yoga 300 ore tt milano

 

go deep
functional yoga (300hrs)

 

 

 

 

 

in english with italian translation.

milan, january 2023 - january 2024
gennaio 2023 - gennaoi 2024

about

graduates tell us that our 300hr teacher training, is the very best product of its kind. this is because we do not produce cookie-cutter yoga instructors. we challenge and educate you to better know yourself as a teacher and grow your capacity from your ability to make sound decisions based on your needs and, more importantly, the needs of your students.

this training will challenge you to investigate the why of how you teach, and ask questions that may not have occurred to you to consider, so that you can truly deliver your own lessons and curriculum with clarity, authority and confidence. we have intentionally put the highest standards in place and have received the highest praise from our students (via Yoga Alliance’s mandatory rating system). our students graduate with an uncomparable breadth of teaching knowledge and skills. 

our program consists of six 50 hour modules (see breakdown of topics in the curriculum section below). each module has “bonus” video classes & optional assignments for you to complete on your own time, if you wish. resources & materials include access to our 200 yin yoga & our 100hr functional vinyasa manual.

this program is open to all. if you would like a 300hr certificate, you should already have a 200hr one. if you are not sure, get in touch.

highlights

this yoga teacher training will count as 300 ‘in-person/contact’ hours towards your 500-hour yoga certification. these hours will be recognised by Yoga Alliance. 

  • teaching methodology (for both “yin” & “vinyasa styles”)
  • advanced 'variable' anatomy, the science of skeletal variation
  • sequencing for every level
  • sequencing for a mature practice
  • yoga for injured yogis
  • creative sequencing
  • the politics and science of adjustments
  • philosophy
  • ethics
  • leadership & facilitation
  • pranayama, mantra & meditation
  • “business of yoga”

who is this for?

  • you are an existing 200hr yoga teacher, but want to go deeper. right on - this training is unique. no run-of-the-mill anatomy here. this is a deep dive into why we are all different… and so our yoga (or any movement discipline) has to be too. with the combined training, reading and discussion and interactive opportunities to learn, you'll be amazed at the complexity of 'variable' anatomy study - and its profound impact on everything you teach.

  • you want to add the popular yin style to your teaching: great! in this training, you will learn everything you need to teach your first yin class by the time you finish. 

  • you want to add variable anatomy to your personal training/fitness background. fantastic! you already teach pilates or cross-fit (and others) and you want to offer more to your clients. good news, everything you learn in this course will add huge value to other modalities you already offer to enrich the suite of skills to boost your business and clientele.

  • you are a serious student and want to deepen your practice.

this program is open to any committed yogi.

 

this training has six sections – each section is composed of live lectures, asana practices and anatomy to integrate the information.

core areas of study:

  • teaching without cookie-cutter alignment
  • advanced, 'variable' anatomy
  • yin yoga
  • vinyasa flow
  • sequencing strategies
  • therapeutics & adjustments
  • yoga philosophy
  • yoga and body Image
  • psychology of teaching
  • yoga ethics
  • leadership & facilitation skills
  • the science of pranayama & meditation

as a graduate of this program, you will:

  • receive individual teaching guidance
  • expand your knowledge and empower your students
  • expand your personal asana knowledge
  • be dexterous with yoga sequencing
  • be an effective class planner
  • master fundamental teaching skills
  • be a more confident teacher
  • understand your individual super powers, and those of others

 

first 100hrs curriculum

 

bones anatomy (lower body) & yin yoga 

whether or not you intend to teach yin yoga, the yin program offers in-depth 'variable' anatomy. this is extremely relevant to any yoga teacher, no matter your chosen style. this module is all about bone shapes. we all have the same number bones in our bodies, but we all have very different bone shapes... this course will both train your eye and blow your mind as you realise you cannot give standard cues to every student. we will encourage you to think about yourself and others in a completely new way - and reconsider what you currently offer to your students as a teacher.

in short - to teach or practice yoga (or any physical movement discipline), a teacher must at least appreciate and better master an understanding of variable anatomy. this knowledge is fundamental to a yin practice where poses are held for a longer period of time. we begin here.

 

first 50hrs

anatomy (stuff you really need to know to be a good teacher)

  • 14 joint-segment concept
  • tension and compression 
  • functional practice vs aesthetic practice
  • movement test analysis - internal & external rotation at the hip
  • skeletal variation
  • 4 myofascial compartments of the thigh

yin theory & practice

  • yin and yang theory
  • the theory of exercise
  • yin yoga theory - what makes yin yoga unique (e.g. it is not restorative yoga)

 

second 50hrs

anatomy (stuff you really need to know to be a good teacher)

  • movement test analysis - the spine
  • body proportion & orientation
  • skeletal variation in the lumbar spine
  • 6 myofascial compartments of the torso
  • the layers of a joint
  • the science of fascia: stretch vs. stress

yin theory & practice

  • taoist philosophy primer - the taoist world view
  • a history of yin yoga
  • basic to advanced yin poses
  • modifications and safety in yin yoga
  • yin yoga sequencing theory
  • assisted fascial release

 

 

what students say: “i think the most notable feature of your teaching style is your incredible attention to inclusiveness. the way you describe how tiny movements or sensations can be made for any body to improve poses is really rewarding when you can feel the difference! my yoga practice is changed forever."

