Restorative Yoga Teacher Training Prospectus


Learn Yoga and evolve yourself; teach Yoga and evolve Society

(Swami Satyananda Saraswati)


Director of Studies

Joanne Maguire

Roy Griffin


Duration: 4 Days


Times: 10.00am - 5.00pm


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



New Introductory offer of €450(€250 deposit plus €100 each weekend)


Restore, Renew and Release: an open body is a calm body and an open mind is a light mind.

The fundamental aims of yoga are to increase flexibility and mobility while creating calm and assisting with breath. Restorative yoga has been researched and proven to be a successful and blissful method of assisting in the body’s own natural healing process.

It is a hugely popular style of gentle yoga asanas and breath. That it is suitable for everyone, including those who are seeking a relaxing healing and bliss out session, those who are new to yoga and would like to be gently introduced to postures and breath and those recovering from illness or injury. The primary focus of this course is to facilitating healing and blissful relaxation.


Aims & objectives:


To give the yoga teacher a highly valuable healing modality in which to assist and tap into in their students own natural healing ability.

To provide the yoga Teacher with further knowledge and professional skills to safely and effectively teach a restorative yoga class.

To provide the yoga teacher with an ability to reach a wider student base within a variety of settings.

To produce restorative yoga teachers who aim to teach a gentle and healing method of yoga.

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Course content:


The nature of healing; the way back to health.

The restorative yoga class – ‘a caring environment’.

Adaptability of the traditional asana posture.

Restorative yoga: postures that gently increase our body, mind and spiritual health. This will include a range of loosening, limbering, strengthening, and quietening postures based on the classical yoga asanas.

Chair Yoga – mobility and healing for all.

The breath for health.


Pranayama - Breathing Techniques - Working with the breath for health and relaxation

Breath Awareness

Full Yogic Breath

Ujjayi Breath

Alternate Nostril Breathing

Cooling Breath

Meditative breathing practices that have a healing influence on the physical, emotional and mental wellbeing

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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, 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.


Roys teachings follows the classical principles of Hatha Yoga, combining 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 takes his commitment to yoga very seriously but his innate sense of humour is his constant companion.


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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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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.

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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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