Living Yoga Method

Advanced Teacher Training

Become a LYM Breath Coach


From Dis-Ease to Health

Lethargy to Vitality

Stress to Strength

The Power of Breath

September 2021 - May 2022 

This 200+ hour LYM Advanced Teacher Training Programme, accredited by the Independent Yoga Network, offers an authentic and unparalleled training in advanced yogic breathwork. The programme is designed for life-hungry Living Yogis seeking an in-depth exploration of the complete and life transforming LYM Breathing System and certification as a LYM Breath Coach. The course is open to dedicated practitioners who have completed the Level 1 LYM Teacher Training (or equivalent) and who have a passionate appreciation for the transformative power of the breath. We are delighted the programme will be held at Wildwood, a purpose-built Living Yoga Retreat Centre in an area of outstanding natural beauty in Hamble.

The Method

The LYM Breathing System is a comprehensive, effective and progressive breathwork training for the modern day practitioner wishing to develop the neccessary breathing skills to: 
- tap into new levels of energy;
- shift psychological states at will;
- build a robust and stress resilient nervous system;
- upgrade overall health and vitality. 

Designed as either an easy bolt-on to the standard LYM practice or as a stand alone training in its own right, the LYM Breathing System distills the ancient yogic system of pranayama into an authentic yet highly accessible path for genuine self transformation in our modern times.

The Course Objective

This course will offer you a map! A clear and coherent path through which you can learn how to use your own breathing to breakthrough from dis-ease to health; lethargy to vitality; stress to strength; anxiety to fearlessness;  stagnancy to creativity and habitual conditioning to free and clear thinking. 

Armed with this knowledge, combined with the energy generated from your own intensive breathwork, you will be further trained in how to confidently and professionally coach others in the science of how to breath our way back to health and wellbeing. As a LYM Breath Coach you will be trained and equipped with how to tailor-make the LYM Breathing System to suit individual needs, small groups and large gatherings in a myriad of different settings, online and in-person. This is the time yogis, more than ever before, to get people breathing!

Training to be a LYM Breath Coach

To become a LYM Breath Coach requires rigorous training. As Breath Coaches, our own bodies, minds and energy systems need to be engineered in such a way that we are able to effectively support others through whatever breakthrough process they need to achieve. To effectively calibrate your system in this way, Steve has designed a Programme unseen outside of the Himalayas. Along with in-depth study of both the practice and theory of the complete LYM Breathing System you will also explore advanced (long hold) Posture Training and Heat & Cold Contrast Training at our unique Wildwood Fire & Ice facility.  By the end of the Training Programme, you will be in no doubt about what can be achieved through the power of breath.

The Complete LYM Breathing System

The Training will include in-depth exploration of the practice and theory of:

THE 6 BREATHS OF LYM:

  1. Double Breathing 
  2. Kapalabhati  Pranayama - Skull Shining Breath
  3. Bhastrika Pranayama - Bellow Breath
  4. Ujjayi Pranayama - Victorious Breath
  5. Nadi Shuddhi Pranayama - Purification of the Nadi’s
  6. Sushumna Pranayama - Spinal Breathing

THE 8 ENERGY SEALS OF LYM:

  1. Moola Bandha - Root Lock
  2. Vajroli/Sahajoli Mudra - Gesture of the Thunderbolt
  3. Uddiyana Bandha - Abdominal Lift
  4. Jalandhara Bandha - Neck Lock
  5. Kechari Mudra - Tongue Seal
  6. Shambhavi Mudra - Eyebrow Gaze
  7. Maha Bandha
  8. Maha Mudra

 6 PURIFICATION RITES OF LYM:

  1. Neti - Nasal Cleansing
  2. Agni Sara / Nauli - Abdominal Churning
  3. Kapalabhati - Skull Shining
  4. Trataka - Steady Gazing
  5. Kunjal Kriya - Stomach Cleansing
  6. Laghoo Shankaprakshalana - Intestinal Washing

4 LONG HOLD POSTURES OF LYM:

  1. Uttanasana / Pashchimottanasana - Forward Bend
  2. Bhujangasana - Cobra
  3. Matsyendrasana - Spinal Twist
  4. Vipareeti Karani Mudra - Gesture of Inversion