 

the second 100hrs

modules 3&4 curriculum

 

curriculum: bones anatomy (upper body) & fascia & taoist philosophy

we complete our study of variable anatomy and turn to the study of fascia, body science's new frontier. we draw on the expertise of both chinese medicine (which has become a leader in fascia) and modern science. the health of this tissue is the gateway to fine-tuning and mastering our physical, emotional, and logical health.

throughout this time, we will investigate classical taoist philosophy which, for thousands of years, gives ancient context to the practice of modern yin. having lived in asia most of his life, dhugal is uniquely equipped to guide this study. taoism's often humorous insights provide a zen-like backdrop to consider and reflect upon the pressures of life today.

we intentionally practice a variety of yin yoga modalities, as we believe there is no one right way to practice yin (or yoga). the aim in studying a wide variety of knowledge and application is to allow students to find styles and methodologies of teaching and practice to suit different students, their unique aims, and even times of year that are as distinct and special as each individual. with such a broad education upon graduation, our teachers leave with confidence.

 

third 50hrs

anatomy

  • variable anatomy in the upper body
  • the shoulder

yoga pose analysis

  • functional practice vs aesthetic practice for poses in the shoulder and arm
  • movement test analysis

 yin theory - the fascial channels

  • western and chinese models of the energy channels in the body
  • the dantians (chakras)
  • theories of energy flow
  • qi theory

 yin philosophy - taoism & zen

  • the classics - the dao de jing (sutra of dao & de)
  • dao
  • deeper motivations for practice based on taoist theory and practice

 

fourth 50hrs

anatomy

  • variable anatomy in shoulders and arms
  • the neck

upper body yoga pose analysis

  • functional practice vs aesthetic practice for neck & shoulder
  • movement test analysis

 yin theory - the fascial channels

  • qi flow in the spine
  • qi flow in the brain

 yin philosophy - taoism & zen

  • the classics - the dao de jing (sutra of dao & de)
  • de
  • deeper motivations for practice based on taoist theory and practice

preparing to go further

  • "advanced" yin practices
  • introduction to the breathing system
  • assisted yin techniques
 

the last 100hrs

modules 5&6 curriculum

 

curriculum: the art and science of breath & vinyasa yoga

we turn to dynamic practice - vinyasa - in the final 100hrs of our program. 

we have deconstructed postural yoga through our investigation of variable anatomy. now we build it back up again. what cues do you give when we are all so different. what does a functional vinyasa practice look and feel like? how do we celebrate when we are all so different?

sequencing can be challenging. sequencing without cookie-cutter alignment and to a theme can be even more challenging. in this module, we will examine how to properly teach without alignment of postures, and how to best set up your class sequence geared towards a peak posture or a philosophical idea. 

what is vinyasa…really? with many broad definitions out there, we will look at modern vinyasa in its current form and identify elements of vinyasa together to better understand this style. progressions and regressions of asanas will be evaluated to accommodate the most common class - the mixed-level class.

through an intensely practical final 100hrs, prepare to go back out into the world and teach. 

 

applied anatomy

  • applying variable anatomy to standing yoga poses
  • asana: comparative analysis 

teaching

  • how do you cue when everyone is different
  • the active voice - doing
  • the passive voice - feeling

sequencing and yoga science

  • context: the history of vinyasa yoga
  • sequencing without alignment
  • focus pose and peak pose class planning
  • sequencing for every level of yogi
  • sequencing to your objectives and learning outcomes
  • sequencing with regressions & progressions
  • transitions
  • keys to teaching an effective vinyasa flow class
  • intelligent use of props

 the breath

  • functional pranayama - science, not dogma
  • breathing to destress
  • breathing to energize and increase enegy
  • deep breathing - pre and post workout
  • breathing for meditation
  • how to create your own breathing techniques

philosophy - tantra in the ramayana

  • overview - what is tantra
  • the ramayana as a paradigm for the human experience

 

tuition

all 300hrs 

the full thing

payment plan
full payment

yin 200hrs 

the yinster

payment plan
full payment

vinyasa 100hrs 

the 200hr tt graduate OR vinyasa specialist

payment plan
full payment

not just anatomy

learn and become a community leader in the anatomy of natural skeletal variation. understand why we cannot do poses the same.

join our community!

you are not alone. join your fellow students and graduates and other yoga nerds in our community space. feel safe, learn more!

philosophy of balance

begin to live and practice the way of living. less effort, less thinking; see how this has been for millenia.

apply this training towards a 200/500-hour certification

this training counts towards your 200hr or 300hr certificate hours with us as well as continuing education hours with Yoga Alliance. You do not need to be enrolled in our 500-hour program to participate. If you are interested to continue training with us to receive an advanced training certification with us, then you have the option to apply to our 500-hour program and this yoga teacher training’s hours will automatically apply towards your 500-hour certification process. 

  • 200 RYT (minimum) with dhugal OR virginia
  • 200 RYT through a comparable school 
  • willingness to participate in a group process
  • ablility to give and receive feedback skillfully
  • dedication, motivation and self directed studentship

our training takes places at the beautiful inner revolution studio, milan.

see their website here.

tuition

all 300hrs 

the full thing

payment plan
full payment

yin 200hrs 

the yinster

payment plan
full payment

vinyasa 100hrs 

the 200hr tt graduate OR vinyasa specialist

payment plan
full payment

tuition

all 300hrs 

the full thing

payment plan
full payment

yin 200hrs 

the yinster

payment plan
full payment

vinyasa 100hrs 

the 200hr tt graduate OR vinyasa specialist

payment plan
full payment

what our students say

don't just listen to us... listen to the students who have studied with us... this program was created to provide the highest quality yoga education.

 
 
 
 
 

have a question?

just get in touch. we are very happy to help.