YTTC membership (£40), followed by 12 instalments of £129 over 12 months.

Forwarded to: YTTC, 6 Dartmouth Place, Ranelagh, Dublin 6, Ireland

All payments can be made by way of cheque, cash or credit card, bank transfer payable to YTTC.

Online Application Form


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Terms and Conditions

When signing up for a course, students are required to commit to attending all the scheduled days on the course. Refunds cannot be given once a course has commenced.

Information published on this web site is provided for the use of its visitors and you are advised that, although care has been taken to ensure technical and factual accuracy, some errors may occur. No guarantee is given of the accuracy or completeness of information on these pages.

Please be aware that the YTTC may alter the information on its web site from time to time. The YTTC shall have no liability arising from the use by any party of the information on this web site.


Return / Refund Policy

• Deposits for all courses must be received 14 days prior to the scheduled course date to ensure your place.

• Cancellations within 14 days will not be refunded.

• Cancellations prior to 14 days will receive a credit towards a future class based on availability and similar cost.


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The Crown Centre will never sell trade, rent, exchange or otherwise share your personal information with any other person, company or organisation.  All information provided on this form is treated as confidential. The YTTC reserves the right to withhold this course should insufficient numbers enrol.



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