Vinyasa and Hatha 200 hr TTC with Carol Murphy
and
Noah McKenna
@ Bamboo Yoga Retreat, Patnem, Goa

 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

This training brings together the talents and experience of Carol Murphy and Noah McKenna. Carol Murphy, the primary trainer has been teaching yoga for 20 years and training teachers in Ireland and internationally for 10 years. Noah McKenna, founder of Sukhashanti yoga also has 20 years yoga experience and leads his own trainings in Mysore, India. Both Carol and Noah are body workers with a deep love of everything anatomical. Noah is a Chiropractor and Carol a Neuro-muscular therapist and so you can expect to gain a much deeper awareness of your body in relation to your practice, your health and your being.
In addition, you can expect to:

  • Develop your asana practice and deepen your understanding of your body through anatomy and alignment studies.
  • Develop your individual teaching voice, as an expression of your true self and learn how to teach yoga and share the gifts it has to offer safely and confidently.
  • Explore yoga philosophy and create deeper spiritual understanding in a life-connecting, non-dogmatic way.
  • Learn how diet can help your practice, your health and your life.
  • Delve into the depths of subtle anatomy and learn healing meditations, myo-fascial release, pranayama and energy balancing work.
  • Learn the gift of meditation.
  • Learn the basics of Ayurveda and the holistic aspects of the practice.
  • Learn the business side of yoga and how to operate as a teacher ethically and effectively.
  • You can also expect to work hard with the support of a group that wishes to evolve through the path of yoga like yourselfYou will be challenged to journey deeper within, to move beyond your self-limiting beliefs and stories that hold you back from moving forward with your intentions and dreams. This is a physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually demanding experience. It is both intense and wonderful. Expect to bend, sweat, ache, collapse, stand up, strengthen, open, cry and giggle. Expect also to move deeper into relationship with the core nature of who you are, to connect with your authentic self and to learn how to spread the teachings of yoga from that place.Both Carol and Noah will be teaching all subjects. Carol will be teaching 6 hours per day and Noah 2 hours per day.

 

DAILY SCHEDULE

This TTC takes places over 26 days. There is 3 Saturdays off at the

end of each week.

 

7.00  9.30 a.m. Meditation, breathwork and asana

9.30  10.30 a.m. Juice/ fruit Salad/ teas

10.30  12.00 p.m. Theory class (anatomy, philosophy etc.) or a meditation, breath work, myo-fascia release work.

12.00 – 2.00 p.m. Brunch

2.00 – 3.30 p.m. Theory class (anatomy, philosophy etc)

3.30  4.00 p.m. Break- tea, fruit/ cookies

4.00 – 5.30 p.m. Asana class or Teaching Methodology class.

5.30 – 7.00 p.m. Rest, jump in the sea etc.

7.00 Dinner

 

CURRICULUM

ASANA

The asana taught on this Teacher Training course is physically challenging, creative, alignment-orientated, and fun!. Carol likes to play with a series of vinyasa threads (sequences of postures, link with the breath) that she has developed over the years and adapt them to the needs of her group to help move students deeper into practice, safely and with awareness. She also teaches technique classes where poses are broken down bio-mechanically, bringing the yoga anatomy off the page into your body. Carol always allows for mixed level in her group by offering various expressions of the poses and encourages students to work to their own level. The initial focus is creating a solid foundation for practice and deeper awareness of the body anatomy and alignment. When the group clicks with the foundation, the practice will take off into more advanced work and students will be encouraged to work to their own ability. Noah will also be teaching Hatha yoga asana. He calls his style Sukhashanti yoga. In Sanskrit sukha means comfortable, easy and happy and shanti means peace. He works with this combination to emphasise that peacefulness is a natural and comfortable state which may be cultivated by the practice of the yoga.

 

TEACHING SKILLS

This training places a lot of emphasis on preparing new teachers to teach Level 1 and 2 classes. After asana, teaching skills is the second most important subject. Teachers will learn a foundation series and then adapt it playfully, within specific guidelines, as an expression of their unique voice. Teachers will prepare a class, including breathwork, asana, music play list if used, and shavasana and teach it to the group as a teaching exercise. These focus of these classes is decided by the trainee; teachers may teach a relaxing beginners class or an upbeat level 2 core class. Teachers will also learn about the common issues that arise in the classroom and how to address them, whether they be physical ailments like slipped disc or high blood pressure, or boundary issues like people arriving late, not paying etc. Teachers are also shown how to dip their teaching into level 3 poses and after graduation teachers have the freedom to teach to the level they can practice comfortably.

 

ANATOMY

The yoga anatomy taught on the 200 hr trainings primarily uses biomechanics as a foundation for practice. Biomechanics informs us exactly which muscles are contracted and released in different asanas, which muscles are the agonists (the primary movers), the antagonists (the muscles released) and the synergists (the assisting muscles of the primary mover). This can really offer yoga students a lot of insight as to how their body works in relation to asana and allows for safety, ease and intelligence in practice. Myo-fascial anatomy trains outline the muscle chains in the body and explains how they are connected in relation to movement. They teach us of how the body moves from an interconnected perspective and assist greatly in students developing their practice. The Trains are addressed in more detail on the 300 hr, but a foundation for them is given on the 200 hr. The anatomy allows students to dive into a deeper relationship with their bodies on and off the mat. Students find when they know exactly which muscles to strengthen and release on the mat and why, they find more confidence to diver deeper into the practice. These classes will also equip you to understand what is happening in other people’s bodies, not just your own.