Yoga Philosophy

To be a truly effective, motivating and inspiring LYM Breath Coach, it is necessary and also empowering to have a grounded understanding of the ancient yogic heritage in which all modern breath work has its roots. In Living Yoga the aim is always to make the philosophy (which is often drawn from texts hundreds, or even thousands, of years old), practical, accessible and most importantly relevant to our modern times and needs. During the course you will explore a selection of aphorisms and verses drawn from both Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras and Yogi Swatmarama’s Hatha Yoga Pradipika that are directly relevant to your practice and understanding of the LYM Breathing System. These aphorisms will not only serve to inspire and inform you, but also those with whom you share the Method. 

Wildwood

Our training days will take place in the heart of nature at our purpose built LYM facility at Wildwood in Hamble Le Rice near Southampton. Wildwood is a captivatingly peaceful woodland, hidden away on the banks of Badnam Creek, a tributary of the River Hamble. The LYM purpose-built facilities include a Giant Tipi where we share mealtimes and discussions around the fire; a bespoke yoga cabin, built into a nook of the woodland for our Posture and Breath training and a handcrafted sauna and cold plunge facility for our Fire & Ice training. There will also be opportunities during our training weekends to immerse ourselves in the magic of the woodland, taking quiet time to reflect and absorb the teachings. The beauty of Wildwood adds a unique and special component to truly enrich our training programme.

Facilitators

STEVE HARRISON - Founder of Yoga Sanctuary and the Living Yoga Method

SARAH HARRISON - Co-Director of Yoga Sanctuary, LYM Teacher and LYM Breath Coach

JULIE HYPHER - LYM Teacher and Custodian of Wildwood

Course Requirements

To participate in this LYM Advanced Teacher Training Programme you will need to have first completed your LYM Level 1 certification (or equivalent); have maintained a regular practice of the 5 components of the Living Yoga Method; and be able to commit to all of the training days and interim online sessions. You will need to have a fire in your belly and a passion for the Method, especially the breathing practices! You will also need to be in good physical and mental condition and be willing to bring all your energy to a truly amazing process.

Throughout the Programme it is necessary to maintain regular contact with Steve in live sessions (online or in person), including at least one LYM Breathwork Session each week (previous Level 2). Please note that for the duration of the course we offer Teacher Trainees a 30% discounted rate for Unlimited Membership.

Course Structure

Our Advanced Teacher Training Programme runs over a period of 9 months with 9 training weekends, this includes a closing 4 day non-residential retreat. The training weekends will be supported with interim live stream sessions (planned for a Saturday or Sunday 7am session once per month), to facilitate a programme of rare depth in a field of yogic technology largely untapped.

Training Dates

Please note it is essential to attend all of the training sessions without exception to attain the LYM Breath Coach Certification.

Opening Non-Residential Retreat Weekend @ Wildwood Retreat Centre, Hamble:

 
Friday 10th September 20216:30pm - 9:00pm
Saturday 11th September 20217am - 5pm
Sunday 12th September 20217am - 5pm

Seven Non-Residential Weekends (Saturday & Sunday) 7:00am - 5:00pm @ Wildwood Retreat Centre, Hamble :

 
9th & 10th October 20215th & 6th February 2022
6th & 7th November 20215th & 6th March 2022
4th & 5th December 20212nd & 3rd April 2022
8th & 9th January 2022

Closing 4-Day Non-Residential Retreat @ Wildwood Retreat Centre, Hamble :

 
Thursday 12th May 20227am - 6pm
Friday 13th May 20227am - 6pm
Saturday 14th May 20227am - 6pm
Sunday 15th May 20227am - 4pm

Programme Fee Total: £2,350

Once your place has been confirmed, a deposit of £700 is required to secure your place on the programme, followed by 3 instalments of £550 due on 1st September 2021, 1st December 2021, 1st March 2022.

Application

To apply for a place on the LYM Advanced Teacher Training Programme and certification as a LYM Breath Coach, please apply by email giving your reasons in full and declaring your commitment. We look forward to hearing from you.

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