 

AYURVEDA

This training gives the basics of Ayurveda, the sister science of Yoga, that is concerned with health and well-being. You will learn your dosha (constitution) and your guna (the energetic frame that you embody most) and how they relate to each other. You will also learn how to balance your dossiers and gunas through practices and apply the fundamentals of Ayurveda to your teaching.

 

PRANIC HEALING ENERGY WORK AND MEDITATIONS

The following practices may be used- depending on the needs of the group and time.

  • The 5 sheaths meditation
  • The 5 sheaths and healing trauma
  • Kundalini meditations
  • Witness based meditations
  • Heart based meditations
  • A collection of traditional pranayamas to cleanse the pranic body
  • Dynamic meditations
  • Kundalini Trance Dance
  • Cellular DNA Healing meditation
  • Open Heart and Sufi heart meditations

 

MYO-FASCIAL RELEASE WORK

Fascia is the tissue in the body that wraps around our organs, muscles and bones connecting them into one whole, that we call the body. Myo-fascial release work releases “adhesions” in the fascia. Adhesions are when two or more muscles group together and think they are one muscle. There should be space in between the muscles so that they can glide over each other. When this does not happen, they get stuck, reduce mobility, prevent movement and sometimes create pain and weakness. Another reason why myofascial work is so important is that it hydrates the fascia. No matter how much water you drink, if your fascia is not receiving a blood supply, it will dehydrate creating stiffness. Modern anatomy is also starting to acknowledge the connection between fascia and emotional memory; believing that fascia holds our tension patterns, trauma and emotions; literally “our issues are in our tissues”. During fascia release work, many students report of emotional openings and release. This helps students move beyond the blocks toward inner peace and well-being.

 

PHILOSOPHY

The philosophy is a really important part of the training. It is non-dogmatic and most students really enjoy it. You will cover the Yoga Sutras, in a very grounded, experiential way. You will also learn the wheel of yoga, which is an exploration of the different spiritual systems in India.
and help unlock the flow of kundalini (divine evolutionary energy) to connect people with their power, freedom and true nature.

Hello! My name is Carol Murphy. I love exploring yoga asana, anatomy, Ayurveda and everything to do with philosophy; I also love (raw/) vegan cooking and meditation! I started Green Lotus Yoga teacher training school in 2007. Since then I have graduated over 200 teachers from my training throughout Ireland and abroad. Most of my work is in Ireland but I have also taught yoga in London, California, India, South Africa, Morocco and Spain. I like to teach Vinyasa style yoga as mindful, strengthening, slow, deep, breath-centered movement, creating various forms and threads to keep things alive. I am practising yoga 27 years and teaching 20. My background is in Iyengar, Ashtanga and Vinyasa,.  I am currently finishing up studies in Neuro-muscular therapy, which is a form of physical therapy that works with kinetic chains and acknowledges the interconnected nature of the body, just like yoga does… In addition to the above, I have 2 degrees in philosophy <3. I have studied Ayurveda and yoga therapy in India. I am a raw vegan educator (although not 100% vegan or raw), a qualified sports massage therapist, a trained Art of Being Tantra instructor, a qualified Trance Dance teacher and I practice and study the Reiki Tummo Method, which combines open heart meditations with reiki and kundalini healing work. These gifts created solidity and ground from which I can rise and fly, roots and wings, creating safety, balance, expansion and joy in my life and for this I am grateful.

 

THE CENTRE

This 200 hour yoga teacher training retreat will take place at the beautiful, beachfront, eco-friendly Bamboo Yoga Retreat on Patnem beach, Goa. Bamboo has 4 yoga platforms, two of which has stunning views overlooking the Arabian Sea and the other 2 with a quieter temple energy looking out on to open green tropic.
This training is a perfect opportunity to learn how to teach yoga in a nurturing, healthy, supportive environment, where you can really unwind deeply as you move deeper into your practice. One of the advantages of training on an intensive retreat as opposed to the longer trainings, is that you can totally immerse yourself in the work involved, with the support of a group, with no interruptions from usual responsibilities;
Bamboo retreat can offer you the chance offers you an environment supports healing and rejuvenation. The waves of the ocean will lull you into a peaceful sleep after an active day of Yoga. Each en-suite beach hut at Bamboo Yoga Retreat either has a view of the ocean or is set in their garden. Huts are en-suite with western style toilets and showers.
Bamboo Yoga Retreat is situated just a stone’s throw away from the Arabian shore line at the end of Patnem beach, so you can expect to jump into the sea many times during your day if yoga desire. Patnem is quieter than the beaches up north and yet there are many interesting restaurants, performance evenings and things to do in the area.
On your days off you can take advantage of Ayurvedic Treatments and Massages offerings in the Patnem/Palolem beach area, explore the surrounding beach towns and temples, shop for Indian spices and crafts at the world renowned Anjuna Market, go dolphin watching or just simply lounge on the beach.

PRICE

Shared bungalow 2900 euros

Own bungalow 3500 euros